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Bulgaria Golf Holidays

Overview

There are two dramatic & contrasting golf regions in Bulgaria, one along Bulgaria's black sea coast, and another at Bulgaria's cosmopolitan capital, Sofia. More than six world-class golf courses are found in both regions.

Travelers are attracted to a country that has it all and is now surely and steadily finding its feet as a golf travel...

Bulgaria Golf Holidays

There are two dramatic & contrasting golf regions in Bulgaria, one along Bulgaria's black sea coast, and another at Bulgaria's cosmopolitan capital, Sofia. More than six world-class golf courses are found in both regions.

Travelers are attracted to a country that has it all and is now surely and steadily finding its feet as a golf travel destination due to its top-quality resorts and general curiosity.

Black Sea coast, Varna & surrounding areas are home to various golf courses designed by Ian Woosnam, and Gary Player's BlackSeaRama and Thracian Cliffs.

All three courses are perfect for stay and play with choice of villas, hotels or apartments encouraging longer luxurious breaks. All three courses are perfect for stay and play with choice of villas, hotels or apartments encouraging longer, more luxurious golf breaks.

In Sofia & surrounding areas, Pirin Golf & Country Club, Pravets and St.Sofia also have big-name designers and excellent facilities.

There's more than just golf in Bulgaria though, there are plenty of short trips you can make from Sofia after absorbing its heady energy, its landmark churches and museums.

The UNESCO heritage site of Rila monastery is one, and Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa, for history preserved in their beautiful architecture.

If the stunning setting of the Black Sea Coast itself is not enough, there’s exciting Varna and ancient history in Nesebar.

Popular Golf in Bulgaria

With 3 brilliant, varied golf courses, a selection of hotels and resorts to suit everyone from 5-star apartments to all-inclusive hotels along with centrally located hotels ideal for enjoying local restaurants and bars. Gary Player has been instrumental in the design of two of the golf courses namely Thracian Cliffs and BlackSeaRama and Ian Woosnam designed the 27 holes at the Lighthouse Resort. Bulgaria is a great option for those seeking a change and looking to enjoy these spectacular golf courses. Experience one of the most visually outstanding golf courses on earth – the signature Gary Player design golf course at Thracian Cliffs.
 
Quoted from Gary Player – “You will not find a golf course like this anywhere else on the planet.”
 
Bulgaria has a host of incredible golf courses, leading the way would be Thracian Cliffs, a truly outstanding and unique golf course! A must for any golf break to Bulgaria! Carrying on with the superb courses Bulgaria has to offer is another Gary Player designed courses BlackSeaRama and Cape Kaliakra, two very good courses, combine them both with Thracian and you have got a superb golf trip!
 
The 18-hole Gary Player Signature Golf Course forms the core of Thracian Cliffs Golf & Beach Resort. The golf course covers 85 hectares of truly beautiful cliff-side, and it has been sculptured to fit perfectly into this area creating one of the most wonderful golfing experiences. Sea views are in abundance and from every hole there is a stunning view of the cliff-side and the Black Sea coast.
 
The Gary Player design will really challenge the golfer in difficulty and length but with its modern design and several sets of tees this great experience is made available for all levels of golfers. It is fair to say that every hole is a signature hole, but the 6th will surely be the one everyone will remember. This hole sits on top of the cliff with the green set some 40 meters below cut into the hillside and surrounded by the lapping waves of the Black Sea. The game from the back tee definitely is not for the faint hearted as the distance measures over 210 m.
 
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Popular Hotels and Courses in Bulgaria
Before golf really started booming in Bulgaria, the country was already known as an extremely popular holiday destination and as such it has plenty of superb accommodation options which golfers can take full advantage of, plus the accommodation is often right next to or onsite at the courses meaning you can focus more on your golf and less on your travel/transfers.
 
Hotels and Courses:
  • Thracian Cliffs Golf Resort.
  • BlackSeaRama Golf.
  • Lighthouse Golf and Spa.
  • Pirin Golf and Country Club.
  • St Sofia Golf and Spa.
  • Sliven Golf Club Air Sofia.
  • Hotel and Country Club Air Sofia.
  • Country Golf Club and Spa.
 
Thracian Cliffs Golf & Beach Resort is a stunning golf resort situated on the northern beach front of the Balkan peninsula. Due to its great location it benefits from mild summers but not too hot making it absolutely ideal for playing golf. The resort features a range of luxury suites which have brilliant modern facilities as well as superb unspoiled sea views, plus with a range of incredible restaurants and bars onsite, along with tennis courts, beach yoga, riding, fitness lessons and even a private butler service its an ideal setting for your perfect golf holiday.
 
BlackSeaRama Golf & Villas is another outstanding 5* resort located a mere hour from Varna and along the Cape Kaliakra. The resort is a luxurious complex made up of 45 individual villas offering a range of sizes with the maximum being able to hold up to 8 people. The onsite gourmet restaurant serves international cuisine and provides a wide selection of wines with terrace seating available. On the whole the resort is an ideal spot for some rest and relaxation for both golfers and non-golfers.
 
After The Golf

When you book your next golf holiday to sunny Bulgaria, why not save a couple of days away from the golf course and take in some of the country’s many incredible historic and cultural sites. It’s a destination with so much to offer.

The Rila Monastery is the largest and most famous Eastern Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria and is well worth a visit to if you get a bit of free time. Founded in the 10th century, the Rila Monastery is regarded as one of Bulgaria's most important cultural, historical and architectural monuments, it is located 1000 metres above sea level and is truly striking to visit. Tsarevets is an interesting medieval stronghold built around the 12th Century and served as the 2nd Bulgarian Empires strongest fort. It is well worth a visit if you’re interested about learning more on Bulgaria’s ancient past.

Alongside the growing popularity of the stunning Bulgaria golf courses, the country is abundant in other great non-golf activities to partake in and the climate on offer here especially in the summer months is absolutely ideal for a bit of rest and recuperation away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
 
As a capital, Sofia provides various entertainments and you will not be bored. It's famous for their nightlife, clubs, bars and restaurants.
 
A sight seeker should not miss:
  • Ancient churches and monuments
  • Various museums
  • Vitosha mountain for nature lovers

 

Travelling to Bulgaria
Flights from the UK are usually direct into Bulgaria.
 
Flight times to Bulgaria are usually average around 3 Hours 30 Minutes.
 
Transfers are available in and around Bulgaria however, we can arrange transfers for you if need them.
 
Bulgaria - Weather Guide

One of the other major draws about golfing in Bulgaria is the favourable climate. The weather conditions in the region mean that most courses are playable for at least 10 months per year, yet they are not unbearably hot during the summer.

Bulgaria has a temperate climate with warm dry summers and cooler winters.
 
The best time to visit Bulgaria is between June and August.
 
The hottest month of the year is August with an average daily maximum of 29 C and an average low of 19 C.
 
The coolest month of the year is January with an average daily maximum of 5 C and an average low of -2 C.
 
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