Golf in Bulgaria
Bulgaria Golf HolidaysThe premier, up and coming European golf destination; Bulgaria is becoming more readily accessible from throughout the UK with daily flights from most major airports. With its modern golf courses and impressive infrastructure, the courses are easily accessed and are kept up to championship standard it is well and truly a must for a European golf holiday. Bulgaria gained praise from many professional golfers after the World Match Play Championship in 2013, which was won by Graeme McDowell. The climate in Bulgaria is mild all year round and is ideal for golf, summer temperatures of high twenties are not uncommon with winter temperatures generally around 5-10°C.
The third largest city in Bulgaria but the largest on the east of the country on the Black Sea coast. Cape Kaliakra, 25 miles north of Varna is without doubt one of the up and coming destinations in the golfing world. The hosting of the World Match Play in 2013 at the Thracian Cliffs Golf & Beach Resortin Kaliakra was a real step towards cementing the region as an exclusive golfing break resort. The Thracian Cliff Resort was designed by Gary Player in 2011, this was the beginning of the golfing boom in the area. The other two notable courses are the Blacksearama and the Lighthouse Golf Course, the latter being designed by Ian Woosnam.These three must-play Bulgarian courses are all set overlooking the beautiful Black Sea, set on top of towering cliffs and will challenge and inspire every level of golfer, while only being a short distance from Balchik Airport. Along with the stunning courses, the hotels are of same high quality with particular mention going to the Melia Grand Hermitage and Mistral Hotels. Away from golf, the Black Sea coastline has an array of sandy beaches perfect for a relaxing break.
Golf courses in Bulgaria
The Championship course that is BlackSeaRama measures 6648 metres in length with a par of 72 and offers a wonderful golfing experience. As the first course build in Eastern Europe by Gary Player, he describes this course as “a special golf course – you have to see it to believe it.”
If it wasn’t for the perfect golfing weather you could be forgiven for thinking that you are in Scotland as this this Links style course which is situated on a cliff top has been moulded into the natural terrain as though it has been in place for 100’s of years.
So impressive is the BlackSeaRama golf course meant that it was named as the ‘Best New Course in the World’ in 2009 by ‘Golf Inc’ magazine.
If you are looking for an alternative destination for your next golf holiday, then serious consideration should be given the Bulgaria. With the BlackSeaRama, Lighthouse and magnificent Thracian golf courses combining to offer a golf experience that is comparable in quality to anything else in the world.
The Ian Woosnam designed Lighthouse Golf Course was completed in March 2009 and is a great addition to the two Arnold Palmer designed courses, Thracian Cliffs and BlackSeaRama on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast line.
Located just 30 kilometres from the resort of Golden Sands in Varna this area of coastline now offers three courses of the very highest standard making it an ideal golf holiday destination with outstanding value for money.
The Lighthouse offers Links style golf and measures 6747 yards from the back tees and has a par 71. With an excellent clubhouse, on-course refreshments outstanding sea views and an excellent service level, the Lighthouse course adds another reason why everyone should consider taking a golf holiday in Bulgaria.
- Bulgaria is the newest and fastest growing golf destination in Europe.
- Within a radius of only 6 km you have 3 spectacular golf course: The Lighthouse, Thracian Cliffs and Blacksearama.
- Bulgaria offers great value for money.
- Bulgaria provides great golf along with beautiful scenery in Cape Kaliarka signature golf coast, a long history in tourism and a safe environment.
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