Golf Courses, Hotels & Special Offers in ITALY
Course: Royal Club La Bagnaia Location: Tuscany Course Designer: Robert Trent Jones Jr. Par: 71 The Royal Golf La Bagnaia Course is the first Tuscan, 18 holes designed by renowned architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr. It is a Par 71,…
The 3*** Cosmopolitan Golf & Beach Resort warmly welcomes guest into the heart of the San Rossore Regional Park nestled in the lush Tuscan pine forest. The resort is only a 14 minute walk from the sea of Tirrenia and only a 20 minute…
The 5***** La Bagnaia Resort is part of a medieval village which has been transformed into a refined resort, the 5-star hotel has been carefully refurbished using a warm yellow and red colour scheme. The traditionally decorated hotel creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere…
Course: Cosmopolitan Golf & Country Club Location: Tirrenia, Pisa Course Designer: David Mezzacane Established: 1992 Par: 72 The Cosmopolitan Golf & Country Club is an 18 hole par 72 golf course which is 6,291 meters long situated only 500 meters away from the sea….
The 4**** UNA Poggio dei Medici Resort & Golf is set in Mugello Valley in the charming Tuscan hills at the foot of the Apennines, this upscale hotel and golf resort is 25 kilometres from Florence and only 6 km from the 15th century…
Course: UNA Poggio Dei Medici Golf Club Location: Gavino, Scarperia e San Piero Fl Course Designer: Baldovino Dassú Established: 1992 Par: 73 The UNA Poggio Dei Medici Golf Club is an 18 hole par 73 championship golf course which is 6,468 meters long set…
Course: Circolo Golf Ugolino Firenze Location: Impruneta Fl Course Designer: Cecil Blandford & Peter Gannon Established: 1934 Par: 72 The Circolo Golf Ugolino is an 18 hole par 72 golf course which is 5,672 meters long and has respectively designed with the natural contours…
The 5***** IL Castelfalfi Hotel is a new edition to the Toscana Resort Castelfalfi, the 5star hotel has been built on the 2,700 acre estate in Tuscany, located in an 800 year old Medieval Village and offers 120 standard rooms to suites, which feature…
The 4**** Hotel La Tabaccaia is set in the Tuscan countryside and part of the majestic Toscana Resort Castelfalfi . The Hotel La Tabaccaia was renovated with dedication, using traditional materials to match all the colours and the style of the region. The charming…
Course: Golf Club Castelfalfi Location: Montaione, Fl Course Designer: Rainer Preibmann & Wilfried Moroder Established: 1991 Par: 72 The Golf Club Castelfalfi is a 27 hole golf course located in the grounds of Toscana Resort Castelfalfi. The golf course is the largest in Tuscany…
Italy Golf Information
Golf in Italy dates all the way back to the early 20th century but it perhaps hasn’t caught on as well as it has in the UK and Spain. It is somewhat surprising considering how much Italians love sport; perhaps their energetic nature is better suited to football and motor racing!
Despite the fact that golf isn’t played by as many people as other countries, it hasn’t stopped the production of some beautiful golf courses all over the country and more recently some top quality professionals – the Molinari brothers, who together won the World Cup of Golf in 2009, and Matteo Mannasero, who at the age of just 20 has already picked up 4 European Tour titles.
With over 200 golf courses – many surprisingly based around the major cities. A Golf Holiday in Italy is not something that can be generalised, as the spectacularly diverse landscape presents so many different opportunities.
You can choose to base yourself around the ‘eternal city' of Rome, the magnificent centre of Florence or chic Milan, where the cultural and historical attractions all but match the fine array of golf courses.
Alternatively, head to the glamorous Italian lakes of Garda and Como for a golf escape in style, where the magnificent hotels exude class. If a slower pace sounds appealing, then consider rural Tuscany, the countryside of Emilia Romagna, or Puglia in Italy's south, while the island destinations of Sicily and Sardinia combine great golf with quintessential traditional charm and outstanding beaches.
All these options are different, but everyone benefits from the Italian constants of fantastic gastronomy and amazing hospitality, which is why so many people are choosing Italy for their latest golf holiday and you are truly spoilt for choice when playing golf in Italy. Although the sport is not comparatively popular with Italians, the country is becoming an extremely popular destination for golfing holidays due to the quality of golf courses and the temperate climate which allows golf to be played all year round.
The majority of golf courses are situated amongst the beautiful scenery that the country is renowned for making your round a quite brilliant experience. Some of the world’s most eminent designers have designed courses in Italy, including Robert Trent Jones and Jack Nicklaus.
The Piedmont region, in the north west of the country bordering France and Switzerland, is known for being one of the best places to play golf.
The Robert Trent Jones designed Royal Park I Roveri is less than 10 miles from the centre of Turin. The golf course is host of the Italian Open and has been widely recognised as one of the best golf courses since it opened in 1971. In recent years another 18-hole course has been constructed on the same site by Hurdzan-Fry – the renowned architects from North America.
Lombardy, another region in the north of the country, is also a popular golfing holiday destination. In the famous sparkling wine area of Franciacorta lies Franciacorta Golf Club . The course is carved through a forest with the holes meandering through it and along the adjacent lake. There are remarkable views of the neighbouring vineyards and valleys from all over the course.
Tuscany is one of the most popular holiday regions in the whole of Europe but it is little known that the region is filled with beautiful golf courses. The oldest course in Italy, Ugolino Club near Florence is situated in an enchanted spot amongst the hills of Chiantigiana. It’s a fantastic place to play for a weekend, combining the trip with a visit to one of Europe’s cultural hubs, Florence.
The islands of Sardina and Sicily are also home to some quality golf courses. Is Molas has 27 holes which are set amongst exceptional scenery and overlooking the sea. It is the largest course in Sardinia.
Sicily is jam-packed with golf courses! The Donnafugata Golf Resort and Spa has emerged as one of the best resorts in Italy where you can combine a relaxing stay with beautiful beaches and visiting the various UNESCO sites on the island.
Away from the golf, there is so much to do! As many of the courses are situated a stone’s throw from some of the major cities, there is plenty on offer. The cities of Italy are filled with history, art and culture as well as having the some of the best restaurants in Europe – the Italians are renowned for their gastronomy!
With cheap, daily flights available to and from all of Europe’s major airports, Italy is fast becoming an extremely popular destination for golfing holidays. The stunning courses, beautiful weather and the rich tradition of the country are what attract golfers to the country – have a look at the various first-class golf holiday packages that we have available on our website to find out more!
As part of our commitment to providing the best golf holidays in Europe, CostaLessGolf.com now operates in Italy. We provide the same high level of service in Italy as we do in Spain, Portugal the Canary & Balearic Islands & Turkey. Our special offers and tailor-made packages will still provide you with the best value golf holidays including course fees, accommodation, car hire and much more.
We are continually expanding the choices available to you so if you would like to visit the Italy on a golfing holiday in an area not yet listed on our site, please get in touch and we will be more than happy to research the location and provide you with a cheap golf holiday in Italy.
If you have any questions regarding our cheap golf holidays or breaks in Italy do not hesitate to get in touch with us to discuss how we can help you enjoy your Italian golfing experience.