Empordà Golf Resort near Girona, Spain, is under way with renovation work on both of its Robert von Hagge-designed golf courses.
Following heavy rainstorms in February, all bunkers on the Links and Forest layouts will be reconstructed using Better Billy Bunker lining. Work will also include a comprehensive tree clearance programme and new equipment has been purchased to help improve the condition of tees, fairways and greens. The club says that the work is being done “to elevate the golf experience”.
The project, which will see over 11,000 square metres of bunker area rebuilt, is being overseen by Mafer Golf, working with Green Nature Sports Lawn. The Empordà team is led by recently appointed general manager Miguel Girbés, who has previously worked at Finca Cortesin and PGA Catalunya.
The work is the latest phase of a multi-million euro improvement programme at the resort, which began with the refurbishment of its 86-room hotel and a new outdoor swimming pool.
“These are exciting times for Empordà and we’re all thrilled to have this opportunity to play a leading part in creating a new chapter in the resort’s history,” said Girbés.
“There’s no doubt that Empordà has the potential to be rated alongside the very best golf venues in Europe. The owners have some big plans for the future and a clear vision of where they want the resort to be, and we’re looking forward to making that dream a reality.”
Empordà’s 36 holes were originally organised as four loops of nine. The Links is made up of the original Green and Red nines and the Forest comprising the Blue and Yellow nines.