In Riccione proper there are no major golf clubs and courses, but playing golf is possible in the surroundings of the resort. Riviera Golf Resort and Rimini Golf Club are the chief opportunities one should take in order to be able to indulge in their favorite activity. These clubs are notable not only due to the fact they are the only two opportunities in the area, but also because they observe high standards of professionalism and are nationwide golf landmarks.
Riviera Golf Resort is located in San Giovanni in Marignano, some 10 kilometers southeast from Riccione, at a short distance from both Misano Adriatico and Cattolica.
Riviera Golf Resort complies with the needs of both beginners and skilled players, but the club has always respected the environment. This is why the way the course lay-out has been conceived, with its tracks and specific amenities, is in complete harmony with the nature set, as if the course is an integral part of the environment. But this is no surprise, since the course is maintained and managed by the University of Agronomy of Milan.
Rimini Golf Club is, despite the distance between Riccione and the venue, a top alternative for playing golf not only for tourists visiting the Adriatic Riviera, but for all keen players in Italy.
Indeed, Rimini Golf Club is said to be one of the first five golf clubs in Italy which, by force of the standards it complies with, often hosts sundry golf championships and tournaments.
Players who can spare some of their attention to the aesthetic aspect of the course will definitely appreciate the nature set in which the course in located.
In spite of its not being located in Riccione, Acquario di Cattolica is worth visiting all the same since it is the largest aquarium on the Adriatic Sea.
Villa Mussolini in Riccione used to be the summer residence of the Mussolini family between the two world wars, but now it hosts a museum of tourism.
Playing tennis and squash in Riccione is not only possible, but an increasingly popular activity which has attained new levels of professionalism.