Catalunya Resort back on calendar

Some of the world’s best players will play at the PGA Catalunya Resort later this year after the course was confirmed for the 2014 Open de Espana.

The event was pencilled in for May 15-18 when the 2014 European Tour calendar was announced last year, but the venue was yet to be revealed.

However, the final details were finally confirmed on Wednesday with the PGA Catalunya Resort near Barcelona returning to the Tour for the first time since 2009.

The 7,333 yard, par-72 Stadium Course was last year named Best European Golf Development at the International Property Awards in London, and the resort’s Chief Executive Julio Delgado is happy to welcome the event back.

“The Open de Espana is the only European Tour event in Spain in 2014 and so it is fitting that it is returning to the country’s number one ranked golf course,” Delgado said.

“The venue has undergone a transformation in the past five years, with a significant upgrade to the Stadium Course, new practice facilities and the development of luxury golf properties around a private residents’ club.

“PGA Catalunya Resort is a world-class destination and we look forward to welcoming the Open de Espana back.”