The pristine nature of Slovenia makes it an attractive landscape for playing golf. Though it is very popular among locals, golf is also an important part of the tourist industry and is attracting more and more foreign players every day. Overall there are 18 golf courses in Slovenia and Culture Trip has selected six of the best.
Royal Golf Bled
Royal Golf Bled is the oldest and the largest golf course in Slovenia. The first round of golf was played on this beautiful golf course in 1937. Located close to the Slovenia’s crown jewel of tourist attractions, Lake Bled, this golf course has been a popular destination for local and foreign golfers. Royal Golf Bled was reopened in August 2017, after a two-year renovation process, and is now considered one of the best golf courses in Europe.
Golf Otočec Castle
Located by the Krka river, Golf Otočec Castle is one of the longest golf courses in the country. The outstanding design of the course is a product of the collaboration between Howard Swan, a world-renowned golf course designer, and Slovenian designer Peter Škofic. After a round of golf, players can relax at the nearby Otočec Castle, where they can indulge in the culinary delights of the castle’s restaurant.
Golf Course Arboretum Ljubljana
It is only a short ride from Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital, to get to the Arboretum Ljubljana Golf Course. Since 1998, players have enjoyed rounds of golf on this course from March until mid-November. The fact that Arboretum Ljubljana is considered one of the most versatile golf courses, and that it offers stunning views of the Julian Alps, are the main reasons why this 18 hole golf course is one of the most popular in Slovenia.
Lipica golf course is located just a short walk from the world famous Lipica Stud Farm. The course was designed by Donald Harradine and was opened to players in 1989. The Lipica course features nine holes, a driving range, two practice greens and has been a favorite of local and visiting players since its inception. As a result of the mild climate, golfers can enjoy a round of golf and the stunning views of the karst landscape throughout the year.
Located next in the northeast part of the country, golf klub Ptuj is named after the oldest Slovenian town and is well recognized among Slovenian and visiting players. Despite being primarily known for its large number of water hazards, this 18-hole golf course is suitable for players of all levels. While playing, golfers are surrounded by colorful wildlife, and a myriad of birds distinctive to the area.
Golf Course Livada
Located by the thermal spring town Moravske Toplice, Golf Course Livada offers gorgeous views of the idyllic Prekmurje landscapes. This 18-hole golf course is known for its smooth terrain, wide open fairways, water and other natural hazards, as well as the longest hole in Slovenia. Golf Course Livada is also an excellent choice for those players who wish to relax after a round of golf. The nearby Terme 3000 offers spa treatments based on the healing powers of the thermal springs located in the area.