Looking for the ultimate golfer’s itinerary in Poland? If you’ve arrived in Pomorskie you’ve just scored a hole-in-one. Almost, to be precise – there are in fact four premier golf resorts within a chip’s distance of all major transport gateways to the region. As every golfer who arrives in Pomorskie seeking a superb golfing experience achieves this feat you won’t end up out-of-pocket having to purchase a drink for everyone at the bar. Speaking of which, the golf resorts and their immediate vicinity abound with bars, restaurants and other facilities that will help you relax after an intense day at the course. Let’s head for the course first though, shall we?
Those more familiar with the sport probably already know which of these golf clubs springs to mind first. It’s the Sierra Golf Club of Wejherowo. That’s right, the one that staged (along with Tokary and Postołowo, we’re taking a closer look at them later on)the ESGA Championship & Cup 2017 Poland. This tournament, following in the footsteps of the 2014 edition (also hosted by Sierra Golf Club), proved to be a major success demonstrating organizational skills of golf associations (Polish Golf Union and the European Golf Association) and the highly professional team in charge of Sierra Golf Club. As for the golf course itself, Søren Clemmensen, former EGA President and member of the executive committee lauded Sierra as one of the best golf courses he had ever been to. And there had been to over 400 of them.
What makes Sierra a real marvel that keeps up with the world’s best? This full-sized 18-hole (a par of 72) world-class golf course was designed by the expert golf-course architect Cameron Sinclair. The 82 hectares big green paradise caters for needs of even the most demanding golf-enthusiast – it is equipped with a state-of-the-art driving range (26 rain-sheltered stands), putting, chipping and pitching green. In fact, Sierra Golf Club goes the extra mile to ensure consumer satisfaction. Experiencing the joy of playing golf in the breathtaking scenery is made even better with the help of state of the art digital equipment. Golf carts are equipped with GPS and 11 inch touchscreen displays. Thanks to Wi-Fi connectivity, you can now check real-time results updates, help yourself to some golf technique tips, check the weather forecast or even order a drink from the club’s bar – all that whilst moving freely around the course. Guests to Sierra Golf Club have also access to the invitingly luxurious Clubhouse as well as to the splendid offer of hotel rooms and apartments. Undoubtedly, the foregoing defines a place more than suitable for hosting major international events, but also business meetings and family get-togethers.
No wonder then that golf is a growing sport in Poland that attracts both domestic and international golfing enthusiasts. Brand new golf resorts spring up around the region, a vivid testament to the flourishing of this sport in Pomorskie and beyond. Heading south towards the Kashubian heartland you’ll find the Tokary Golf Club. With apartments by the golf course on offer, Tokary seems to be the perfect spot to combine playing great golf with exploring the Kashubia region – a hidden gem on Pomorskie’s cultural and historic map. Peace and tranquillity of the countryside might prove conducive to learning for those giving their first go at golf – Tokary offers a selection of training courses under the careful eye of a PGA Poland certified instructor. Oh, and most importantly, Tokary Golf Club has recently undergone an upgrade to an 18 hole course.
The heart of Kashubia boasts another golfing gem – the Postołowo Golf Club. Since it is only 26 kilometres away from Tricity this golf club is also known as Gdańsk Golf and Country Club. This golf club itself, which counts amongst Europe’s largest (its PAR 72 course is 7101 meters long from the back tees), was designed by no one else than Jeremy Turner, a veteran of golf-course design. Some finishing touches were put on recommendations Mikael Ericsson, the director of the PGA European Tour. With the backdrop of magnificent Kashubian Lakes, is it any wonder that this golf club is a real winner?
A little more than a stone’s throw from Pomorskie in the town of Pasłęk in the Warmia region lies the town of Pasłęk with the Sand Valley Golf Club. Founded by the Finnish golf entrepreneur Kui Huikkonen the golf club sticks to a traditional golfing philosophy that puts great emphasis on being close to nature and first-hand exploration of the course. As for the course itself? It offers all a keen golfer can ask for: a 18 hole championship course (par 72), 6 hole par 3 course, roofed 20 bay driving range and a large practice putting green. All that is set on 80 hectares of stunning greenery of Warmia. It is no wonder then that Sand Valley was recognized by the Golf World magazine as one of the TOP100 European golf courses. Recognition came also from the sport’s governing bodies as the course hosted two Pro Golf Tour Events. On top of all that, Sand Valley Golf Club offers great golf and accommodation packages that might come in handy if one considers the proximity to the spectacular Vistula Lagoon.