Life in Italy

Golf in Italy

The article topic Life in Italy

28 Oct 2014

Italy is one of the most diverse countries in the world and this is reflected in the diversity of golf courses we can find in this beautiful country. Italy is not as well know golf destinationa as some of the other Mediterranean countries. The golf fees in Italy have been historically higher than in Spain or Portugal, but with increasing popularity of the game as a result of international successes of Italian golfers, the number of gofl resorts grows and prices have declined over tha last few years. The big advantage of playing golf in Italy is the possibility to combine your golf holiday with the visit of historical towns, experiencing the local gastronomy and shopping in the wide range of fashion and design stores accross the country.

Even though golf courses could be found along the entire Italian peninsula, some places are more popular. Starting from the North, many golf courses could be found along the Italian lakes. Famous and popular with celebrities visiting a nearby villa of George Clooney the golf course in Mennaggio which offers dramatic views  towards Lake Como and the Alps in the background.

Tuscany is one of the most sought-after holiday regions in Europe  and offers some first class golf courses. The tournament one of UNA Poggio Dei Medici is just few km from Florence boasting few extremenly difficult holes in stunning natural setting. Lot of foreign golfers visit the area around Pisa thanks to its great airline connections. The Cosmopolitan Golf is just 20 minutes away from the airport, close to the sea. It offeres flat terrain with some challenging water barriers. Other famous gold course in this area is Versilia Golf near to the prestigious Forte dei Marmi. We should also mention Punta Ala Golf, surrounded by the natural beauty of Maremma in southern Tuscany.

Over the last decade, new golf clubs were established in the southern Italy. Puglia, the hell of the Italian boot now offers a unique combination of golf and seaside vacation. The weather is better than in the north and the golf courses here are opened year-round. The golf courses here are still less known and often not used to the full capacity, so you can enjoy a relaxing game without anyone pushing you.

Unlike Spain or Portugal, Italy does not offer many specialised golf resorts with villas or apartments. Most golfers just choose their favourite course and then look for a house or flat nearby. Property prices differ depending on the location.

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