Slovakia

Slovakia is landlocked and mountainous and it’s set in the heart of Europe where the Celts once lived in pre-Christian times. This was naturally long before the country was absorbed into the former Czechoslovakia. With a quiet and relaxed pace of life, Slovakia has wonderful architecture with medieval castles and cities. There's a delightful absence of commercialism and, for the time being at least, the country remains refreshingly quaint and congestion-free.

Andy Warhol was the son of Slovak parents and there's a Warhol museum in the town of Medzilaborce that displays some of his artwork. Closer to the capital, the Danubiana Art Museum sits on the Danube peninsula, projecting out into the Gabčíkovo Dam, where it was founded by Dutch entrepreneur Gerard H. Meulensteen in 2000 to promote contemporary Slovak art and young artists in particular.

According to the Slovak Golf Association, there are now more than twenty golf courses in the country and two of them at the Penati Golf Resort are rather good. The Nicklaus-designed Legend course opened in August 2012, with the second Heritage course (designed by Jonathan Davison) appearing a year later. There's no doubt that this is the premier golf facility in the country and one that's worthy of close inspection.

Our rankings of the Top 5 Golf Courses of Slovakia were last updated in September 2017. Click the link to read the story.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Slovakia

Penati (Heritage)

1st Slovakia Ranking

The layout of the Heritage course at the Penati Golf Resort is reminiscent of fragments from the numerous classic courses that were laid out on the famous sand belts of London and Melbourne.

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Description: The layout of the Heritage course at the Penati Golf Resort is reminiscent of fragments from the numerous classic courses that were laid out on the famous sand belts of London and Melbourne. Rating: 5.5 out of 6

Penati (Legend)

2nd Slovakia Ranking

The Penati Golf Resort is set within a site blessed with sandy ground and pine trees. It’s an ideal property and Nicklaus Design etched the Legend, the first Slovakian 18-holer in the Golden Bear’s global collection...

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Description: The Penati Golf Resort is set within a site blessed with sandy ground and pine trees. It’s an ideal property and Nicklaus Design etched the Legend, the first Slovakian 18-holer in the Golden Bear’s global collection... Rating: 4.6666666666667 out of 6

Gray Bear - Tále

3rd Slovakia Ranking

Gray Bear was the very first 18-hole championship golf course to open in Slovakia, nearly ten years after the Velvet Divorce with the Czech Republic in 1993.

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Description: Gray Bear was the very first 18-hole championship golf course to open in Slovakia, nearly ten years after the Velvet Divorce with the Czech Republic in 1993. Rating: 4 out of 6

Black Stork (Taylor & Braid)

4th Slovakia Ranking

Situated close to Poprad in the southern foothills of the High Tatra Mountains, the 27-hole golf facility at the Black Stork golf resort at Vel’ká Lomnica first opened in 2000.

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Description: Situated close to Poprad in the southern foothills of the High Tatra Mountains, the 27-hole golf facility at the Black Stork golf resort at Vel’ká Lomnica first opened in 2000. Rating: 4 out of 6

Borsa

5th Slovakia Ranking

Martin Munka has built a number of courses recently in both the Czech Republic and Slovakia but his skills were extended in 2014 by the new 27-hole golf facility at the Green Resort, close to the village of Hrubá Borša.

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Description: Martin Munka has built a number of courses recently in both the Czech Republic and Slovakia but his skills were extended in 2014 by the new 27-hole golf facility at the Green Resort, close to the village of Hrubá Borša. Rating: 4 out of 6