Šajdíkove Humence, Slovakia
The Penati Golf Resort at Šajdíkove Humence covers over 217 hectares of gorgeous, breathtaking scenery in Slovakia’s Záhorie region situated less than an hour from the nation’s capital, Bratislava. Featuring 36-holes of golf, including the Nicklaus Studio-designed Legend Course which boasts the longest hole in Central Europe – a 712 metre (778 yard) masterpiece that can be played as either a par 5 or 6 – the Legend Course culminates with a challenging short par 4 onto an island green.
The second course at Penati, the Heritage Course, is located amidst breathtaking scenery of pine forests on land interspersed with white sand dunes. The nature-friendly resort has been perfectly integrated into the surrounding natural environment and offers a truly unique golfing experience. Less than an hour from Bratislava and about 90 minutes from Vienna airport (transfers can be arranged by golf concierge) Penati is simply a must play golf destination.
Golfers can enjoy playing along fairways lined with sand dunes that are natural features in this region. The course’s sandy subsoil lets the landscape retain its original character, even after rain, so the area pulsates with golf from early spring through to late autumn. The Legend Course has been built according to plans authored by Nicklaus Design and complies with USGA specifications. The Heritage Course, which was designed by Jonathan Davison and shaped by Mick McShane, follows Scottish traditions and the so-called ‘traditional island design.’
Penati Golf Resort is a regular host of the EGA amateur championships as well as part of professional European Challenge Tour.