Golf Mieming

Golf Mecca

Tyrol is known for extreme sports: snowboarding, skiing, white water rafting, paragliding. But one sport is often overlooked, golf. The Innsbruck region is a hidden Mecca for Golf! Not many people know this about me, but in High School, I was on the golf team! I wasn’t very good, but I don’t think that is necessarily the point! Golf is something I always enjoyed. It is relaxing, but still sport, challenging, and fun. A great way to get some fresh air. Tyrol is often overlooked as a golfing vacation destination, but it shouldn’t be. From Lans to Rinn, Igls to the Mieminger Plateau, let’s get into it, shall we?

Golfclub Innsbruck-Igls

Just a little ways up the mountain from Innsbruck you’ll find the Golfclub Innsbruck-Igls. Together they are the 18-hole championship course in Rinn, and the 9-hole parkland course in Lans. Two very different courses only a short distance apart. Both guests and club members can enjoy every hole. Both courses are barrier-free, use sustainable irrigation, and are beautifully bound to the nature of the region. Don’t forget to stay after for a meal, not only known for the course, they are also very well known for their cuisine. This year is the perfect time to plan a visit, as the 18-hole course in Rinn has been renovated, redesigned to be more modern, making it an absolute MUST on your golf tour of Tyrol! Now is the time!

Olympia Golf Igls

Also in Igls, a hop skip and a jump from the Golfclub Innsbruck-Igls, is the Olympia Golf Igls. Family friendly, relaxed atmosphere with the motto ‘Golfing with Friends.’ Here is where you fit in from the get go! A round is easily played in 90 minutes and fits perfectly into your day. Also, with an eye for sustainability, this club hosts their own bees, providing their own honey, and prides itself on being plastic free, so whip out your wooden tees and have a whack! Once you’ve worked up an appetite, take a visit to their restaurant, Chef Günther Heumader is a maestro. Make sure you plan a game for Friday, so you can enjoy mussel Friday, every week, serving up fresh mussels.

Golfpark Mieminger Plateau

Should you want to make a trip further outside of Innsbruck, make sure you plan a round of golf at the Golfpark Mieminger Plateau. Only about a 45-minute drive from Innsbruck, this Golfpark bolsters an alpine paradise with 27 fairways. Green as far as the eye can see, at the foot of the Mieminger mountain range, it’s gorgeous! Take in nature, the mountains, beautifully manicured fairways and greens. Can’t get much more peaceful, undisturbed from noise, just you and the course. Perfect for every skill level! The 18-hole champion course challenges with long, wide holes, or hit the shorter 9-hole park course, perfect for golfers with less experience. 

Golf Tirol Card

But why limit yourself to my suggestions, there are so many more, I simply don’t have the space to dive into it all. For the avid golfer, there is always the Golf Tirol Card. The Golf Tirol Card is your magic pass to 19 first-class golf courses around Tyrol. Whether you’re looking for a quick round of 9 holes or more, this card covers it all. Find out more here.

Event: Casino Innsbruck In City Golf

And if you’re looking for a bit more pizazz, how about you check out Casino Innsbruck In City Golf! On the 24th & 25th of May 2024, this event bringing golf to the heart of a city, involving monuments and historical venues, will come to Innsbruck. On May 25th, there will be 18 holes in the city center, with public holes for everyone to try! Golf teachers will be there to guide you, so no fear. Honestly, it’s time to get into golf! 

If you’re still not convinced that golf is right for you, there are also plenty of mini golf opportunities around Tyrol, but that might be best saved for another entry!

Cover Photo: © Innsbruck Tourismus / Tommy Bause

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