Opened for play in 2015, the course at Pärnu Bay Golf Links was set out by Lassi Pekka Tilander, the Finnish architect who was also responsible for designing the 27-hole facility at the Estonian some eight years earlier.
The course is situated on a narrow strip of land in a stunning coastal setting where the forest meets the sea at Pärnu Bay, featuring wide fairways, expansive sandy waste areas and multi-tiered greens.
There are too many trees and small lagoons for it to be considered a classic links in the true sense of what you’d expect to find in Scotland or Ireland but, for this part of the world, it’s nothing short of a golfing wonder.
The designer had this to say when asked to
comment on the course’s most distinctive holes:
Our signature hole is the par five 18th returning to the clubhouse. It’s not long, but with a 180-degree sea view, it’s the hole that will be remembered."