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Course: PGA Catalunya Stadium CourseLocation: GeronaCourse Designer: Angel Gallardo & Neil ColesEstablished: 1999Par: 72 – five par 3´s, eight par 4´s, five par 5´sSignature Hole: 11This spectacular and imposing course has been consistently ranked among the best ten golf courses in Europe since it was opened and was recently voted no.3 in Europe’s top 10 finest courses*. As the venue for numerous PGA European Circuit tournaments, it is also routinely singled out for praise from the professional playing fraternity. Be warned, however; the beauty of the course can distract from the many dangers waiting to do serious damage to your scorecard. It makes no concessions with its trees pressing onto fairways, strategically placed bunkers and the lakes that come into play on no fewer than seven of the toughest holes.This is a quality that keeps players returning time and again to test themselves. It is rare to find so many memorable holes on one course and despite the many ups and downs, tees are elevated and very few fairways are uphill. The stunning dogleg of hole 6 is one of them and it demands nothing less than a driver and total commitment. Course: PGA Catalunya Tour CourseLocation: GeronaCourse Designer: Angel Gallardo & Neil ColesEstablished: 1999Par: 72 – five par 3´s, eight par 4´s, five par 5´sSignature Hole: 13For a 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 PGA Golf Catalunya 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, but if further proof were needed, it now hosts the PGA European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage.