Albatross Golf Resort (Championship Course), Prague, Czechia

Albatross Golf Resort (Championship Course) – Review and Rating

The Albatross golf course is located on the western side of Prague, not far from the airport. It is a new championship golf course opened in 2010.

You can see right away that no money was spared in constructing this resort. The club house is ultra-modern, complete with conference facilities and a Kogo restaurant. The training facilities are first class, and the pro shop is stocked with the very latest (and most expensive) golf fashion. The course is the vision of wealthy investor Jiri Simane, and he signed up English designer Keith Preston to deliver a course that could host major tournament. He succeeded, and the Czech Masters was played at Albatross in August of 2014. The course has been rated number one in the Czech Republic by Golf Digest, although in our opinion it is edged out by Karlovy Vary.

Albatross Golf Resort Information
Address Sokolská 162,  , 267 16 Vysoký Újezd, , Czech Republic (View map)
Phone+420 311 549 510
Email[email protected]
Websitewww.albatross.cz
Total # of holes18

The course itself is pretty open at this young age. Constructed as a modern championship course it is long, the longest in the Czech Republic at almost 6700 m from the back tees, 6059 m from the club tees. This is the main difficulty of the course.

Being so young, there are not many trees to contend with, but there are seven water hazards that come into play, especially towards the end. The three finishing holes are the most interesting, number 16 a par three with water in play on the left all the way to the green, 17 with water on the right and a stream that cuts across the fairway right where the long hitters land, and a finishing hole with the largest of all the hazards to the left and in front of the green. Both the 16th and the 18th are very beautiful holes.

However, we would only recommend this course to the lower handicappers that can enjoy the challenge of a long course where you can take some risks by cutting corners and risk hazards and OBs. For the average or high handicapper, we find the course a bit boring, in that many of the holes look quite similar. “Haven’t I played this hole already” was a thought that crossed our minds several times. In time, as the trees grow up, this problem should go away and the course could become truly great. But if you’re a single handicapper, by all means, take the challenge already.

Albatross Golf Resort (Championship Course) Information
Number of holes18
Greenfee, 1 (low) - 5 (high)5
Course AvailabilityOpen to Public
Season April  - October
Course TypeParkland
Course DesignerKeith Preston
Year Opened2010
Websitewww.albatross.cz

 

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