I'm not too sure how many would consider Slovenia as a holiday destination but my advice is do not delay, this is a fantastic place to get involved in a very active holiday, especially in the north-west of the country. In this region you will find Bled, a charming lakeside town with an historic fairytale feel to it.
The golf set up at Royal Bled is great, with quality buildings including two clubhouses and a superb pro-shop and office complex. The King's course has the enviable backdrop of the mountains that stand tall and with the pine woodland forever reminding you of the fresh alpine environment.
The course suffered a little during the European heatwave of 2006 and there were some burned patches around that just took the edge off the normally manicured course but such is life.
The holes on the Kings were a pleasure to play, with accurate driving essential and holes that are varied. The par five 2nd hole is a beauty, nearly 600 yards doglegging left, through an avenue of pines. The par threes were all well bunkered and the par fours were balanced between drive and a short iron to some that most players would not reach in two.
All in all, if you're in the area then make the effort to stop and play as a warm welcome is guaranteed at Royal Bled.
Date: August 16, 2006