Having hosted more than 250 top-level national and international championships, including the Spanish Open on 10 occasions, the Real Club de Golf El Prat is steeped in history, with its roots dating back to 1912. Set across the 518-acre estate of BonVilar – just 35 minutes from the center of Barcelona – El Prat makes clever use of its 45 Greg Norman-designed holes, over an exciting, varied mix of three highly acclaimed courses: Pink, Yellow and Green. The Pink course comprises the “Bosque” and “Arriba” nine-hole layouts, and course designer Greg Norman’s favourite.
It starts with a narrow and very technical first nine holes and a demanding second nine where recovery shots play a key role in ensuring a good score. The daunting par-three 6th leaves few players unscathed with the high, volcano-shaped green bouncing any wayward shot to the surrounding waste bunker. The 17th is a tough uphill par four where the tee shot is once again key to posting a good score. The bunker on the right of the drive’s descent is one of the most frequented areas of the course as players are forced to avoid the hazard running along the entire left side of the hole.
- Year of Opening - 1954
- Designer - Javier Arana / Greg Norman
- Par - 72
- Holes - 18
- Length - 7070 Yards