DRIVING RANGE

Driving range is situated in Pula near city center, there are 13 tee offs, artifitial turf putting green, sand bunker, bar . Opened daily from 1 – 5 pm I,II,X,XI,XII month , 5-8 pm during III,IV,V,VI,VII,VIII,IX, month. . Monday closed. Access to driving range  is only possible with a detour from the Veruda-Šijana branching to the right just after the former road to Valmade, sharply right on old  parallel road with the new one.  Info:  +385989230472.

 Driving Range Valmade

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Golf course: Members of Golf Club Pula are playing on Old Golf Course on Brijuni Islands. It is an old golf course, as it was back in 1922 when it was built, 18 holes with sand greens and tee offs, natural grass, So,  it is not a golf course you can expect.  The course is situated on Brijuni Island which you can reach by boat  from Fazana Harbour et , 9 ,10 am,…The trip is cc 15 minutes long. The green fee including boat ticket is cc  25 EURO. There are no handicap and tee time restrictions.

For golf , hotel reservations , prices and other informations please contact : tel.+38552525888  NPJU Brijuni ( www.brijuni.hr ) owner of hotels and golf course tel. tel:+385 52 525 807

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You can also visit photo gallery of Brijuni golf course

  Score card

Score Card

 

 LOCAL RULES

  1. The ball can be moved in fareways & roads.
  2. Free playing from tee if it can not be done from the ground.
  3. White sticks – ball out of bounds.
  4. Red sticks – lateral water hazard.
  5. Yellow sticks – water hazard on fareway.
  6. Blue sticks or white powder – ground under repair. Free drop.
  7. Hole No.10 – after two lost balls in water, game can be continued from opposite side. Penalties by the rules.
  8. All demages on the ground, tees & greens must be repaired.

 

GOLF IN THE RUINS
Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
 “I met a traveler from an antique land….” Shelley’s famous poem “Ozymandias” began.
Recently I attended a golf conference on Brijuni, a beautiful Adriatic island off the Istria Peninsula of Croatia. They played a ProAm on the recently restored golf course there which had been abandoned in 1939. This was not a modern design. It was an antique. There were un-irrigated fairways flowing as nature had provided, simple tee markers on uneven but raised tee boxes, and most interestingly, small sand greens or “browns”. Sand greens have been used in hot desert locations wherever the British Empire laid out a course to amuse its colonists or provide sport for its soldiers and in oil countries of the Middle and Far East and Texas. At Brijuni the players included the young European professionals who were charmed by this unusual game of golf. It was a step back in time before OPEC was founded in a Brijuni conference hall by third-world oil producers, before communism, before World War II, when barons and princesses played with the social elite. There are Roman ruins on the island nearby and the deer and other animals graze the fairways — they are the mowers of the grass. There are other simple charming venues in distant lands from the rubber plantations in Malaysia to the geyser-filled lava flows of Iceland. These natural layouts simply follow the land to holes with flagsticks and an invitation for a beautiful walk. Today when modern courses are too long, too expensive and too hard and take too much time, try an antique course where nature simply charms and stirs the golfer’s imagination of why the game of golf, in all its forms, has given enjoyment for half a millennium. The more modern golf course variation at Penha Longa Golf Club in Portugal includes a hole played under an antique Roman aqueduct. At Cancun, Mexico, a Mayan Chacmool statue oversees your putts on a green. These are golf courses in the ruins. Will they withstand the test of time? Only time will tell.

Owner of golf course – NP Brijuni