Golf in Transylvania

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Being aware of Romanian’s love for soccer, I recently made a trip to discover my country’s facilities for a far less popular sport here. Surprisingly for me was to find it right by the most beautiful and well-preserved Vauban citadel in Europe, Alba Iulia, in a small village called Teleac. Golf in Transylvania – sounds like a funny combination, as this area is generally known for anything else, but golf.

Theodora Golf Club proved that Transylvania’s slow hills offer the best natural environment for a professional 18-holes course, in an amazing landscape. It has the longest par 6 in Europe – 735m, on a 56ha surface and a total length of 6518m.

The resort spoils its guests with luxury accommodation in 13 private villas, an international restaurant with a stunning view over the course, a lounge bar and terrace, an outside swimming pool and bar, meeting room and all other golf-related facilities, including an in-door golf simulator.

Having considerably more fans in Western Europe and United States, golf promotes a greatly enjoyable and relaxing activity, where competition is mainly with yourself. It can be played by people in any physical condition and it offers a wide range of benefits for both your body and mind.

What becomes even more interesting is that the course is close to some of the greatest tourist attractions, such as Biertan fortified church, medieval city of Sibiu and many others. If you choose to fly in to Bucharest, then you can really combine them in an amazing tour, including some wine-tasting in Romania’s best vineyards – which I will present you on a future article.

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