News: Croatia embraces golf tourism

Wed, 30 May 07

Croatia is looking to expand its golf tourism prospects with the construction of several new courses across the country, according to a new report...

The country currently offers one 18-hole golf course, meaning that its golf market is very underdeveloped in comparison with many of Croatia's EU peers - missing out on revenue in the process.

However, the Croatian state investment promotion agency APIU said that new golf courses will attract more property investors into the region, the Reuters news agency reports.

Slobodan Mikac, APIU's head, commented:

 "As soon as the first courses are built, investors will become much more interested. They will realise Croatia is a country of law and order, where you no longer have to waste years and years before you can start building."

Golf in eastern European countries has been expanding significantly in recent years.

Earlier this month, the Novinite news provider quoted Chris Goodall of Quest Bulgaria magazine as saying that there are now 12 18-hole golf courses in development in Bulgaria, including five signature courses from the like of Ian Woosnam, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player.  

Source: Ready2invest


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