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to­gether with the Karlovy Vary Fenc­ing Club, the Pupp fam­ily was the founder of the first golf course in Karlovy Vary – Bře­zová in 1904. Apart from Ger­man and Rus­sian vis­i­tors, more and more An­glo-Saxon peo­ple came to Karlovy Vary in the late 19th cen­tury. They were at­tracted by its cu­ra­tive springs and so­cial life. They took the cus­toms and tra­di­tions of their na­tive coun­try with them in­clud­ing the de­sire for play­ing golf. The first hired coach that taught vis­i­tors to play golf on the grounds of the Grand­ho­tel Pupp was a M. W. Brown from Bri­tain. Plans for the con­struc­tion of a golf course ap­peared in the press in the year 1903 and it was just Karlovy Vary where the very first golf club on the ter­ri­tory of Bo­hemia was built a year later - the In­ter­na­tionaler Sport Club Carlsbad. In 1905 a nine-hole golf course called Kais­er­park was built in the val­ley of the Te­plá River. In those days a part of the grounds be­longed to the town and a part was owned by the Grand­ho­tel Pupp, which sup­ported the club con­sid­er­ably. The open­ing of the golf course was a huge suc­cess. Soon it got the at­tribute of one of the most beau­ti­ful golf cour­ses in the Aus­trian-Hungarian monar­chy. Other places where golf was played in the monar­chy in those days were Vi­enna, Bu­dapest, Mar­ián­ské Lázně and Fran­tiškovy Lázně, how­ever, it was Karlovy Vary where am­a­teur cham­pi­onships of Aus­tria were played – be­cause of the at­mos­phere of the lo­cal golf course. In the 1920s a small change in the name was car­ried out and Kais­er­park was re­named Geysir­park. The golf course was al­ready so over­crowded with golfers that protective nets had to be put round it be­cause of strokes. In 1928 a suit­able place for a new 18-hole golf course started to be searched in Karlovy Vary. It was built in Olšová Vrata from the plans of the French ar­chi­tect Con­stantin Noskowski. The open­ing took place on the 30th June 1935. Thou­sands of golfers from the whole world visit the Golf Re­sort in Olšová Vrata ev­ery year. In 1997 an ar­chi­tec­turally unique clu­b­room and a restau­rant were built. The Golf Restau­rant is run by the Grand­ho­tel Pupp. The best re­sult of the golf course Golf Re­sort Karlovy Vary PAR 72: 64 strokes - Tim Gornik from Slove­nia dur­ing the tour­na­ment In­ter­na­tional Am­a­teur Cham­pi­onship in 2013

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