As the property market has matured in Bulgaria over the last couple of years it was only natural that, following the ‘Spanish’ model, golf courses would become the next big thing. It would appear this is now the case!
Golf in Bulgaria has historically been serviced by just three existing courses. Two of these are owned by Air Sofia and located at Ihtiman (close to Sofia) http://www.golf-bg.com/courses/ihtiman/index.htm and asomewhat newer course at Sliven near the Black Sea coast.
There have been recent press reports about additional golf courses that are proposed for Bulgaria. One of these is at Razgrad in the North East of the country with others scheduled for Kavarna on the Northern Black Sea coast and at Primorsko near Sozopol. You can find some interesting golf course facts here: http://www.invgolf.com/gary_player_group.htm
In and around the Bulgarian ski resorts are two further proposed golf courses. One in the major ski resort of Bansko and a large proposed development at Dolna Banya (located between Kostenets and the Borovets ski resort) scheduled for completion in 2007.
So, for those with an interest in investment opportunities or if you are simply a keen golfer…keep an eye on developments. Certainly, Bulgaria as a country has the variety of scenery and locations for golf in Bulgaria to become ‘the next big thing’!
To catch up on the latest discussions on golf course developments and investment opportunities in Bulgaria pop in to the dedicated discussion room called ‘Golf in Bulgaria’ on the My Bulgaria web site here: Golf in Bulgaria - Forum