Mokrice Castle Golf Club
Centuries ago ancient Slovenian people constructed the medieval Mokrice Castle, which is today the centre of an 18-hole, par 72 golf course that spreads over 70 hectares among a lush centennial forest. The world renowned architect Donald Harradine designed this golf course in 1988. Up to this day it remains one of the most diverse courses in Slovenia, presenting a challenge even for the best golfers. Probably the most well known hole in this part of Europe is the 5th hole. A par 4 dogleg to the left with a narrow fairway and small green. National and international competition is frequently hosted at this venue and the diverse golf course always offers a playing ground for a fierce fight.
Like with all other Slovenian courses, it is intertwined with its natural surroundings so that it disturbs the local environment as little as possible. The Dolenjska region is known for its rolling hills, which are an integral part of the Mokrice Castle Golf Course. Picturesque views, pear plantations and a small lake are topped when golfers cross the 200-year old English park, which was once the royal park belonging to the royal family that lived here. Probably the most amazing hole is the 10th, a shorter par-3, which opens up a spectacular castle view. Players are literally hitting balls into the castle!
As part of the facilities offered to the guests is also a big driving range, chipping and putting area and a golf simulator for the cold winter days. Qualified PGA professionals ensure that the highest possible level of golf is being taught here. The clubhouse is located in the old horse stables and offers a fantastic bar and restaurant with a terrace overlooking the whole 18th hole - particularly interesting during tournament days. A separate restaurant is also available inside the castle. Both, the castle and clubhouse offer accommodation options for guests that would like to stay more than just one day.
In the vicinity of the course are also Terme Čatež, a popular vacation destination with hotels, water parks and thermal pools. The closest airport would be Zagreb, but Ljubljana is also well connected with a newly built highway. The Dolenjska region itself offers many undiscovered treasures and is worth exploring.