Peralada Hotel, Wine Spa & Golf
Spain, Calalunya, Costa Brava, Girona
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Extending over 350 acres of gently rolling land, Peralada lies at the heart of the Alt Emporda, not far from the Pyrenees and the French border in the Costa Brava's hinterland. The Peralada Resort boasts a comprehensive golf and leisure offer including Championship Golf, a Golf School, a Golf Hotel and a unique Wine Spa Centre. In addition, the adjacent medieval village of Peralada with its Castle, Casino, Museum and International Music Festival form an outstanding cultural and leisure complex.
Built in the style of a traditional manor house at the heart of the golf course, the intimate and luxury Peralada Golf Hotel has fifty five rooms only, all tastefully decorated, lavishly furnished and with splendid views over the golf course. The Peralada restaurant offers a wide selection of Mediterranean cuisine and dishes from the Emporda region, accompanied by wines from Peralada's own production as well as a selection of international vintages.
A special feature at Peralada is the Wine Spa, a health & beauty centre based on the curative properties of vines. All treatments at the Wine Spa are carried out with grape harvested in Peralada own vineyards and treated in Peralada wine cellars. The Spa applies the most advanced technology, with a choice of therapies backed by a thermal circuit following the classic tradition of Roman baths. There is also an indoor and outdoor pool with sun deck.
Guests at the Hotel Golf Peralada will enjoy guaranteed tee time and preferential green fees at Peralada Golf Club. Peralada's course was laid out in 1993 by the Spaniard Jorge Soler Peix, who carefully integrated the layout into its natural environment while enhancing the wild life on the estate. Peralada was a pioneer in the preservation of the environment and has been awarded the European Union's Environment certificate for golf management.
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Peralada Hotel & Spa
Hotel Peralada offers 55 comfortable rooms with outstanding views to the Golf Course, the Albera mountain range, the medieval town of Peralada and the Pyrenees in the background. Hotel Peralada has a wide range of rooms to suit every need, from the Hispano Suiza main Suite to Junior Suite, preferential and standard rooms.
5 Stars golf & spa resort
55 Rooms & Suites • All rooms with air conditioning/heating and view of the golf course • 2 phone lines, fax/modem plugs, interactive satellite TV with movie and music channels, electronic safe & minibar • All bathrooms are en-suite, with hairdryer & bathrobe • 24 Hour room service • Laundry/ Valet service • 4 Meeting rooms & banqueting facilities • Business Centre • Dining: Masia Peralada Restaurant (Mediterranean & Empordan cuisine), F19 (all day snacks + lunch), Wine & Garden Bar
Peralada Wine Spa
The Wine Spa is a beauty and wellness centre inspired in Peralada's wine tradition. It offers the visitors a wide range of facial and body treatments based on the natural benefits of grape and wine. Wine therapy, has its origins in the culture of the Ancient Greeks and the Romans. The benefits of grape and wine were already well-known in ancient times, but it wasn't until the Greeks arrived to Empúries in 7th century BC that the wine culture and tradition became therapeutic and beauty treatments. Following those principles, the Wine Spa has been able to combine the thousand-year-old techniques with the ultimate technology to offer unique treatments that potentiate the therapeutic and cosmetic properties of wine and grape.
Facilities: Water Circuit El Celler, Balneo Gran Claustra, Divinum, Spa Treatment Rooms, Health club, Outdoor & indoor Swimming Pool,
Peralada Equestrian Centre, Tennis Centre & Casino • Peralada Castle Museum • Castell de Peralada International Music Festival
Peralada Golf Club
• Championship course
Jorge Soler Peix (1993) 18 holes - 6,561 yds - par 71
Spreading over 350 acres of gently rolling land, Peralada Golf Club lies at the heart of the Emporda region, in the Costa Brava's hinterland. The careful integration of the course into the natural lie of the land, several lakes and the respect and enhancement of the flora and fauna, all add up to provide an attractive and at the same time relaxing round of golf. Bird watching can be combined with birdies, eagles and albatross at Peralada ! A field notebook helps golfers identifying the numerous wild birds and animals on the course, as well as rare specimen of elms, cork oaks, cedars and vines.
