Bled Golf Course first opened in 1937 and was redesigned by famous golf architect Donald Harradine in 1972. It’s the oldest Slovenian golf course and is said to be one of the most beautiful golf courses in central Europe. The facility comprises the 18-hole King's Course and the 9-hole Lake Course. To make your round of golf even more varied, you may combine playing on both courses. The course is set apart by its unique location overlooked by the highest of the Slovenian Alps and the wonderful countryside embracing it.
From the golf course, it’s a mere 4 kilometres to the centre of Bled and its enchanting lake, which is well worth a visit. There are as many as seven different golf courses under an hour’s drive from Bled. Thus, guests may take advantage of the destination’s first-class location, staying in Bled and playing golf on any of the courses in Slovenia, Austria or Italy.
King's Golf CourseLake Golf Course
Well-known golf architect Donald Harradine redesigned the 18-hole championship course in 1972. His masterful achievement successfully incorporates all its natural features. The fact that golfers may have to use every club in their bag is evidence of the rich diversity of playing surfaces and so it’s no wonder that players return again and again.
The course, which is set in a necklace of Slovenia's highest mountains, is reminiscent of a park. Golfers walking down a fairway or from one hole to the next through sunny woodlands enjoy the fresh mountain air and marvellous views of the Julian Alps, the Karavanke range, Mount Jelovica and the more distant Kamnik Alps. The mighty Stol (2,236m), the highest peak of the Karavanke Alps adds special charm. The overall experience creates an indelible impression on visitors and suffuses them with energy.
History: After the First World War, the then Yugoslav king Aleksander Karadjordjević chose Bled as his summer residence, attracting wealthy guests and nobility from all over Europe.
The royal family and the diplomatic community suggested that a golf course should be built in Bled in 1937. Thus Bled golf course is the cradle of Slovenian golf and one of the oldest courses in this part of Europe. As soon as it opened, connoisseurs declared it to be one of the most beautiful in Europe, as at every step golfers are offered magnificent views of beautiful scenery.
The course was abandoned during the Second World War, regaining its original prestige only in 1972.
Technical details in brief: 18 holes, 70 hectares, par 73, competition length: 6,256 m, normal length: 5,856 m, longest hole: 538 m, shortest hole: 135 m, 63 bunkers, 2 natural habitat.
In 1993, the King's Course was supplemented by the 9-hole Lake course, which features a more contemporary design and has more varied relief and three water hazards.
It is particularly appreciated by players seeking to test their mastery of the game in the face of water hazards.
The Lake Course also features a putting green. These first 9 holes are the first half of a projected 18-hole championship course.
Technical details in brief: 9 holes, 30 hectares, par 72, competition length: 3,047 m, normal length: 2,825 m, longest hole: 478 m, shortest hole: 151 m, 17 bunkers, 3 water hazards, 5 natural habitat.