Ljubljana

Interview: Boris Košuta, President PGA Slovenia

06 Dec 2016

They say golf is a gentleman’s game, as the absence of officials makes the prospect of cheating harder to resist, and much depends on the etiquette expected from the players. It is this promotion of etiquette that is a major part of all educational golf environments, and the Professional Golfers’ Association of Slovenia is no different in this regard. Boris Košuta, the head of the PGA of Slovenia, took the post early in 2014, and under his watch the country was named the Most Promising Golf Destination for 2015 by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators. Established in 1993, the Professional Golfers’ Association of Slovenia became a member of the PGA's of Europe in the same year. In the years since golf in Slovenia has grown, with numerous courses throughout the country vying for the crown of its most impressive. Whilst most of its members are golf teachers, the association also has four professional players competing in tournaments throughout Europe. With the sport developing at a rapid rate throughout the country, we were lucky enough to sit down and have a brief chat with Boris Košuta about the state of golf in Slovenia, where its been and where he sees it going in the near and distant future.

Why should foreign tourists come to Slovenia for a golf holiday
Slovenia offers spectacular natural settings and attractions, such as Postojna Cave, Lake Bled, Goriška Brda, the Bay of Piran, etc. Amidst these beautiful landscapes, there are 16 golf courses, of which seven courses have 18 holes, whilst the course at Bled has 27 holes. The furthest course from Ljubljana, Moravske, is just 90 minutes away. All the other courses are located between a 15- and 60-minute drive from the capital. Courses are interesting, diverse and carefully maintained. Green fees for 18-holes are priced up to €50 and at Bled the green fee is €80. In one week golf tourists can comfortably visit all the major attractions and play four to five courses.

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