Located close to the Romanian border, and less than an hour from Varna international airport, Cape Kaliakra is one of the most beautful and historic Capes in Europe.
The climate is magnificent with over 260 sunny days each year making it a very appealing beach or golfing destination. And Cape K is a site of historical significance with the ruins of a fort present that was used by Thracians, Romans, Byzantines and of course Bulgarians.
But it is the golf we come to see, and Cape Kaliakra is a 'bucket list' destination that you will want to visit at least once in your life...
There are three quality courses all within 6kms of each other, and each with a variety of accommodation options to suit different budgets.
The ideal starter course for those straight off the plane is Lighthouse GC, designed by Ian Woosnam. The course has been well received but is generally considered as flatter, wider off the tee, and somewhat easier than the other two courses..
Black Sea Rama is a Gary Player Signature Championship course that was voted as the best new golf course in the world in 2009. It is a classic links style course that finishes with a flourish on the cliffs in fron of the clubhouse. The last 6 holes are really world class.
You will want to play Black Sea Rama at least twice.
But the cherry on the cake is Thracian Cliffs which opened in 2011 and is also a Gary Player Signature course. At Thracian Cliffs you can see the ocean on every hole, and the first 8 holes are the most dramatic of any course on the planet. Holes 6 & 7 are the ultimate in thrill seeker golf, and not for the faint hearted or high handicapper.
The course is not overly long and provides a number of teeing options, but in reality you do need to hit the ball realtively straight otherwise you will lose balls...
You will definitely want to play Thracian Cliffs at least twice, and you will never forget it.
The resorts at Thracian Cliffs and Black Sea Rama also cater for non golfers with some delightful beach settings, luxury spas, and a variety of top end dining options.
Cape Kaliakra is a 'must do' golfing destination!
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