As Niitvälja Golf was the only 18-hole golf course in the Baltics during the 1990’s, the name “Niitvälja” has become synonymous with golf in Estonia and is often referred to as the home of Estonian Golf.
Originally laid out by the Swedish architect Ake Persson who chose a mixture of parkland and inland links holes, however alterations were made in 2006 by English golf course architect Peter Chamberline. He added five new holes and turned the whole track into a pure parkland golf course – adding numerous water hazards to give character and provide a real test of golf.
The signature hole is a stunning par-5 which runs along an intimidating water hazard and finishes with a daunting island green. The par-72 track, which measures a total of 6,411 from the back pegs, manages to provide a challenge to golfers of all abilities and although it certainly isn't the most mountainous course, its plentiful water hazards and tree lined fairways make the play individual and interesting – requiring exact shot selection in order to score low.
Niitvälja Golf is also able to boast the best practice facilities in the region – consisting of three putting, two chipping and two pitching greens, 30 bay driving range and a 9-hole pitch and putt track. The clubhouse restaurant, “Hole in One”, serves up some elegantly presented and great tasting food which has received much praise over the years.