Karlovy Vary - Czech Republic

Karlovy Vary Golf Resort,
Prazska 219,
360 01 Karlovy Vary,
Czech Republic


  • +42 (0) 353 333 1101

  • Lucie Hloušková

  • C. Noskowski

  • Karel Skopový

This historic spa town is located to the west of the Czech Republic, about 100 kilometres from Prague. People suffering from indigestion problems come to Karlovy Vary to drink the soothing warm mineral water. Golf here dates back to 1904 and a nine-hole course was originally laid out on the southern outskirts of the city, with the objective of expanding the range of sporting activities available for guests visiting the spas.

Golf became very popular and it soon became necessary to expand the course to a full 18 holes. In 1933, a site near to the small town of Olšová Vrata was identified and the Parisian architect C. Noskowski was commissioned to build a new Karlovy Vary course. Unfortunately, due to the economic depression and the war, the project faltered and the golf course was never completed. After the war, the Czech regime considered golf an undesirable sport, but a determined group of former members rescued the rapidly deteriorating course and in 1949, against all odds, Karlovy Vary was reborn.

Today's course measures 6,226 metres against a par of 72 and the club now boasts the largest golf club membership in the Czech republic, with more than 640 members. It's a traditional parkland layout, which uses the natural undulating land to great effect. Each hole is flanked by a wide variety of mature deciduous and evergreen trees. Bunkering is light and the three water hazards rarely come into play. The key to scoring well is positional play from the tee.

The Czech Republic is certainly steeped in history and the spa town of Karlovy Vary is romantic and enchanting. But we think that the classic Karlovy Vary course is well worth a visit in its own right.

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Description: The Czech Republic is certainly steeped in history and the spa town of Karlovy Vary is romantic and enchanting. But we think that the classic Karlovy Vary golf course is well worth a visit in its own right. Rating: 5.7 out of 6 Reviews: 3

One of the most traditional championship courses located in the west Spa-/Golf-corner of the Czech Republic, founded 1904, and since 1933 relocated to the current premises. It is the best example of the Czech parkland course with combination of strategic and risk/reward holes, in particular the great par 5s 6th, 9th and 11th. Few holes are even heather- and/or whin-lined and with magnificent views on the surrounding Ore Mountains. Sometimes the more links-golf related rules may be deployed here, as some of the holes are occupied by large colony of Pouched Marmot, the most western one in the world. The downside of the course is the location next to main road, which makes the 6th, 7th and 8th holes very noisy place. We might just hope, that the club will take care of it. Recently, some of the tees and fairways suffered badly repeated wild boar attacks, especially on the 14th and 15th hole.
6 / 6
Karlovy Vary
January 20, 2016


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Yes, this is one of my favorites in the Czech Republic. Every hole was interesting, some were spectacular. The course was in a perfect condition.
6 / 6
Karlovy Vary
July 30, 2015


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This is my favorite Czech course. Great variety of holes some of which are very tight. I dare say that some people will not like some of the blind shots but I believe that to be part of golf. The last time I played the course was in good condition and the clubhouse is now up to standard. The staff are not very friendly.Better than Albatrosand Karlstein etc.
5 / 6
Karlovy Vary
March 27, 2015


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