Profecional Ricado Jimenez Eliason’s review

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Recently I had the privilege to spend one week in the Lighthouse Golf & Spa Resort in the region of Balchik, Bulgary. Coming from a golf golf destination like Malaga, my expectations were not very high. To my surprise I found that the resort and the 3 golf courses I played on, Lighthouse Golf, Blacksearama and Thracian Cliffs were way above my expectations. The golf courses designed by Ian Woosnam and Gary Player were a great test of golf.
I came to play the Kaliakra Open that is a competition held in the 3 golf courses starting in Lighthouse Golf, followed by Blacksearama and with the great final in Thracian Cliffs. Lighthouse Golf is an Ian Woosnam design that will please any kind of players. It will benefit players that are accurate from the tee with big greens waiting for your approach shots. Bunkers and water hazards are well place and the rough will punish errant shots as it should. Any player from any handicap will have a great time playing Lighthouse Golf. Blacksearama is a  golf course with great design, tight fairways and quick greens. Some of the holes are really tough and demanding and is a real test of golf. Thracian Cliffs is just an incredible experience.  You have to play it at least two times to get the knowledge of the course because you are captive with the amazing scenario you find in each hole. The beautiful colours of Blacksea and the sharpen cliffs makes the scenario difficult to forget. Some of the holes are just awesome. The golf course has a good mix of very demanding holes and birdie holes. Do not forget your cameras!
We stayed at Lighthouse Golf & Spa Resort that is a modern hotel with wide rooms and amazing views to the Blacksea. The Spa and the massages are a must. I had a golf massage and it was fantastic. The food is delicious and the staff very friendly.
The Open Kaliakra is a tournament held in this 3 golf courses. The organization was way above of what I expected. You had your tee times and results send to your emails the day before, we had a drone that was taken videos and pictures of all the players on course, we had a great time with the tricks shots demonstrated by the well known David Edwards, and on the days previous to the final , there was a Match Play competition called Sardarov Cup between the Balkans and the rest of the world were you could see the great atmosphere that reigned the whole week.
The open ceremony was held in Blacksearama Golf Course were the scenario was simply spectacular. In the tournament presentation you could appreciate the great prices that were in play. The presentation was followed by a cocktail were you could start to meet you opponents for the next days. The final ceremony was a spectacular event were all the winners were announced and requested to get to the scenario and pick up their prices. After the prize giving, we were invited to stay and listen to one of the most popular singers in Bulgary , Eva followed by an amazing laser show.
I would like to thank the organizers for a wonderful event were you could see the amount of effort and love put to bring this event to a success. I am completely sure the all the players left Bulgary with the idea of coming back next year. The organization was excellent and way above of what I expected and I highly recommend any player from Europe to go and experience the 3 courses. They will love it.
With my best regards
Ricardo Jimenez

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