Bulgaria is a new destination for golf tourism and among the most attractive golf destinations in the world. Golf is gaining strong popularity in Bulgaria and not accidentally in 2012 , was the country named "The Undiscovered Golf Destination " by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators .

The first golf course in Bulgaria was opened in 2000 and within a few more years there were an additional, 7 world-class golf courses built. Golf experts believe that the most sought after golf courses,offer a variety of terrains and conditions , incombination with various natural resources and conditions to assure a pleasant leisure. In this respect, Bulgaria has many advantages because it offers golf by the sea, golf and spa, golf in the mountains, golf in the open country, golfby the lakes, golf and beaches. These unique combinations were praised by one of the legends - Gary Player ,who is also the designer of 2 of the golf courses in the country.

Another great advantage of golf in Bulgaria is the excellent ratio between the quality and price.

In May 2013,the golf resort- "Thracian Cliffs" situated near Kavarna was the host of one of the biggest tournaments in the world of golf - " Volvo World Matchplay Championship 2013 ".

                                    Golf resorts in Bulgaria:

         " Black Sea Rama Golf & Villas "

“You can not get tired of this golf course and there is no way to memorize how to play it - it has its own character. And something unique - even the best courses in the world have at least one weak hole and yet the "Black Sea Rama" does not have a single one!” – This is according to the designerof „Black Sea Rama ", Gary Player -this was his first completed golf facility in Eastern Europe. The otherstrong advantage that differentiates this golf course from any other, is the endless views of the sea,from a height of 200 meters, with panorama that includes cape Kaliakra and Galata . This is the first category of world championship courses in Bulgaria - 18 holes, par 72 , length of 6648 meters . The whole design gives the player maximum opportunity for an excellent round of golf in one high class course, where the wind - common near the sea, is often of significance.

The complex has 2 villas "Bell Tower" with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom , 5 "Bell Tower Premium" with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and 13 "Deluxe" with 4 bedrooms and three bathrooms – all offering views of the golf course or the sea.

“Thracian Cliffs”

"Thracian Cliffs Golf and Spa Resort” is situated on the northern coast of the Black Sea, between Kavarna and Balchik and was officially opened in 2011. "Thracian Cliffs Golf and Spa Resort” was designed by "Gary Player Design Company". Gary Player himself, or also known as the Black Knight, has said the golf course is one of the best in Europe. This course offers a combination with a marina, two beaches and a set of perfectly fitting in the panorama, buildings. The golf course has 18 holes stretching along the naturally formed cliffs. Over 75% of phase 1 of the Residential complex areas "Marina and Hillside Villages” have been sold. There are 10 buildings with occupancy between 5 to 16 residences, with unobstructed views of the three swimming pools, the” Marina Village”, the golf course and the sea.

GOLF CLUB "Saint Sofia"

"St. Sofia Golf Club & SPA " is situated only 15 minutes from the city center. It is the first international golf course assessed in Bulgaria, that covers all European Standards for golf events. The rating of the course is 130 . It has 18-holes, “Putting Green” and “Driving Range” with 12 cells, as well as a training course with two holes. In "St. Sofia Golf Club & SPA " you can also find a golf shop , fully stocked with equipment from leading brands like "Callaway","Cobra","Titleist","Ralph Lauren","Footjoy" and "Glenmuir". Pulling carts, buggies and Sets of Clubs are available to rent. The beautiful clubhouse with its remarkable restaurant and bar is an excellent facility for business and pleasure. The club also offers conference facilities for business meetings and presentations. The staff are qualified professionals from the Professional Golf Association , who have created a golf academy for all levels of training, from beginners to advanced.

Golf club " Pravets "

Golf course " Pravets " is part of the SPA resort "RIU Pravets Resort Golf & SPA". This golf course is located in the foothills of the Balkan Mountains and built around a popular lake in Pravets. This championship golf course meets all PGA standards with its 18-hole standard size - par 72, length 6,510 m. Its designer - Peter Harradine from "Harradine Golf" - a company based in Dubai, has built more than 200 golf courses around the world. The 4- star hotel facilities include a special "executive" floor and lounge, golf simulator, a conference center with 450 seats,SPA & Wellness Centre Victoria, located on 3,000 square meters, a piano bar,casino, night club "Shatra", an outdoor pool with a pool-bar. This golf course also offers water attractions such as boats, jet skis, kayaks and entertainment such as photo safari, bikes, picnic and opportunities for hunting and fishingtourism, etc.

"Pirin Golf & Country Club"

"Pirin Golf & Country Club " is a 5-star resort that sells and rents out vacation properties and luxury trade areas and manages the golf course of international standard in Bansko . This area of ??150 hectares,offers a unique opportunity for a golf & ski vacation, for occupancy throughout the year.

Its mission is to become the countries unique and regional tourist product, socially engaging and ensuring sustainable use of the natural resources in the region. There are two golf courses and its pride is one of its championship, 18-hole (par 72) courses, designed by the captain of the European team for "2006 Ryder Cup" - Yan Voosman . The second one is a 5 hole, named "Pirin Pine’.The club house is a masterpiece of modern architecture.

The four buildings are all connected by a "Spa" and "Wellness Center" and located on an area of ??4,500 square meters. In 2008,the neighborhoods „Downtown ", „Lake „and” Pirin 3 " were official granted permission to use the course.