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Golf (courses) in Poland!


jimbo 2 | 13  
12 Apr 2007 /  #1
I was over in Poland for a week last summer !
While over there I failed to notice any golf courses
not only that I never noticed any golf equipment in
any sports shops !
Why is this?
Is the game not played over there !
To my knowledge there are not too many golfers from
Poland on the professional circuit !

Anyone got any answers to this !
Or is Golf just a game that has never taken off over there ?
ArturSzastak 3 | 593  
12 Apr 2007 /  #2
Or is Golf just a game that has never taken off over there ?

We prefer more active sports :)

Soccer, boxing (not too popular, bit it's big) hockey, racing, etc. :)
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
12 Apr 2007 /  #3
There's some golf in Poland. Just have to know where to find it :)

golfinpoland.com/
szarlotka 8 | 2,208  
12 Apr 2007 /  #4
First Warsaw Golf & Country Club was OK. Three years ago there were about 8-10 course only in Poland. It's expensive for the locals to play but that should change.
valmoe1 11 | 52  
12 Apr 2007 /  #5
The golf courses I have seen so far and the golfers who play are both horrid. They have one part down though! The drinking! I'm suprised it's not as popular in Poland. In the states it's a Great drinking game :)
szarlotka 8 | 2,208  
12 Apr 2007 /  #6
In the states it's a Great drinking game

Mark Twain was wrong. It's not a good walk spoiled it's a good walk oiled
OP jimbo 2 | 13  
12 Apr 2007 /  #7
It was similar over here until about 20 years ago but it became more accessible to more people !
Do you think now would be the ideal time to inject some interest in the game ?
I had the idea of starting a golf driving range over there to try and create more interest in the game for more people ! It is really a good and sometimes frustrating game to play !!!
szarlotka 8 | 2,208  
12 Apr 2007 /  #8
I had the idea of starting a golf driving range over there to try and create more interest in the game for more people

A few people have tried it already. I remember there was an indoor range in Warsaw that lasted about 6 months. I think the game will take off more when disposable incomes increase. And correction it's always a frustrating game:)
Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
12 Apr 2007 /  #9
Just think, in about 20 years the English will have built lots of golf courses on all the lovely farm land :)
szarlotka 8 | 2,208  
12 Apr 2007 /  #10
Yep, I'm waiting until BW and Giles have just built a new development then I'm going to hire Ola123 to knock it down and build a new course:)
OP jimbo 2 | 13  
12 Apr 2007 /  #11
all the lovely farm land

Farming will take a dive in Poland too like it did in England 20 years ago !
My advice to Polish farmers would be to diversify now before it is
TOO LATE !
I know a number of farmers who did this ! AND THEY HAVE NEVER BEEN AS WEALTHY
Dont be sentimental in business !
People get swallowed up if they are too slow to act !
They said England was a country of farmers but now look we even
import a percentage of our milk !
porta 18 | 297  
17 Jul 2007 /  #12
[Moved from]: Minigolf in Warsaw

I know i have seen something about minigolf in Warsaw ,i think it was in the Imola centre where they also have gokarts. Anyone been there and can tell me if this minigolf was any good? I'm planning to bring a polish girl there on a date before dinner. Girls just want to have fun right? ;)
hello 22 | 891  
17 Jul 2007 /  #13
It's good when you can play golf.
porta 18 | 297  
17 Jul 2007 /  #14
But this is not like real golf right? It's still those small coarses like you see in the picture in this link:
hello 22 | 891  
17 Jul 2007 /  #15
Yes, that's how I imagine mini golf too...
Leszek49 1 | 4  
14 Sep 2009 /  #16
Sep 14, 09, 22:22 - Thread attached on merging:
Golf in Poland

Whats the scoop about golf in Poland?
Is it only for the rich?
Where can I find some golf courses to play in Poland?
Let's get some feed-back!!!
poleaxe 2 | 32  
14 Sep 2009 /  #17
without being flippant search engines are a great invention! Try: pmfgolfguide.com/poland/poland.htm
szarlotka 8 | 2,208  
14 Sep 2009 /  #18
Try here: golfinpoland.com
Wroclaw Boy  
23 Sep 2009 /  #19
Just think, in about 20 years the English will have built lots of golf courses on all the lovely farm land

What would you prefer beautifully landscaped fair ways and lakes, with lots of wild life areas or hectares upon hectares of dirt and mud seasonally sprouting harvest?

Whats the scoop about golf in Poland?

The courses that are worth playing are extremely expensive and rare, the smaller out of town ones if you can find them are generally a bit better than sticking a flag in a field and trying to hit the ball near it.
LondonChick 31 | 1,133  
23 Sep 2009 /  #20
I've played at Postolowo near Gdansk... I had a lesson there in June. It's a bit of the beaten track, but well worth hurnting out.
andrewwright 8 | 65  
23 Sep 2009 /  #21
I was a big golfer back home,once i was quoted i played i played of a 9,I brought my clubs with me but only see 1 course along the E7 near Elblag,they say golf not very big in poland,i would love to hear of more courses my local way,if you fancy a round let me know.

p.s i dont gamble :(
LondonChick 31 | 1,133  
24 Sep 2009 /  #22
they say golf not very big in poland

It is gaining momentum though - there was a big golf industry conference in Warsaw the other week.

Give it 10 or so years... it takes time to design and build a decent course....
andrewwright 8 | 65  
24 Sep 2009 /  #23
I know it seems to take forever to build a course,Im a x greenkeeper once worked at a new big course in essex,does semi pro am and celeb days now,but they say i cost about £3m to build,HOW ABOUT A CRAZY GOLF COURSE FOR ALL THE FAMILY,been thinking about this with our family we have the land,sitting growing weeds,
db1874 7 | 227  
25 Sep 2009 /  #24
Golf is becoming more and more popular in Poland, I play at the relatively new 18 hole course Lisia Polana to the north of Warsaw near Modlin, there are also two new courses being built to the south of Warsaw opening in the next couple of years. There is also the well established but pricey First Warsaw Golf and Country Club to the north of the city.

For beginners there are training courses through PlayGolf which enable you to learn without having the expense of becoming a member at a club.

The game is administered in Poland by the PZG. They administer all handicaps centrally. All golf courses in Poland have a 'slope rating' indicating their difficulty level which means rounds played on any course can adjust your handicap, allowing non golf course members to have official handicaps.

There's a list of all the golf clubs in Poland here pzgolf.pl/kluby/ although it's confusing as there are many entities in Poland who call themselves 'golf clubs' but don't actually have a proper golf course. There are actually only about a dozen 18 hole courses in Poland.

The most talked about course in Poland at the moment is the recently opened and Gary Player designed 18 hole Modry Las near Choszczno ,I've yet to play it but by all accounts it's stunning.

Another recently opened 18 hole course is Sand Valley near Elbląg.

I played at the Polish Club championships a few weeks ago at Amber Baltic Golf Club near Międzyzdroje, great course and the fastest greens I've ever putted on.
LondonChick 31 | 1,133  
25 Sep 2009 /  #25
Modry Las

and

Amber Baltic Golf Club

are both quite near to Binowo Golf Club, so you could easily spend a couple of days in NW Poland checking out three different courses there.

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