CUBO Golf course is located only 15 minutes’ drive from Slovenian capital, Ljubljana, and is set in an idyllic countryside surrounding with a view to the Alps. The course features 18 holes – each of them representing a story connected to the local historical background and folk’s legends (The Old Castle, Valburga’s Night, The Baron’s Tail…)
Picturesque and undulating golf course covering almost 6.000 square meters provides a thrilling test for golfers of all levels. Stunningly beautiful and peaceful scenery also offers an ideal background for formal and leisure socializing as well as good local food and drinks.
The perfect combination of Mediterranean and Alpine climate makes this a truly year-round course providing a good venue for winter visitors and societies (in case there is no heavy raining or snowing).
Course: 5872 meters
Par for the course:72 (six par-3 holes, six par-4 holes, six par-5 holes)
Teeing grounds: white, yellow, blue, red
Practice grounds: 2 (one next to the clubhouse and the other close to luxury village Brezovec)
Practice greens: 5 (two for pitching, three for chipping)
Two water traps – ponds at the edge of the forest(14th and 16th hole)
Golf club rental
Pro shop – newly renovated
CUBO golf Restaurant
Meeting room for business and leisure events
OPEN ALL-YEAR ROUND! Winter working hours, every day between 9 am and 4 pm! During the summer season, the course opens at 8 am and closes at 7 pm.
Eno izmed najboljših slovenskih igrišč s svojimi raznovrstnimi 18 luknjami povezuje 5.872 metrov dolžine. Shematski prikaz lukenj postreže še s kratko okoliško zgodovino, po katerih so le-te dobile tudi ime.
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Ulrich (Slovenian: Urh) was supposed to be the first knight who had lived in the nearby castle of Smlednik. For over 500 years the castle’s strategic position at the foot of the mountain served Ulrich’s descendants well to control and protect the plain as well as the ancient paths towards medieval town of Škofja Loka and onwards to Italy. No wonder the gentry of Smlednik dedicated the local parish church to St. Ulrich as its patron.
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Baron’s Tail is the folks name for the area near the Diners Golf & Country Club Ljubljana. The Lazarini Barons, owners of the Smlednik mansion since 1795, has had a considerable influence on development of the region over the past centuries. Amongst other investments they financed the new parish church in Smlednik, which remains an important architectural monument of the 19th century.
The Smlednik’s Olympus
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Olympus is the title of the famous fresco covering the wall in the audience hall of the Smlednik mansion. It was painted by the german artist Eustachius Gabriel and depicts four groups of antique gods representing four seasons. The work was commissioned by Franc Jožef Baron of Smlednik, whose various construction projects give the mansion its picturesque appearance. His sometimes irrational investments drove him to bankruptcy and in 1795 he was forced to sell the whole estate to Lazarini family who still owns the mansion.
At the fat pine tree
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It had not always been safe to travel around the area, especially not in the old times when thiefs, murdereds and other opportunists freely wandered around. But once a lonely traveller reached the forest, where the modern golf course begins today, and stopped at the mighty pine tree near the blessed shrine, he could take a deep breath of relief since he had already been half way out of danger.
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According to the legend the old castle had once been occupied by a lord who was so good at playing cards that whoever played with him inevitably lost. When the cunning lord had no one left to play against, he challenged the devil himself and lost not only his castle but also his soul and his daughter. She had been turned into a snake and is believed to be still crawling around, searching for a prince to break the spell.
Dancing with the swords
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In the old days, when only the nobles had been allowed to carry swords, the wealthy farmers of Smlednik and its surroundings regularly carried out a dance with wooden swords to demonstrate their disagreement with the law as well as their stubborn character. The practice was described four centuries ago by Janez Vajkard Valvasor, the first Carniolan chronicler.
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The Turkish invaders on their agile horses had been threatening the area many times during 17th century. They had come as far as the church at the peak of Šmarna gora hill. According to legend a mysterious old man tried to stop them but the Turkish commander cut him in half with his sword. Suddenly thunder rose from within the mountain and the commander’s horse struck his hoof against a rock with mighty force. The Turks were forever turned to stone and to this day there is a chapel called “Turkish Hoof” standing exactly where the event had apparently taken place.
