Interview with the Manager of the Resort Skalica
Czech PGA Tour to stop in Skalica on May.
Twice during 2014 season Czech PGA Tour will visit Slovakia. First stop is the nearest Slovak (we almost can call it Czechoslovak) course in Skalica. The course is not far from the national border, and it can be very interesting challenge for Moravian golfers. During the preparations for the tournament, which takes place on May 10th to 13th, we surveyed the resort 's manager Lucia Školiakova.
CZ1: Why have you decided to join Czech PGA Tour?
Definitely because it is the most prestigeous golf tour within Czech and Slovak republic. In the same time, it is the pefrect marketing for Skalica Golf Resort as well as Skalica City.
CZ1: What is Skalica's best?
Skalica is known for windy weather, and therefore Skalica course is a challenge for players of all categories. And as a bonus course offers the largest training area in the Slovak Republic, a homely atmosphere and service of the most prestigious Golf Academy Skopový.
CZ1: Is there any usual trouble that players have to face here?
Yes, some of players are disturbed with strong wind, that changes the direction and intensity rapidly.
CZ1: How many Czech players play at Skalica? Are you satisfied with the number?
Some 30% are Czechs here. Owing to the fact that our golf course is located in the border region, this number could be better.
CZ: Who designed the Course?
Skalica Golf Course was designed by Austrian designer Hans-Georg Erhardt, who (for example) designed well-known course Fontana.CZ1: Who holds the record of the Course?Record holds golf professional Ian Campbell, who played 65 here, during Hant Trophy 2012 within Czech PGA Tour.
CZ1: Who is the most famous golfer playing in Skalica so far?
Zuzana Kamasová, Slovak, who achieved the greatest success Slovak women's golf , winning the title within the Ladies European Tour in Morocco.
CZ1: The toughest / the easiest hole?
The hardest hole is Nr. 8 - a long par four, with many bunkers in the impact zone and lots of water on the left side, which visually narrows the fairway in very uncomfortable way. Even when a player hits the fairway, he's still a challenged with an approach over water to a narrow green. Par on this hole is a good score.
And easiest? Number 1. The shorter par 4 with a wide fairway, where after the first good drive awaits players short iron into the green.
CZ1: Are there some specials here?
Skalica offers a wide range of activities such as night sightseeing, cruising the Bata Canal, visiting baking demonstrations of Skalica's trdelník, visit of vineyards with wine tasting combined with a varied cultural program. Every golfer whether playing or not playing with us come into his own