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12 Feb 2020, 18:41 PM

Royal Bled already appears on the list of the best and most beautiful golf courses in the region of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, and now it has another recognition, named as among golfscape’s top 100 courses in the world. The largest and oldest course in the country comes in at #86, just after The Blue Monster at Trump National Doral Miami, USA, and before Golf de Spérone, France.

Once again it’s the beauty of the area that catches the imagination of the authors, with the noting “the course is flanked by towering mountains and the impressive valleys of the Alps. With excellently manicured grounds, many hail it as one of the most beautiful courses in all of Europe.”

If you’d like to play a round at Royal Bled then note that it’s open from March to November, with both 18- and 9-hole course, and due to its status and appeal is one of the pricier golfing options in the country – but you get what you pay for. The website is here, while our look at all the 6-, 9- and 18-hole courses in Slovenia is here.

Related: How to spend from four to 48 hours in Bled

23 Apr 2019, 07:38 AM

STA, 22 April 2019 - Pia Babnik, a 15-year-old Slovenian golf player, has won a major tournament in Scotland as she affirmed her status as one of the best up-and-coming female players in Europe.

Babnik took home the Helen Holm Scottish Women's Open Championship over the weekend with a seven-shot win over France's Charlotte Bunel.

Ranked 37th in the global standings of amateur golfers, Babnik led the field from day one with an opening round of 66 at the Royal Troon golf course.

In the end, she had a seven-shot margin over France's Charlotte Bunel and a record 15-under aggregate.

BBC reported that the teenager is now targeting a return to Scotland for September's Junior Solheim Cup, the youth version of the team event pitting Europe against the US.

"For me, it would be a very special day to be part of the European team," Babnik told the BBC.

The Courier, a UK news portal, said the spectators may have been "early witnesses to a new phenomenon in golf".

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24 Oct 2018, 14:30 PM

Whether you tend to birdie, bogie, or blow up, the country has enough varied courses to keep both residents and visitors coming back for more. 

06 Feb 2018, 16:25 PM

Another move to promote the country as a golfing destination. 

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