Golf in Bulgaria
Just in a few years in Bulgaria there have been constructed world class golf courses, which turn our country into one of the best destinations for gold tourism in Europe. A combination of beautiful nature and favorable climate turns golf complexes into oases of sports, spa pleasures and active holidays.
The golf courses in Bulgaria offer golf instructors certified by the Professional Golf Association. The complexes are equipped according to the highest standards and offer a variety of services. They are located near the beach or in the mountains, so you can choose whether to combine playing golf with getting a suntan or enjoying the coolness of the mountain scenery. Golf resorts in Bulgaria offer excellent accommodation and are equipped with modern spas and other relaxation options.
The location of the golf courses in Bulgaria allows the lovers of this sport to learn about and try out the sea and mountain tourism. Golf courses in the area of the coastline are located near Balchik and Kavarna – small towns with great charm, and also nearby is the sea capital of Bulgaria – Varna along with world famous resorts like Golden Sands and Albena. The charm of the Bulgarian mountains cannot go unnoticed, it’s no coincidence part of the golf courses were built there. The proximity of some of the golf clubs to the capital Sofia and transport links are added convenience for fans of golf.
Golf courses in Bulgaria
Black Sea Rama is located about 5 km. from Balchik. Designed by golf legend Gary Player, the golf course has 18 holes with spectacular views and the golf academy offers courses year-round, indoors and outdoors. The complex has a built in outdoor amphitheater with a capacity of 150 seats. Besides golf, the complex visitors can practice tennis, cycling, diving, horse riding, hunting and fishing, and can also relax in the massage-therapy center, after a full day of sports.
The course was designed by Gary Player and is situated on an area of 4.5 square kilometers, and has a wonderful sea view from all 18 holes, which very few courses in the world can boast about. Available to golfers are two holiday villages, a spa center, a gym hall, restaurants and shops.
Ian Woosnam designed the golf course at Lighthouse Golf & SPA Resort. The golf course’s type is a “Links” 18-hole, suitable for both professionals and beginners, and at the leisure of the guests of the complex is the training ground. In the golf resort there is a spa, casino, piano bar, indoor and outdoor pool, a number of restaurants, and a private beach.
In the village of Ravno pole, about 20 minutes from downtown, is St. Sofia Golf Club. Golf club, which has 18 holes, designed by the famous Irish player Paul McGinley. The club has Academy offers golf lessons and a golf course is located and a football field. Part of the complex is a modern spa.
About 50 km from Sofia, near the town of Ihtiman, is the oldest golf club in Bulgaria – Air Sofia. The golf course has 18 holes and is suitable for beginners and advanced golfers. Besides golf here you can practice other sports – football, volleyball, horse riding. In the golf club is an available gym, sauna and other services for relaxation and rest.
About 70 km along the Sofia “Hemus” highway in the town of Pravets, there is one of the newest golf courses in Bulgaria – Pravets Golf Club. The golf course has 18 holes and was designed by the famous architect Peter Harradine. The golf complex has a modern golf academy, 11 covered training facilities and extensive training area for short and long games that have night lighting, so golfers can practice until the late hours of the night. From the golf course there are spectacular views of the Stara Planina. In the complex there is fully functioning modern spa.
Pirin Golf & Country Club is located near the ski resort Bansko. The club is located on an area of 150 hectares including a golf course and five-star accommodations. The first golf course has 18 holes designed by Ian Woosnam again. The second course, “the Pine” has five holes. Between the two courses is the training area, also available to golfers is an academy with modern training and video equipment. In the club building the players can find peace and comfort. The proximity of the course to Bansko makes it a preferred golf destination.