We’re just getting back from a four-day weekend in Girona, Spain (right next to Barcelona). Instead of sightseeing this time, we spent our days golfing at the PGA Catalunya Golf + Wellness resort. Or rather, my husband and our friends golfed and I destroyed the course single-handedly (I’m a really bad golfer but was hanging out with really fun people).
The resort is absolutely beautiful, as is the hotel, so I took a lot of pictures to share with you guys. This isn’t sponsored, by the way, just me sharing a great vacation location for golfers (or people who like to relax next to a pool).
It’s been stupidly, ridiculously hot in Europe for the past week or two, and thankfully the resort was air-conditioned. Of course, during the 4+ hours of golf every day, we sweated buckets, but we managed to stay well hydrated with a carefully titrated combination of beer and water!
If you happen to be a golfer, I’ll link to my outfits below. I decided to break out the Lilly for this trip and while I was more colorful than many of the female golfers, I didn’t stick out like a sore thumb. I’ve noticed that Germans tend to wear bright colors and patterns on the course compared to everyday life, and it was similar in Spain with the international crowd.
I also really appreciated the decor around the hotel. Everything was top-drawer in terms of service, surroundings and meals. A lot of their summer staff was from hospitality schools in Switzerland; they’re required to do several internships during their course of study and they generally choose their location based on which languages they’re proficient in. Most of the guests at our resort spoke English, Spanish, Catalan, French, and German, but I also heard some Italian.
Because the British Open was on last weekend, we found many comfortable seating areas where we (ie my husband) could watch the tournament.
This two-story library was one of my favorites.
Note that I did NOT take as many pictures of my food and beverages as I normally do; in fact, all I have to offer this time is my cafe con leche (my favorite coffee when in Spain). We ate breakfast most mornings on the outdoor patio overlooking the pool, and it was probably one of my favorite breakfast buffets in Europe.
We returned super late on Sunday night–air travel is pretty challenging these days, no matter where you are–and then had to get a small express shipment sent off on Tuesday and my Beetle sent to port on Wednesday. The rest of our things get packed out next month, so we’re getting closer.
I’m off to Belgium this weekend for one more antique-hunting weekend. You know I’ll share any treasures that we find!
You can read about our 2016 trip to Madrid and Barcelona here and here, and the rest of my travel posts here.
Stay cool, and thanks for stopping by.
What a wonderful opportunity you’ve had to visit other countries and to go to fabulous antique shops! Wishing you and your husband the best as you move back to the States!
Thanks so much, Nita. I feel like there’s so much to do in the next month, but as they say, bite by bite you can eat an elephant!
I loved Girona! We spent most of our time exploring the old part of town. I even saw where they filmed Game of throne’s Cerci’s walk of shame. So much fun.
I’m sad we never made it into the town, but the resort was so beautiful that I didn’t want to leave! I had no idea some of GoT was filmed there.