Most of Carinthia is at altitude – even the Worthersee is some 1,500ft above sea level. This limits the playing season to April to October. The best times to play are arguably May and September, when temperatures regularly reach mid-to-low 20s Celsius. In mid summer you can expect it to nudge 30ºC, though you can also expect some rainfall even in July.
The typical green fee is around €65€85 but you can also consider the Alpe Adria Golf Card (www.alpeadria-golf.com/en). It offers three fees for €195, four for €260 or five for €310 at 20 local courses, with twofor-one in early and late-season.
The nearest airport is Klagenfurt, though the only direct flights from the UK are in winter. You can connect through Vienna from most airlines. The best direct option is to fly into Slovenian capital Ljubljana, around an hour’s drive south of Kalgenfurt. EasyJet, Wizz Air and Adria provide services from London and Manchester.
If you are driving in Austria or Slovenia you will need a windscreen toll sticker for the motorways. These cost €9 for 10 days. Buy online from www.asfinag.at