Golf in Bulgaria

Playing Bulgarian Golf Courses

Golf in Bulgaria -information about where to go to golf, new courses that are being built, plus, discount golf packages.

As economy and market have matured in Bulgaria over the last five years, tourism has flourished in Bulgaria and the country has the opportunity to show how much it has to offer. Bulgarian golf courses and their surroundings are the top destination for many golf lovers all over the world, because of the country's sunny days and hospitality.

Bulgaria is working hard to increase the number of golf courses within Bulgaria. Three presently exist near Sofia and have drawn in many golfers. As foreigners continually desire quality golf courses, Bulgaria realizes that brand new golf courses will bring in additional tourism. While some are currently undergoing constructions, a few have completed the construction process. Razgrad, in the north, is home to an elaborate new course. Kavarna and Promorsko are also slated to open golf courses.

In the mountains near Basko, a popular ski resort is building a large golf course. This will enable the resort to draw in tourists year round for both skiing in the winter and golf in the remaining months.

By late 2007, a large golf course will have opened in Dolna Banya. With the advent of Bulgaria’s union into the EU, tourism is expected to increase drawing a need to expand and add to Dolna Banya’s existing tourist and sporting establishments.

Hence, for those who are keen on golf and have an interest in investment opportunities, it is advisable to watch those developments closely. The variety of scenery and locations, and the many days of sunny weather over the year are suitable for golf in Bulgaria, which will make investment and golf successful.

There are some Estate Agencies in golf areas that have purchased much of the key acreage dedicated to commercial development. These Estate Agencies are going to focus on selling this land to developers who will focus on building suitable apartments, businesses, and more. Currently, one project is awaiting approval. This project will include a huge recreation centre nearby the golf course that will be connected by a footpath. The recreation centre is scheduled to include tennis courts, volleyball courts, squash courts, badminton courts, lawn bowling, bocce balls, croquet, shooting ranges, archery ranges, mountain biking trails and fishing.

Some luxurious indoor facilities are planned as well. Among the expected offerings are:

  • A large restaurant with a cabaret that should seat around 150 patrons.
  • A sports bar with at least one big-screen television, pool tables, snooker, table tennis, and foosball.
  • A smaller Chinese restaurant.
  • A smaller Indian restaurant.
  • A fast-food cafe.
  • A pizza parlor.
  • Full-service health spa including a gym, massage, and sauna.
  • An on site health clinic and chemist.
  • A sports shop.
  • A small market for necessities and some groceries.

Some examples:

Ihtiman

This is the first golf course built in Bulgaria. It is located just 40 km from Sofia on the Trakia Highway E-80, near the Balkans.

Accommodation: There is a new hotel and a new country club in this locality, both built by the company Air Sofia over the last four years in order to provide the guest with a broad range of choices of sports and leisure activities that will match any traveller's likes.

Course Details: Ihtiman Holes: 18 Yardage: 5836 SSS: 0

St. Sofia Golf Club & Spa

It depends on Elin Pelin Municipality, in Ravno Pole, and has 18 holes.

Tel + 359 889 783888 - Website: http://www.stsofiagolf.com/

Borovets

Known for its excellent lifts and groomed trails, Borovets is a classic resort village that offers tourists with many restaurants, cafes, bars, and nightclubs. Unfortunately, there is a lack of suitable accommodation. One must stay in the area villages for many accommodation needs.

Bansko

It is an old, traditional residential town. There are almost two hundred quaint usually crowded taverns, for locals and travellers to sing and dance to typical Bulgarian folk bands. Residential property and holiday homes are available in Bansko.

Book holiday apartments to find them perfectly polished, fresh towels, bedding, tea, coffee, washing powder and everything else you need.

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