Surrounded by stunning views of the Black Sea towards Cape Kaliakra and Cape Galata, BlackSeaRama is the first championship signature golf course in Bulgaria. The course is designed by gold legend Gary Player who is understandably excited about the project: “BlackSeaRama is a special golf course – you have to see it to believe it,” he says.
With an elevation of 200 metres and a length of 6,648 metres, this 18-hole, par 72 course is Player’s first in Eastern Europe. BlackSeaRama is a classic cliff-top links golf course; the challenging fairways head down to crisp greens that often exceed the regular size. The whole design is geared towards high-class golf and as with any links course, the wind often has a significant part to play.
As a links course the similarities with Scotland are obvious – except Bulgaria is the newest golf destination in Europe, while Scotland is the oldest. But the real difference is the climate. Sunny days in BlackSeaRama are no rarity, in fact, there are more than 260 per year, approximately 10 months of perfect golf conditions golf on the Black Sea coast.
BlackSeaRama is situated around 50km away from Varna, which is a one and a half-hour flight from Vienna or Prague.
Praise for the course has come from the very highest level, including US Masters champion Ángel Cabrera: “BlackSeaRama offers the very best of Gary Players’ style,” he said after completing a round.
The course was also awarded ‘Best New Golf Course in the World’ for 2009, in the international category by ‘Golf Inc. Magazine’.
Named national ‘Building of the Year 2008’ by The City Media Group, the Clubhouse at BlackSeaRama provides more than a welcome end to a great round. The wood and stone combinations melds with soft jazz to create a uniquely warm and cosy atmosphere.
In the Clubhouse, you will find the Pro Shop, the Wine Cellar and the Relax Zone with an indoor swimming pool, Finnish sauna and Jacuzzi. There is a bar with a terrace overlooking the sea and a Bistro. Just in front of the Clubhouse an incredible stage hangs over the cliff-edge, creating a grand theatre for 150 people. It is where the prize ceremonies take place and is also tailormade for weddings and other events.
BlackSeaRama’s accommodation consists of one and two-story villas and provides an intimate atmosphere with breathtaking views of Cape Kaliakra and the golf course. All 100 of the luxury villas have 5-star hotel services and are complete with a private pool.
The philosophy of BlackSeaRama is geared towards relaxation and an environmentally-friendly lifestyle. The estate produces its own wine from the vineyards adjacent to the course, which is available only to members and guests. The fruit and vegetable are also organically produced on site.
The food at BlackSeaRama caters to all tastes through a diverse culinary experience. There are four different dining locations within the resort. Each of them with its own identity and style invites you to explore a world of fine gastronomy. This includes Bell Tower Pizzeria, which has a terrace on its second floor with sea views.
Whether you fancy a light salad while sunbathing by the pool or a sweet treat with an afternoon coffee, the choice is entirely yours. Room service is also available to guests of BlackSeaRama Golf & Villas. What more could you ask for? Now get working on that swing!