The only golf resort in Lithuania, Vilnius Grand Resort & Spa, offers golfers one of the best courses in all Baltic countries. It’s located only 20 minutes from downtown Vilnius in a wooded, tranquil area.
Vilnius is rated as one of the most charming cities in the Baltic countries, a vibrant metropolis with an old town that boasts historic buildings, churches, museums, shops, restaurants, bars and bistros.The capital of Lithuania has become a popular destinations for city breaks particularly since Vilnius is served by different airlines from many European airports.
However, to combine a city trip to Vilnius with a golf outing is still considered an insiders’ tip. But this might change soon. The five-star Vilnius Grand Resort & Spa features 184 rooms, two restaurants, a spa and fitness center. The centerpiece of the resort is the V-Club golf course (pictured above). This 18-hole par 72 course can be played from four different tee boxes, measuring between 6312 meters and 5175 meters. Water comes into play on 17 of 18 holes, at least when you veer off course too far.
More courses to play
The Vilnius Grand Resort & Spa cooperates with the European Centre Golf Club and the Capitals Golf Club in the region to offer golf guests diversity. The first is located about 30 minutes away. The club got its name because the Institut Géographique National (French National Geographic Institute) determined in 1989 that the geographic center of Europe is located 26 kilometers north of Vilnius, near the village of Purnuškės.
A monument composed by sculptor Gediminas Jokūbonis consisting of a column of white granite surrounded by a crown of stars, was erected at the location in 2004 and has become a tourist attraction and a popular photo subject. The first tee of the golf course is only a par-5 away from its eponym. Players have to negotiate some elevation changes on this scenic 18-hole course. A creek runs through the course and some holes were built next to a small lake.
The Capitals Golf Club in Pirpiriske was founded in 2005, and is the oldest course in Lithuania. The club got its name because the course is located close to the current capital Vilnius and the former capital cities Kaunas, Kernave and Trakai. Designed by Swede Peter Chamberlain the 18 holes meander through hilly terrain with a few water hazards.
The course is playable for all handicaps. A trip to the Capitals Golf Club can also be combined with some sightseeing. One the biggest tourist attractions of Lithuania, the Trakai Island Castle, is only 20 minutes away from the course.
Read more: Vilnius Grand Resort webpage