Established in 2004 the Bulgarian Amateur Open has continued to grow in popularity every year. For the serious player looking to earn WARG (world amateur ranking points) from the Championship and the Mid/Am, to the Seniors, Legends & Plate championship (Stableford) we offer competitions at all levels.

Welcome to Bulgaria

The Bulgarian Amateur Open Championship is held with the support of the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Bulgaria

Visit Bulgaria to discover even more:

  • Great WInter Activites

    Whether you prefer ski touring, snowshoeing or winter mountaineering, in Bulgaria you will enjoy a fantastic adventure in the snowy summits and dramatic ridges of the mountain ranges
  • Culture and History

    Bulgaria is rated 3rd in Europe for its quantity of important cultural historical monuments. It is a destination with numerous important historical sites, from the dawn of European civilization to modern times
  • Bulgarian Hospitality

    A proper adventurer needs proper rest and in Bulgaria you'll definitely enjoy the hospitality of the local people where you're guaranteed a warm welcome and great quality service in all kinds of accommodation, from five star hotels to cosy family owned guesthouses
  • Great Food and Wine

    Bulgarian food is fresh and very tasty, famous for its quality vegetables and dairy products and its variety of mild spices. Pork and chicken tend to be the most common forms of meat, though fish and veal dishes are also popular and lamb has a special traditional place in Bulgarian cooking




  • Endless sea view from the height of 200 meters towards the magnificent and extremely diverse bay from Cape Kaliakra to Cape Galata of the Black Sea - this is BlackSeaRama, the first championship signature golf course in Bulgaria - 18 holes, par 72, length of 6648 meters - and the first completed project of Gary Player in Eastern Europe. From a flat terrain, a magnificent classical clifftop links golf course is created, with intimacy at each of the fairways and with greens, often exceeding the regular sizes.

  • Lighthouse Golf Course is designed by the famous ex-Ryder Cup Captain - Ian Woosnam. The championship golf course is of a “links” design. Contributing to the stunning scenery are the outstanding natural landscapes around which Ian Woosnam has created a brilliant selection of holes. The golf course offers an exciting challenge to both professional players and amateurs alike. All of whom are most welcome to test their skills.

  • Stroke play Men up to 9 HCP
  • Stroke play Men Mid-Am up to 9 HCP
  • Stroke play Ladies up to 9 HCP
  • Stroke play Seniors (50+) Hcp up to 9
  • Stableford Legends (60+) Hcp up to 12
  • Stableford Gold Plate Hcp 10-19
  • Stableford Silver Plate Hcp 20-28
  • Stableford Senior Plate (55+) Hcp 13-24
  • Stableford Ladies Plate Hcp 10-28
  • Stableford Junior Plate Hcp 10-28

    As a young developing golf country entering our 17th year of staging this championship we are open to hosting all levels of players to showcase our wonderful golf courses and offer our Bulgarian hospitality within a well-run professional event which has attracted returning players year after year from as far as U.S.A, Mauritius, New Zealand & India.


    BlackSeaRama and Lighthouse Golf & SPA are situated on the cliffs at the Bulgarian Black Sea coast, with breath-taking views of the Black sea. The courses are located 55 km north of Varna International Airport - only one and a half hours flight from Vienna and Prague or Europe's centre. The month of May offers ideal golfing weather around 20 degrees with the courses in excellent condition.



    BG Amateur Open 2020