July opening for Polish course


Sean Dudley

Modry Las Golf Club in the Polish town of Choszczno will officially open on 4 July in a ceremony involving Miroslaw Drzewiecki, the Polish minister of sport, and Gary Player, whose firm designed the course.

Player described Modry Las as: “A classy golf course carved in a beautiful, natural landscape with mature pine forests, spring fed lakes and fields of wildflowers – just an incredible setting.” The course has already hosted tournaments on the Polish PGA Tour. 

Close to the German border, Modry Las is a 45 minute drive from the Baltic port city of Szczecin and just a few hours from Berlin. Visitors from Scandinavian countries will be able to reach the club via ferry services across the Baltic Sea: the owners hope the milder climate and consequent longer season will attract such visitors to Modry Las.

The region, which is characterized by rolling countryside, virgin forests and lakes is historically a popular summer resort area which offers leisure activities such as kayaking, sculling and other water sports, as well as fishing, horse riding, walking and biking trails and hunting. There are presently 18 golf courses in Poland and several under construction. Completion of the golf course is the first step in the development of the planned Modry Las Golf Resort, with 200 single home lots.