Happy the Man Who Ascends
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“Happy the man who ascends the sacred Šmarna gora hill” once wrote the greatest Slovenian romantic poet France Prešeren (1800-1849). His poem is in fact an ode to pilgrims making their way up the Šmarna gora hill and an ambiguous answer to those who tried to stop this custom. To this very day Šmarna gora hill remains a popular walking destination for people from Ljubljana and its surrounding areas.
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Valburga’s Night is the night from April the 30th to May the 1st and is celebrated in various Northern and Central European Countries as a fertility festival. In German-influenced parts of Europe bonfires have been burned on this night to chase away witches and evil spirits. The celebration was named after the abbess St. Valburga. The nearby village of Valburga with its church is the only Slovenian village and church named after St. Valburga.
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Ttirinajst kapelic križevega pota pod starim Smledniškim gradom je danes glavna znamenitost tega območja. Poseben čar ji daje postavitev kapelic v ravni osi od gradu do Krvavega znamenja, kjer so v preteklosti sodili prestopnikom. Na tej osi se tako prepletata kazen in odpuščanje. Smledniška Kalvarija je hkrati tudi prvi primer krajinske arhitekture pri nas.
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Poveljnik turške roparske čete je bil tako prepričan, da bodo zlahka zavzeli tabor in cerkev na Šmarni gori, da je svojim pajdašem obljubil: »Ko bo ura v cerkvi zvonila poldan, bo moj konj zobal oves z oltarja v cerkvi.« Ura je bila tedaj ravno pol dvanajstih, ko se je nebo stemnilo, nastal je vihar in pojavil se je mož v beli obleki z ognjenim mečem. Prestrašeni Turki so se razbežali. V spomin na ta čudež na Šmarni gori še danes zvonijo poldan pol ure prej.
Med Alpami in morjem
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Dvanajsta luknja je posvečena Sloveniji, deželi med Alpami in Jadranskim morjem. Posebnost Slovenije je izjemno raznolika pokrajina na razmeroma majhnem območju. Na nekaj več kot dvajset tisoč kvadratnih kilometrih sreča obiskovalec alpske vršace, panonsko ravnico, kras in obmorski svet.
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Pod Šmarno Goro je živel krut graščak, ki se mu je, kot kazen za njegove surovosti rodil sin s kozlovsko naravo in rogovi. Pokora in dobra dela njegove blage matere so končno prevladala in mladi graščak, rešen prekletstva, se je na koncu poročil prav s hčerko čolnarja, ki mu je njegov kruti oče povzročil največ gorja.
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Zmaj je simbol slovenske prestolnice Ljubljane, gospodarskega, kulturnega in političnega središča Slovenije. Naslednica antične Emone, je bila ustanovljena v srednjem veku; takrat je dobila tudi svoje ime. Staro mestno jedro ima večinoma baročno podobo, mesto pa krasijo tudi številni novejši spomeniki. Ljubljana lahko obiskovalcu ponudi množico znamenitosti, ena izmed številnih pa je tudi Zmajski most, ki ga krasijo štirje zmaji.
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Jakobova školjka je simbol romarjev in popotnikov. S školjko je upodobljen apostol Jakob starejši. Romanje na njegov grob Santiago de Compostela je od srednjega veka pa vse do današnjih dni najpomembnejša evropska romarska pot. Njemu sta posvečeni tudi dve cerkvi v okolici, v Hrašah pri Smledniku in na Katarini nad Ljubljano.
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Nastanek starega Smledniškega gradu sega že v 12. stoletje. Kasneje večkrat prezidan in razširjen grad so sredi 17. stoletja opustili in se preselili v nov dvorec v vasi Valburga, prvotni grad pa je postopoma propadal. Naš pesnik Simon Jenko je o slikoviti ruševini zapisal: »Zelen mah obrašča zrušene zidove, veter skoznje diha žalostne glasove.
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“… kot osamljeni orel sem letal po domovini širni …,” tako je idejni vodja golf igrišča Marko Štirn, opisal svoje občutke pri iskanju posameznikov, ki bi zaupali in podprli njegovo zamisel o izgradnji tega prelepega golf igrišča. Uspel je, naj uspe tudi vam doseči svojega orla.