Best golf courses in Croatia
If you are planning your vacation in Croatia and you enjoy playing golf, then this is the article for you! Whether your vacation is motivated by golf or you just want to enjoy golf for a day, we bring you an overview of the best golf courses in Croatia!
In Croatia, there are 3 large golf courses with 18 fields in operation. These include golf courses in Savudrija, in National Park Brijuni and in Zagreb. There are two playgrounds with 9 fields, Sveti Martin and Krasica. There are 6 fields in Zmajevac and Stobrec, and 3 fields in Zapresic and Ilok. As the offer of courses in Croatia is actually still small, and the demand for courses is growing, many luxury villas in Croatia for rent have included mini golf and even regular golf courses in their offer.
Below is an overview of the largest and most popular golf courses in Croatia.
Brijuni golf course
The perfect Brijuni islands exude a special atmosphere, micro climate, flora and fauna! All this was recognized a long time ago when they were declared a National Park. What most attracts golfers to the Brijuni course is certainly the unique atmosphere. At the golf playground on Brijuni, you can still feel the magic of the game in untouched nature. Playing golf in this idyllic and relaxing atmosphere is an experience in itself because you play golf in the company of deer, mouflons, rabbits and peacocks. The golf course on Brijuni was once considered the most beautiful in Europe and throughout history it was recognized by many noble families! The Brijuni golf course is located on the northeastern part of the island of Veliki Brijun, and is accessible to all players, from recreational players to professionals. As stated on the Brijuni National Park website, there are 18 holes (PAR 71, SSS 71) with a length of 5,492 m (length for ladies – 4,937 m). The fairways are wide and suffer from various errors in the game. Obstacles on the playground include sand pits (bunkers), groves and individual trees, as well as water obstacles. The Brijuni playground offers: game strategy, use of all types of sticks and shots, challenges and the most important thing - enjoyment and relaxation. No pesticides are used on the playground, nor is the grass watered, so the state of the lawn depends on weather conditions. Tickets for the playground can be purchased at the excursion tourism office in Fazana, and you can reach the island of Veliki Brijun by boat from the port of Fazana. On the grounds there is a golf house with a bar, reception and cloakroom, and the starting positions for the first hole are located in the immediate vicinity. Unlike most playgrounds in Europe, playing on the field is possible all year round. Depending on the amount of rain during the summer, sometimes the grass turns yellow, but the local rule (ball movement allowed) still allows for unhindered play. What you will find at the Brijuni playground during any season is certainly peace and quiet. In the Golf House you can rent equipment and get all the information. Among the rental equipment available are sets of playing sticks (right, left and women's sets) with bags, trolleys for the bag and practice balls. The Brijuni golf course has been recognized and highlighted in the world of sports from the very beginning because of its uniqueness, the only thing you have to do is relax and enjoy the magical lay out of the course.
Golf course Zagreb
Riverside Golf Zagreb combines nature, sports and recreation with socializing close to the city of Zagreb. The golf course in Zagreb is located just 15 minutes from the city center. This golf green oasis offers 27 holes along the Sava River. The club is mainly focused on the promotion of golf and the training of young generations. The playground is suitable for both recreational and professional players. The Zagreb golf course offers two courses, a city course and a competition course. The city playground is a golf course with 9 holes – Par 35 with a total length of 2257 meters and is a challenge for both beginners and experienced golfers. In addition, sand and grass bunkers, lateral water hazards and the forest that surrounds the course and connect you with nature also bring excitement. The competition course has 18 holes – Par 72 and a total length of 6403 meters. There are as many as 11 lakes on this course, which makes it a challenge for every golfer. The course was designed according to the strict standards of the PGA (Professional Golf Association) and that is why it is on the list of preferred golf courses of many golfers in the world! Riverside Golf Zagreb organizes various competitions and get-togethers, offers a Golf Academy, organizes Ladies day and offers special packages and price lists. The center of all events is the clubhouse with a wonderful terrace overlooking the 1st and 10th tee offs and a restaurant. Weddings are also organized in this special setting and environment, and you can get more information on the club's website.
Savudrija golf course
The golf course in Istria was opened in 2009. It offers a competitive course with 18 fields with a total length of 6,360 meters, spread over 80 hectares, with a PAR of 72, characterized by an interesting field layout that presents a challenge to players of all levels. The playground was designed by DI. Diethard Fahrenleitner and DI. Barbara Eisserer who were awarded the Austrian "Golf Art Landscape" award. On the Adriatic golf course, as on all courses by the sea, the wind can play a significant role, together with strategically placed bunkers and skillfully shaped greens. The playground is literally blended into the landscape, shaped by rocks, natural lakes and evergreen and typical plants for the Mediterranean climate. There are 5 starting positions on each field, and each field offers a unique view of the landscape. Equally beautiful scenes are provided by the Golf Bar, where you can relax with a glass of pizza of your choice in the immediate vicinity of a pine forest and the smell of lavender. Golf club Adriatic organizes an academy and participates in tournaments, and also offers the organization of events in this beautiful environment.
Golf course Split
Golf course Split is located in Stobrec along the river Zrnovnica, 5 km from Split. The beautiful surroundings of the river offer a special atmosphere and ambiance far from the hustle of the city. The Split golf course is much smaller and simpler than the previous three, and offers a 6-hole course surrounded by nature and greenery. This is the only golf course on the Adriatic coast from Karlobag to Dubrovnik, which makes it extremely popular despite the small number of holes. The goal of the club is to expand the field and soon have three additional holes. The Split playground has a driving range with eight practice fields and a putting green with six holes. A golf house with accompanying equipment and devices for maintaining the course and a catering facility is also available to all golfers. Golf club Split offers various membership fee options and one-day tickets. The club actively participates in various competitions and organizes appropriate and thematic manifestations. This is the only, but worthwhile choice if you are looking for gold terrain in Dalmatia.
If you are a golf enthusiast and want to book a luxury villa in Croatia, then we recommend that you look at the offer of villas with a golf course in Croatia and book your vacation and entertainment in one place!
Book Home Rent villas with small golf courses:
Villa Valens Residence, Istria
Villa Jure, Makarska Riviera
Villa Roglić, Makarska Riviera
Villa Župa, Makarska Riviera