Emporda Golf. Josep Maria Serra champion
Emporda golf. The RCG El Prat player was proclaimed champion of Catalunya Boy and Cadet.
Empordà Golf (Girona) crowned this Sunday the new champions of Catalunya Boy/Girl and cadet, after three demanding days of play in the course links course of the Girona field, which did not give truce to the players, with the wind as the protagonist. And in these difficult conditions, one of the great winners was 15-year-old El Prat RCG player Josep Maria Serra, who was proclaimed champion of Catalunya Boy and also as best cadet, with a total of 216 strokes. Serra scored the difference in the last day thanks to his 74 strokes, leaving far behind all his pursuers, especially Ignacio de Pineda (Terramar), who went to 81, leaving the title to Serra. The young 15-year-old still had less of a rival among the cadets, scoring no less than 22 hits to the runners-up.
Real Club de Golf El Prat is regarded as one of the best golf clubs in Spain, having hosted more than 250 top-level national and international championships, including the European Tour Spanish Open on 10 occasions.
The world-renowned course, which is just 35 minutes from the centre of Barcelona and one hour away from Costa Brava, is steeped in history with its roots dating back to 1912.
Real Club de Golf El Prat has played host to some of the biggest names in golf with top stars such as Spanish legends Severiano Ballesteros, José Maria Olazábal and Sergio Garcia, eight-time Major winner Tom Watson, and Tommy Fleetwood having featured there in various tournaments, while Masters champion Garcia and European Tour star Pablo Larrazábal are both members.
Situated on the picturesque 518-acre estate of BonVilar since 2002, El Prat is the only Catalan Club together with PGA Catalunya to boast 2 championship courses. Designed by the legendary Greg Norman, the top quality layouts play over an exciting mix of five highly acclaimed configurations – the Open, Blue, Yellow, Pink and Green – as well as being home to a modern and lively clubhouse and extensive practice facilities, as well as a 300m driving range and a host of specialist short-game areas.
The multi-award-winning El Prat was recently named as one of the 125 Platinum Clubs of the World – Five-star Private Club alongside other Spanish top Clubs such as Real Club Valderrama, Real Club de Golf de Sotogrande, Real Club de la Puerta del Hierro.
And the prestigious club has carefully chosen a selection of hotel partners to create a variety of stay-and-play packages to provide golfers with the chance to enjoy some of the most sought-after hotels in Barcelona.