Nestled in the charming Umag countryside of north-western Istria, Golf Adriatic stands as a golfing treasure in close proximity to the enchanting Slovenian border. This prestigious facility has recently earned the coveted title of PGA National Croatia, making it a crown jewel in the European golfing scene and an invaluable asset to Slovenia’s Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions (MICE) offerings.
At the heart of Golf Adriatic is its challenging 6,955-yard par 72 course, a masterpiece designed by DI. Diethard Fahrenleitner and Barbara Eisserer, both acclaimed recipients of the esteemed Austrian Golf Art Landscape Award. This meticulously crafted course takes full advantage of the natural terrain, creating a golfing experience that leaves a lasting impression on all who visit. Guiding golfers through this captivating landscape is Dean Dužaić, the Golf Course Manager and a PGA Member.
However, what sets Golf Adriatic apart is not just its exceptional golfing experience but also its strategic location near the Slovenian border. This proximity makes it an ideal choice for Slovenian golf enthusiasts and event planners looking to enhance Slovenia’s MICE offerings with a touch of luxury and sophistication.
Golf Adriatic’s luxurious five-star Kempinski Hotel Adriatic, adjacent to the course, offers golfers an unparalleled retreat in the heart of Croatia. For Slovenian visitors, it serves as an accessible and indulgent escape just a stone’s throw away from home.
Željko Stašević, General Manager of Golf Adriatic, expressed his delight: “We are thrilled and honored to have Golf Adriatic become the PGA National Croatia, representing the highest standards in golfing excellence. This achievement is a testament to our commitment to providing exceptional golf experiences for our guests, including our friends from Slovenia. We look forward to continuing to elevate our offerings with the support of The PGA.”
The PGA National brand is highly exclusive, with only one resort per country earning this prestigious designation. Golf Adriatic’s recognition not only enhances Croatia’s reputation as a top-tier golfing destination but also bolsters Slovenia’s appeal as a hub for premium MICE experiences.
Richard Barker PGA, Executive Director of Business Development at The PGA, shared his excitement: “We are thrilled to add PGA National Croatia to our exclusive band of world-class PGA National Branded Properties. Golf Adriatic has firmly established itself as the focal point of the overall Skiper Resort, and we look forward to promoting the venue to PGA Members throughout the world, including our friends in Slovenia.”
In conclusion, Golf Adriatic’s PGA National Croatia status, combined with its strategic location near the Slovenian border, positions it as a remarkable destination for golf aficionados and a vital asset for Slovenia’s MICE offerings. Its breathtaking course, luxurious accommodations, and accessibility make it an unrivaled escape, promising an unforgettable experience for golf enthusiasts and event planners alike, all while bringing a touch of luxury to Slovenia’s doorstep.
Kempinski Palace Portorož and Kempinski Hotel Adriatic