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 in Istria is relatively new 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 play your favourite sport 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.

Have you ever played golf in the company of deer, mouflon, rabbits and peacocks? If you are looking for a completely new experience for playing golf, then the Brijuni golf course should definitely be your next destination. On Brijuni golf is played on a unique golf course dating from 1922, which then acquired the flattering title of one of the largest and naturally most beautiful golf courses of that time.

But, what most attracts golfers to Brijuni is the unique setting and atmosphere of this golf course. On the reconstructed 18 holes course of the onetime largest golf course in Europe, you can still experience the enchantment of playing amid untouched nature.

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.

The Istrian Riviera

Where we are

The Adriatic, below the Alps is central Europe’s closest Mediterranean. Istria, this miniature heart-shaped world and the largest peninsula of the Adriatic Sea lies on the 45th parallel emphasizing its idyllic geographical position with perfectly arranged seasons - lush greenery springs, colourful autumns, pleasant summers and mild winters....

Being the most popular tourist destination in Croatia, Istria is often referred to as Croatian Tuscany, a region with a rich cultural and historical legacy, charming towns along the coastline, medieval hilltop villages and towns in the inlands, and numerous opportunities for both a relaxing and active holiday.

Local information

If you are ready to start an active vacation in Istria, here we recommend and share information about some of the most beautiful places in the region. Istria is the largest peninsula on the eastern Adriatic coast and home to beautiful natural landscapes, picturesque ancient towns, charming villages, medieval castles. Choose your favourite time of the year to visit Istria and explore and enjoy interesting variety of cultural events, gourmet delights and sports activities.

Food & Wine

Istria is also famous for its excellent local cuisine: homemade, seasonal and fresh. Particularly excellent are the region’s asparagus, truffles and sole fish, and the many restaurants and taverns in the area are the best place to try the local delicacies. “My favourite Istrian konoba (tavern) restaurants are Buščina and Stari Podrum in the village Momjan, both of which are situated close to hotel Kempinski Adriatic. Family run, both restaurants offer fantastic local cuisine in a cosy, traditional environment.The area is also home to some most famous vine producers, such as Degrassi, Kabola, Kozlović and Matosevic, just to name a few.

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, Pula Airport, Istria, Croatia, Ljubljana Brnik Airport, Slovenia, Venice Marco Polo Airport, Italy.