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.

Harry Houdini, America’s greatest magician, was born in the capital, adding to the cocktail of Western luxury and simple traditions for which Hungary is known.

Golf is broadening its appeal in Hungary and according to the Hungarian Golf Federation there are now fifteen courses across the country, although the majority of these are set within relatively easy reach of the capital, Budapest.

Pannonia Golf & Country Club at Alcsútdoboz is the best and Hencse National is worth the excursion south as is Greenfield (formerly Birdland) at Bükfürdõ to the west of the capital. Zala Springs Golf Resort opened for play in September 2015 and this new Robert Trent Jones Jnr design, located close to Lake Balaton, is now firmly in our sights.

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


1st Hungary Ranking

Located to the west of Budapest, Pannonia Golf & Country Club was laid out by Hans-Georg Erhardt in collaboration with Doug Carrick in 1996 and this testing course is set in a sweeping valley landscape that is blessed with defined elevation changes...


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Royal Balaton

2nd Hungary Ranking

The course at Royal Balaton Golf & Yacht Club is set on the banks of Lake Balaton and was fashioned by the German architect Hans-Georg Erhardt, opening for play in 2008.

Hencse National

3rd Hungary Ranking

Laid out amongst the rolling hills of the Zselic Natural Reserve, not too far from the Croatian border, Hencse National (formerly European Lakes) has an out-and-back routing with a number of holes featuring ponds.


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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

Old Lake is one of Hungary’s early golf clubs, established in 1998. The course is routed across the former hunting estate of noble House of Esterházy and the Ladies European and European Seniors Tours have already experienced the challenge.