Con Questa’s Choices September 4, 2020
When you ask our colleague Oscar what he enjoys most in life, he always finds a way to include golfing in his answer. As we love to inspire you, we asked him to tell us about his most memorable golf experience.
“A few years ago, I went on a golfing trip to PGA Catalunya. Honestly, it was the best trip of my life!” Oscar flew from Amsterdam to Girona. “If desired, you can arrange a luxury V-Class pickup with our partners for ultimate comfort. I chose to rent a car as I wanted to explore the surroundings as well.”
Oscar has family in the region, so he is quite well known in the area. “My all-time favourite restaurant is by far Can Roquet. I try to visit it at least a few times every year. The restaurant is situated right next to a monastery up on the mountains. It is a truly unique and very intimate setting. The sunset views are breath-taking”.
Oscar stayed at PGA Catalunya Resort, known as the number one golf resort in Spain. “What I really enjoyed about this hotel is that it has a tranquil setting and smart designs. The hotel caters for all your needs and the service was second to none.” PGA Catalunya Resort is home to two golf courses including the acclaimed Stadium Course, consistently ranked among the best in Europe. Home to the Spanish Open on three occasions, the resort is a regular venue for European Tour tournaments. With its well-equipped, hi-tech practice facilities and superb natural setting — it’s the perfect golf getaway. Oscar added: “A great tip is to book this hotel for a stay during the Spanish Grand Prix, the location is suburb.”
“Obviously, the highlight of the trip was golfing on PGA Catalunya. We walked the stadium course.” When asked what his favourite hole was, he answers with a big grin on his face: “Well, that has to be hole 15 as I managed to do a birdie.”
What’s on Oscar’s bucket list? “Next time I visit the region I would love to include a visit to my dream restaurant: El Celler de Can Roca.” Laughing, he adds: “Next year is my 30th birthday, so who knows…?”. The Roca brothers’ passion for cooking was initially kindled in Can Roca, the establishment their parents manage in Taialà, a neighbourhood lying on the outskirts of Girona. It is where they grew up, amid the hubbub of dishes, pots, pans, and guests. The bar was their living room, their playground, where they did their homework, watched television… where the aroma of the stews, simply and honestly prepared by their mother, wafted in.