WHERE IN THE WORLD IS DJ: CZECH REPUBLIC, SEPTEMBER 2021
Recently, I was able to make my first visit to Europe since the start of the pandemic. This would be my first trip to the PGA National Czech Republic at Oaks Prague, which recently opened. The property is designed by world-renowned golf course architect, Kyle Phillips and has already received several top accolades like Europe’s Best Golf Course 2020 by World Golf Awards.
Needless to say, I was excited about this visit and it did not disappoint; the facility was spectacular and certainly worth the recognition. Soon, the PGA National Czech Republic will be upgrading its experience when they move the current temporary clubhouse into a renovated chalet and there is the future addition of a boutique hotel.
The course conditions and layout are unrivaled in the region making this golf course a must-play for any golfer who may be visiting Prague.
This was my first visit to the Czech Republic, and I was very impressed with Prague and Czech hospitality. Surprisingly, the Czech Republic is not necessarily known to be a “golfing destination”, but with the addition of the PGA National Czech Republic at Oaks Prague, I think this is about to change.
Outside of Prague, there are a few other good golf courses, like Albatross Golf Resort which was recently the host of the Czech Masters. This makes the country a very attractive golf destination for the discerning golfer who likes a little culture, great food, and what some say is the best beer in the world.
The first golf course, Karlovy Vary, opened in the Czech Republic in 1904 in Carlsbad. Now there are more than 100 courses in the Czech Republic serving around 53,000 registered golfers. A destination worth adding to your golfing bucket list.