The best golf resorts in Bulgaria and the best way to get there

Bulgaria is not only summer place or ski holiday destination. The country has rich cultural heritage and beautiful landscape. During the last 10 years, Bulgaria has been established as a popular golf destination with its good facilities for world-class golf tournaments.

As a world-class golf destination, Bulgaria offers 9 golf courses. Some of them are located close to the sea coast or in the mountains. Players can choose whether to combine golf holiday with summer vacation or relaxing walks in the mountains. Golf complexes in Bulgaria also offer very good accommodation and modern spa centres.

If you wonder what is the best place in Bulgaria for golf lovers, we have summarized the most important information about all 9 golf courses, that offer golf instructors, certified by the “Professional Golf Association”.

On the Black Sea coast, near Kavarna and Balchik there are 3 very attractive and luxurious golf courses – Black Sea Rama, Thracian Cliffs and Light House. Their greatest advantages are the beautiful scenery and convenient connection to Varna Airport.

BlackSeaRama was designed by the golf legend Gary Player. The 5* golf resort is located about 5 km from Balchik. The course has 18 holes and breathtaking view of the Black Sea shore. This luxury complex offers tennis courses, horse riding, SPA centre, an outdoor amphitheater. BlackSeaRama has a perfect location on the North Black Sea coast. The nearest Airport is International Airport Varna, and the best way to reach your next golf destination is with private car transfer with Bulgaria Transfers. Get your quote here:

golf-kavarna-balchikThe other golf course in the area designed by Gary Player is Thracian Cliffs Golf & Beach Resort. All its 18 holes have a wonderful sea view. The complex also offers an SPA centre, gym, restaurants, stores and 159 apartments in two quiet and peaceful villages, separated by a beautiful lake and also offer a stunning landscape view of the sea. Thracian Cliffs takes the second place in “Top 10 Most scenic golf courses from across the globe”, 2016. Enjoy this unforgettable view with your own eyes! ;)

Ian Woosnam designed the golf course of Lighthouse Golf & SPA Resort. The golf course is a Links type with 18 holes and is suitable for both professionals and beginners. Your stay will be more pleasant after visiting the SPA centre and all other facilities:  restaurants, casino, piano bar, indoor and outdoor pools, a private beach.  The resort is located near Balchik and Varna Airport is the nearest landing point.

The other golf resorts and clubs in Bulgaria are surrounded by beautiful mountain landscape with very easy access to Sofia International Airport.

About 20 minutes from the city centre of the capital Sofia, is the St. Sofia Golf Club. The club has 18 holes and was designed by the famous Irish player Paul McGinley. It offers golf lessons, a football ground and a modern SPA centre. St. Sofia Golf Club has located only 20 km from Sofia Airport and it is only a minutes’ drive after landing in Bulgaria.

The oldest golf club in Bulgaria – Air Sofia has located 50 km from Sofia, near the town of Ihtiman. The golf course has 18 holes and is suitable for beginners and advanced golfers.

Country Golf Club & Spa Ibar, near Dolna Banya, Sofia Region, is the first golf course in South-Eastern Europe, designed by Jack Nicklaus. It is situated in the foothills of Rila Mountain, 18 km from Borovets – the first Bulgarian skiing resort and 70 km from the Bulgarian capital Sofia.

Pravets Golf Club has 18 holes and was designed by the renowned architect Peter Harradine. From the golf course, you can enjoy the spectacular views of the Balkan Mountain. The SPA centre is the best finish of the day after a challenging golf tournament. The resort is located 50 km from Sofia Airport and it is easily accessible, just 45min. driving on the highway. Do not forget to contact us when arranging your transportation from the airport.

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Pirin Golf & Country Club is located near the ski resort of Bansko. It offers five-star accommodation options. The golf course has 18 holes and was designed by Ian Woosnam. The second course – Pirin Pine has 5 holes. The training area is situated between the two courses. The proximity of the course to Bansko turns it into a preferred golf destination. Sofia Airport is the most convenient airport which you can use as a landing point, and the transportation from the airport to the golf resort is our job. We offer private transfer to Bansko not only during the ski season in winter. Check here our prices:

Another golf course with 18 holes is located very close to the town of Sliven. The course is suitable for beginners and advanced golfers and offers professional instructors.

No matter which of the golf courses in Bulgaria you choose to visit, the beautiful nature will be around you all the time. There are convenient transportation connections from Varna Airport or Sofia Airport. Your journey will be safe and comfortable with Bulgaria Transfers!