Real Club De Golf El Prat East

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Real Club de Golf El Prat was established in 1954 in the beach by the Barcelona Airport, just 15 minutes from the city centre. The founders were members of Barcelona Golf Club that had to leave their original site in the city. The first 27 hole design was carried out by the most renowned Spanish architect Javier Arana. In 1987 was enlarged to 36 holes with a Dave Thomas 9 hole design.

The airport expansion in the period 1999-2004 required a new runway to be built in the land were the course was set, affecting a large number of holes. The board decided to select a new site as close to Barcelona city as possible and awarded or team with the Project and Construction management of the whole project (a 65 million euro budget).

A 270 hectare site at Terrassa city, 25 km north of Barcelona, was finally selected for the project, and the golf design was awarded to Greg Norman Golf Course Design Company after a selection process.

Project preparation and permitting for the 54 hole course plus 9 par 3 hole Golf Academy, 6.500 m2 Club House, and 1.800 m2 maintenance building, took three years. The construction works could start by the end of 2001.

The East Course is set in the southern area of the property were elevations have small and soft changes. The area, originally a cereal plantation, lacked of trees that had to be planted during construction works. Cereal areas were kept for creating both food and refuge for wildlife, keeping the environmental balance of the area.

Dedicated bunkering, medium greens with soft contours and moderate putting speeds, make this 9 hole course, par 35 of 2.756 meters a nice test for players, requiring strategy and accuracy.

We prepared the project for permitting, based on GNGCD design documents, managed permitting, selected contractors, and managed golf course construction in full coordination with GNGCD representatives.

Project Details

New 18+ hole golf course
Alfonso Vidaor
Real Club De Golf El Prat East
Terrassa, Barcelona
Assistant Design Architect:
Alfonso Vidaor
Greg Norman G.C.D.C
Project type:
New 18+ hole golf course

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