Parnu Bay, Estonia
We’ve not long returned from this new course on the edge of the Baltic Sea and can confidently state that spectacular images like the one adorning this page are not misleading. However, it’s not just Parnu Bay’s coastal location that makes it so special. Invigorating as it is, that might not even be the course’s main attraction. As enjoyable are the firm, tightly-cropped fescue fairways that make striking an iron so pleasing, and the width off the tee that gets everyone in play but offers so much choice and strategy to better players. So, too, are the funky greens that mean the entertainment doesn’t stop until the ball is in the hole.
If you’re thinking ‘it’s a long way to go to play just one course, even if it is great’, we’d counter by revealing Parnu is a famous Baltic holiday destination on account of its pristine white sand beach. So it is very easy to create a terrific long weekend for couples or groups. There’s a second Top 100-class round at Estonian GCC near Tallinn if you wish.