OKOL Lake Park’s Chief Golf Architect, Robin Hiseman, on a new visit

After loosening of covid measures in the UK, the golf course's chief architect, Robin Hiseman, visited OKOL Lake Park again. His guidance and artistic vision in modeling the golf course are extremely ...

Our partners from Accor visited OKOL Lake Park again

Mrs Sabina Bartyzel, the new SVP Operations Accor Eastern Europe, visited OKOL Lake Park for the first time to see the progress of the hotel and to discuss the forthcoming preparations for its ...

OKOL Lake Park received a Priority Investment Project Certificate from the Ministry of Economy

The Council of Minister approved a draft Memorandum of Understanding between the Bulgarian government and Golf OKOL Ltd. for the realization of a priority investment project OKOL Lake Park. ...

Additional security and protection by building a private bunker is now available in OKOL Lake Park

The Custom houses in OKOL Lake Park give you the opportunity to build your dream home. [...] ...

OKOL Lake Park’s Chief Golf Architect, Robin Hiseman, on a second visit

The Chief Golf Architect, Robin Hiseman, visited Bulgaria again to check the progress of the golf course and to discuss the next steps with the technical team. [...] ...

Robin Hiseman, OKOL Lake Park’s Golf Architect, visited the construction site in Bulgaria for the first time since the Ground-breaking event, which took place in August

In an exclusive interview he talks about his vision for the European Golf Design championship course, describing it as “a place, that value the surrounding environment”. [...] ...



The home is more than just four walls and OKOL Lake Park is the proof. The symbiosis of nature, modern urbanism and open spaces fills the spirit with a sense of freedom and belonging that goes far beyond the boundaries of your home.



With many opportunities for outdoor recreation, OKOL Lake Park is a place for the dynamic individual and their family. The aspiration behind the design of the project is to provide a variety of opportunities for a healthy lifestyle and relaxation. In addition to the golf course, OKOL Lake Park has a linear park with several theme areas, a ‘Home of Cycling’ Sports and Adventure Center, an attraction farm, swimming pools, restaurants and recreational facilities in close proximity to Rila and Vitosha mountains and the Iskar Lake.



OKOL Lake Park is also a modern working environment which brings together talented and daring individuals looking for new horizons in their creative endeavors, professional development or business.



Creating something new and extraordinary – a place for people who value their living environment

OKOL Lake Park is inspired by the beauty of the Bulgarian nature and the aspirations for a healthier lifestyle. The project’s concept is to create an alternative to the urban environment, the same conveniences you can find in the big cities, but in a place very close to nature.

OKOL Lake Park is a large-scale project that incorporates a golf course capable of hosting international tournaments & events, a five-star hotel, green zones and residential areas offering family and holiday homes. Surrounded by wide-open spaces, the location stands out by its picturesque surroundings and spectacular views of the mountains and the Iskar Lake.



One of the key elements of the development will be the five-star Pullman OKOL Golf Resort & Spa Hotel, managed by Accor – a global leader in the hospitality industry and the biggest hotel operator in Europe.

Pullman is one of Accor’s premium brands and a place where modern & stylish guests can enjoy. The 5-star hotel at OKOL Lake Park will offer 149 rooms and 40 Pullman Living branded residences along with a 4 900 m2 of luxury roof-top SPA with interior and exterior pools.

With its innovative fitness facilities, luxurious SPA centre and world-class ‘food & beverage’ concept, the hotel will offer an exclusive experience and premium service to each guest.

The Pullman OKOL Golf Resort & Spa Hotel will also feature a state-of-the-art conference and events centre which will deliver comprehensive businesses solutions, tailored to the specific needs of all type of guests.



The golf course will be located right in the centre of the development, around 1,000 meters above the sea level and offering stunning views of Iskar Lake, the largest in Bulgaria, and the distant Rila Mountains & the famous Borovets ski resort.

Designed by European Golf Design, the Par 72 championship course will measure 7,000 yards and will be capable of hosting major international tournaments and events. OKOL’s golf course will set new standards for golf not only in Bulgaria but in the whole Balkan region.

The golf course is further complemented by extensive practice facilities and a state-of-the-art golf academy featuring IMG Performance Studios that will offer the latest in swing analysis and custom-fit technology for all abilities. With a focus on finding and nurturing local talent, the academy will be committed to developing golf in the country and ensuring that the club remains open and accessible to all and becomes an integral part of the community life.

Designed by one of EGD’s leading architects Robin Hiseman, the course will aim to become the first in Bulgaria to achieve the GEO accreditation, further emphasizing OKOL’s commitment to keep and enhance the nature surrounding the whole development.

A true alpine meadow, OKOL’s golf course is strewn with many impressive granitic tors throughout the layout. The architect has designed the course in a way that a minimal amount of earth has to be moved.

OKOL’s relationship with IMG ensures that we not only operate to the highest international standards and offer world-class facilities, but also allows us to leverage their international profile and expertise to ensure the club receives the global recognition it deserves.

OKOL is also part of IMG Prestige, an elite global reciprocal program featuring a network of more than 200 premier golf properties and partners which have a close association with IMG.

Members are entitled to the preferred access, special rates, benefit and privileges offered by all other participating clubs, from the dramatic cliff-top Farm at Cape Kidnappers, New Zealand to the sunny Dubai, where you can play the Faldo course at Emirates Golf Club.



OKOL Lake Park is a place for active living and recreation which offers you a different way to live a contemporary urban lifestyle. Living there, you will have the freedom to create a home closer to nature, without having to sacrifice the comforts of the modern world.

At OKOL Lake Park you are free to choose. Whether you want to spend your free time connected to nature, focused in your work, or spending time your family, OKOL Lake Park is the ideal place for you!

Developed to accommodate dynamic families, OKOL Lake Part will also offer a school, kindergarten, a dedicated business area and additional facilities, especially designed for sports, leisure and entertainment activities.

The residential area is surrounded by nature and was designed in a way that allows all residents and guests to enjoy beautiful panoramic views of both the Iskar Lake and the Rila mountain.


The Perfect Location

Defined by open spaces, fresh air and unforgettable views, OKOL Lake Park is located in a privileged setting, bordered by nature. This premium golf & residential community is located at an altitude of 1,000 meters above sea level, in the eastern side of the Plana mountain. Situated on a vast plateau, OKOL Lake Park offers scenic views of the Iskar Lake and Rila, Plana and Vitosha mountains.

The microclimate is characterized by a distinct combination of light winds, high number of sunny days, cool summer and mild winter. The project location was strategically chosen, taking into account the area’s exceptional natural beauty and the easy access from Sofia and the Borovets resort.

OKOL Lake Park is located on the outskirts of the Gorni OKOL village in Samokov, on a magnificent hilltop ridgeline, at about 30 km from the country’s capital and 25 km from Borovets ski resort.


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