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'Special' nine opens at Modry Las

Short course complements the Polish resort’s championship design

Modry Las Golf Club has completed the grand opening of its much-anticipated nine-hole course which is being described as “one the most exciting new courses in Europe”.

In front of Polish dignitaries and invited guests, the ceremonial ribbon was cut on the impressive opening hole, a stunning downhill par-3.

Measuring 613 yards and covering 6.2 acres, Orli Las is a championship course in miniature, with multiple tee options, lush tree-lined fairways and stunning infinity greens. These unique features combine to create a short course layout that can be enjoyed by players of all standards, with only two clubs and in under an hour.

DIAMOND

Set out in an enchanting Polish forest with stunning lakeside views, Orli Las may appear unassuming on paper but it punches well above its weight, as the resort’s director of development Pamela Gromadzki explained. “Orli Las is a diamond of a short course but it is testing,” she said. “It does that rare and wonderful thing of creating options for higher handicappers while setting a stern challenge for more experienced golfers. It is a very beautiful and challenging course - that’s what makes it special.

“Orli Las will enrich what we offer at Modry Las. Visitors from around Europe can already play the award-winning Gary Player designed championship course with its sweeping fairways and deep bunkers, and now they can enjoy the beauty and challenge of Orli Las.”

With the longest hole on the championship course at Modry Las measuring 526 m (575 yards), the newly-opened Orli Las seems diminutive by comparison - the longest hole on the new layout is just 91m (100 yards). But its demure nature is its greatest asset according to the man behind the layout, Theo Geertshuis, the South African course designer.

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