IMG adds Bulgarian resort to portfolio

IMG, a global leader in the design, development, marketing and management of golf courses, announced it would provide pre-opening, management and marketing services to a new golf resort near Sofia, Bulgaria. The company also added a Thai course to its network of courses.

The course near Sofia, Okol Lake Park, will open in 2022. It features a golf course designed by European Golf Design, a 149-room hotel, luxury spa, and residential opportunities. 

“Okol Lake Park will be a stand-out development for both Bulgaria and beyond, not only offering a truly world class golfing experience but also acting as a standard bearer for healthy, active living with championship golf at its core,” said Russell Hannah, Senior Director of Golf at IMG. 

The golf course is the centerpiece of the resort and with panoramic views of the Iskar Reservoir and surrounding countryside. Capable of hosting major international tournaments, the course will be carefully developed and managed, ensuring that it has a positive impact on both the natural beauty and resources of the land, as well as the local communities that surround.  

The golf facilities are further complemented by extensive practice facilities and a state-of-the-art golf academy featuring IMG Performance Studios that offer the latest in swing analysis and custom-fit technology for all abilities. 

Thai Country Club joined the IMG Prestige global network. Located near Bangkok, it is regularly ranked as one of the top clubs in Asia and has hosted numerous international events over the last few years.

IMG Prestige is a global network of more than 200 golf courses located across 34 countries. 


“We’re extremely proud to welcome Thai Country Club to IMG Prestige,” said Paul Burley, Senior Vice President, IMG Golf Course Services. “The golf course has been tested by some of the best players in the world and the club’s hospitality is one of the best in the region.”



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