A short history of the course
The Bechyně golf course is located directly within the Černická obora nature reserve, which was founded by Peter Vok of Rosenberg in 1586, and lies a mere 7 km from the town of Bechyně. A rectangular meadow measuring 500 x 200 meters can be found in the middle of the reserve, where more than twenty, long-standing trees grow. Five of the nine holes are located in the meadow. The mighty broadleaf trees with sturdy crowns play two roles – one to enchant you with their beauty and the other that makes you say, “how am I going to manage to play without hitting one of these trees?” Also, two other special forest holes are included in the course, where any ball hit off the fairway almost always results in a lost or unplayable ball.
The Bechyně golf course is a gem when it comes to blending in with the local landscape. Especially when the sun is setting in the evening, the entire field gives off a sort of aristocratic atmosphere. The yeoman's fortress, where the clubhouse and restaurant are located, and the baroque chateau, which lies near the driving range, also contribute to the atmosphere here. The holes in the centre of the meadow are well arranged and straight, just make sure to watch out for the aforementioned trees and take them into consideration when planning the length of your next stroke. There are also a few unpleasant gutters in the meadow (transverse and lengthwise water barriers), so take care that your golf balls don’t fall into one of them. Plus, the forest holes tend to wind and swerve, meaning you will need to place your shot as accurately as possible. As a whole, the golf course isn’t simple, but even beginners will be able to hit a few good rounds in the centre meadow where playing is great. There aren’t many bunkers located around the small green and there are no fairway bunkers at all. No matter the result of your game, the course's exceptional environment will ensure a pleasant experience every time you play.
Our golf club is primarily proud of the fact that it is the oldest golf club in southern Bohemia. Click HERE to read more about the club’s history.
Course operating hours
In the week of October 19-23, 2020, the aeration of greens associated with sandblasting will take place on the golf course.
For players who will play despite this discomfort, we will provide a discount on the fee of 15% of the valid prices.
The DRIVING RANGE is limited or closed altogether every Wednesday until about 4 p.m.
Please follow the signs for the golf course parking lot. Thank you for your understanding.
The DRIVING RANGE or the practice greens PUTTING and CHIPPING are closed every Friday (not including holidays) to allow space for the golf school trainings. More information can be found at the reception desk.
Reception opening hours
|April and October:||8 a.m. – 7 p.m.|
|May - September:||8 a.m. – 7 p.m.|
|November (weather permitting)||10 a.m. – 5 p.m.|
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Hole no. 1; par 4 (hcp 9, 10) yellow 349, red 318
The holes lead directly from the teeing ground to the meadow, and a spreading oak tree can be seen on the left side of the course, which has often played the target of your strokes. About 50 meters in front of you is a narrow transverse water barrier, and behind there to the right, there is a tree (a linden tree). On the left side there is a lengthwise water barrier, created by a predominately dry, narrow gutter, which surrounds the thick yet low rough. This hole is separated from hole no. 2 by this water barrier. The fairway is straight. The green is medium sized and is protected on its right side by a small flat bunker. Behind the putting green is a low terrain, grass embankment that prevents golf balls from rolling too far from the green.
Hole no. 2; par 4 (hcp 3, 4) yellow 391, red 336
This hole will take you back toward the clubhouse. Once again, the fairway is straight and well-arranged by the surrounding trees. The lengthwise water barrier that separates holes no. 1 and 2 runs along the left side. Several meters of wide, thick rough takes up the space in front of the water barrier on the side of hole no. 2. You will need to drive your shot right between the trees on this hole. The second hole is several tens of meters longer than the first hole. On the left, about 100 meters from the green a small yet longer lake can be found with the water tower ‘“booth'” located behind it. According to the local rules, the ‘“booth’” is marked as an immovable fault. From there, the transverse water barrier continues back across the fairway with the dry bunker mostly covered in grass. Hole no. 2’s green is protected on the left and in the back by a bunker. Behind the bunker at a greater distance there is a thick rough, where lost balls are difficult to find. A fully-grown oak tree can be found left of the green.
Hole no. 3; par 3 (hcp 17, 18) yellow 135, red 129
Hole no. 3 is located on the second half of the golf course, which is why you will have to cross the road to get to this next hole. Here, the teeing ground is elevated. A fence marks the boundaries of the course (out of bounds) on the right side in front of some trees and the road. For safety reasons, teeing off from this hole is forbidden if any kind of transportation vehicle can be seen clearly driving on the road. In front of the teeing ground is a flat surface, mowed down to a very low rough and it is intersected by several fruit trees. The fairway starts around 20 meters behind the trees facing the putting green. A bunker has been placed in front of the actual putting green. More bunkers line the right and left side and block the green in the back. The green is of medium size with a grassy depression and low embankment just before the forest. Along the edge there is a fence adjacent to the forest, which is described in the local rules as course boundaries (out of bounds).
