GolfMagic tees it up on the Costa Brava

Andy Roberts's picture
Mon, 11 Nov 2013

When I was told I was off to play some pitch & putt, I must admit I was a little bemused. To me, pitch and putt has only ever been my side of the bargain when heading to the pier on a third or fourth date.

But Spaniards take it with great seriousness and short game tournaments are played here every week. Perhaps that just goes to explain why so many short game wizards have come from this part of the world. 

Defined as a par-3 of short shots ranging from a flick of the wrist to full 8-irons, the 18-holer at Gualta is an absolute delight with a mixture of bunkers, lakes and large undulating greens to overcome.

The advatange for beginners is that they are allowed to play the course after taking only a few lessons and the whole family can get involved. An 18-hole round will only take two hours to play no matter the standard. 

More experienced golfers enjoy playing some beautiful holes while practising that often neglected short game. 

I didn’t particularly care to tee off the mats, as it reduced my ability to get more spin on my wedges but it kind of all added to the spectacle. 

The best holes on this course are from 14 all the way home, with four of the closing five playing across water. 

But the strength of this course lies in the greens, seemingly a common trait to golf in Costa Brava. For a par-3 course, you will struggle to find any better putting surfaces in the world. 

A warm welcome and friendly personal attention will also await before and after your round from a team of dedicated staff, including English coach Richard Jackson who has more than 35 years of golf experience. Whether it be golf, tuition, food or drink, it’s all available at an affordable price at P&P Gualta. Again, well worth the trip. 

Final stop, Golf Girona.

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