LUMINE Mediterránea Beach & Golf Club
Located on Spain’s stunning Costa Dorada, just 40 minutes south of Barcelona near the historic town of Tarragona and seaside port of Cambrils, LUMINE Mediterránea Beach & Golf Club is a state-of-the-art Spanish resort that is fast gaining a reputation for being one of Europe’s premier golfing destinations. Although still in its infancy, the facility has already been showered with praise from international media and industry experts alike as to its intriguing vision and strategic development. Blessed with a broad variety of attractions, including 45-holes of championship golf, a variety of hotel options to suit all budgets, a first-class events and conference centre, restaurants serving modern Mediterranean cuisine and a magnificent Beach Club, LUMINE offers a luxurious haven in which to unwind and get away from the stresses of daily life.
Under the management of the world’s leading management company, Troon Golf, this all-encompassing resort offers the finest in service and Spanish hospitality and is fully equipped to welcome golfing groups, families and business travellers. With two international airports, Reus (10 min drive) and Barcelona, LUMINE can be easily accessed from anywhere in Europe and further afield. The North East coastline also plays host to a beautiful Mediterranean climate of long hot summers and short mild winters and benefits from a steady sea breeze that helps to cool the heat on summer evenings.
45-HOLES OF GOLFING PARADISE
LUMINE is a true golfing haven, with 45-holes that offer a wide-variety of challenges for players of all skill levels. With Troon Golf at the helm alongside dedicated staff, guests are guaranteed pristine course conditioning, smooth and fast greens alongside first-class service and hospitality. The three LUMINE courses are the first in Spain to be awarded the Audubon International Gold Signature Sanctuary Certificate, regarded worldwide as the kite mark for the most environmentally aware leisure developments.
The flagship golf course at LUMINE is the Greg Norman designed, Lakes Course. Opened in 2008 with a Sergio Garcia Pro-Am, its reputation is now such that it has been chosen as a venue for the second stage of the European Tour Qualifying School for the next two years, starting in November. The Great White Shark’s fins are certainly all over this challenging, technical test that unfolds over the colourful network of water hazards that wind around the Sèquia Major wetlands. Using the natural setting, the two-time Open Champion has created a unique expression of golf’s tests and rewards. The Lakes has also hosted The PGA of Europe’s prestigious annual fourball event, with that body formally promoting the resort in partnership with the Tourist Board of the Tarragona Provincial Government.
LUMINE’s second championship course, The Hills is topographically very different to its sister course. Designed by Spanish course architect, Alfonso Vidaor, this undulating layout weaves its way through picturesque pine woodlands, olive groves, natural quarries and rocky outcrops, and puts a precedent on shot shaping and course management. Those who choose to play this enthralling layout will also be treated to incredible views over the Mediterranean Sea.
Completing the golfing experience at LUMINE is another Greg Norman designed course. The Ruins would arguably fit comfortably into a ranking of the Continent’s top nine-hole layouts and is appropriately named after the traces of Roman archaeology that form some of the defining features on the layout. This exquisite course is blessed with a five-hole stretch that descends down a sweeping hillside: starting at the short par-4 3rd with its shelf-like fairway cut into the slope and culminating in a plateau green with fine views of PortAventura and beyond.
For those looking to hone their skills during their stay, a team of professionals at The LUMINE Golf Academy are on hand with numerous group courses for beginners right through to the more accomplished golfer. A Junior Academy also introduces the game in a fun and relaxed environment.
Once you step off the final green a wealth of world-class facilities, including two fully-equipped clubhouses and the luxurious LUMINE Beach Club lie in wait. Situated on one kilometer of golden Spanish beach and set seductively in the pine-clad hillsides above the sweeping bay of Tarragona’s Playa Del Llarga, it offers the perfect mix of style, relaxation, excitement and fine dining. With nine swimming pools laid out on a series of terraces with luxury beds and loungers, this has become a fashionable venue for a trendy young crowd as well as families and couples. The Beach Club also provides the location for the award-winning LUMINE Restaurant. Offering superb Mediterranean cuisine, head chef Eduardo Cuesta has already become somewhat of legend in the area.
MAGNOLIA HOTEL SALOU
Only 50 meters from the sea, The Magnolia Hotel Salou is 4-star superior rated designer hotel with 72 luxurious rooms exclusively for adults. Ideally located within walking distance of Salou’s seafront promenade, stunning beaches, and just 5 minutes’ drive from LUMINE Golf Club and PortAventura, this magnificent hotel offers tranquil surroundings in which to unwind and relax.
SURROUNDING REGION AND ATTRACTIONS
Beyond the serenity of the resort, the Costa Dorada region is brimming with leisure, cultural and historic attractions. Spain’s largest theme park and one of country’s biggest entertainment attractions, PortAventura, lies just 5km away. To the north lies the Priorat wine region, the birthplace of exquisite reds that many wine writers and collectors consider to be Spain’s most elite. The historic town of Tarragona is also just a 15 minutes’ drive from LUMINE. With 2,200 years of history and a Roman heritage preserved in dozens of monuments and architectural remains, it is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. Essential Roman highlights include the amphitheatre, the Circus depicting the route of early chariot racing, a one-kilometre stretch of original walls and fortifications from the 2nd Century BC, and a temple with its surviving portico.
If it’s bustling nightlife or seaside sophistication you are looking for, then the choice is yours; with both the busy resort of Salou and the more peaceful marina port of Cambrils just a few minutes’ drive away. Both have superb beaches, facilities and some of the finest restaurants in the region. For those wishing to experience the cosmopolitan city of Barcelona, it is just a 100km drive up the coast. So why not combine a golfing holiday at LUMINE with a trip to the Nou Camp stadium to see the likes of Messi, Xavi and Iniesta or take in the iconic Gaudi architecture. So with such a fantastic location, world-class golf, expansive leisure facilities and a breadth of local attractions it’s time to let LUMINE surpass your expectations.