The Hungarian Guide - Investing and retiring in Hungary

  • A stunning capital with unique setting A stunning capital with unique setting
  • walking and birdwatching paradise walking and birdwatching paradise
  • undisturbed nature rich in rare species undisturbed nature rich in rare species
  • enjoy the 144 mile lakeside cycle track enjoy the 144 mile lakeside cycle track
  • Teeming with History Teeming with History
  • over 300 Thermal Health Spas and warm lakes over 300 Thermal Health Spas and warm lakes
  • picturesque lakes with Carp weighing over 100 lb picturesque lakes with Carp weighing over 100 lb
  • Feast on delicious sunripened local fruit Feast on delicious sunripened local fruit
  • Lake Balaton gets as warm as the Caribbean in the summer Lake Balaton gets as warm as the Caribbean in the summer
  • Tranquil Lake Balaton Tranquil Lake Balaton
  • Lush rolling hills of western Hungary Lush rolling hills of western Hungary
  • buy a thatched cottage for under £30 000.. buy a thatched cottage for under £30 000..
  • horsemen and nature lovers paradise horsemen and nature lovers paradise
  • Europe's second largest freshwater lake Europe's second largest freshwater lake
  • A paradise for watersport enthusiasts A paradise for watersport enthusiasts
  • Tihany peninsula- a pearl of history and nature Tihany peninsula- a pearl of history and nature

Golf

royal balaton golf

Golf was rarely played at all in the communist era and even since 1989 the sport is still more popular amongst tourists. As at the end of 2011 there were 15 golf courses in Hungary. No doubt more golf courses will be built in the near future. In the Lake Balaton area there are two brand new golf courses with a round of golf likely to cost approx. £50 / €60 which for Hungarian standards is expensive.

The new 18 hole golf course at Royal Balaton Golf & Yacht Club boasts some fantastic views over Lake Balaton and can be found in the beautiful village of Balatonudvari near Tihany. The Club opened its 18-hole championship course in October 2008. The Imperial Balaton Golf course near Keszthely opened a driving range and an 18 hole course in September 2009.