From 10th to 12th July, BlackSeaRama Golf & Villas in Bulgaria will play host to the 11th edition of its popular Pro-Am that will see up to of 30 teams compete over the courses BlackSeaRama Golf & Villas, Thracian Cliffs, and Lighthouse Golf Resort, with a professional prize fund of €30,000*.
BlackSeaRama Golf & Villas
Situated on a 300 meters cliff at the Bulgarian Black Sea coast, with breath-taking views of the Black sea, BlackSeaRama is located some 55 km north of Varna International Airport - only one and a half hours flight from Vienna and Prague or Europe's center.
Next to Blacksearama is located the course of Ian Woosnam - "Lighthouse", and just another five-minute drive away is the "Thracian cliffs" - a new 18 - hole Gary Player course with an incredible design right by the sea coast.
The latest destination for golf in Europe? Definitely yes! By that with a unique 36 signature Gary Player holes.
- Cape Kaliakra
- 7 km from the ancient city of Balchik
- 45 min from Varna airport
- 1 h 30 min flight from Vienna and Prague
- 4 hours drive from Bucharest,Romania
- Close to three of the most famous sea resorts in Bulgaria - St. Constantine and Elena(40km), Golden Sands(30km), and Albena(20km)
- Kilometers of sandy beaches in closest proximity
BlackSeaRama Golf & Villas
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BlackSeaRama Golf & Villas
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 cliff-top links golf course is created, with intimacy at very each of the fairways and with greens, often exceeding the regular sizes. The whole design is fulfilled with respect towards the player, as it gives him/her a maximum of chance for a good round at a high-class golf course, where the wind – as it is usual when close to the sea – is often a significant factor.
This award-winning course – Best new golf course in the world for 2009 (in the international category of the Golf Inc. magazine contest) is destined to be explored and to reveal the wonders of the game.
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Thracian Cliffs Golf & Beach Resort
Framed by rugged coastal cliffs and the vast blue of the Black Sea, the 18-hole Gary Player designed Signature course at Thracian Cliffs is one of the most dramatic golf courses on earth.
Located on the Marina Village circle the Club House offers golfers a comfortable place to meet, have a casual meal or drink as they begin their adventure on the course and as they return to reminisce of the highlights of the day.
The full service Pro Shop is located adjacent to the Club House with a wide range of golf clothing, equipment and golf balls – something every golfer should have plenty of in their bag for this spectacular course.
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Lighthouse Golf & Spa Resort
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.
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There is no Pro-Am package fee for each participating professional bringing a team of three amateurs, and amateur packages start at €990 (special rates available for BSR Members and Homeowners), and include:
- 5 night accommodation
- Airport transfers Varna -BlackSeaRama-Varna* **
- Every day lavish Buffet Breakfast
- Coffee, tea and limited Mini-bar in the villa
- 1 practice round @ BlackSeaRama
- 3 tournament rounds @ BlackSeaRama, Lighthouse and Thracian Cliffs (transfers included)
- 3 Halfways
- Opening Cocktail
- 2 Thematic Dinners
- Gala Dinner
- Free use of Fitness Center, Infrared and Finnish Sauna, Jacuzzi, Billiard, Table Tennis, Pools, Steam Bath and Relax zone, Wi-Fi Internet
- Access to all functions and activities during the Pro-Am week
- And much more…
Deadline for entries is June 30th 2019 or until subscription of 30 teams.
*No flights included
** Amateurs to cover flight expenses of Pros
MONDAY, JULY 08
– Registration Day at BlackSeaRama Golf & Villas. Free Evening.
TUESDAY, JULY 09
– Registration Day at BlackSeaRama Golf & Villas. Practice Day аt BlackSeaRama Golf Course. Free use of Driving Range with Practice Balls. Opening Ceremony and Cocktail at Bell Tower Pool, BlackSeaRama Golf & Villas
WEDNESDAY, JULY 10
– Round 01 at Lighthouse Golf Course Morning and Evening Transfer, Halfway Snack, Limited Use of Driving Range, Thematic Dinner
THURSDAY, JULY 11
– Round 02 at Thracian Cliffs Golf Course Morning and Evening Transfer, Halfway Snack, Limited Use of Driving Range, Thematic Dinner
FRIDAY, JULY 12
– Round 03 at BlackSeaRama Golf Course Driving Range, Halfway Snack, Prize giving ceremony at BlackSeaRama Amphitheater, Lucky Celebration at Eventum Hall, BlackSeaRama Golf & Villas
SATURDAY, JULY 13
2. Tournament Itinerary
3. Registrations and Competitor Briefing
4. Conditions of Play
8. Recording of Scores
9. Rulings & Doubt as to Procedure
10. Distance Measuring Devices
11. Slow Play
12. Bad Weather / Play Foreshortened or Cancelled
13. Dress Regulations
14. Catering – On Course Refreshments
15. Exchange Rate
16. Officials and Contacts
The “11th BlackSeaRama Vivacom Pro-Am” is open to all PGA Members and trainees as recognised by their respective National PGA. A limited number of exemptions may be considered provided that the Professional is a member in good standing of an organisation that is considered a Professional Member of the International Golf Federation. Any doubts as to eligibility will be decided by the Confederation of Professional Golf Board of Directors whose decision will be final.
Amateur participants must be in possession of a valid handicap certificate.
Monday 8th July
Arrival and Registration Day at BlackSeaRama Golf & Villas
Tuesday 9th July
Registration Day & Official Practice Day at BlackSeaRama Golf Course Opening Ceremony and Welcome Buffet Dinner at Club House Bistro
Wednesday 10th July
Round 1 – Lighthouse Golf & Spa Resort
Thursday 11th July
Round 2 – Thracian Cliffs Golf & Beach Resort
Friday 12th July
Round 3 – BlackSeaRama Golf Course
All players are requested to register at the Championship Office located in the BlackSeaRama clubhouse to the right hand side of the reception desk. This must be done in person before 12.00hrs on Tuesday 9th July, or by telephone using the Tournament Administration Telephone number: +44 (0) 7809 338919.
All amateur competitors MUST confirm their current handicap upon registration and MUST bring an updated handicap certificate.
It is the Professional’s responsibility to ensure that the Confederation of Professional Golf Desk is made aware of their amateurs’ exact handicaps as well as the system that their handicap uses and MUST provide a current handicap certificate. Failure to do so will result in the amateur playing off scratch.
Participants agree that their personal data may be given to third parties for reasons related to timing, results’ ranking and announcement on the internet. Personal data of the participants required during the registration procedure are stored and will be used for purposes only related to the staging of the event. By submitting an entry form, each participant consents to the storing of his/her personal data and its use for the purposes of the event.
Participants consent to the use of their image during the event by the organizers, sponsors, or other partners of the event for promotional purposes, with no right to claim full or partial compensation for that reason.
The event shall be played under The R&A Rules of Golf, the Tournament Regulations of the Confederation of Professional Golf, the 2019 Confederation of Professional Golf Conditions of Competition and the local rules for the Thracian Cliffs, BlackSeaRama and Lighthouse Golf Courses, as determined by the Confederation of Professional Golf Tournament Manager.
Up to 33 teams (consisting of 1 Professional and 3 Amateurs) will compete over 54 holes stableford with the best two scores from the team of four to count on each hole.
The professionals will play a 54-hole individual strokeplay event.
The handicap limit is 28 for men and 36 ladies with a 3⁄4 sloped handicap allowance in the Pro-Am.
Amateurs are required to provide their exact handicap at the time of entry and will be asked to confirm their handicap at the registration desk of the event. Any amendments MUST be notified by 12.00hrs on Tuesday 9th July.
NOTE: All prizewinners will be required to provide current proof of handicap before their team is presented with their prizes.
The EGA slope system will apply to the tournament and each amateur will play from the applicable handicap.
