Main pros: World-standard master’s course, long tradition capped with a royal title, beautiful forest park setting, pleasant climate, interesting terrain.
The oldest course on the territory of the Czech Republic was modelled upon Irish and Scottish park courses. It was ceremoniously opened in 1905. This honourable task was personally assumed by Edward VII, the King of England. The golf course changed during years, the way from a bare meadow to the current picturesque and mature forest park was lengthy. However, the continuity of the golf tradition has never been violated.
Beautiful nature, gently undulating terrain and pleasantly fresh air even in the hottest summer (thanks to the altitude of 780 m), all this promises unforgettable golf experience. The atmosphere is complemented by a traditional English-style clubhouse.
The course ranks among the most demanding in the Czech Republic and it is referred to as a masters’ course by right. It is an enclosed site surrounded by the wood from many sides. Holes No. 2 and 3 represent an exception, as they are the only ones outside the original premises.
For the most part, the game runs on a flat ground, however, there also are holes with a noticeable elevation (e.g. hole No. 7). Water obstacles form a minority, the main complications are represented by treen, relatively small greens and a big number of bunkers.
In recognition of the historical relationship between the British royal family and Marianske Lazne, the club was in 2003 granted a royal title by Queen Elizabeth II. This made it the sole royal golf club outside the Commonwealth territory.
The quality and the demanding character of the course was also validated by hosting the PGA European Tour, the European Men’s Teams Championship and other noteworthy events. In 2006, the Royal Golf Club Marianske Lazne hosted the prestigious St. Andrews Trophy. Moreover, in 2014 it became the golf resort of the year.
The Royal Golf Club Marianske Lazne is the home course of a golf club bearing the same name.
Monday – Sunday + holidays (10 holes): 1300 CZK
Monday – Sunday + holidays (18 holes): 1800 CZK
Additional facilities and services: 9-hole public course, driving range, putting green, chipping green
Season: May to October