We'd rather be playing... Thracian Cliffs, Bulgaria
Bulgaria might not be at the top of your holiday wish list now, but Thracian Cliffs is a game-changer. Opened in 2011, its stunning setting on the north eastern shores of the Black Sea is unlike any other golf course in Europe.
The Gary Player designed 18-hole, par 72 Signature course is dramatic. Player himself says “You will not find another golf course like this anywhere on the planet. Pebble Beach is renowned as the best site, and I would say Thracian Cliffs is twice as good as Pebble.” The rugged cliffs and vast expanse of Black Sea are visible from each hole – you’ll need to keep your vertigo in check.
Two all-suite villages; Marina village right on the cliffs and Hillside village nestled 350 metres above the sea. There’s also a spa, four restaurants and private beach for hotel guests.
3-night golf packages from €279 per person in a one-bedroom suite, including green fees.