Bulgaria was IAGTO’s “Undiscovered Golf Destination of the Year 2012. It’s not difficult to see why – golf in Bulgaria is found in its two dramatic & contrasting golf regions, one the ever-popular Black Sea Coast and the other, Bulgaria’s cosmopolitan capital, Sofia, 6 world-class courses (and possibly more), top-quality resorts and a general curiosity that leads travellers to a country that has had it all but is now surely and steadily finding its feet as a golf travel destination.

Varna & around, in the Black Sea coast, is home to the Ian Woosnam designed Lighthouse Golf Resort, and Gary Player’s exceptional courses, BlackSeaRama and Thracian Cliffs. All three courses are perfect for stay and play with choice of villas, hotels or apartments encouraging longer luxurious breaks. In Sofia & surrounding areas, Pirin Golf & Country Club, Pravets and St.Sofia also have big-name designers and excellent facilities.

There's more than just golf in Bulgaria though, there are plenty of short trips you can make from Sofia after absorbing its heady energy, its landmark churches and museums. The UNESCO heritage site of Rila monastery is one, and Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa, for history preserved in their beautiful architecture. If the stunning setting of the Black Sea Coast itself is not enough, there’s exciting Varna and ancient history in Nesebar.

Read up information on this page and all associated links for more on Bulgaria as a golf destination. The content will serve as your Golf Travel Guide to Bulgaria and make for easy trip planning.  

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  • Art, architecture and good times in Sofia
  • Amble through Plovdiv’s charming and very well-preserved old town
  • Lazy days on the magnificent Black Sea Coast.


GETTING THERE: Both Varna & Sofia have International airports and are well connected with some international airlines flying to these destinations.

CURRENCY: Bulgarian Lev (BGN) | Avg Currency Value: 1 USD = 1.7 BGN (Currency Converter)

VISA: EU members and nationals of USA, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Canada and Israel can stay in Bulgaria for up to 90 days without a visa.