When the worldwide renowned dramaturg Christian Mikunda travelled through the Alps-Adriatic region, he declared it "Garden of Eden", because hardly any other destination can compare itself with its scenic and cultural diversity.
If you want to combine the fantastic offer of 21 well-kept and diverging golf courses with the idyllic landscape of the Alpe-Adria region in Carinthia, Italy and Slovenia, then the route suggestion "Golfing in the Garden of Eden" is definitely the right one for you!
"Golfing in the Garden of Eden" covers all 21 golf courses in the Alpe-Adria region, from the golf courses in the mountains to the turquoise blue lakes to the mediterranean vineyards to the coast of the azure blue Adriatic Sea. Among them there are highlights such as the surprising selection around Lake Wörthersee, the largest bathing lake in Carinthia, the Royal Bled Golf Course in Slovenia - one of the "Top 100" courses in continental Europe to the golf course in the world-famous lagoon of Venice.
With the Online Golf Travel Planner, you can arrange your own individual route - from a short break to a "golf expedition" lasting several weeks - and book it online right away. Or you can choose from the convenient and carefully prepared packages for this fascinating golf route. In addition, our experts at the Golf Info & Booking Center will be happy to advise you according to your needs.
And this is truly unique with Alpe-Adria-Golf: Whichever route and product you have selected and booked, with the award-winning service of the Golf Info and Booking Center, your golf trip will be as relaxed as unforgettable! Because you don't need to worry about anything more than your Golf game! We book selected and comfortable golf partner hotels, always close to the nearest Greenfee. We organise the unique and comfortable Golf VIP shuttle for all journeys during the trip (including those from the hotel to the selected golf course). And of course, we will reserve your desired TeeTimes for you. In addition, if something unforeseen happens or you have special wishes during the trip, we also have a Golf Hotine - daily from 08:00 to 20:00 - at your disposal.
"Golfing in the Garden of Eden" is our leading product for the Golf experience in the Alpe-Adria region. This itinerary proposal is the ideal choice for all golfers who want to explore the unique golf world between the mountains and the sea and who want to make use of the undreamt-of possibilities of individual travel planning.
In this way they can combine individual freedom and the longing for something special with service, comfort and safety. This is what makes Alpe-Adria Golf truly unique!
The best time to play golf in the Alpe-Adria region between the south-eastern Alps and the Adriatic Sea is in spring and autumn. April and May as well as September and October are the perfect months: pleasant temperatures let extensive rounds on the golf courses in the Alpe-Adria area become pure pleasure. In addition, a sprouting nature and lush greens dominate in spring, while in autumn there are often long periods of perfect weather and the colourful vegetation creates beautiful moods. During this time, there are good conditions on all sites - whether in the Alps or by the sea. You can also save additional money with the "Alpe-Adria-Golf Card" until the 30th of April and from the 7th of October: In this time two play for the price of one (at all participating golf courses, except Dolomitengolf Osttirol, Royal Bled Golf, Golf Grad Otočec, Golf Jesolo and Circolo Golf Venezia).
But also, the summer from June to August is a wonderful time for golfing in Carinthia/Slovenia/Friaul: Sometimes it gets quite hot for golfing at noon with temperatures around 30°C, but in the mornings there are always good conditions for you as a golfer. Afterwards you can relax according to your mood at Lake Wörthersee, Lake Faaker See, Lake Bleder See or Lake Predil: each golf course is situated directly at a beautiful swimming lake or only a few kilometres away. This is the perfect way to combine your favourite sport with a relaxing summer holiday.
In November, the golf courses in the Alps or along the Alpine arch (golf courses in Carinthia and Slovenia except Lake Klopeiner See and Golf Livada) slowly return to winter peace until the courses are reopened in March or at the beginning of April at the latest. On the golf courses along the Adriatic Sea, however, there are also very good conditions for enjoyable rounds of golf in the winter months.
In order for us to reserve your tee time for you, you need to have a club membership and a club card with a registered handicap. The handicap required for each course is listed in the description of the golf courses.
Difficulty of the golf courses:
• Technical requirements: The difficulty of the golf courses in the border triangle Carinthia/Slovenia/Friaul and thus the requirements for your golf game vary from golf course to golf course. Most golf courses in this region are Parkland Courses. The golf course in Tarvisio can be considered a mountain course. All in all, the golf courses in the border triangle appeal to a wide audience, from beginners to professionals, because they have very different characters.
We use the common scorecard system as the course rating for the golf courses. You can find useful information about this system here.Additionally, for a quick overview, we have evaluated the requirements of the golf courses with a five-level difficulty system (column "Level of difficulty"). You will find this evaluation as well as the scorecard in the respective description of the golf course..
All participating golf courses also have a spacious training section where you can improve your technical skills. You can optionally be supported by a pro on each golf course.
• Conditional requirements: Except for the golf course in Bovec (9-hole), all the golf courses described here are 18-hole courses, with additional 9-hole courses occasionally available. Many courses have a slightly hilly to hilly topography, but there are also flat courses, especially on the Adriatic. All in all, the courses are well manageable for regularly trained golfers, especially as there are no special difficulties on any of the courses, e.g. altitude above 1,500 m above sea level.
