Tourists heading to Tallinn, the 2011 European Capital of Culture, this year can satisfy their golfing needs just 20 minutes away at one of the continent’s top golf courses.
The acclaimed Estonian Golf & Country Club – ranked in Europe’s Top 100 Golf Courses – is located just outside the city, providing the perfect opportunity for visitors to receive their fix of culture and first-class golf in one trip.
Nestled beside the Baltic Sea, the club boasts two courses –the challenging 18-hole championship Sea Course, which winds its way through forests before opening out alongside the Gulf of Finland and the Jägala River, and the 9-hole links-style Stone Course.
As one of just six European Tour Courses, visitors to the Estonian Golf & Country Club can be guaranteed an unrivalled golfing experience, treading the same fairways as the Tour’s top golfers, who will be playing at the venue once again in the Omega Mission Hills World Cup European Qualifier, from August 4-7.
Hanno Kross, Estonian Golf & Country Club CEO, said: “European Capital of Culture status is the biggest cultural event in the history of Estonia and there has been a vast increase in the number of visitors coming to the country.
“Golf and culture go hand in hand and the Estonian Golf & Country Club is the perfect venue for cultural visitors to sample our beautiful courses.
“Locals say that when God created the coastal land where the Estonian Golf & Country Club sits, he must have intended it to be agolf course as it winds its way so harmoniously along the Baltic Coast and the Jägala River delta.”
A veritable cornucopia of events is being held each day throughout the year, such as music concerts, theatre productions and fairs. Some of the world’s biggest names will be performing in Tallinn, such as pop legends Jamiroquai, Seal and Gary Numan and Argentinean opera star José Cura.
Estonian Golf & Country Club www.egcc.ee
Tallinn, European Capital of Culture 2011 www.tallinn2011.ee/eng