Why Golfers Should Add Friuli Venezia Giulia to Their Wine List

The region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, the host region for the International Wine Tourism Conference 2020, boasts seven 18-hole golf courses, nestled in the midst of varying terroirs. From the water-rimmed greens in Grado and Lignano, to the mountain forests of 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 100km, the seven golf courses are evenly distributed across the whole area enabling you to immerse yourself in a variety of incredibly beautiful nature settings. They also aim to enhance the national golf circuits under the “Italy Golf&More” project, by combining sports with other activities, such as food and wine, guided tours to famous art cities, excursions, rural tourism and much more.

The region’s seven golf clubs are as followed; Lignano Golf Club (6,345m, par 72), where lakes and bunkers appear, suitable for all. Grado Golf Club (5,746m, par 72), famous for the many water obstacles with the lagoon on the background. The club is situated in the splendid Primero Estate. Trieste Golf Club (5,810m, par 70), in a seemingly level but tricky green course with an unpredictable wind called bora. Castello di Spessa Golf Country Club (5,460m, par 71), deep in the rustic scenery of the Collio vineyards. Udine Golf Club (5,980m, par 72), for a course designed by the shade of the cherry trees and the gently rounded hills. Castel d’Aviano Golf Club (5,980m, par 72), in the nidst of centuries-old parkland. Lastly, Tarvisio Unlimited Golf Club (5,693m, par 70), designed by the well-known Canadian architect Graham Cooke, with wide fairways on the Alpine plateau, spacious greens and treacherous bunkers.

Hole Nº 18!

If you are interested in golf, whether you are a professional or beginner, Friuli Venezia Giulia is the place to go! Providing a diverse variety of courses in different terroirs – giving golfers unique experiences found nowhere else!

Article: Jethro Swift

The IWINETC 2020 two day conference and one day B2B Workshop will take place from 24 – 26 March at Stazione Marittima Conference Hall, Molo Bersaglieri 3 – 34124 Trieste Friuli Venezia Giulia (Italy) and is supported by PromoTurismoFVGRegistration open. For more information, visit: www.iwinetc.com

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