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Catalans invite golfers to join National Day celebrations

August 30, 2013

Golfers visiting Costa Brava in September can experience and join patriotic celebrations in honour of Catalan National Day (La Diada Catalunya).

Although La Diada marks the anniversary of the French forces' recapture of Barcelona on September 11, 1714, the annual event celebrates the region's strong patriotism, desire for liberty and drive for independence, inspired by the 1714 events.

The day sees the whole of Costa Brava decorated with La Senyera, the distinctive red and yellow flag of Catalonia that dates back to the 10th century, and is one of Europe's oldest flags still in use today.

Ramón Ramos, Director at Costa Brava Girona Tourist Board, said: "Catalans feel enormous pride in their rich history - and the colourful and keenly supported celebrations of Catalan National Day are among the region's most memorable each year.

"We warmly invite all our visitors to join in these celebrations and enjoy a true cultural flavour of what makes Catalonia unique."

Visitors can also enjoy the numerous concerts on the day, featuring both traditional and modern music, where Els Segadors - the Catalonian anthem - is often sung with great pride.

Golfers visiting Costa Brava at the time of the Catalan National Day can combine the fun-filled festivities with a round of golf at one of the region's many exceptional courses, including Spain's number one golf course and World Top 100 Course, PGA Catalunya Resort.

Golf Girona, with its wonderfully maintained layout, and Club de Golf Costa Brava, one of the region's oldest golf courses are favourites of the locals, while Torremirona Golf Club and Club de Golf Peralada, whose courses present a good test for players of all standards, enjoy stunning views over the Pyrenees.

Club Golf d'Aro Mas Nou, perched 300m above sea-level perch, British-designed Golf Platja de Pals situated on the Spanish seafront and European Top 100 ranked Empordà Golf - all within a 12km radius - offer diverse lay-outs for all standards of player.



For those wanting a different type of challenge or with an afternoon to spare, Par 3 Gualta, down the road from the 36-hole Empordà golf and hotel complex, provides a different test of skill.

Located an hour north of Barcelona and easily accessible thanks to Girona-Costa Brava Airport - an important Ryanair hub - the region is home to many prestigious golf resorts and other attractions, Michelin-starred restaurants and a wide variety of accommodation, from luxurious hotels to farmhouses.

Food connoisseurs can enjoy authentic Catalan cuisine from Spain's highest concentration of Michelin-starred restaurants including the highly esteemed three Michelin-star El Celler de Can Roca in Girona - ranked 1st in Restaurant Magazine's World Top 50.

For further information on Costa Brava visit www.costabrava.org and www.golf.costabrava.org








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