Affordable, exciting & bursting with golf of the highest quality
Golf holidays in Bulgaria are definitely booming, with the country becoming known for its outstanding courses and landscapes that bring renowned designers from far and wide to Bulgaria to make use of its outstanding natural beauty. The pleasant Bulgaria climate and scenery make it a truly special location for golf and its growing list of fantastic courses, particularly along the 'golf coast' of Varna, offer something different from other European locations.
Why book a golf holiday to Bulgaria?
- Fantastic accommodation & scenery along the Black Sea coast
- Experience a unique golfing experience for excellent value
- Home to Gary Player & Ian Woosnam designed golf courses
- The popular resort Thracian Cliffs hosted the 2013 World Match Play
Popular destinations in Bulgaria
A course designer’s dream location
The golf courses in Bulgaria are quickly gaining traction in the wider golfing community with the country becoming known for its growing number of outstanding courses, characterised by Bulgaria’s fantastic climate and glorious scenery.
Bulgaria golf is only ever likely to get better with many notable designers flocking here to take advantage of the country’s incredible landscape, it is indeed a designer’s dream location.
Although golf is still young in Bulgaria there is already a number of brilliant courses you need to check out if you’re going to visit. The Signature Course at Thracian Cliffs is one such course, designed by golf legend Gary Player, the course is known as one of the leading courses in Europe and gained notoriety for hosting the 2013 Volvo Match Play tournament, it is a truly beautiful course and well worth a diversion to play.
Another course to check out is The Signature Course at Lighthouse Golf Resort, designed by Ian Woosnam the course is a great challenge for all golfers and boasts some truly remarkable views and holes.
What makes a golf holiday in Bulgaria so special?
The game of golf is quickly gaining traction in Bulgaria and this is thanks in part to the country’s incredible natural landscapes allowing some of golf’s most high-profile architects really let their imaginations run wild with some truly captivating course designs and styles.
You will be blown away by some of Bulgaria’s excellent golf courses including the sensational Signature Course at Thracian Cliffs and Lighthouse Golf Resort and the BlackSeaRama Course at BlackSeaRama Resort.
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.
Plus, due to its popularity among UK holidaymakers, flights to Bulgaria are frequent from many of the UK's main airports and some can be picked up at particularly low prices.
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Charming beach resorts & lavish villas
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.
Lighthouse Golf & Spa Resort is an excellent 5* resort an hour outside the town of Varna along Cape Kaliakra on the beautiful shores of the Black Sea. The resort features 180 spacious modern rooms with all the amenities you could hope for including air conditioning, flat screen televisions, Wi-Fi and contemporary features. In addition to the brilliant rooms, the resort always has plenty of quality facilities including a multitude of restaurants and bars as well as a wonderful on-site spa perfect for unwinding after your round.
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.
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.
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Things to see & do in Bulgaria
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.