Pärnu Bay Golf Links is a links course in the true sense of the word: a coastal stretch of land with sandy soil and fescue grasses – a true test of every golfer’s abilities.
It’s nothing more than a deep, hearty, solid thump. Hardly Mozart, the Beatles or Miles Davis. But to lots of golfers, there is no better sound.
It is heard only when an iron meets the unremittingly firm, low-shaven turf that covers a truly sandy site. And part of the enjoyment and satisfaction is that it is so uncommon.
There are famously few true links courses in the world and I would argue even some of those classified as such don’t always offer this pleasing iron-on-turf crescendo. Heathlands certainly also give us the same pleasing noise – and accompanying sensation – but they are also in a minority.
// Chris Bertram
The course was designed by architect Lassi Pekka Tilander with Mick McShane as the lead shaper, best known as the lead shaper for world-famous St. Andrews Links’ Castle Course and Kingsbarns Golf Links.
The course is the first links course in the Baltic region and features wide fairways and expansive sand areas, as well as multi-leveled greens with bold movement. The par-72 course plays from 4,500 to 6,200 meters.
The course also features par-three course of 5 holes, driving range, putting green, marvelous clubhouse facing the sea with a fully equipped pro shop, saunas and restaurant EAGLE offering local flavors with a Nordic twist.
The Nordic League Tournament Final 2019 was played at the course and it was a magnificent milestone for golf in Estonia.
We did not only show that we have a great tournament course, we also manage to show that Estonia and Pärnu have the ability to become a great contender for more events in the future.
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World Golf Awards has recognised Pärnu Bay Golf Links as Estonia’s Best Golf Course in 2016 and 2017 and 2019.
Taking inspiration from a ball on a tee, the architects have created the ultimate in links course clubhouses. At the top of the highest point on the course, the glass-walled restaurant offers a breathtaking 360-degree view – guests may enjoy the sight of the sea, forest, or golf course, or all three with just a turn of the head.
The panoramic terrace is ideal for refreshing drinks and dining, or for an unparalleled view of the first shots and glorious finishes of any tournament.