Golf holidays in Istria

New, undiscovered golf courses, warm hospitality, excellent cuisine, fascinating history and culture, that is the magic of Istria. Golf in Istria blended with the unspoilt Adriatic Coast is an ideal golf destination for keen golfers or for those who want to explore and take in a few rounds of golf while on holiday. In addition it can be easily combined with the nearby golf resorts in Slovenia and Italy.

Istria is known as one of the sunniest destination in Europe and best suited for a game of golf and although golf is relatively new Istria it wins more and more golf fans.

Golf in Istria

All year round perfect climate for playing golf, especially when in autumn and winter the weather at home gets cold, wet and grey, You can practice your favourite sports here in the best weather condition at an average winter temperature of 18°. Great golf courses, beautiful scenery and of course wonderful resorts accommodation like hotel Kempinski Adriatic and apartments Skipper in Savudrija provide the perfect setting.

Golf Adriatic

The Adriatic Coast

The Istrian Adriatic coast is quickly becoming one of Europe’s top golf pro destinations according to golf club reviews. The Northern Adriatic is shared between three different countries, Croatia, Italy and Slovenia and is home to some of Europe’s top golf courses. These golf courses are located on the Istrian peninsula.

Istria is a perfect place to play golf for several reasons. Firstly, it boasts a fantastic Mediterranean climate. It is said that golf holidays are ideal in the Adriatic anywhere between March and October, but it really is a place where hassle free golf can be played all year round and there is no wonder so many golf players have already made the trip.

Top golf courses

In terms of golf basics, golfers are spoilt for choice playing golf, with some of the most famous golf courses in their respective countries. One of the top golf courses in the region is golf club Adriatic, located on the Croatian side of the Istrian peninsula, which is a great place to show off your golf swings and your golf shots. The course was designed by Diethard Fahrenleitner and is an 18-hole, par 72 course.

Another crown where golfers can show off their golf style is the Golf club Trieste. Ideal for PGA golf pros and beginners alike, you can be sure to pull out your best golf clubs at this fantastic golf Club. The course is neatly situated in a tranquil oasis between the blue sea and snow-covered Alp peeks, making this golf course a real hit with golfers.

Other golf courses in the area

There are also some other outstanding and challenging golf courses in the area that can be easily combined with golfing in Istria i.e.

  • Golf club Lignano and Golf course Grado, located further north along the Adriatic coast.
  • Golf club Arboretum and Golf course Diners Club Ljubljana, and the Magical Royal King's course Bled in Lake Bled, Slovenia

Travel info

One of the key advantages of Istria in relation to other destinations is its proximity to several international airports which makes it well-connected to all major European destinations on year-round basis.

  • Trieste Airport, Istria, Italy - 1 hour travel time by car to hotel Kempinski Adriatic and 1 hour and 30 minutes to Porec.
  • Pula Airport, Istria, Croatia - 45 minutes travel time by car to Porec and 1 hour and 15 minutes travel time to the Kempinski golf resort..
  • Ljubljana Airport, Ljubljana, Slovenia - 2 hours travel time by car to Hotel Kempinski Adriatic and 2 hours and 30 minutes to Porec
  • Venice Airport, Marco Polo, Italy - 2 hours and 30 minutes travel time by car to hotel Kempinski Adriatic and 3 hours to Porec.

Pino Thomas, Product Manager, Golf Adria, your local golf travel specialist. Tel: Office +385 52 427 117