Physical requirements - health risks
Golf is a sport that is very good for body and mind due to the moderate and manageable physical exertion. The cardiovascular stress in golf is generally low to moderate. In summer (July/August), temperature and humidity can lead to additional demands on the cardiovascular system for sensitive persons in the afternoon. If in doubt, it is better to play in the morning during such heat waves.
However, about 40% of recreational golfers suffer at times from complaints of the support and movement system, especially in the area of the back, hand and elbow joints. As with many other sports, the causes of the complaints are often less due to the intensity of the strain than to a wrong technique. On your golf trip, use the know-how of a pro to improve your technique - for the quality of your game and for your health.
In addition to your personal luggage, you will of course need golf equipment on your golf trip. Electric carts and trolleys can be rented on all golf courses, and on many courses rental club sets and electric trolleys are also available for a fee.
There is also a well-stocked golf shop on every golf course, where you can complete your golf equipment under good advice.
On the golf courses in Carinthia, appropriate golf clothing and golf shoes with soft spikes are usually mandatory. On most courses GPS devices are allowed.
For a closer look, check out the detailed information for each stage along the trail here. The times are average values and may vary depending on personal fitness, number and length of breaks, weather conditions, etc. In case of Self drive tours (overland) the drive times are based on our empirical values.show Stages
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We only offer upscale hotels in the 4*, 4* superior or 5* category, which are among the best hotels in Carinthia. They have very different characters and range from traditional family-run hotels to well-established 5* Schlosshotel Velden. However, excellent comfort and service are always provided - this is also reflected in the consistently excellent guest reviews.
Children between the ages of 6 and 14 receive a 35% discount for two full-paying adults in their parents' room.
Two different types of catering are available to you in the partner accommodations:
Breakfast: Exquisite breakfast buffet
Half board: breakfast plus dinner (mostly 5- or 6-course menu).
Regional cuisine: Many hotels attach great importance to local ingredients - you can often put together your own regional menu.
Special wishes for the meals (vegetarian, vegan, allergies, ...) please enter in the field "Notes". The Alpe-Adria-Golf Travel Info & Booking Center will try to fulfill your request.
For the realization of your carefree golf trip, a comprehensive mobility service is available:
VIP Golf Course Shuttle Service: As an especially convenient service, you will be taken every golf day from the hotel to the scheduled golf course and back again. Of course, there is also plenty of space available for the transport of your golf equipment. This way you don't have to worry and can fully enjoy your golf game. Please note: Should you not be able to meet the pick-up time you agreed with the taxi driver for the return to the hotel, there will be an extra charge (1 €/minute/vehicle) which is not included in your total price.
Luggage service: Your luggage (max. 20 kg) will be transferred from one accommodation to the next while you spend your time at the golf course. We recommend an optional luggage insurance.
Shuttle Services: The shuttle services necessary for the golf trip are included in the mobility package. Other individually requested shuttle services, for example special excursions, etc., but can of course be organized by the Alpe-Adria-Golf Travel Info & Booking Center. Such shuttle services are not included in the travel price.
The green fee is included in the total price - and will be paid by the Alpe-Adria-Golf Card. The Alpe-Adria-Golf Travel Info & Booking Center will make the tee time reservation on the respective golf courses upon submission of your club card with registered handicap.
During your golf trip you can make use of the special service at the Alpe-Adria-Golf Travel Info & Booking Center, which will make your golf trip an especially safe, well looked after and unforgettable experience:
Golf Hotline, Angel´s Service: This is available daily during your golf trip, also beyond office hours from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm with advice and support.
Extended golf travel documents, Angel´s Service: Professionally prepared, detailed and ideal for the preparation of your golf trip. Will be sent in time before departure by e-mail (PDF, print@home).
For the arrival of this golf trip you have three options available (not included in the price):
With your own car: Parking facilities are available at the respective starting points of the Golf Tour. Detailed information is provided in the booking documents. Most parking areas are free of charge and unguarded! At the end of your Golf Tour, the return transport will bring you back to your car.
By train: The following IC/EC stations are available depending on the start of your golf trip: Spittal an der Drau, Villach Hauptbahnhof, Klagenfurt Hauptbahnhof, Tarvisio Boscoverde, Jesenice, Ljubljana, Kranj, Murska Sobota, Spielfeld-Straß, Udine, Venezia Santa Lucia and Portogruaro-Caorle.
In addition, many IC/EC stations have S-Bahn lines or local transport lines that can bring you even closer to the start of your golf trip with public transport.
By plane: The following international airports can be recommended for arriving by plane – Klagenfurt (KLU), Graz (GRZ), Ljubljana (LJU), Salzburg (SZG) and Treviso (TSF).
A transfer service - not included in the price - can take you to the starting point of your golf trip and back to the ideal train station or airport at the end of the tour. The Alpe-Adria-Golf Travel Info & Booking Center will be happy to organize this shuttle transfer service for you.
This is where golf travelers are always welcome! From the traditional family-run hotel to the well-established 5*Schlosshotel Velden: our hand-picked partner companies are actively involved in the further development of the golf sport in Carinthia.show partners
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Trail Information & Booking center, Travel Agent
Trail Angels GmbH
9821 Obervellach 15
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Trail Angels GmbH
Obervellach 15, 9821 Obervellach, Österreich
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Tel: +43 4782 93093