What would be your first thoughts if your exec board wanted a weekend away retreat that also included golf? How many people thought of Barcelona as the first place that sprang to mind? Not many, I would guess.
The truth is that Barcelona is known for many things, but golf is probably not at the top of the list. The reality is that it really should be.
Barcelona is not only the home of all that beautiful Gaudi architecture, Las Ramblas, the Mediterranean, fantastic food, top nightlife, and great shopping. It is all of those things, but it also has some world-class golf courses within close vicinity too.
In short, it should be the first answer that comes to your mind when you have to plan a weekend retreat that also includes a bit of golf. If it’s a bigger group and not everybody is into their golf, nobody is going to be complaining about having nothing to do; they’ll be in Barcelona!
There are a plethora of options when it comes to everything in Barcelona. It truly is one of the world’s best cities, but here’s a quick breakdown of three restaurants, hotels, and golf courses that you should think about checking out when organising a trip:
Top 3 Restaurants
The is a mild cheat as El Nacional is not a restaurant; it’s a whole selection of them in the beautifully reworked setting of an old industrial building that has lived many lives over the years. From tapas to oysters, cava to the finest whiskies, this is a perfect landing spot to get a real feel for Barcelona and its cuisine.
This Japanese sushi restaurant and grill located on Enric Granados in the Eixample district is one of those stylish spots where the food lives up to expectations.
A high-end fashionable place for classic Spanish cuisine with a modern twist right next door to Barcelona’s W hotel bang on the shores of the Mediterranean. A trendy spot where the beautiful gravitate, a dinner here will never disappoint.
Top 3 Hotels
Classic luxury doesn’t come much better than at the Majestic, which proudly sits right in the middle of the city’s most prestigious shopping street, Passeig de Gracia. Also handily close to El Nacional in case you get tired of the excellent rooftop restaurant.
A modern boutique hotel that is located in the heart of Barcelona’s gothic quarter. Only recently opened, this is one of Barcelona’s hottest destinations right now.
A brand that needs no introduction. The Barcelona W is distinctive thanks to its all-glass, sail-shaped design and the unbelievable location right on top of the Mediterranean Sea. So good that you won’t want to leave.
Top 3 Golf Courses
World-class golf both in terms of the facilities and the quality of the two championship-level courses that you can enjoy here. The Stadium course is considered the best in Spain and narrowly missed out on being awarded the 2022 Ryder Cup.
One of the region’s hidden gems. This beautiful course sits on the edge of the Montseny national park. The course that football great Johann Cryuff used to call home, a round here is a real treat for any golf lover.
La Roca Golf
A bit more low-key than the other two, La Roca is the perfect course for when time is a little tight. Located less than 30 minutes from the centre of the city, and with an excellent restaurant in the clubhouse, La Roca is an excellent choice for a sneaky afternoon round.
If you need to book a weekend away with some golf included, be sure to get in contact with Barcelona Golf Tours, experienced specialists who will take care of all of your needs.