A golf course between Barcelona and Girona
A Golf Club in the middle of nature
A complete disconnection on a golf course near Barcelona is possible. Club de Golf Montanyà, surrounded by nature, is the answer to a quiet golf vacation enjoying the company and the environment.
Golf Montanyà is located in the heart of the Montseny National Park. It is a beautiful region, an UNESCO biosphere reserve and universal natural heritage, just 35 minutes from Barcelona. At the Club you will find unequalled calm. The surroundings, and the countryside itself, are shrouded with holm oak, oak, poplar, and pine, as well as offering a rich fauna and flora.
The course also enjoys the El Estanyol stream and ten lagoons of different sizes that you will find throughout the course. At the same time, Golf Montanyà is located 45 minutes from Girona, a beautiful city that has an international airport and is, therefore; an alternative to access the golf course.
Montanyà Golf course
The 18-hole, par 72 (5,730 meter) course, founded in 1989, was designed by David Thomas and there can be seen a clear difference between the first 9 holes and the second part of the course. So, from 1 to 9 we find a shorter but also more technical course, with dog-legs and blind spots where the player will have fun defining the strategy to follow. For the remaining holes, the course becomes wider and longer, showing its full capacity.
We can highlight hole 1, which with its elevated tee box you can see the extent of trees that are seen throughout the course. And, although it is a beautiful golf throughout the year, the most beautiful time is autumn because you will see all this spread of nature explode in different colours: yellows, reds, browns, oranges … it is magnificent. The 10th hole is also great, which with its dog-leg above the lake and its narrow fairway it is difficult enough to make it attractive. The green, protected with bunkers, will test the precision of each player.
For those who need a good driving range session, you will also find it here: a large training area to practice your swing that has two floors, accommodating a large capacity of players. There is also a putting, bunkers and chipping area.
A Club with history
The clubhouse is its great icon. The building, from the 14th century, is a typical Catalan noble house; strong, made of stone, wide and majestic. There you can enjoy good local cuisine in L’Estanyol restaurant or a snack on the Estanyol GastroBar terrace. The Clubhouse, which is located on the highest point of the land, also has meeting rooms, a store where you can buy golf items, changing rooms, club rental, buggies and electric and manual trolley for rent.
It is worth mentioning the ancient oak, Enzina Rodona, which welcomes all golf players upon arrival at the Club House and which is listed as a natural monument of Catalonia.
In addition, the Club had a close relationship with the legendary soccer player and Barça Coach, Johan Cruyff, who was passionate about golf in general and especially for Club de Golf Montanyà, who was also a member. So much so that hole 14, for being his shirt number, is a small tribute to him by giving the name “Hole Johan Cruyff”.
Much more than golf near Barcelona
It is worth staying a few days in the area to enjoy nature at is finest. Among all the out door activities there are amazing mountain bike routes, cultural visits to the famous Castle of Montsoriu, hikes to see its rich fauna or places of interest such as the area of the Garrotxa volcanoes or different medieval cities like Vic. If you rather feel the urban life, the proximity to big cities like Barcelona or Girona give you the chance to visit them when the golf day is over.
The Montanyà Golf Club is undoubtedly a hidden gem in the great Montseny National Park that is worth visiting, playing, and enjoying such a virgin and natural environment just 40 km from Barcelona.