The Costa Brava has eight golf courses, the nearest to Tamariu being the Platja de Pals Golf Course. There are also various pitch and putt courses, such as the par 3 course in Gualta. Golf tourism generates an economy of 340 million euros per year in Spain, according to a study presented at the International Golf Travel Market (IGTM). Indeed, the study shows that Spain is the preferred travel destination for golf among fans of the sport from the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Scandinavia.
The specific factors that make Spain a leading golf destination among European travellers, according to the market research company that conducted the study, are the level of excellence and number of its golf courses, the high quality of its hotels and the mild year-round climate.