Golf – Attractions in Friuli-Venezia Giulia

A golfer’s paradise. Seven 18-hole golf courses. Play your way from the mountains right down to the sea! Seven courses nestling in the midst of beautiful scenery, surrounded by ever-changing but still totally unspoilt nature in a climate that is gentle in every season. From the water-rimmed greens in Grado and Lignano, to the mountain forests in Tarvisio, from the gentle slopes of the hill district to the vineyards and castles around Gorizia. No matter which course you choose, golf in Friuli Venezia Giulia has the extraordinary taste of exploration and challenge.

In a region where mountains, sea and hills cluster together in just over 100 km, 7 golf courses with 18 holes are evenly distributed across the whole area enabling you to immerse yourself in a variety of incredibly beautiful natural settings. Friuli Venezia Giulia is also the leader of Italy Golf&More project, a golf promotion programme in eight regions (Emilia Romagna, Liguria, Lombardy, Apulia, Sicily, Veneto and Lazio) and FIG (Italian Golf Federation), which aims at enhancing the national golf circuits, by combining sports with other activities, such as food and wine tours, guided tours to famous art cities, excursions, horse-riding, rural tourism and much more.

Lignano Golf Club: 18 holes (6,301 m, par 72), where lakes and bunkers appear, suitable for all. Practice range with 9 covered tees, putting green, pitching green, changing rooms, bar, restaurant, hotel, golf bag rental, e-carts, gym, beauty centre.

Grado Golf Club: 18 holes (5,746 m, par 72), famous for the many water obstacles with the lagoon in the background. The club, situated in the splendid Primero Estate, has chipping and putting greens, driving range with 12 covered tees, pro-shop, golf bag, trolley and cart rental, clubhouse, bar, restaurant, changing rooms, pool and tennis(summer only).

Trieste Golf Club: 18 holes (5,810 m, par 70), in a seemingly level but tricky green course with an unpredictable wind called bora. The clubhouse is equipped with changing rooms, video room, green tables, bar and a highly recommended restaurant. The club also has a driving range with 10 covered tees, a pitching green and a new putting green.

Castello di Spessa Golf Country Club: 18 holes (5,470 m, par 71), deep in the rustic scenery of the Collio vineyards, it is provided with a training Centre, putting green, chipping green, practice bunker, and driving range with 25 floodlit practice ranges, lit up until midnight, pro shop, changing rooms, trolley, bag and e-cart rental, club house with its own bar and restaurant.

Udine Golf Club: 18 holes (6,088 m, par 72), for a course designed by the shade of the cherry trees and the gently rounded hills. Driving range, putting green, chipping green, pro shop, changing rooms, trolley and e-cart rental. The clubhouse has its own bar and restaurant.

Castel d’Aviano Golf Club: 18 holes (5,980 m, par 72) in the midst of centuries-old parkland. Equipped with driving range, night lights, lit up putting green, pitching green, bar, bag and trolley rental, changing rooms.

Tarvisio Unlimited Golf Club: 18 holes (5,693 m, par 69) designed by the well-known Canadian architect Graham Cooke, with wide fairways on the Alpine plateau, spacious greens and treacherous bunkers. Bar, restaurant, changing rooms, pro-shop, lounge, driving range with covered tees, putting green, pitching green, practice bunkers, trolley rental with GPS.

Friuli Venezia Giulia also offers a 9 hole practice green, Tourist Golf in Mortegliano, and another 6 hole green in Golf Club La Faula in Povoletto, for your first attempts at golfing.

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