With almost 300 courses and a range of luxurious hotels and resorts, golf breaks in Italy are on the rise.
For golf holidays, Italy pretty much has it all: epic scenery, fabulous climate, superb food (and wine) and stunning golf courses:
Circolo Golf Villa d’Este
Chestnut, pine and birch trees surround this prestigious club, frequented by many European aristocrats and a lot of movie stars. The Golf Club Villa d’ Este, on the hills of Como, has kept largely intact the early course (the club opened in 1926) and remains one of the favorite destinations by the most demanding golf players. The lake of Montorfano and the breathtaking mountains of Lecco and Bergamo will give you the feeling of being in a time bubble. The Lodge Villa d’Este Golf Hotel, is located in the middle of the first nine holes, a short walk from the main structure of the Clubhouse. Large sized and independent rooms, with separate entrance and patios overlooking the the golf course, each respecting the privacy. The Terrace is open the whole day in the summertime, where you can reserve table for lunch or dinner, after a day on the green
Palazzo Arzaga Hotel Spa & Golf Resort
Palazzo Arzaga is one of Italy’s finest boutique golf resort hotels, situated just 30 minutes from the charming city of Verona, half way between Milan and Venice in the region of Lake Garda. The magnificent 15th century country mansion has been carefully converted into a leading 5 star hotel, opening its doors to guests in 1999. The interiors reflect the spirit of this past age with its stone floors, whitewashed walls, frescoes staircase, fireplaces, wooden beam ceilings, period furniture and richly adorned fabrics. The resort is located half way between the cities of Milan and Venice closer to the lovely town of Verona, which has so many cultural ties.
Argentario Golf Resort & Spa
The Argentario is one of the most exquisite and outstanding boutique hotels in Italy. The hotel has so many unique properties, you will have to experience it to understand its subtle but outstanding qualities. Set on an amazing peninsula, with dramatic views of the coastline and lagoon,it has so many fascinating design features, great cuisine and scintillating Spa facilities there is a wealth of places to explore, an extraordinary coastline and some picturesque hilltop villages from Medieval times including Santo Stefano and Porto Ercole which are gorgeous. The Hotel is located in Southern Tuscany on a magnificent stretch of unspoilt coastline, with a unique lagoon location an area with a combination of memorable mountain and sea views, with some dramatic beaches and a number of ancient villages, which are so enjoyable to explore in the day time or in the evenings.
Borgo Egnazia Puglia Italy
As you enter the Borgo Egnazia grounds and approach the hotel you are instantly struck by the shimmer of the Quicklime stone in the sunshine, a local stone used to build this magnificent Hotel. This opulent resort has so much to offer including comfortable accommodation, rustic Italian cuisine and most importantly a challenging yet extremely enjoyable Championship golf course. Borgo Egnazia really does offer a relaxing and peaceful retreat for those looking to enjoy fine foods, superb weather from March until November and a championship golf course which has hosted some of Italy’s greatest golf tournaments. Borgo Egnazia is where Justin Timberlake got married in 2012 and has recently won an award as the leading golf resort of Italy. The resort is located between Bari and Brindisi airports, on the north coast of Puglia.
Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa
The Donnafugata is a lovely ranch style country resort on the East coast of Sicily, the biggest island in the Mediterranean. he hotel possesses a unique ambience and charm and has been host for the Sicilian Open on 2 occasions on the European PGA Tour. The highlight of the hotel however is its two exquisite Championship golf courses, which lie adjacent, it is really a hotel aimed purely at golfers. One of the courses has the design of Gary Player, one of the best in the world and a classic challenge. The five-star Donnafugata Golf Resort and Spa is situated on the sprawling Donnafugata Manor, conveniently located just 17 kilometers from Comiso Airport Pio La Torre and within a one-hour drive from Catania International Airport.