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Golf in the Czech Republic

 
photo:  (czechtourism.cz)
 

Today, golf is a phenomenon on all the continents. It is a game where people meet to spend some pleasant time together, to acquire new business colleagues and partners or to reinforce existing relationships. Golf has recently also become popular on an amateur level and has resulted in people being diverted from traditional sports activities.

 
The history of this sport began in the Czech Republic at the end of the 19th century, when the first golf players appeared in 1898 on Císařská louka (map) in Prague and the first course was opened in 1904 in Carlsbad (map), in the valley of the Teplá River. Today, Czech golf covers practically the whole map of the country – there are dozens of top-quality golf courses near places of natural beauty and historic monuments.

There are currently 132 golf clubs and 74 golf courses in the Czech Republic, of these two are 36 hole courses, six are 27 hole courses, twenty seven are 18 hole courses and the remainder are 9 hole courses. The best quality courses with the highest standard of services are located in the area surrounding the capital city of Prague, in the West Bohemian spa triangle and in North Moravia. Exceptionally attractive courses include the golf complexes at Karlštejn (map), at Konopište (map), in Mariánské Lázně (map), in Carlsbad (map), at Cihelny (map) by Carlsbad, in Pilsen (map) or in Čeladná (map).

The most important Czech golf players include Klára Spilková, Jiří Korda, Zuzana Mašínová, Petr Nič, Lukáš Lizánek, Alex Čejka and Hanuš Goldscheide.

 


 
Author: Ivana Jenerálová
 
Added: 27.04.2010
 
 
 

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