According to the last data there are about 60 million people in the world who like golf or have it as their hobby.
The golf is a way of life. It is a thrilling game in which you are your biggest competitor. And for the ones whose holiday has already passed, they can make it just a little bit longer by playing golf during the weekends with stick in hand on the golf course in Razlog.
Golf is knows as a calm, gentlemen and intelligent sport. One of the great attractions of playing golf is that you get to enjoy nature at the same time as playing sport and this is definitely the case at Pirin Golf & Country Club. Set against the towering back drop of the stunning Pirin Mountains, the Ian Woosnam Golf Course encapsulates what it means to play golf in the mountains. The golf course takes you on an adventure through the rough and rugged terrain, which is designed to excite and challenge golfers of all levels, while still being enjoyable for beginners. No matter how far you hit the ball or whether you prefer to take the aerial route or chip and run it, there is a route from the tee to the green for every golfer to discover.
Ian Woosnam golf course
The pride of the club is the outstanding 18-hole, Par 72 championship course designed by the winning 2006 Ryder Cup Captain, Ian Woosnam.
Pirin Pine golf course
The second course is named after the surrounding area, i.e. Pirin Pine Course and at the moment features 5 fully constructed holes. It is designed by a young German company.
Golf – a way of life
The rules of golf are internationally standardised and every player follows them. The underlying principle of the rules is fairness. As stated on the back cover of the official rule book:
Play the ball as it lies, play the course as you find it, and if you cannot do either, do what is fair.
In addition to the officially printed rules, golfers also abide by a set of guidelines called golf etiquette. Etiquette guidelines cover matters such as safety, fairness, pace of play, and a player's obligation to contribute to the care of the course.
Golf – a sport without a referee
The idea of golf is to be sport for gentlemen, in which one relies on the fair play and the honesty of the players that is why there are no referees. In the specialized manuals under the heading “Spirit of Golf’ is written that “unlike many other sports, golf is played mostly without a referee or arbitrator. Game relies on the correctness of the player himself, who is expected to respect other players and to follow the rules ".