Radecky at Konopiste Golf Resort
The Konopiste is building up a solid reputation as one of the best new Czech golf resorts and is host to two 18-hole golf courses and a 9-hole beginner course. This impressive course covers a stretch of 7,090 yards, and even poses as a challenge to those with a low handicap.
The Radecky, the original master course at Konopiste Golf Resort, is a fantastic golf course nested deep in the rural landscape, with a slight undulation, meandering through a vibrant forest and tranquil meadow. There is a great mix of parkland and links style course with elevation changes throughout, creating panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. European PGA commissioner John Burns helped design the Radecky course, which is named after the original owners of the Estate, Vaclav Radecky of Radec, a famous marshal from the Napoleonic Wars.
The course comprises of numerous strategically placed bunkers, water hazards as well as immaculate fast greens ready to test your golfing ability. Water appears to have been scarcely placed as only a handful of fairways are narrow as they are divided by sparse greenery. A notable characteristic of this course includes its impressive sculptured greens.
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The fourth hole is particularly distinguished from the others, as there is a swift change in difficulty from the first three holes. The player feels pressured during playing this hole due to the tall condensed trees lining the greenway. The steep climb to the fifth hole is certainly welcomed after the constricted nature of the previous hole. The Radecky truly is a delightful golf course on the outskirts of Prague and a pleasure to walk from tee to tee.
The course includes a driving range and short game areas to provide visitors with the opportunity to improve their strategy and warm up for the impending round of golf. If the player buys a day fee, they are invited to use the driving range free of charge. Furthermore, due to the climate of the area around Prague, golfers are often able to play on this course throughout the year despite the winter season. However even if the weather does not permit this, the Radecky golf course features an indoor golf facility. For training, golfers are challenged by a bunker, grass tee-off areas and a chipping and putting green.
The clubhouse is a stunning renovated chateau, and features a reception, pro-shop and a restaurant. Quality cuisine is provided at the clubhouse ‘Steak House’ restaurant.