Golf in Bulgaria

Information on golf clubs, facilities and organisations for golfers in Bulgaria...

Golf is a relatively new sport in Bulgaria, but it is gaining popularity with the development of many new golf courses all over the country.

The official golf organisation in Bulgaria is the Bulgarian Golf Association, BGA (????????? ???? ?????????), member of the European Golf Association and Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews. The website has information on golf courses in Bulgaria, golf news (golf courses in development), tournaments and competitions.

The Bulgarian Professional Golf Association can provide advice and information about golf to its members and to other golf associations.

Handicap Rules

Handicap rules are determined in accordance to the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews rules.

  • For the golf rules from the R&A: Click here
  • For information on handicaps when playing abroad: Click here

Playing Golf in Bulgaria

As golf organisations are aiming to increase interest in golf in Bulgaria, there are no specific requirements for playing golf. Medical certificates are not required. Most golf clubs will expect players to respect dress code, and wear suitable shoes. Check with the individual golf course for any specific requirements.

As golf is gaining popularity, many golf courses provide professional instruction. Contact details for golf courses can be found on the Bulgarian Golf Association website, more golf courses are under construction.

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