BlackSeaRama - Bulgaria

BlackSeaRama Golf & Villas,
9600 Balchik,
Bulgaria


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In recent times, Bulgaria has lagged way behind other Eastern European countries like Turkey and the Czech Republic when it comes to investing in top end courses for visiting golfers. Well that is about to change very soon, thanks in no small measure to Gary Player, one of the global golfing greats. 

Approached by the Bulgarian Golf Association’s President, Krassimir Guergov to help popularise the game in his country, the Black Knight has taken to the task with gusto, putting his name to a couple of major projects to the north east of Varna, on the edge of the Black Sea, near the town of Balchik. 

The multi million development at Thracian Cliffs opened in 2011 and the other resort at BlackSeaRama has been open since 2008. Occupying a cliff top setting along the edge of the sea, the course is laid out within a residential estate that proudly claims to be Bulgaria’s first gated golfing community. 

BlackSeaRama co-hosted the 5th Bulgarian Open Amateur Championship in 2009, sharing the tournament with another new venture, the Ian Woosnam-designed course at the Lighthouse Golf Resort, so it’s easy to see why many think the future of golf in this part of the world looks very bright indeed. 

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Description: BlackSeaRama co-hosted the 5th Bulgarian Open Amateur Championship in 2009, sharing the tournament with another new venture, the Ian Woosnam-designed course at the Lighthouse Golf Resort... Rating: 4.5 out of 6 Reviews: 2

A good golf course. Between 4 or 5 balls. I'll go with 5 balls on the basis the facilities all around are the best in the area. The course is well designed given the rather ordinary piece of land that no doubt existed prior to the design. Enough earth day been moved to make the terrian good and interesting. That said, it is all very similar the whole way around. There are 18 good golf holes here, rather than a rollercoaster of 9 great and 9 average holes. You'll be considering Bulgaria to come and play Thracian, and rightly so. This course plays differently and offers a good alternative.
5 / 6
BlackSeaRama
October 03, 2015


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Golf in Bulgaria is in the initial stages but what I have seen so far is impressive, the courses on the east coast have left a good feeling. At present there are two 18-hole courses on this side of the country and Blacksearama is the best. There is an air of quality here already and the design of the course is really very good - plus it looks mature beyond its young age. A couple of straight forward holes at the beginning give way to short par-4 3rd that is an obvious birdie chance. The 4th hole is the first on the course with water in play - the lake is down the left side and the green is very close to the waters edge. The first par-3 (5th) is a beauty, a very short hole (145 yards from the back tees) and water all the way to the green. The front nine ends with a par-5 back to the clubhouse with great views from the green over the Black Sea. The back nine starts well enough but it is the last four holes that are very strong - water in play again at the 15th and 16th with the latter having a tricky green very close to the H2O...The course ends with what can be described as the signature hole ... a par-3 over the valley at around 240 yards off the back tee, this is a very beautiful part of the course and certainly a hole that will be photographed by many who visit. There is plenty of potential for the course to become very well known and paired with the nearby Lighthouse course and then in 2011 when the spectacular Thracian Cliffs course opens, this coastline will be a very attractive new golf destination.
4 / 6
BlackSeaRama
October 17, 2009


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