GOLF DE PALS
The first golf course on the Costa Brava, located in Arenales de Mar, on some dunes covered by an immense pine grove planted seventy years ago, Golf Playa de Pals was designed in the early 1960s by Baltasar Parera Vilar and his wife, Rosa Coll Llach, who provided all the necessary land, as well as the construction of the first nine holes, the social premises and all the initial maintenance machinery.
The works began in 1964, under the project and direction of the English architect Fred Hawtree, who from the beginning acted in perfect harmony with the wishes of the Parera-Coll.
In summer 1966, the initial nine holes of the first golf course on the Costa Brava were inaugurated, and shortly thereafter, in 1968, the expansion was started with nine more holes to reach the eighteen regulations, which were opened in 1970, with International Amateur Championship of Spain celebration.
Two years later, Golf Playa de Pals hosted the 1972 Spanish Open.
Since then, it is considered one of the best golf courses in Spain, thanks to the care in design and construction, and it has hosted numerous international competitions.