• Golf School
Peralada's Golf Club School boasts modern facilities to provide beginners with the opportunity to learn, and advanced players to improve their skill level: two-level driving range -covered inferior level with lighting-, 9-hole Pitch & Putt course, approach areas, three putting greens and training bunkers.
Costa Brava Golf
In addition to Peralada's own course, the Costa Brava boasts a further seven high quality golf courses within a 40 minute drive radius, which makes the region area one of the best golfing destinations in Europe.
• PGA Golf de Catalunya
The golfing inspiration for PGA Catalunya Resort came from Ryder Cup star Neil Coles and Angel Gallardo, a legen in Spanish golf. They teamed up to create two courses - the Stadium Course and the Tour Course - that would provide the maximum level of enjoyment at every hole. The result is an architectural masterpiece of golf with fairways bordered by dense, mature forests, ever-present water and far-reaching views. Top 100 Golf Courses of the World 2012 ranks European Tour venue third in Continental Europe PGA Catalunya Resort has been crowned Spain’s number one golf course in an influential new ranking of European courses.
• Stadium (Old) Course, Neil Coles & Angel Gallardo (1999) 18 holes - 6,588 yds - Par 72
The PGA Catalunya Stadium course is set on undulating land with evergreens, oak trees and heather lining its perfect fairways. The course spreads over 72 hectares of the splendid 220 hectare estate and the main concern when designing the course was to left undisturbed as much as possible the beautiful natural environment. The three big lakes in the lowest part of the layout were used as a natural water hazard affecting play on several holes.. It is a technical course which suits professionals and amateurs of a good standard and boasts some truly spectacular holes. PGA Catalunya Stadium Course has hosted the Spanish Open in the year 2000 and again in 2009. This spectacular course is not to be missed.
• Tour (New) Course, Neil Coles & Angel Gallardo (2005) 18 holes - 6,030 yds - Par 72
For a slightly less stern challenge, turn to the equally beautiful but kinder Tour Course. Dominated by pine trees and lakes, the course is shorter and a little less difficult to play than the Stadium Course, yet the Ángel Gallardo and Neil Coles design ensures that it remains a challenge for every level of player. Most of the holes feature wide fairways and strategically placed bunkers, which can be forgiving of a less than perfect shot. Another feature sure to focus the mind is that it seems you are never far from a water hazard.There is no question that the Tour Course is a worthy challenge. The prestige of this remarkable Golf course was born through its status as the resident course for the PGA European Tour Qualifying School Finals.
• Emporda Golf Club
In the heart of the Costa Brava, Emporda was designed by American Robert von Hagge, one of the best architects in the world and the club is actually a combination of four, nine hole courses, which have been combined to form two distinct 18 holes. The first nine was opened in 1990 and the last one more recently.
• Links Course, Robert von Hagge (1990) (1990 + 2000’s) 18 holes - 131 yds - Par 71
The first 18 holes form the Links Course extends through dune land, between several ponds and extensive bunkers.
• Forest Course, Robert von Hagge (1990) 18 holes - 6,742 yds - Par 72
The second 18 hole form the Forest Course, running through Mediterranean pines, typical of the area and protecting the fairways from the nasty Tramontana northern wind that blows regularly in the area.
• Torremirona Golf Club
Joan Anglada & Aguado (1998) 18 holes - 6,762 m - Par 72
The golf course at Torremirona unwinds on gently undulating fairways, between pines, cork oaks and olive trees, with the ever present mountainous backdrop of the Pyrenees. Both the front and back nines are par 36, but with a rather easy front nine and a more technical back nine, the course is well balance and is gets progressively tougher. A fair test of golf for all handicaps and requiring all the clubs in the bag.
• Platja de Pals Golf
Frederic William Hawtree(1966) 6740 yds - Par 73
Pals lies in the middle of lush pine forest close to the beach and the mediaeval village of Pals. It is a charming and unassuming club which has hosted countless Spanish and international competitions such as the Spanish Open and the European Junior Championship. Frederic W. Hawtree has successfully used this ideal golfing terrain to design a championship course while preserving its natural character and the beautiful wooded surroundings, with no residential development in sight. The sandy soil also soaks up any rain very quickly and provides a very smooth and links like terrain to play on.