Hole no. 4 – par 4 (hcp 15,16, ) yellow 303, red 275
You’ll follow along the forest route and board path through the meadow to get to your next hole. From the teeing ground of the first ‘forest’ hole you’ll see an adequately wide fairway with a tall, slender oak to the right. There is a fence adjacent to the forest on the right side that marks the course boundaries (out of bounds). This hole bends to the side (left-right dogleg type), but you will still be able to see the medium-sized green. A larger bunker protects the left side. A grassy hillock in front of the putting green acts as a local peculiarity, meaning you’ll need to adjust your shot to make it on the green.
Hole no. 5 – par 5 (hcp 1, 2) yellow 482, red 450
This is another of our ‘forest’ holes. The fairway is relatively uncluttered. A tall, lonesome tree standing right in the middle of the lane acts as a guideline for the direction of play. Both sides of the lane are drawn out by the lengthwise water barrier. The green isn’t in range. The last third of the lane is a nearly right-angled dogleg, but the left side is still sufficiently wide for play. After the bend, the view will open up to the green, which is a bit smaller. Shallow bunkers protect the green from both the left and right sides and even partially from the back. The forest is blocked on the right side by a fence that acts as the course boundaries (out of bounds). The forest on the left is marked by a lengthwise water barrier.
Hole no. 6 – par 3 (hcp 11, 12) yellow 164, red 155
Now, you will take the forest path to return to the smaller meadow behind the clubhouse, where you have already played hole no. 3. The entire meadow is closed off by a fence marking the course boundaries (out of bounds). You can see all the way to the green from the elevated teeing ground. There is a low rough in front of the teeing ground, which is intersected by several fruit trees, and the fairway begins about 3 meters behind them. The green has an elongated shape and is surrounded by shallow bunkers on both sides. The course boundaries (out of bounds) can be found around 10 meters behind the green.
Hole no. 7 – par 5 (hcp 13, 14) yellow 416, red 383
This hole is located back in the large meadow. Along the entire left side of this hole there is a fence that forms the course boundaries (out of bounds). A thick rough with several electric wiring columns is located between the lane and the fence. From the teeing ground you’ll be able to see the fairway without any issues. There are only a few trees on the right side that separate this hole from hole no. 2, and the rough is higher in some places. This hole is intersected by a transverse water barrier that is a continuance from hole no. 2 and the teeing ground is located not far from here. The green is oblong and protected on the right side of the putting green by a bunker. A low, grassy embankment protects the green toward the back. A water barrier runs along the left side and partially protects the green from the front.
Hole no. 8 – par 3 (hcp 5, 6) yellow 143, red 135
This hole’s playing surface extends away from the teeing ground, and the fairway is located just before the green. The other surface is mowed as a semi-rough. There is a tree in the rough along the left side behind which there is a fence marking the course boundaries (out of bounds). The rough is very thick and hard to play on in some areas. The ground is intersected by a transverse water barrier. The elongated green dips toward the teeing ground. There is a smaller bunker to the left of the putting green, a water barrier marks the front-left side, where another bunker can be found just behind it. A larger terrain depression is located behind the putting green, or rather a grassy bunker. Behind the bunker there is a grass embankment. The several trees lining the right side won’t act as a hazard to the player, but golf balls often end up here, usually in a playable position.
Hole no. 9 – par 5 (hcp 7, 8) yellow 443, red 368
The last hole is played along the access road with an alley of chestnuts (the inner side of the tree trunks facing toward the golf course make up the course boundaries (out of bounds) – refer to the local rules, the fence behind the trees may be considered an immobile barrier – relief – refer to the local rules). The local rule regarding not hitting any golf balls when any sort of vehicle is passing on the road also applies on this hole. Once again, the teeing ground is slightly elevated, several lone oak trees stand along the alley, so beware that your shot doesn’t get caught in the treetops. On the right side of the boundary, another large tree between this lane and the lane from hole no. 1 can be found, but the fairway is wide enough for play, meaning your ball will have enough space for a good landing, assuming the shot was straight. Again, a transverse water barrier intersects at about 50 meters from the start of the green and massive trees tower to remarkable heights along both sides. The green is of medium size and is surrounded on three sides by a grassy embankment. There is a bunker between the putting green and the higher embankment in the back.