The first golf course in Croatia, located on the Brijuni Islands, was known in the 1930s as one of the largest in Europe, and according to some, it was one of the first golf resorts in the world.
In 1922, the Austrian industrialist Karl Kupelwieser, owner of Brijuni at that time, had a golf course built with 18 holes and 5,742 meters long. This was the site where members of the European and world aristocracy participated in numerous tournaments since at that time the Brijuni Islands were one of the leading fashionable resorts in this part of Europe.
The fascinating scenery, as well as the fact that you can play golf on the very coast under the crowns of centuries-old Mediterranean trees, makes the game truly exceptional.
Have you ever played golf while a mouflon or deer cheered for you? Of course not! Mouflons and deers don’t care if you finish a hole below par, but you can see those magnificent animals on Brijuni while playing golf. And they aren’t the only animals there. The whole park is some kind of open ZOO. Another fun fact is that this course takes care of itself as they don’t use any pesticides and nobody waters it except the rain.
Today, golf on the Brijuni Islands is one of the many tourist attractions, and with its climatic and specific characteristics, which differ from standard golf courses, it attracts golfers from all over the world. Due to the wonderful warm weather there, golf can be played all year round.
If you decide to come, even though it is not the easiest to get there, the golf course in Brijuni could be the most beautiful, fun and natural course ever. It is a hub for players of all levels, from beginners and amateurs to passionate enthusiasts and professionals. With lush green fields and the salty sea breeze in the air, it’s the perfect place to hone your skills and enjoy the game.
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Photo source: www.np-brijuni.hr