CAPE KALIAKRA/BALCHIK

CAPE KALIAKRA/BALCHIK

BLACK SEA BEAUTY!

 

Cape Kaliakra and Balchik, located on the Black Sea coast in the north east of Bulgaria close to the border with Romania, indeed, at various times in its history the area has been under Romanian rule. Queen Marie of Romania built a summer palace in Balchik boasting botanical gardens famed for having one of Europe’s largest collection of Cactus plants.

The cape juts out into the sea and with sheer cliffs on three sides its strategic importance was recognized by successive warrior civilizations from the Thracians, Greeks, Romans to the Ottomans. The remains of a 4th century fortress are still visible today and make an interesting excursion when not playing golf.

Cape Kaliakra is the spiritual home of Bulgarian golf with three of the countries six golf courses being clustered on a terrific tract of terrain in this spectacular location. It has enjoyed a meteoric rise in reputation as a serious golf destination and the Thracian Cliffs course is ranked as high as 27th in the top 100 courses in continental Europe, a fact not lost on the European Tour when they chose the venue to host the 2013 World Match-Play Championship.

The nearby town of Balchik offers a more traditional resort holiday and is festooned with a plethora of vibrant bars and charismatic restaurants. Know as the “White Town” by virtue of the majestic chalk cliffs, against which the town is framed.

Bestowed the accolade of “Undiscovered Golf Destination of the Year” in 2012 by IAGTO it is our guess that it won’t stay that way for long!

If you are looking for a golfing holiday with a difference, unbelievable value and sublime courses, it’s time for you to sample some…

BLACK SEA BEAUTY!