Golfing tradition in South Tyrol
The South-Tyrolean’s didn’t invent the golfing, although we are proud of a long lasting golf tradition. More than 100 years ago there was a meeting at the Karersee because 1886 the Grandhotel Carezza was opened. In 1904 the 18-hole golf course on the foot of the Rosengarten was being opened for guests. Also in Merano you could go to golf already, since the Russian prince Michael publicized the sport in 1891. In 1927 there was built another golf course at the Mendel. At the beginning of the 20th century only the privileged class was visiting the, by then, three golf-courses in South Tyrol. Today they’re opened for all motivated golf-players, whatever social class they belong to.