Golf Resort Black Stork,
A PGA Golf Course
There are 27 holes of golf (3 course combinations - Taylor & Braid, Taylor & Vardon, Braid & Vardon), covered driving range, chipping area, putting green, golf academy and golf simulator; golf school with individual tuition and of course a golf equipment hire shop. Entry to the covered range and practice areas is free of charge. Each of the three 9-hole courses has its own individual characteristics and are magnificent in their own way.
After 10 years the golf course Black Stork went though a process of re-setting the norms because holes nr. 9, 10, 12, 15 and 24 were redesigned according to the European Golf Design recommendations last year. See the new Course Guide.
They offer resplendent views of the Tatra mountain range: from certain holes on course Vardon only the Belianske Tatras are visible, at others the central Tatra panorama comes into view, but also the low Tatras, Kráľova Hoľa and even Slovak paradise.... Although the golfers are surrounded by mountains, the course itself is relatively flat and as well as wonderful views has many water features and numerous lakes.
The first 9 holes stretch above the Skalnatý stream (from Skalnaté pleso), the second rises beyond the stream and the third follows its flow. The quality of the course is accredited to the well known Austrian course designer Hans Erhardt. The driving range is 350m long, has 20 covered tees and can be played from both sides.In 2011 the Black Stork golf course gained the prestigious mark "A PGA Golf Course" and became the 19th golf course in the world with this quality mark. The mark A PGA Golf Course enables the golf courses to further improve the quality with the help of top consultants and to present the course globally with the PGA.
Golf and wellness breaks
During the whole year there is a wide choice of breaks, including accommodation in the hotel with varied buffet style breakfast, unlimited entry to the wellness centre and other services with generous discounts. Hotel guests have a 35% discount on green fees and each tournament participant receives a special accommodation discount.
The distinctive Tatra train runs alongside the golf course and the nearest stop is just a few metres from the hotel. In the near future a thermal park will be built to the south of the course using a geothermal spring 2 100 metres deep with a temperature of 61.8°C and due to its mineral content provides ideal natural healing water.
What's new for golfers
Lomnický golf club (LGK) celebrated last year 15 years since its establishment therefore we prepared lots of activities on the golf course, new benefits for members and a lot of events. In summer the golf course was re-standardized because the hole nr. 15 went through a dramatic redesigning (have a look at the new Course Guide). We believe that this improved the playing comfort of golfers. We contunually prepare a new 9-hole chip&putt golf course to expand training options for golfers and to make the golf play easier for beginners.
In 2015 David Poulton will continue to work in the LGK as the Head Pro. The junior trainings of the LGK will be intensified - from 2,5 to 5 hours per week with the emphasis on age and HCP categories.
6th year of the SKI&GOLF Slovakia Championship took place on 11th - 12th April 2015 in the golf resort Black Stork and on ski slopes of Štrbské Pleso. 5 category winners represented Slovakia at the World Championship in Kaprun, Austria in May 2015.
In July the LGK Championship will take place that is included in the WAGR ranking and where great players from abroad will be playing alongside with our golf club members and other Slovak golfers. At the end of August juniors under 21 years will compete at the 6th year of the FALDO SERIES Slovakia Championship where 5 winners move on to the European Grand Final.
Again this year golfers will enjoy free access to the covered driving range and practise areas (chipping area and putting green), liability insurance for each golfer against injury and damage to property, refreshments for all players and advantageous deals on our services.
Guests staying in the hotel International in the middle of the golf course have discount of 35% on green fee. Moreover participants of golf tournamentsorganized in the golf resort have a special price of accommodation. All players can take advantage of great deals on season tickets and attractive packages Stay & Play (from 88 € per person per night) or golf breaks with unlimited green fee. Lower price of entry to the pools of the wellness centre (heated indoor and outdoor pool with whirlpool and counterflow; jacuzzi; after 3:00 p.m. dry, steam and infrared saunas; cooling area and tepidarium) till 3:00 p.m. is still favourite.
During 2015 we will start construction of the theral spa on the southern side of the golf course.
There are last couple of allotments in the area IBV Black Stork on the northern side of the golf course.
Beautiful panorama of the Tatra mountains can be admired from each of the 27 holes of Black Stork, A PGA Golf Course, from the hotel restaurant and lobby bar, when sitting on the sunny terraces of the hotel but also from the wellness center.