Enjoy the perfect golf holiday in Friuli Venezia

Friuli Venezia borders both Austria and Slovenia producing stunning vistas of mountain ranges and countryside making it a fantastic option for your next golf break, where you can stay in the Villaverde Hotel & Resort and play golf at the superb Udine Golf Club. In the autumn months, the landscape produces fantastic colours of yellow, amber and deep red as the golf courses remain luscious green.

Couple the gorgeous views that can be found around every corner with plenty of culture, history, and fantastic cuisine, and you have a recipe for a perfect holiday. Friuli-Venezia is also home to some of Italy’s finest white wines, with experts often describing them as some of the best wines found across Europe. A golf holiday to Friuli Venezia should be on every golfer's bucket list.

Why book a golf holiday to Friuli Venezia?

  • Visit the home Villaverde Resort & Udine Golf Club, European Tour Property
  • Explore Italy's north-easternmost region, bordering Austria & Slovenia
  • A great place to stay to combine a golf resort & day trip to Venice
  • Experience spectacular mountainous backdrops & the Adriatic coastline

Find championship golf in Friuli Venezia

The wide range of great value golf courses available in Friuli Venezia means you and your group can play championship standard golf without breaking the bank. Located near the historic town of Udine and the Adriatic Sea, Udine Golf Club has seen many improvements over the years to create a championship grade course that is perfect for the technical golfer. Negotiate your way around various doglegs onto elevated greens where golfers will not benefit for risking the aggressive lines.

Located on the same complex is the recent Villaverde Hotel & Resort which offers a very comfortable stay during your break, incorporating all the modern amenities you’d expect to find.

Things to do during your golf holiday in Friuli Venezia

A beautiful region surrounded by mountains, Friuli Venezia is Italy’s true hidden gem with so much you can see and do off the course. Home to the sharp-peaked Dolomite Mountains and vineyards producing white wines, you can sip your way along the Strada del Vino. The alpine foothills of the Friuli are some of the best white wine-producing estates in Italy.

Friuli Venezia’s famous sights include the old quarter, the waterfront Piazza dell'Unità d'Italia square and Castello di Miramare, a former royal residence. Hardly comparable to the colosseum, but the Roman ruins of palatial villas, temples and baths provide a reminder of the splendour of the Roman Empire.

For those adrenaline junkies, make sure you check out Tarvisio’s new alpine bob coaster which descends over 1000 meters through the forest. The alpine bob coaster zigs and zags as you race down the track.

Golf travel tips for Friuli Venezia

Best months for golfing weather:

June to August

Best month for value:


Most popular months:

June to August

Our experts recommend:

April & September

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Where to stay during your golf break in Friuli Venezia

We recommend staying at the Villaverde Hotel & Resort, located in the hills of Fagagna. It is a leading eco-friendly and sustainable venue. First opened in 2016, this hotel has excellent spa and leisure facilities onsite as well as being located on the same complex as a championship golf course.

The building incorporates natural light as well as taking advantage of the geothermal properties of the local area to keep their carbon footprint to a minimum. All of the bedrooms have a modern feel and offer views of the golf course and the Julian Alps in the distance.

Although there is just one restaurant onsite, it offers guests traditional cuisine in a modern and spacious area. There is also the option to dine in the clubhouse just a few hundred metres walk from the main hotel. The spa and leisure facilities are excellent and continue to the eco-friendly theme.

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