Florence is one of the best-known art cities in the world and on the bucket list of people all over the world. Surprisingly, it also works in an excellent way as a base for a wonderful golf holiday!
Stay in a hotel in Florence playing golf in the surrounding golf courts; Ugolino, Le Pavoniere and Poggio de Medici.
Your personal after-golf activities in Florence or in the nearby Chianti will be organized to make your golf break perfect. Select transfers to the golf courses to fully enjoy your holiday.
TOP GOLF WHILE STAYING IN FLORENCE
UGOLINO GOLF CLUB
The British community in Florence brought golf to Italy in 1889 when they built an 18-hole course on land, belonging to the princes Demidoff, just north of the city. In 1934 a new course was created at the edge of the beautiful Chianti country and the Ugolino Golf Club came into existence, taking over the mantle of the Florence Golf Club.
The new course was designed by an Englishman and an Irishman Cecil Blandford and Peter Gannon. They used the natural contours of the Chianti slopes to produce an outstanding course, threaded through the indigenous vines, olive trees, maritime pines and broom.
To play Ugolino is not just to indulge in a game of golf, it is to wander through a landscape of great natural beauty. It is an unforgettable and uplifting experience.
LE PAVONIERE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
18 holes designed as only a world-famous player, Arnold Palmer, could design them: perfect lines of play, greens protected by insidious bunkers and strategic water hazards. The course is challenging and able to test your ability searching for the perfect round. That’s why playing here will be an unforgettable experience, whatever your level of skill.
In the heart of Tuscany just a stone’s throw from Florence, the highly emotive geometric lines merge perfectly with the landscape and the nineteenth-century villa in one of Leopoldo de Medici’s estates. Today, to enrich and beautify the surroundings, 1800 new trees of native species and banks of flowers around the water obstacles, greens and tees have been planted.
In the welcoming restaurant, you’ll discover an elegant atmosphere with attention to details. Gourmet dishes interpret the best of Tuscan tradition with a wine chosen from a top selection of labels.
POGGIO DEI MEDICI GOLF CLUB
Opened in 1992 the UNA Poggio de' Medici Golf was immediately recognized as "The Best New Golf Course" in Italy.
The Golf Course, set in the Mugello Valley, sheltered by the Apennines, offers 5 different starting tees for an exciting game for all levels. The offer includes an extensive Driving Range complete with Pitching and Putting Greens, bunkers, 6 covered and 24 opened positions. Poggio de' Medici has been home to the Ladies Italian Open from 1999 to 2003, on the professional Ladies European Tour.