Golf and wellness

Published: 7.9.2018

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Golf and wellness

Women golfers love it. Men are surprised about the impact on their performance!


Golf and wellness

For 99 % of golfers, outstanding nature is one of the most important factors when choosing next golf destination. Slovenia, declared as world’s first Global Green Destination, and its capital city Ljubljana, three times ranked among Global TOP 100 Sustainable Destinations. This makes Slovenia a great place for relaxing golf holidays in the embrace of healing natural resources.

One the greenest countries in Europe definitely has built its international reputation on the diversity of landscape - high mountains of the Alps on the north-western side, Adriatic Sea on the south west, the Pannonian plain on the north east and vineyard hills on the east and south east. And that’s what you get just in one country, which boasts 16 golf courses in less than 100 minutes from the Ljubljana Airport.

When a golf course and healing waters are just a step away 

Can you imagine waking up in the middle of green plains of the Pannonian Slovenia? A 18-hole Livada Golf course has that view! The golf course is suitable for beginners and experts and covers an area of over 50 hectares around one of the leading thermal & spa centres in this part of Europe. Its specialty is the so called black gold, i.e. black thermal mineral water - a unique natural remedy! 5 springs of the water come from 1,175 and 1,467 metres depth. The natural temperature of the water is 75 ⁰C. It has several positive impacts on healing different skin problems and post-operational recovery.

Golfers love to exploit all the healing effects of the water which can be combined with medical and wellness treatments in Thermalium Medico-Wellness Centre of Terme 3000. Fun for young and old is guaranteed at the indoor thermal park or at the open-air Water Park. Upper level of the thermal park is dedicated to calmness and pure enjoyment. Different saunas, ice-cold pool and buckwheat lounge take care of your mind and body.

Golfing in the imperium of well-being

Just 30 minutes from Golf Livada lies a 18-hole Ptuj Golf course. The oldest Slovenian town is a place where culture meets active. With premium accommodations at Grand Hotel Primus and a golf course, this sounds like a great escape from daily hustle and bustle. With its creative water obstacles, golfing at Ptuj is a special experience. After focusing your mind on a round of golf, you will need a relaxing refreshment for your mind and body. Terme Ptuj, which is located near-by, offers pure indulgence with a beneficial natural thermal water. The temperature of 56⁰C comes from the depth of 1,100 metres. The health and wellness centre has developed numerous programs for professional and recreational athletes and people with specific health issues.

Are you looking for a golf wedding location?

The 200-year-old English Park is a home of a 18-hole Golf course Mokrice with progressive difficulty levels for golfers. Donald Harradineoptimally designed one of the most diversified courses in the heart of Mokrice Castle. A medieval architecture inspired many couples to get married here. And it gets even better: a unique golfing wedding can be organized as well! Just a few minute drive from the golf course, you can find Terme Čatež, one of the most popular spa resorts in the country. Next to Spa & Wellness Centre and Health & Beauty Centre, the resort boasts winter and summer Thermal Riviera for all kinds of water fun!

Be a golf queen or golf king in Slovenia!

The Otočec Castle Hotel, a member of the prestige Relais & Châteaux hotel chain, is a boutique hotel offering luxurious rooms and suites for the most discerning tastes. In the nearby vineyard hills,  a 18-hole golf course spreads out, known as one of the most difficult golf courses in Slovenia. Wine-growing landscape mixes with forest and calls for the most unforgettable golf sessions. 

They say: “Stay and play like a king” when visiting Golf course Otočec and with their additional offer of wellness and thermal indulgence you surely will.  Terme Šmarješke Toplice are just 10 minutes from golf course and it was the first medical wellness centre in Slovenia. Physicians, nutritional and sports experts working closely with wellness experts have set up medical wellness programmes with the aim of improving the quality of life and preventing the increasing lifestyle diseases. Another premium hotel and wellness centre is a half hour away from golf course Otočec - Terme Dolenjske Toplice with its Balnea Hotel. It is not easy to describe the magic combination of magnificent architecture, inspiring nature surrounding and the wellness offer - fairytale heroes would fall in love with this place!

Slovenia is not just about fascinatingly green landscape. It is also about numerous natural treasures that will relax, pamper and bring you better athletic performance. It is your next golf destination for body and mind!

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