Golf was hardly played in the communist era and even since 1989 the sport is still more popular amongst tourists. As at the end of 2011 there were 15 golf courses in Hungary. No doubt more golf courses will be built in the near future.

In the Lake Balaton area there are two brand new golf courses with a round of golf likely to cost approx. £50 which for Hungarian standards is expensive.

The new 18 hole golf course at Royal Balaton Golf & Yacht Club boasts some fantastic views over Lake Balatonand can be found in the beautiful village of Balatonudvari near Tihany. The Club opened its 18-hole championship course in October 2008.

The Imperial Balaton Golf course near Keszthely opened a driving range and an 18 hole course in September 2009.

Golf in Hungary