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Golfing is becoming more and more popular sport in Poland, although it is still seen as a high-class entertainment. The very first golf course in Warsaw area has been built in 1992 and it is located in Jablonna, some 25 km from city center. The club allows vistors to play a round buying a green fee. There is also a possibility to become a member of FWG&CC (First Warsaw Golf & Country Club). The course features a 18-holes course, 2 putting greens, short game area and a driving range for training purposes.
If you are not a golfer yet, the club offers individual and group lessons provided by fully trained PGA professionals.
FWG&CC is an expats-friendly club, where most of the staff members speak fluent English. Beautiful surroundings, proximity of nature and a restaurant with delicious food makes it a great place to spend a relaxing afternoon with friends and family whether playing golf or just enjoying a lunch or drink on a terrace beside the lake.
There are many public swimming pools (basen, pływalnia), out of which many offer water fun parks and a spa area. For more bathing places & outdoor swimming pools view our special section.
Zalew Zegrzyński located just 30 km north from Warsaw offers many summer sports activities. When the winds are strong enough (spring and fall), you can try kite-surfing or sailing. Many visit the place at the sunny weekends to catch some sun, so be aware of the signs, as you might not be allowed to kite near the beach. During summer rental shops open offering jet-ski and water-ski rides.
For more bathing places & outdoor swimming pools view our special section.
Kite- and Windusurfing is more and more popular in Poland. Often, you can find Warsaw citizens heading to Hel up in the north at the Baltic sea coast for a weekend trip to get some wind in the sails (or kites). No wonder that annual Windsurfing Championships at the coast draw thousands of visitors every season.
Warsaw is full of smaller and bigger local gyms (siłownia) offering monthly memberships in reasonable prices including the access to the gym and courses (aerobics, yoga, pilates, jazz dance, etc).
Squash is becoming more and more popular, as a result the portfolio of sports club offering squash courts is expanding dramatically. However, make sure you book your time slot in advance!
This is a very popular sport in Warsaw. All of clubs offer lessons with licensed coaches, however more advanced riders can just rent a horse on hourly basis and go for a ride in the nearby forest. Many clubs rent boxes in their stables (stajnia) if you have your own horse.
- Szarża, Kanie, szarza.pl, @: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Stajnia Wilanów, Przyczółkowa 227, 02-962 Warszawa, Tel: (022) 501507383
- Galop, Józefa Poniatowskiego 46, 05-220 Zielonka - Tel: (022) 7997219
- Huzar, Ludwika Zamenhofa 8, 00-160 Warsaw, Tel: (022) 468318393
- Szwadron Jazdy Rzeczpospolitej Polskiej, Szkolna, 00-006 Warszawa, Tel: (022) 7733607
If you are interested in horse races, check out the Horse Race Track events on Sluzewiec, where every now and then you can bet some money and show off with your latest hat.
Many parks and forests around Warsaw allow for long biking tours of a different difficulty level. There are 12 signed cycling tours altogether of nearly 200km prepared biking paths.
Every winter a public outdoor ice skating rink is opened next to the Palace of Culture. It can get crowdy, especially at weekends, but the fun of skating in the city is guaranteed. More professional ice-skaters are invited to train in Stegny, where a full-sized ice-track is open for public during winter months. Another popular skating place mainly for children is Torwar, where you can also sign-up your kids for classes.
Check-out all seasonal ice-skating rinks in Warsaw here.
An all-year-round skiing slope is located in Szczesliwicki Park. The 227m long piste is maybe not a greatest challenge for professional skiers but it’s good enough for kids or for preparation before the season in the Alps.
During summer the slope is open as well. Covered with special green grass-looking surface allows to train skiing during the hot days in the city.