A Golfers Guide to A Golf Holiday in Italy
Perfect climate, spectacular landscapes and delicious food; Italy is the perfect destination for a European golf holiday. Between the glistening lakes and rugged coastlines, Italy is home to some spectacular top-quality golf courses. However, as the country varies so dramatically it can be hard to know where to visit on your golf holiday. We’ve shared our favourite regions to help you decide where to go on your Italian golfing holiday.
Golf Holidays in Turin
The capital city of Piedmont in northern Italy, Turin is renowned for its beautiful architecture and delicious cuisine. Partially surrounded by the Alps, golf courses benefit from the breath-taking natural beauty of the area. If you are looking for courses with countless elevation changes, Golf Club Biella and Golf Club Des Iles Borromes are perfect options. Whilst Golf Club Biella is located on the slopes of the Serra moraine, Golf Club Des Iles Borromes offers dramatic views of the Swiss Alps, the Ticino Plain, Milan skyline and a handful of Italian lakes.
Golf Holidays in Milan
The second most populous city in Italy, Milan is the capital of Lombardy and is known as a global leader in design and fashion. Located in the northwestern section of the Po Valley, the city is situated between the Alps and the river Po. Close to the great lakes, the golf courses located in the area are some of the most picturesque in the country. Set within a parkland estate close to Lake Garda, Golf Club Arzaga features a Jack Nicklaus II design, whilst Royal Park I Roveri Golf Club is located in a former royal hunting reserve.
Golf Holiday in Sicily
An autonomous region of Italy, Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Served by Catania Airport, Sicily is separated from the mainland by the Strait of Messina, the terrain is mostly hilly, giving rise to some incredible golf courses. Located on the slopes of Mount Etna, Il Picciolo has hosted five open championships including the Sicilian Ladies Italian Open, whilst Verdura Golf & Spa Resort has been named as an official European Tour Destination.
Golf Holidays in Rome
One of the most famous cities in the world, Rome’s history spans 28 centuries. In light of this, the areas golf clubs incorporate the regions historical past and offers a unique experience for visitors. Whilst Castelgandolfo Golf & Country Club is situated in the remains of an ancient volcanic crater, Circolo del Golf di Roma Aquasanta has views of the Via Appia Antica Roman aqueduct arches and the ancient tomb of Cecilia Metella.
Golf Holidays in Sardinia
Located to the south of Corsica, Sardinia is served by Cagliari Airport and is another autonomous region of Italy. Featuring a rocky coastline and incredible mountain ranges, the island’s geography provides the perfect backdrop for exclusive golf resorts. Located in the Costa Smeralda region, Pevero Golf Club offers glimpses of Corsica on a clear day, whilst Is Molas Golf Resort has hosted an impressive four Italian Opens.
Golf Holidays from Venice Airport
Served by both Venice Marco Polo Airport and Venice Treviso Airport, Venice is a fabulous location for a golf holiday. The capital of the Veneto region, this northeastern Italian city is made up of 118 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by bridges. Although you might not automatically associate Venice with a golf holiday, it is home to some of the most prestigious clubs in the country such as Golf Club Udine. One must visit is Circolo Golf Venezia which opened in 1930 and is the oldest club in the region.
We hope this has helped you decide which Italian region to visit and enjoy a golf holiday.
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