outside this haven. For golfers there is an 18 hole golf courses on site, leaving the hotel at the first and returning after 9 and 18, the course meanders itself around the landscape passing traditional buildings. A challenging yet playable 18 holes golf course which is fairly flat didn't let you walk away with birdie after birdie, it is enough to challenge the visiting golfer without it being unfair and giving rewards for good play. Open holes to have a good hit, par threes over water (save yourself for the 18th hole!) We were joined by the golf Pro for the back nine. Of course my game went down the drain, but my playing partner, Kaia held the team together. Paul, the friendly French (with a bit of Irish mixed in) is the golf pro at Perlada, his approach to playing mirrors the golf resort - relax and have fun. After play Paul joined us for lunch, and what was the topic of conversation? Fawlty Towers - what else would you speak to a French Man about! There is a par three 9 hole golf course as well as a driving range with the mountain range in the background, in fact the gym overlooks the driving range which has the Pyrenees in the background, layers of delight to satisfy the eye.
Fully fed, nicely relaxed and feeling pretty happy (maybe that was the cava?) we left Peralda with promises to return and made our way to PGA Catalunya for a show around their newly decorated and renovated hotel passing the golf courses with lustful glances. The PGA Catalunya Hotel has now moved from its original 4* category to a 5* by doing some simple tweaks and an awful lot of decorating. Sat in amoungst the two golf courses, its a great location for a quick weekend of golf with your buddies.