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Enjoy the golf courses in the Czech Republic

04.04.2012

Come and test your golfing skills in the Czech Republic. There are almost 100 golf courses in the country to suit all abilities from beginners to professionals. Please do not let your level of ability be the only thing to influence your choice. For lovers of relaxation and wellness there are golf courses situated just a stone throw away from renowned Czech spa towns. If it is history and romantic settings of castles and chateaux which hit the spot for you, you will have plenty courses to choose from.

Czech Republic – The Golf Republic

There are almost 100 golf courses in the Czech Republic and 46 of them have at least 18 holes. This is why the Czech Republic became known as “The Golf Republic”. The majority of golf courses are located in the Czech capital or in its immediate surroundings. The second most popular area for golfers is in West Bohemia where it is possible to combine golf with a stay in one of the spa and wellness towns. North Moravia and the area close to the city of Ostrava, in particular, also offer a great selection of courses. The best known course in this region is Prosper Golf Resort Celadna which regularly hosts a PGA European Tour event.

Play in a castle park or with a view of the Karlstejn Castle

Many of the Czech golf courses are situated either within castle grounds winding their way through beautiful parks or are located near one of the hundreds of Czech castles and chateaux. The beauty of these ancient English parks will create a special atmosphere for your round of golf. A fine example of these courses is Queen´s Park Golf Club Mysteves. While playing at Karlstejn Golf Resort you will enjoy stunning views of this magnificent and well-known Czech castle.

Golf and wellness

The oldest golf courses of the Czech Republic can be found in the West Bohemian spa triangle. The combination of golf and wellness is proving to be popular with golfers from all over the world. Golf in the spa towns enjoys a long tradition dating back to the beginning of the 20th century. The first Czech golf course was opened in 1904 in Karlovy Vary. The golf course in nearby Marianske Lazne was opened just a year later by King Edward VII and in 2003 another member of the British Royal Family, this time Queen Elizabeth II, granted the course the “Royal” title.

Watch the world´s top golfers compete in tournaments in the Czech Republic

The Albatross Golf Resort will be hosting the second edition of the Ladies European Tour event - Raiffeisen Prague Golf Masters –from June 22-24, 2012. Albatross Golf Resort was voted the No. 1 Czech golf resort last year and the Ladies European Tour players were complimentary about its top class facilities during the tournament. Albatross Golf Resort is located just a short drive away from Prague. Casa Serena Golf Resort is a regular host venue for the European Senior Tour which will be returning to the resort from September 14-16, 2012. Some of golf’s legends will be taking part in the tournament and you will be able to enjoy the spectacle in the beautiful setting of the former hunting castle grounds located near Kutna Hora, just 53km away from Prague.

Great value for money

The popular “two-for-one” green fee promotion is one way in which the Czech Republic and CzechTourism support golf. There are 40 golf courses in the country which are involved in the scheme and offer two green fees for a price of one on presentation of aa voucher. The vouchers are valid until the end of 2012. For more information please visit: www.1fee2golfers.eu. A brochure which gives an overview of all the golf courses in the Czech Republic is available to download here.

source: CzechTourism - iNFO bulletin

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