Slovenia’s slow reopening continues with its vaccination program and those of its neighbors. At the moment (May 6), it is possible to eat and drink outside, as well as inside under certain conditions, as set by the National Institute of Public Health. Hotels, inns and bed and breakfasts are also open, although currently limited to 30 rooms, and tours of galleries, museums, etc. can be performed. Additionally, with the EU making plans to allow international tourism, the country is expected to have a relatively busy summer season as people take advantage of their new freedoms to do things they once took for granted. .
Of course, when it comes to Slovenian tourism, one site stands out above all in the promotional literature – Lake Bled, its island and its castle, which reopened its doors a few weeks ago – as well as the views that surround it. .
Slovenia’s oldest and largest golf course
It is this backdrop that helped Royal Bled earn the honor of being added to World of Leading Golf’s ‘Best and Most Beautiful’ list of 2018, based on the high standard of service , excellent golf courses – both 18 and 9 holes – and the fact that golfers found it worth revisiting.
In February 2020, just before the world closed, Royal Bled gained fame by joining 100 best golfscape courses in the world. Slovenia’s oldest and largest course came in at 86th place, just behind the Blue Monster at Trump National Doral Miami, USA, and ahead of Golf de Spona, France. Unsurprisingly, it is again the beauty of the region that caught the imagination of the authors, the report noting that “the course is flanked by towering mountains and impressive valleys of the Alps. With perfectly maintained grounds, many consider it to be one of the most beautiful courses in all of Europe.
But can you take advantage of Royal Bled today, when the epidemic is still not over? The simple answer: yes, the golf courses and restaurant at the Royal Bled are open for business, as is the luxury accommodation available in the King’s House – originally built for King Alexander I of Yugoslavia – and the Lake. House, with special “Play & Stay” packages available to ensure comfort, convenience and the full pleasure of playing golf (details here)
Golfers who plan to stay elsewhere may book a tee time online for the 18-hole King’s Course championship (€ 155), or the 9-hole Lake’s Course (€ 55), clubs, carts and carts can be hired. Note that the handicap requirements for playing the King’s Course are 29.0 for men and 36.0 for women, with an HCP certificate required to prove it. There is also a dress code for the club and the restaurant, with details here.
The tournament season at the club begins in June, with the Royal Bled International Pro Am starting from the 10e to 13e, open to a maximum of 22 teams of four players including one professional, with more details here. July then sees the 47e Golden Lion Trophy the 17the, while the 28e to 31st is the 48e Golf week, sponsored by Tesla, Castrol, Optisis and SK Golf, all played with these beautiful views.
In short, if you have spent the past year trapped at home dreaming of great outdoors, great natural beauty, and a good walk with a playfulness, then now is the time to visit the Royal Bled website and plan your trip to one of the best golf courses in Slovenia.
Golf Resort Royal Bled, Vrba 37a, 4248 Lesce, Slovenia
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How many golf courses are there in Slovenia?
At last count there were 14 golf clubs in Slovenia, offering both 9 and 18 hole courses. Learn more about them here.