Hungary

Hungary is landlocked in the centre of Europe by no fewer than seven different countries. Budapest, the lively capital, is one of Europe’s most beautiful cities with its laid-back café lifestyle, music scene and numerous cultural festivals. With art and architecture as well as fine embroidery, pottery and paintings, Hungary is a cultural haven.

Golf is broadening its appeal in Hungary and according to the Hungarian Golf Federation there are now sixteen golf facilities in operation across the country, nine 18-hole courses. five 9-hole layouts and a couple of driving ranges. The majority of these are set within relatively easy reach of the capital, Budapest.

Pannonia Golf & Country Club at Alcsútdoboz was for a long time the best 18-hole national course but the emergence of the new Robert Trent Jones II course at Zala Springs in 2016 might see it being eclipsed by the newcomer at the top of the chart.

Our rankings of the Top 5 Golf Courses of Hungary were last updated in January 2016. Click the link to read the story.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Hungary

Pannonia

1st Hungary Ranking

Hans-Georg Erhardt in collaboration with Doug Carrick laid out Pannonia Golf & Country Club in 1996 and this testing course is set in a sweeping valley landscape that is blessed with defined elevation changes...

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Balaton

2nd Hungary Ranking

The course at Balaton Golf is set to the north of Lake Balaton and was fashioned by the German architect Hans-Georg Erhardt, opening for play in 2008.

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Hencse National

3rd Hungary Ranking

Hencse National (formerly European Lakes) was laid out by Hungarian entrepreneur Paul Banhidy in 1994, following plans drawn up by Dutch architect Joan Frederik Dudok van Heel.

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Greenfield

4th Hungary Ranking

The fairways are routed around an 18-acre set of lakes and ponds that are home to a wide variety of birds – hence the original name Birdland, but the property now sports a new name... Greenfield Hotel Golf & Spa.

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Old Lake

5th Hungary Ranking

Established in 1998, the course at Old Lake is routed across the former hunting estate of the noble House of Esterházy and it hosted the Ladies Central European Open on the Ladies European Tour from 2004 to 2006.

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