There are two things you can do with your head down-play golf and pray. -Lee Trevino (American professional golfer).
For the passionates of this sport, the first thing while organizing a trip or vacation is to search for golf clubs in the area they are planning to visit. So if you have considered Tuscany for your next trip away, read on this article for a guide to some notable golf clubs in Tuscany. There are more than twenty golf “Points” in this charming land. Here I choose 4 luxury hotels and resorts, that have golf facilities for both experts and amateurs.
Luxury Golf Resorts in Tuscany
Situated in southern Tuscany, to be more precise, in Maremma Grossetana, five-star Argentario Resort Golf and Spa is a perfect location for golfing. 18- hole golf course, for 6.218 meters and par 71, was realized by architect David Mezzacane in collaboration with professional golf player Baldovino Dassù and the holes were modeled by Brian Jorgensen. I have to mention also, that the golf course is awarded the “Agri Cert” certification, which is the proof of its Eco-compatibility.
Argentario Golf Academy gives also opportunity to improve your game with professionals such as Emanuele Canonica- winner of the 2005 Johnnie Walker Championship in Gleneagles. Among all kind of gold facilities, Argentario Resort offers its luxury accommodations-cottages and suites , and also Spa facilities, that include a fitness centre, bio-sauna, swimming-pool and many other services, where you can take care of your body, relax your mind and just enjoy.
Castiglion del Bosco is an antic estate that includes a castle, church and a Borgo situated in Val d’Orcia. Castiglion del Bosco Golf Club has already attracted a lot of passionates of this game from all over the world. Surrounded by magnificent tuscan hills, contoured by cypress trees, the golf course, with its 18 holes was designed by Tom Weiskopf, an acclaimed golfer of 70s, that later dedicated himself to golf course design.
This is the only private golf Club in Italy that is set in UNESCO World Heritage site. A field with a rare beauty, where for sure every golf player will make an unforgettable experience. Then you can have a nice evening stroll in Borgo, stop near the old winery, taste the real tuscan wine and after all enjoy the flavors of local cuisine to fulfill your impressions.
For those who like the sea, and even more like to play golf, is recommended this elegant and welcoming resort in Forte dei Marmi ,called Versilia Golf Resort. Situated between the Tyrrhenian Sea and Apuan Alps, surrounded by this spectacular landscape, Versilia Golf Club attracts a lot of golfers since 1990.
The golf course was designed by a famous Venetian architect Marco Crozeand and is formed by 18 holes, par 71 for 5,873 meters. The 250 meters long driving range offers covered positions and automatic golf dispenser, for those who need to practice their game. The Golf club is also notable for its Club House, where you can simply have a drink and converse with others. Forte dei Marmi is a lively location, also well- known for its night life: Restaurants, bars, discos where you can continue to enjoy your time
If you are a kind of traveller, that prefers peace and tranquility, this place is for you.
This 800 years old, but recently renovated Medieval tuscan borgo, named Castelfalfi, with its spectacular churches, castles and picturesque hills, creates a real tuscan atmosphere. Here is situated Toscana Resort Castelfalfi, that accommodates travelers from all over the world. Among a series of facilities, this is what Toscana Resort Castelfalfi offers to golf players. 27 holes divided into 2 courses, the Lake course (Par 37, 3.171 meters) and the Mountain course (Par 72, 6.351 meters). B
oth designed by two expert architects: Rainer Preissmann and Wilfried Moroder. There is also a driving range, with grass tees, a Club house with a bar, and covered spaces for golf clinics. In a word every detail is considered to make your game process perfect. The Castle, that is the centre of borgo, is the frisky part of Castelfalfi, where there are the ancient gardens, swimming pool, small cafés and shops.
So if you want to combine golf with this splendid tuscan atmosphere, don’t hesitate.