The fourth annual PGAs of Europe-endorsed BlackSeaRama Pro-Am, Bulgaria, offers a new and unique triple treat for contestants on 10-15 July this year in the shape of the 54-hole tournament being staged across three of Europe’s newest and most dramatically exciting challenges.
In its previous three years the BlackSeaRama Pro-Am has made a significant contribution to golf in Bulgaria with its events at the luxury Resort on the superb Gary Player-designed golf course.
Now a whole new dimension has been added for the four-man teams of PGA pro and three amateurs in the addition of the ‘Lighthouse’ and ‘Thracian Cliffs’ courses ingeniously threaded, as they are, along the ruggedly beautiful high-rise coastline in the North East , Varna region of the country.
Breathtaking sea views towards the magnificent and extremely diverse bay from Cape Kaliakra to Cape Galata of the Black Sea are the backdrop to a region that is being described in the travel industry as among Europe’s most attractive for sport, leisure and general tourism.
BlackSeaRama is the first championship signature golf course in Bulgaria – 18 holes, par 72, 6,648 metres in length – and the first completed project of Gary Player in Eastern Europe. But it doesn’t end there.
“This year we decided to make the tournament even more challenging by including our neighbouring courses – Lighthouse – an Ian Woosnam Signature Golf Course and Thracian Cliffs – a Gary Player Signature Golf Course,” declare the organisers.
A prize fund of €20,000 (based 20 teams competing) will be available to professionals while enjoying the experience of playing three courses that will inevitably become an increasing target for golfing explorers intrigued by the reports of their splendour emanating from Bulgaria.
Golf World magazine, for example, included Thracian Cliffs in their ‘Golf Escapes’ Collection for 2012-13 and described this region of Bulgaria as boasting ‘three terrific new course’. “With seemingly endless views…this truly is a special place. Thracian Cliffs is one of the most dramatic golf courses on earth.”
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