Golf in Italy
Golf Holidays to ItalyThe Italian experience is sure to be extremely fulfilling with some of the finest cuisine, architecture, fashion, fine golf courses and natural scenery in Europe if not the world. From the historic capital of Rome where some of the world’s most famous buildings stand such as the Roman colosseum and the Vatican to the extremely fashionable city of Milan where the exclusive brands of Armani and Gucci hail from. Golf breaks to Italy are becoming more popular year on year.
Away from the hustle and bustle of the busy cities there are many other unique places to visit, a wonderful example is the city of Venice which appears to be floating due to the network of canals throughout. Further afield is the wonderful region of Tuscany with the fine cuisine and arts it will not go unappreciated, especially if a visit to the romantic city of Florence is taken in. The must see Italian lakes of Garda and Como provide both non golfing and golf tourists alike with a fantastic opportunity to see some of the natural world’s finest scenery. Italy has witnessed a boom in tourism over the past years, which is in no small part down to the availability of cheaper direct flights from across Europe and the world.
This superb boutique resort with golf course and wellness centre is in southern Tuscany between Rome and Pisa. The rooms are chic and stylish, each featuring a terrace with views of the golf course or Monte Argentario and there is also an exclusive three-bedroom cottage. The Dama Dama Restaurant offers Tuscan and Italian cuisine, with particular attention to the culinary traditions of the region. The large outdoor areas include a panoramic terrace, a swimming pool and tennis courts. The region with its charming traditional villages and unspoilt coastline is well worth exploring.
Argentario is a challenging course with small greens and has hosted various prestigious golf tournaments including the Ladies Italian Open. It is in a picturesque setting in a nature reserve and has won awards for its bio eco-compatibility. It is a relatively flat course with two contrasting nines, the front 9 has elevated tee positions and lots of water hazards with views of Orbetello lagoon and the back 9 plays towards Monte Argentario.
Is Molas Hotel is located 33 kilometres from Cagliari, near Pula. Thanks to its extraordinary panoramic position, it enjoys a magnificent view of the sea of Sardinia, the tower of Nora and the hills of Sulcis, cloaked in the colours and scents of the Mediterranean macchia. Open from March to November, Is Molas Hotel has 75 rooms and one suite. The rooms are laid out on three levels and frame the garden, with its lawn and typical Sardinian shrubs, like a theatre. From the reception you enter the hall, with its indoor bar, open in the afternoon and evening. The atmosphere is welcoming, peaceful and cheerful, with an unmistakable Mediterranean touch. The dining room of the restaurant is at the disposal of the hotel’s guests for lunches and dinner. The cuisine offered by the chef of Is Molas Hotel to its guests is based on the local products of Pula and Sardinia: constantly changing recipes, inspired by the Mediterranean tradition and enriched with touches of the Orient, presented with great care. The restaurant can seat around 150 indoors and the same number in the terrace. From May to September the heart of the hotel is the garden laid out around the swimming pool, with an open-air bar sheltered by the wooden patio. The town of Pula, with its nightclubs, shops and the private beach of the Is Molas Beach Club, is just a few minutes from the hotel. The golf course of Is Molas with its 27 holes is only 100 metres from the reception.
Verdura Golf & Spa Resort, located on the south west coast of Sicily, offers an unparalleled style and sophistication for well-travelled clientele seeking a quiet or active getaway, romance or spending time with family. The resort boasts 4 restaurants, a 4000 sqm Thalasso spa and two championship-level 18-hole courses and a 9-hole course, set amid olive and orange groves. Warmed by the Mediterranean sun, Verdura provides a year-round golfing destination and plays host to a variety of distinguished international tournaments including the PGA European Tour, Sicilian Open 2012.
Golf in Italy