South Tyrol features numerous wide grassy areas – with holes in them. Not something for gardeners, though, but rather the local golf courses. They all have their individual charm, while each offers abundant sunshine, mountain or country air and wonderful natural panoramas.
High up at 1,400 metres above sea level, or down below in the valleys: the golf courses of South Tyrol are many and varied. Apple blossom in spring, views of snowy summits in autumn: the courses are as different in character as the land as a whole! As a golf region, South Tyrol also offers small practice and training grounds with driving ranges, chipping areas and putting greens in addition to 18- and 9-hole courses. There is thus plenty of choice for a golf holiday in South Tyrol. Or, in other words: it’s tee-time!
The Lana Meran golf course is a 9-hole facility where players of every level can show off their talents over a total length of almost 3 kilometres. Tuition is also offered, with a choice between private or group lessons, as well as taster courses. This golf course, beautifully set in the midst of apple orchards, is just a short distance from the Hotel Mesnerwirt.
A private “mini-train” brings guests directly to the Golf Club Meran Passeier, located in St. Leonhard and just the right place for keen golfers, with tournaments held regularly. There are water hazards and bunkers – perfect for strategic players! There is also the opportunity for refresher courses and private lessons.
Eppan, just a few kilometres south of Bozen, is home to South Tyrol’s latest golf course. Opened in 2015, and nicknamed “The Blue Monster”, it has already developed an excellent reputation. A 9-hole course, it offers wide fairways on its 10,000 m2 and the numerous water hazards are not just landscaping features – they represent a challenge for every golf fan.
Just two kilometres from the well-known pilgrimage destination of Maria Weissenstein lies the picturesque village of Petersberg. At almost 1,400 metres above sea level, here a truly high-level golf course can be found: the course seems to leap from a romantic landscape painting, with players relying on skill – or luck – to sink their putts.