Slovenia, an upcoming tourist destination, is well known for its gorgeous Lake Bled and Triglav National Park. But very few people know that Slovenia is also a fantastic golfing destination with 18 golf courses.
In 2015 the country received the IAGTO award for Undiscovered Gold Destination of the Year.
And it’s not just the golfing that attracts people – visitors can relax in great Slovenian spas, take a city tour or enjoy the local culinary delights. Everything is near and easy to visit since Slovenia is a tiny country.
The golf courses in Slovenia are situated among vineyards and rolling hills, underneath alpine peaks and next to gorgeous waters. And they are beautiful. Here is a list of 8 best golf courses in Slovenia.
BRDO Golf Course
Located near the town of Kranj, next to the BRDO Castle complex, this course is ideal for golf beginners to learn the basics of golf and familiarise themselves with the game’s foundations. The course is more of a tourist center as it houses the golf course, accommodation, wellness services, restaurants, and offers horse riding as well.
Royal Golf Bled
This is the oldest and the largest of all the golf courses in Slovenia and dates back to 1937. The course is located close to one of the top tourist attractions in Slovenia, Lake Bled. Dramatic mountains and lovely valleys of Alps surround the golf course, providing pleasurable views. It has a perfectly manicured surfaces and consists of an 18-hole King’s course and a 9-hole Lake course. The Royal Gold Bled is considered to be one of the best golf destinations in Europe.
Golf Otočec Castle
This golf course is located close to the scenic river Krka. It is one of the longest golf courses in the country, famous for its spectacular views of the surrounding landscape. A brilliant design combining the best natural elements is the work of a renowned golf course designer, Peter Skofic.
After a good game, you can relax at the picturesque Otočec castle and enjoy a sumptuous meal at the castle’s restaurant.
Golf Course Livada
This golf course is situated in Moravske Toplice, a is home to Slovenia’s largest thermal resort and is a well-known spa destination. Golf Course Livada is an 18-hole course best known for its smooth surfaces and the longest fairway Slovenia. The course is suitable for beginners and experienced golfers alike.
Bovec Golf Course
This beautiful course is located near the borders of Slovenia, Austria, and Italy under the Mount Kanin. The 9-hole course was one of the filming locations for a Hollywood movie, The Chronicles of Narnia, as it boasts of breath-taking views of the surrounding mountains! The meticulously designed golf course is suitable for beginners and experienced golfers.
The Ptuj golf course has won the title of the most beautiful golf course in Slovenia several times. The beautiful 18-hole golf course is suitable for players of every skill and is known for its numerous water hazards. It offers a view of the majestic Ptuj Castle.
Golf Course Zlati
Imagine playing in a course surrounded by beautiful vineyards and with a spectacular stream running through it – well, that’s Golf Course Zlati, located in Slovenske Konjice, one of the oldest towns of Slovenia. The golf course has 9 holes and a total length of 2500 m.
Golf Course Arboretum Ljubljana
Golf Course Arboretum Ljubljana is one of the most famous golf courses in Slovenia. The 18-hole golf course has a diverse range of challenges – some for beginners and others for advanced players.