Golf has been played in Poland for around 15 years now so it is still quite a new sport for the Polish people. In this time more than twenty golf courses have been built and now you will find a golf club in almost every single city. Polish golf courses have on average 3,000 – 5,000 rounds played a year which makes them seem virtually empty and therefore very attractive to golfers from Western Europe with its crowded golf courses.
Poland has many advantages for golf development. There are several natural and picturesque locations suitable for golf course building. The price of land is still pretty attractive and no shortage of estates large enough to accommodate an 18 hole course. The market for sport and leisure numbers 40 million people.
The Polish Golf Union has been running a special promotion program to make golf more popular and attractive. There are significant results after just one year as the number of registered golfers has increased by 50% and Poland is becoming a very popular tourist destination with more and more golfers coming to play, while the PGA in Poland is making great efforts to attract golf professionals from the west to play in its tournaments.
The range of golf on offer covers everything from pitch & putt through 9- and 18-holes up to championship standard golf courses. The golf clubs tend to be semi-private but there is also one new public golf course. So far there are no golf course developments with associated housing nor any exclusive, private clubs but the Polish golf market already has a huge dynamic and there are great prospects for future growth of all kinds of facility.
Golf Design Poland (Polish) www.mgolf.pl
Golf in Poland (English) www.pmfgolfguide.com/poland/poland.htm