BlackSeaRama golf course, the first championship signature golf course in Bulgaria, 18 holes, par 72, length of 6648 meters, and the first completed project of Gary Player in Eastern Europe. Was played twice and one of them at 2019 Cape Kaliakra Open. Condition and maintence bit higher average. Flat terrain, classical cliff-top links golf course is created, with intimacy at very each of the fairways and with greens, often exceeding the regular sizes. The whole design gives golf player a maximum of the chance for a good round at golf course, where the wind - as it is usual when close to the sea - is often a significant factor. It‘s not very challenging golf course except one hole, the last. BlackSeaRama's signature hole! This long Par 3 (more than 220 m. from back tee) is a real test and a tough finish to your round. The par here feels like a birdie.
Clubhouse is a boutique and elegant architecture building in Tuscan style. The wood and stone, together with the soft jazzy music create a uniquely warm and cosy atmosphere. Pro Shop, Wine cellar, relaxation centre with an indoor swimming pool, finish sauna and jacuzzi, a bar with terrace overlooking the sea, a Steak House restaurant and a Bistro you can find here. Concerning prices it is bit overprised golf course. Service is average, buggies could be renew. Actually buggy is not nessesary here regarding flat fields, but in a hot day it helps to hide from sun. Fields condition was average, greens slow and fairways could be maintained better. Fairways are wide for long drives. Many things depends on wind also...
As every golf course rating is always a subject with a lot of subjectivity, depending on various criteria and personal point of view to importance things, my personal opinion depends on following criteria: course complexity or challenging, fields condition (especially greens & fairways), service (only what you can get: buggie, club rent, condition of clubs, the amount of choice and etc. except staff and other subjective things that depends on your or staff mood), surrounding views or pleasure to the eyes and definitely value for the price. All criteries will be rating from 1 to 5 stars. My priority is challenging and value for price criterias. BlackSeaRama gets:
1. Challenging - 2* +
2. Condition - 3*+
3. Service - 3*
4. Surroundings - 4*
5. Value for the price - 3*
Definitelly will be back next year for tourment. This is the main reason...
Date: July 04, 2019