Golfing is a popular pastime in Barcelona, where mild weather throughout the year makes four-season golfing possible. With many courses situated just minutes from the city, Barcelona is a great destination for a getaway on the green and as a combination with a stay in the city itself. Enjoy a round of golf in the daytime and then head back into the city of Barcelona and enjoy the nightlife and restaurants. The following golf courses, both public and private, are among the best the area has to offer.
Located 20 minutes from Barcelona, Villaba Golf has 18 holes suitable for golfers of all skill levels. Facilities include a driving range as well as a snack bar and restaurant. The course is more than 5800 metres in length and incorporates such challenging features as streams and embankments. It was opened in 2006 and is one of the most popular clubs for visitors.
Real Club de Golf El Prat
This 45-hole golf course is located in Terrassa, 22 km from Barcelona. Consisting of two par 72, 18-hole courses totaling about 12,000m in length, Real Club de Golf El Prat offers a nine-hole practice course too. Restaurant, snack bar and a driving range round out the facility. The Real Club is a private course but admits visitors upon request.
St Cougat Golf Club
The oldest golf course in the region and the closest to Barcelona, St Cougat opened in 1914. The facility has been the site of several professional tournaments, including the Spanish Open and the European Tour. Painstakingly maintained, professional-quality greens and some difficult holes make St Cougat a favorite with world-class golfers. It is a private club that makes a limited number of admissions to visitors.
Sant Vincenc de Montalt Golf Club
Sant Vincenc is among the newest golf clubs near Barcelona. This par 72, 18-hole course is challenging for experienced golfers but accessible to those who are less practiced too. A shorter course that tests every shot, Sant Vincenc is quickly becoming a favorite haunt for golf enthusiasts. It is located 34km from Barcelona.
Sitges Terramar Golf Club
Situated near Sitges, this panoramic course is 37km from Barcelona. Views of the azure Mediterranean compliment this relatively flat, tree-free 18-hole golf course. Great for the hobbyist as well as the expert, the par 72, 5880m-long course enjoys a dependably temperate climate for year-round use. Facilities include a driving range, restaurant and bar, and a coffee shop.