With Tuscany’s picturesque rolling hills and mild climate, it is hard to imagine a better place for golfing. A large number of golf courses sprung up in the 90’s due to Tuscany’s superb setting. With multiple golf courses in every part of the region, Tuscany has transformed into a secret golfer’s paradise.
The generally mild weather allows golfers from around the world to gather and play a round no matter what the season. Courses vary in difficulty and it is easy to find one that’s suited to your playing ability. The courses in Tuscany offer the chance to experience all the natural wonders of the region while playing the game you love!
With so many courses to choose from, the choice of where to tee off can be difficult. So here is a handy guide to help you select the perfect course!
Ugolino Golf Club – Grassina, FlorenceThis unique course has the title of Italy’s oldest club. It was established in 1989, right in the heart of Chianti, a mere 8 km. from Florence. The course is famous for its beautiful landscapes and wonderful atmosphere. With 18 holes and a par 72, this hillside course requires quite a few technical skills and is a moderately difficult course. Open year round, this course is sure to be a winner in the hearts of golfers worldwide.
Montecantini Golf Club – Montecantini TermeConviently located between Pisa (61km), Florence (46km) and Lucca (31km), this particularly charming course is located in the vicinity of the ancient house of Leonardo da Vinci. The course is recognized for its extremely well kept lawns. Surrounded by beautiful trees, this hilly course also offers the interesting challenge of water hazards. The course follows international standards and is generally a demanding course. Though the course is hard, it still offers satisfaction to those who are merely hobby golfers looking for a fun filled afternoon.
Golf Club Tuscana
This amazing course is situated right on the Tyrrhenian Sea and boasts views all the way to Elba Island. This club was quickly recognized as one of the best new courses in all of Italy. Thanks to countless lakes, the courses fairways are immaculately green year round. Golf Club Tuscana also prides itself on the use of natural plants in the creation of the course. 12 of the 18 holes touch one of the small lakes the course is built around and the sea keeps temperatures mild year round. With relatively short fairways, this course is perfect for experts and beginners alike!
Poggio Dei Medici Golf Club – Scarperia, Florence
This beautiful course is situation in the Medici Villa of Cignano, just 25 km north of Florence. The course opened in 1995 and was designed in accordance with USGA standards. This course is unique in that it boasts 5 different playing routes! The different routes allow players to customize the challenge level, making it ideal for all levels of ability. The course is routinely selected to host national and international tournaments and is regularly named as one of the best courses internationally. Playing on this course is certainly worth the trip!