Golf Resort Karlštejn
Golf Resort Karlštejn is one of the most beautiful golf courses in Europe and belongs to the most visited resorts in the Czech Republic. In 2019, more than 20,000 players played on the 27-hole course. The first 18 holes, opened in 1993, were designed by well-known Canadian architects Les Furber and Jim Eremke. After three years of construction, the first golfers could enter the new 18-hole course with a unique view of the medieval Karlštejn Castle.
The wooded hilly landscape with limestone rocks, rich fauna and flora is an oasis of peace and quiet, yet only a 40-minute drive from the center of the Czech capital.
Sensitive integration into the original terrain in close proximity to the nature reserve gave rise to a unique golf course with full-grown trees, deep ravine, water reservoirs and a number of sand barriers that liven up the game and create a very attractive environment for even the most demanding players. “Easy bogey but difficult birdies” was the main motto of the architects of the course and thanks to that even players with very different handicaps can play together.
In 1997, the Golf Resort Karlštejn hosted a four-day PGA tournament. In the competition of many excellent golfers from around the world, the German pro Bernhard Langer won with a total score of 240 (-20). However, Patrik Sjöland, the Swede, holds the record for the course, with only 61 shots in the second round of the Chemapol Trophy that year.
In 2008, the third nine-hole course was added to the original 18-hole course. Its construction on the southern side of the hill Voškov was again entrusted to the architects Furber and Eremenko. The third nine makes maximum use of the original stripes of mature trees and shrub floors and, unlike the first two ones, it is technically more demanding, but its distinctive charm can enchant everyone.