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The best golf holiday destinations on the Costa Dorada & Tarragona:

selected hotels, golf courses and travel information.

Golf holidays - Costa Dorada

Just south of Barcelona lie miles of golden sands lapped by the warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea, aptly named the Costa Dorada. 

Along a lot of the seaside, development has been a little overdone and uncontrolled but there a couple of havens to be found, like Tarragona and Port Cambrils.  These two venues offer slightly different advantages, each making an ideal base for a Costa Dorada golf holiday in its own way.

Costa Dorada golf courses

There is easily enough golf on the Costa Dorada for a week's holiday and you could add in some of the Barcelona courses too if you really wanted to spoil yourself!

The two (and a half) courses at Lumine are very different and very special.  The Lakes course will test your accuracy and patience to the limit: the Hills course will have you marvelling at the imagination of the designer.  Bonmont will treat you to some fresh mountain air and spectacular views.  The old course at Costa Dorada offers old-fashioned fun in very un-manufactured style.  If you take the drive south (into Castillon) to Panoramicá you will be rewarded with Bernhard Langer's finest creation, a real hidden gem in the middle of vast orange groves.

Golf holidays in Port Cambrils

Port Cambrils is one of those Spanish rarities: a restrained seaside resort that has been developed with care and thought!  Hats off to Cambrils Council for maintaining the centre of Port Cambrils as an open square and keeping a close eye on the local builders!  That is not to say that Port Cambrils is a rustic mariners haunt; it has grown steadily along the seashore but with an open square facing the sea in the centre of town, backed by low-rise houses and flats.  The taller stuff is set further back and even then it's only four or five stories high: ¡Bravo!

Port Cambrils is popular with tourists and very busy in the Summer months.  This means there are all the usual tourist accessories to be found: cafés, bars, shops and plenty of restaurants with multi-lingual menus.  Just everything is done a little better than in rival resorts.

Golf holidays in Tarragona

The town of Tarragona is a nice size and a nice position as a golf holiday base on the Costa Dorada.  It has a modern half with a couple of wide boulevards full of shops and an ancient half, dating back to Roman times, that is crammed with narrow lanes lined with tapas bars and broad plaças surrounded by restaurants and cafés.  The food in Tarragona is exceptional, golfing gourmets will relish it here.

Its a small place too, so you can find your way around easily and get out to the golf courses and local sights without becoming embroiled in huge traffic jams.

Tarragona is mainly on the hill above the Mediterranean but it does have a small stretch of beach and two marinas: head for the southerly one as the northerly is a little run down.

Getting to the Costa Dorada

The Costa Dorada could not be easier to get to with so many flights to Barcelona every day and to the lo-cost airport just outside Tarragona - Reus.

From Barcelona it will take less than an hour (depending on traffic) to get to Tarragona and a little longer to Port Cambrils.

Golf holidays on the Costa Dorada by car

It is also feasible to drive down to the Costa Dorada for your golf holiday. It will take at least one full day behind the wheel travelling across France.  The advantage of taking your own car on a golfing holiday is not to be underestimated: electric trolleys, no airport hassles with your golf clubs and you will also be able to bring back more than you would be allowed flying.

Or alternatively if you would rather cruise than drive consider the luxury quasi-liners that slip across the inky blue from Portsmouth to Santander or Plymouth to Bilbao. From either port it's a lovely drive across the Pyrenees to Tarragona (why, you could even take in the delights of Cerdaña en-route).

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Sample Itinerary

5 nights at the Tryp Port Cambrils****
4 rounds of golf Hire-car between two -
£ 498.00 per person
Spring & Autumn

 
 

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