This high quality course has added an extra dimension to golf in Lithuania, and it's quickly become a must-play venue for visitors to the country.
Located 30 minutes by road from the centre of Lithuania's capital, Vilnius, the European Centre Golf Club - so named because it is in the exact centre of Europe according to the French National Institute of Geography - has helped make Lithuania a viable golf destination in its own right.
This 18-hole championship standard course, designed by top Swedish architect Bjorn Eriksson, is blessed with greens and tees built to USGA standards. At over 7,000 yards, the golf course has been designed to test the best, hosting the Lithuanian championships and international tournaments such as 'Audi Quattro Cup'. However, it has been designed to be user-friendly to beginners and experts alike, and while most golfers will need to employ just about every club in their bags to deal with the many water hazards, including Lake Girija, natural ponds, channels and other natural obstacles, it is perfectly suitable for high handicappers to play as well.
The front nine holes are less elevated than the back nine and each hole is surrounded by natural hills, while several holes are located in the dense forest area, making for a varied and interesting round of golf.
There is a dedicated practice ground, driving range and putting greens where professional instruction is available.
The Da Antonio restaurant that offers visitors fresh delicious food, prepared on the spot. In the summertime, an open terrace is set up by the restaurant, where you can enjoy a picturesque view of the golf course and practice areas.