• Girona Golf Club
Frederic Hawtree (1992) 18 holes - 6,671 yds - PR 72
This wooded and hilly course lies at the otuskirts of Girona, Costa Brava's capital and gateway. The first nine holes are extremely competitive, and the layout will force you to use all of the clubs in your bag. The second nine holes are, quite frankly, spectacular. All of the tees are raised upon walls built with Girona stone and offer an impressive panoramic view over the whole fairway. It is a real treat to stand and follow the flight of the ball towards its objective. A true incentive to pull out your woods, and it is very likely that when Mr. Hawtree designed this part of the course he wanted to reward players with some really great sensations after the rigour of the first round.
The resort is adjacent to the mediaeval walled city of Peralada and its spectacular 14th century castle. The Castle de Peralada hosts the casino, an exceptional library with over 70,000 books, an art museum as well as a wine museum. Peralada is the official wine centre for the Emporda DOC and produce some of the best Wines and Cava in Catalonia. Peralada is also the venue of the much celebrated Peralada Castle International Music Festival, held every summer in the gardens of the castle and part of the European Festivals Association.
Peralada is also at the centre of The Dali Triangle, formed by the Dali theatre-museum in Figueres, the Dali house-museum in Portlligat next to Cadaques and the Castell de Pubol, where the famous painter lived with his wife and model Gala.
Excursions in the region include the beaches of the Costa Brava, the scenic Pyrenees Mountain range, marking the border with France, and architectural landmarks such as the Greco-Roman town of Empuries, the Monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes or the towns of Besalu and Castello d'Empuries. Natural treasures also abound in the region, with the natural coastal reserves of Aiguamolls del Emporda, the Medes Islands and Cap de Creus.
Part of the autonomous region of Catalunya, whose capital is Barcelona, the Costa Brava begins where the Pyrenees mountain range meets the Mediterranean and mark the border with France. A coastal area of rugged beauty in which the blue of the sea and the green of the pines define a surprisingly harmonious landscape. The first display of this combination is located in Catalonia’s northern extreme, the Creus Cape Natural Park, a scuba-diving paradise. Port de la Selva and Cadaqués are fishing towns that recall and maintain alive the connection between their inhabitants and the sea.
The Empordà wetlands, a natural marshland area of great ecological value, are located in the large bay of Roses, as are the ruins of the ancient city of Empúries, one of the first Greco-Roman settlements in the Iberian peninsula.
Along the coastline there are beaches, coves, inlets and towns full of flavour and tradition like L’Escala, L’Estartit, Calella de Palafrugell, Palamós, Platja d’Aro, Lloret de Mar, Sant Feliu de Guixols and Tossa de Mar, all of which are first-class tourist resorts, joyful and bustling towns bathed by the waters of the Mediterranean. The Medes Islands Natural Reserve is a privileged area for scuba-diving.
The Costa Brava’s inland area hides a few surprises like the Medieval towns of Pals, Peratallada and Monells, where time has stood still. The area’s capital, Girona, is both an ancient and modern place, human and cosmopolitan, with monumental sites like its mixed style cathedral, Roman walls and Call area, the city’s old Jewish quarter.
The old Sant Pere de Roda monastery, an impressive vantage point over the sea, and the numerous Romanesque churches scattered throughout represent the area’s feudal, religious past that has marked the character of its inhabitants. Inheritors of a thousand-year-old culture, the people of the Costa Brava take life calmly without renouncing their festive spirit.
Home of the world famous chef Ferran Adria and his restaurant El Bulli, the region gastronomy occupies a place of honour, with the fruits of the sea providing the ingredients for their spectacular seafood stews and the fruits of the earth providing high quality vegetables and vines for the area’s Empordà-Costa Brava D.O. wines.
Address & Contact
Peralada Resort, Golf, Hotel & Wine Spa
Calle Rocaberti s/n
17491 Peralada (Girona)
Peralada medieval village, Figueres outskirts
Girona Costa Brava (GRO) 50 km.
Barcelona El Prat (BCN), 150 km.
Perpignan Rivesaltes, France (PGF), 70 km.
All year (Hotel & Golf)
Mediterranean with mild winters and hot, dry summers