Theodora Golf Club, a modern golf resort, is opening in Teleac, in Ciugud commune, in central Romania’s Alba county.
The opening of the resort entailed a EUR 15 million investment made by Romanian entrepreneur Ioan Popa, also the owner of poultry producer Transavia.
It is located at a 10-minute drive from Alba Iulia. The airports of Cluj-Napoca and Sibiu are at a one- to two- hours drive.
The golf course will be open to players starting with the spring of 2018.
The golf club took two years to build and has a 56 hectares surface, covering 18 courses totaling 6,518 meters. It has the largest golf course in the country, and the longest one in Europe – Par 6 category, at 735 meters, the owners said. It has four Par 3 tracks, ten Par 4 tracks, three Par 5 tracks, and one Par 6 track.
The resort encompassing the club covers a surface of over 62 hectares. It includes 14 villas for accommodation purposes, five private villas, one conference hall, an open-air pool and the club’s administrative building, which comes with an indoor driving-range, a shop, lockers, a restaurant and a lounge-bar. The 14 villas have a total of 82 four-star double rooms, which can be booked starting October 15. The restaurant can seat 160 people inside and 100 on the terrace, while the conference room has a seat capacity of 70.
The golf resort in Teleac aims to help the development of golf in the country and those interested will be able to take lessons here. A golf academy for children is also planned.
“We are very happy to announce the launch of Theodora Golf Club, a project with a long-term vision, born out of a passion for golf, a sport I’ve been practicing for over 10 years. The complex aims to become a destination on the map of Romanian tourism and to help the tourist potential of the area, both at a national and international level, because of its excellent position, right at the heart of the country,” Ioan Popa, the president of Theodora Golf Club, explained.
Romania has few golf courses, which is why many Romanian golfers prefer to go to Bulgaria to play golf at the resorts near Balchik. An indoor golf simulator opened in Bucharest this year.