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Slovenia

Slovenia

Golf in Slovenia?

Now I never thought I would be playing golf in Slovenia! Let's be honest it's not the first place that springs to mind when you are planning a golf trip.

But I recently made a flying visit and spent a whirlwind 24 hours in Slovenia and played one of the most beautiful golf courses I have ever played.

Royal Bled Golf course

I played Royal Bled Golf Course which is situated 25 mins drive from the city of Llubljana and I had no idea what I was about to experience and it is exactly that 'an experience'

From the minute you arrive you will be greeted with a courteous, friendly and professional manner, even entering your personalised locker for the day is something quite unique. When you have finished taking in the beauty of the clubhouse, the practice facilities and managed to catch a breath from the jaw dropping views it is time to make you way to the 1st tee.

I played 3 or 4 holes and had already had to consider just how good is this golf course, can I be considering this as one of the best courses I have played at this stage in the round? maybe I was a little over excited and need to get some perspective here. By the time the front 9 was finished I had concluded this course was very special indeed.

The condition of the course is overseen by Steve Chappell who had previously prepared Gleneagles for Ryder Cup duty. It is pristine condition from tee to green, tee boxes are better than some greens I have played on and the fairways are very clearly defined and a pleasure to play from, greens are undulating and can be quite severe if on the wrong side of the pin.

Off course is no different, the greeting at arrival is warm and welcoming, entrance to the changing areas is by a key card as is the access to your personalised locker, you get the picture? This is more than just a game of golf, it is as I have said......an experience.

Post match drinks can be taken on the patio area that sits you at the foot of the alps, looking back down holes 10 and 18 I can't think of a better view. The restaurant continues to make the most of this idyllic setting with a 360 degree panoramic view.

Accommodation can be had at the King's House or the Lake House, the number of rooms is limited but furnished with exquisite taste and luxury. This really is a special place and must be visited in person to fully appreciate.

Royal Bled has some outstanding offers to play and stay throughout the year, packages include pick up from Llubjana airport, unlimited golf, stay in described accommodation and full use of practice facilities.

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