NOTE: It is the professional’s responsibility to ensure that the amateurs provide proof of their exact handicap at registration.
Any disputes regarding the interpretation of these Conditions of Competition will be settled by the Confederation of Professional Golf in consultation with BlackSeaRama and will be binding.
Prizes will be awarded to the top-3 overall Pro-Am teams. In the case of a tie on completion of the 3 rounds in the Team competition, a Card play-off will take place based on the FINAL round scores.
In the case of a tie in the Professional Individual Tournament, a hole-by-hole play off will take place until a winner is determined.
The starting times for Round 1 and 2 of the Pro-Am tournament will be published on the noticeboards in the BlackSeaRama clubhouse (reception and Tournament Office) and sent by email by 14.00hrs on Tuesday 9th July. The starting times for Round 3 will be published on the noticeboards in the BlackSeaRama clubhouse and sent by email following completion of Round 2. The order of play will be based on strict professional score order.
All competitors are required to arrive at their starting tee 10 minutes prior to their start time. This is to allow the starter to provide pin positions, local rules and additional information to each player. This also ensures that all team members are present and able to start on time.
Please be aware that it takes 5-10 minutes to walk from the clubhouse to the first tee.
Male Professionals will play from the black tees;
Female Professionals will play from the yellow tees;
Male Amateurs will play from the yellow tees;
Female Amateurs will play from the red tees.
NOTE: Female Professionals will play from a course that is not shorter than 10-14% shorter than the total course yardage of the course played by the male Professionals. The Tournament Manager will vary the tees as necessary to ensure the fairness of the holes and the event.
Buggies will be provided to ALL competitors for the round at Thracian Cliffs and ALL competitors (Amateurs and Professionals) can ride in them for this round.
Professionals will NOT be allowed to ride in buggies during the rounds at BlackSeaRama and Lighthouse.
Buggies are available to Amateurs for the rounds at Lighthouse and at BlackSeaRama, however these are AT THE PLAYER’S COST and are on a first come first served basis.
All scorecards must be returned by the Professional to the recording desk situated within the Tournament Office immediately following play.
There will be a Confederation of Professional Golf Rules Official available to deal with any rulings.
If, however, there is no Rules Official present, the player may invoke Rule 20.1c(3) (two ball rule). The player must nominate the ball with which he/she wants to score, should the rules permit, and report the facts to a Confederation of Professional Golf Official immediately at the conclusion of play. Failure to do so will result in disqualification.
All competitors will be permitted to use distance-measuring devices provided they measure distance only. If a player has any doubt as to whether a device is conforming they should seek the advice of a Confederation of Professional Golf official.
For everyone’s enjoyment we ask for each team to “keep up with the team in front, and not in front of the team behind”. If a player is not going to score on a hole, he/she is requested to please “pick up”. A Pace of Play will be enforced on the courses.
It will be the professional’s responsibility to ensure that the team’s pace of play adheres to the guidelines of the Chief Referee.
In the event of bad weather and an overall result not being possible, the overall result will be decided over completed rounds.
All players should make themselves aware of the Suspension of Play Policy, which can be found on the Confederation of Professional Golf Hard Card – Section A11. In all instances when there is a threat of lightning the player should put their own safety first and seek shelter as soon as possible.
In the event of unforeseen circumstances any decision shall be made by the Confederation of Professional Golf and, in consultation with BlackSeaRama, be binding.
Normal Golf clothing is to be worn at Thracian Cliffs, BlackSeaRama Golf Club and Lighthouse Golf Club during the tournament or the equivalent after golf.
Professionals are permitted to wear shorts throughout the practice and tournament rounds.
Dress code will be indicated for each advertised function.
Tournament Manager – Emilio Dellanzo
Chief Referee – Michael Jon
+44(0) 7809 338919
Tournament Administration Telephone number
+44(0) 7809 338919
BlackSeaRama Reception Internal
BlackSeaRama Reception (Mobile)
+359 884 004 071
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BlackSeaRama Pro Shop (Mobile)
+359 889 901 957