The Czech Republic has the most developed golf scene in Central and Eastern Europe. Newer clubs such as Golf Resort Karlstejn, Golf Park Plzen and Golf Resort Konopiste stack up with their continental peers. Not for nothing has the country been voted Best Undiscovered Golf Destination by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators.
Capital Prague is one of Europe's most beautiful cities and a major tourist destination, rich in historical and architectural wonders that largely survived World War II and 50 years of Nazi and communist rule. Must-see highlights include the Jewish Quarter and cemetery, Charles Bridge, Prague Castle and Old Town Square, and there countless hidden treasures to found exploring the backstreets of the Old Town and Mala Strana neighborhoods. And, of course, Czech beer is famously delicious (and famously cheap). The city has more than 10,000 pubs, many in characterful cellars, selling pivo into the wee hours of the morning.
Brandon Tucker has spent some time playing golf in the Czech Republic and here are some of his best shots.
Golf Resort Karlstejn
Golf Resort Karlstejn, about 40 kilometers west of Prague, is one of the Czech Republic's most acclaimed golf courses.
Charles Bridge in Prague
The must-see Charles Bridge in Prague is best seen early in the morning, when it isn't flooded with tourists.
Dancing House in Prague
The Dancing House, designed by star architects Frank Gehry and Vlado Milunic, is the signature building of post-communist Prague.
Prague Castle looms over the River Vltava and the Charles Bridge.
Prague's National Museum
The National Museum and the statue of St. Wenceslas light up Prague's Wenceslas Square.
Prague's National Theater
Narodni divadlo, the National Theater, hosts opera and ballet in an elegant 19th-century setting.
Golf Park Plzen
Golf Park Plzen, about an hour and a half by train from Prague, plays through beautiful rolling hills.
Golf Park Plzen - lake
The Ejpovice Lake creates a pretty but penal par 3 on the back nine at Golf Park Plzen.
Pilsner Urquell brewery
Tours at the Pilsner Urquell brewery climax with a taste of unfiltered brew in the massive cellar.
Prague is known as the "City of a hundred spires."
Astronomical Clock - Prague's Old Town Square
The Astronomical Clock, with its moving figures striking the hour, draws huge crowds to Prague's Old Town Square.
Tyn Church in Prague
The gothic spires of Tyn Church dominate Prague's Old Town skyline.
Prague TV tower
A nightly light show colors Prague's space-age TV tower.
Prague's Old Jewish Cemetery
More than 100,000 graves are packed into Prague's stunning Old Jewish Cemetery.
Church of the Sacred Heart in the Vinohrady
The circa-1932 Church of the Sacred Heart in the Vinohrady district is one of the city's more unusual houses of worship.