Golf is a precision club and ball sport, in which competing players (or golfers) use many types of clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a golf course using the fewest number of strokes.
It is one of the few ball games that does not require a standardized playing area. Instead, the game is played on golf "courses", each of which features a unique design, although courses typically consist of either nine or 18 holes. Golf is defined, in the rules of golf, as "playing a ball with a club from the teeing ground into the hole by a stroke or successive strokes in accordance with the Rules."
Golf competition is generally played for the lowest number of strokes by an individual, known simply as stroke play, or the lowest score on the most individual holes during a complete round by an individual or team, known as match play.
Being the only 18-hole course in the Baltics during the 90s, Niitvälja as the location-name has become the synonym of golf in Estonia and is called the home of Estonian golf.
Niitvälja golf course was first opened in 1993 with 9 holes and a wide variety of practice facilities. The 18- hole course designed by Swede Ake Persson was opened in 1994. The first course had a mixture of Park-course holes and inland links holes but in 2006 with the help of an English golf architect Peter Chamberline 5 new holes were created, turning the whole course into a pure Park-course. With the added water hazards it can be said that Niitvälja is now defined by testing holes and plenty of beautiful ponds – a true park. The signature hole is a par five running along a water hazard and finishing with island green.
Niitvälja challenges players of different ages and abilities. Although the course cannot boast with big altitude differences, its mildly sloping landscapes, numerous water hazards and fairways lined by dense forest make the play interesting and require a precise playing strategy. The game has to be well planned according to the golfer`s level, otherwise a ball will be sacrificed to the Water Fairy or the undesired additional stroke has to be made. The course makes the game enjoyable thanks to its fully mowed area that makes finding the balls easy.
Niitvälja still boosts the largest number of practice facilities in the region consisting of three putting, two chipping and two pitching greens, 30-place driving range, new driving range area under roof and a nine-hole natural mini-golf course.
Season: The course is open from April to October – please check our web-site contact the caddiemaster.