This tournament is part of the PGA European Tour International Schedule, The Open de España is the only European Tour event in Spain in 2015, and this will be the tenth time that the Open Course at the El Real Club de Golf El Prat hosts the Open de España, after the 1998, 1999 y 2011 editions.
An Emblematic Golf Club in Spain and in Europe.
Opened in 1954, Real Club de Golf El Prat is regarded as one of the emblematic golf clubs in Spain and on the European continent, a consideration won when it was located in the initial location of El Prat, as when the extension of Barcelona Airport, forced them to move to the current parcel near Terrassa.
Located on land of 250 hectares, 26 kilometers from Barcelona, between Terrassa and Sabadell, The actual courses from the RCG El Prat was designed by the renowned Greg Norman, being officially inaugurated in June 2004. The club features 45 championship holes, (two golf courses of 18 holes and one golf courses of 9 holes), which can be interspersed. Any of their rounds it is characterized by its high demand and strategy in the game, dotted with bunkers and generally large and undulating greens.
El Open de España de golf held its first edition in 1912, this being the tenth occasion in which the RCG El Prat receives as outstanding event, previously hosted editions of 1956, 1959, 1963, 1971, 1978, 1981, 1998, 1999 and 2011- picking up the baton from the last Open de España held at PGA of Catalunya Resort, where Miguel Angel Jimenez won with great brilliance.
A tour course of great beauty
The Open course is a Par 72 of 7.296 Yd (3.777 yd on the first nine holes and 3.519 yd in the following nine).
In the first part of the tour course, Special mention 6th hole (Par 4 - 468 yd), one of the more complicated Par 4 of the golf course , this hole plays long and protected by a large bunker to the left and a thick rough to the right.
A strong 465 yd Par4 closes out the front nine, may very well be the most difficult of the first nine holes, long and uphill, with a large and wavy green, well defended by a slight depression on the left and a large bunker on the right.
In the second part of the Open Course, The 585 yd Par 5 10th hole will be a tough test for even the best players in the world, being the longest of the tournament. Players should take extra precautions on 12th hole (par 4 -368 yd), The tee shot requires maximum precision to avoid seven bunkers, and in the final stretch the fearsome hole 17 (Par 4 – 434yd), may be the most difficult hole in the course, before driving the 18th hole (Par 5 – 544yd). This hole could provide tremendous drama down the closing stretch of the Championship.
Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy this unique event in the world of Golf!
Real Club de Golf El Prat | Plans de Bonvilar, 17; 08227 Tarrasa (Barcelona)