Saturday, November 21, 2009
RE: One of Europe’s Oldest Golf Courses is Also One of its Most Beautiful
Spectacular scenic beauty with towering snowcapped mountains and an azure blue lake separate this golf course from all others in Central Europe. Located on the shores of Lake Bled in Slovenia (formerly part of Yugoslavia and now an EU member state) the Bled Golf Course opened in 1937 and was redesigned in 1972 by famous golf architect Donald Harradine. The facility comprises an 18-hole King’s Course and a 9-hole Lake Course. There are seven different courses located within an hour’s drive of Bled in Slovenia, Austria, and Italy making Bled a great golfing destination.
The King’s Course is located near to Slovenia’s highest range of mountains the Julian Alps and the Karavanka Range At 7,490 feet the awesome Mount Stol is the highest peak.
Following the First World War, Bled was the summer home of the Yugoslav royal family. The royals and diplomatic community were interested in golf and the King’s Course course built. Abandoned during the Second World War,
it was redesigned and reopened in 1972. In 1993, the 9-hole Lake Course was opened.
It features a more contemporary design and has more varied relief and three water hazards. It also has a putting green.
The four-star King's Club House enjoys a premier location by the golf course and is most suitable for golfers wishing to stay in the immediate vicinity of the course.
Recently renovated and features 2 suites and 7 double rooms with balcony. All are equipped with direct dial telephone, satellite TV, mini bar and air-conditioning. The rooms offer wonderful views of the Karavanke range or the Julian Alps.
There are also many fine accommodations in the city center of Bled.
Learn more at www.slovenia.info
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