Opening for play in 2008 after a lengthy four-year construction period, the classic 18-hole parkland layout at Kynzvart Golf Club is one of the Czech Republic’s best new golf facilities.
It nestles on the fringe of the Slavkov Forest – in the grounds of the historic Castle and park that once belonged to Chancellor Metternich in the early 19th century – with rolling, tree-lined fairways blending effortlessly into the beautiful wooded landscape.
Highlight holes include the par five 3rd, where golfers must skirt past a bio-zone in the middle of the fairway and the long par four 16th, featuring what’s reckoned to be the longest fairway bunker in the country.Short par fours at holes 2 and 10 are also of interest – as is the water-threatened par three 9th – but the hole that best encapsulates the golfing spirit of Kynžvart is the 454-yard 18th, which plays across a mill pond to a green that sits right in front of the historic Renaissance castle.
This is a great course, with some cracking holes which are well laid out. The views from the top of the course are great as are the long par fours and fives. Always look forward to playing here, the only downside being some long walks between the greens and tee boxes. The restaurant/club house is so so, but the beer is cold.