- Top 30 Golf Courses of the Czech Republic 2023
Top 30 Golf Courses of the Czech Republic 2023
Our Czech Republic panel has been extended for this chart release, allowing us to gather more opinions (and local knowledge) which has led to the introduction of ten new chart entries in an expanded Top 30 national listing.
Only five courses make modest upward moves in the table and each of them are mentioned below. Twelve courses drop down the chart and three remain in the same position but we start first of all with the big news of a new national #1.
The Kyle Phillips-designed PGA National Czech Republic course on the Oaks Prague residential estate outside the capital is the first of our ten newcomers, crashing straight into the chart at number one. The 18-hole layout was constructed in two phases over a four-year period, with the official launch – which we attended – taking place in August 2020. We first saw the course when it was half built the year before and even at that early stage we knew it was destined for the very top…
The 18-hole layout at Golf Resort Ypsilon (up one place to #6) is located outside the city of Liberec in the north of the country, close to the border with Germany and Poland. First opened for play in 2006, the course is a Keith Preston production with holes set out as two returning nines across a hilly landscape, providing a rather entertaining walk in a wonderful parkland environment. Uniquely, the club offers ten boathouses as stay and play options on the lake next to the 9th hole.
The small market town of Kácov is famed for its Hubertus brewery which uses water from the Sázava River as it flows past the premises. Less than a 5-minute drive away you’ll find the Libor Jirásek and Rainer Pressmann-designed Panorama Golf Resort (up two places to #13), where three contrasting nines opened for business in 2017, complemented by a boutique hotel above the clubhouse, along with adjacent bungalows as further accommodation possibilities.
Half an hour’s drive from Panorama lies another Keith Preston design at Loreta Golf Club outside Pyšely (up one place to #15). Unveiled in the summer of 2013, the course is draped across a beautiful landscape, incorporating hedgerows, mature trees and wetland areas into the fields of play. For visiting golfers looking for an early tee time, there are twenty-four beds available in eight double rooms and two suites on the second floor of the clubhouse.
The East Bohemian course at Golf & Spa Kunětická Hora (up three to #16) is situated 125 kilometres east of Prague, between the towns of Hradec Kralove and Pardubice. It’s a rare European layout from Graham Marsh (characterised by large clover-shaped bunkers) that first opened its doors in 2007 with several holes routed around a large central lake. The on-site hotel offers 142 beds in fifty-seven rooms, apartments and suites.
Two hundred and fifty kilometres south of Kunětická Hora in South Moravia lies the 27-hole Kaskáda Golf Resort (up one to #17) which is positioned outside the city of Brno. Designed by Jonathan Gaunt and debuting in 2007, the complex boasts three 9-hole circuits, two of which (Wooden and Stone) we cite as the 18-hole layout of first choice. There are also fifty rooms and suites available for visitors, together with a wellness and spa centre.
The Park Golf Club Ostrava course at Šilheřovice is the highest placed of the remaining chart newcomers at number 21. The 18-hole layout is set in an exquisitely landscaped park, the dominant feature of which is a lovely old chateau that was the property of the Rothschild family from 1844 to 1945. The course was built during the Communist era in 1968 to a Jan Cieslar design, when it became only the third 18-hole layout in the old Czechoslovakian nation, after Royal Mariánské Lázně and Karlovy Vary.
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