LUMINE Mediterranea Beach & Golf Club is the new draw for golfers visiting Barcelona
I had heard rave reviews of LUMINE Mediterranea Beach & Golf Club so I was excited to finally with the resort this year. Although still in its infancy, the facility has already been showered with praise from international media and industry experts alike for its intriguing vision and authentic atmosphere. The Austrian Golf National Squad chose LUMINE for their training camp, and I was delighted to watch them practice and to spend a couple of days at the resort town.
LUMINE is situated on the Costa Dorada, less than an hour’s drive south of Barcelona.
The club boasts 45 holes of golf, two clubhouses, an extensive practice facility and the luxurious beach club. The three LUMINE courses are the first in Spain to be awarded the Audubon International Gold Signature Sanctuary Certificate
The flagship golf course at LUMINE is the Greg Norman-designed Lakes Course. Using the natural setting, the Shark created a challenging design where wetlands and water hazards were incorporated into the layout.
LUMINE’s second championship course, The Hills, is topographically very different than the Lakes Course and was my favorite. Designed by Spanish course architect Alfonso Vidaor, this undulating layout weaves its way through picturesque pine woodlands, olive groves, natural quarries and rocky outcrops. The layout features a great variety of holes, elevation changes and incredible views of the Mediterranean Sea.
Completing the golfing experience at LUMINE is another Greg Norman-designed layout, the nine-hole Ruins Course. Unfortunately I had no time to play this course but it is supposed to be another fine layout.
The club is managed by Troon Golf, the world’s premier luxury golf course management company which guarantees unparalleled service and immaculate playing conditions.
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