Are you an avid golfer planning to spend golf holidays in Europe? Then consider visiting Rome. It has many wonderful all year round golf courses in Italy. The climate in the city is also ideal for playing golf. You will be amazed to know that over the past decade the number of golf players in the city has increased significantly. The region of Lazio, which also includes the city of Rome, is presently home to 22 golf clubs with above 6,000 associates. Rome is abundant of beautiful lush green areas surrounding it, thus making this city a perfect destination for a golfing holiday.
Apart from Italy’s capital city of Rome, the cities like Milan, Tuscany, Sardinia and Sicily are also equally famous golf destinations in the country. The Italian lakes in Milan make excellent golf holiday destinations. The prominent lakes for golfing are Lake Garda, Lake Como and Lake Maggiore. Each of the lake here has an excellent golf course coupled with stunning scenery.
Lake Garda is a fantastic location for a great Italian golf holiday. It is situated in the eastern part of Italy. The lake has some stunning golf courses, providing the town a much livelier, younger feel. The lake can be easily reached from Verona airport. It is also quite accessible from Venice and Bergamo. Lake Como is one of the best holiday destinations for golfing in Europe. There are ample choice of golf courses between Lake Como and Milan. With many scheduled flights to Milan’s two airports, reaching Lake Como is fairly easy and that too within an hour. Lake Maggiore also offers plenty of golfing opportunities while on a holiday. It is quite interesting among the many Italian lakes. Stresa and Arona are the two towns on Lake Maggiore perfect for your golfing holiday. The main islands near Lake Maggiore worth visiting are Isola Pescatore, Isola Madre and Isola Bella. Lake Maggiore is quite accessible and can be reached from Milan’s Malpensa airport in just 20 minutes.
The cities of Tuscany, Puglia, Sardinia and Sicily are also perfect destinations for an ideal golfing holiday in Italy. Playing golf while holidaying in Tuscany is simply an unforgettable experience! The warm sunshine and the beautiful scenery offer a heady mix in its lovely golf courses. The golf clubs in Tuscany are mostly found in the countryside. You will be required to drive to the golf clubs here. While driving, you’ll simply enjoy majestic cypresses and magnificent rolling hills, thus making it a memorable experience.
Puglia offers a real treat on your Italian golfing holidays. The city has a fabulous weather for at least 10 months of the year. The city has four excellent golf courses. Visit the city from mid July until early September to enjoy a great golfing holiday here.
Sardinia is yet another great destination for spending your golfing holiday. The island of Sardinia has four lovely golf courses. The warm climate here all year round also makes it a perfect destination for golf holidays.
Sicily is equally promising for an ideal golf holiday. The city is presently home to two new golf courses at Donnafugata and Forte Verdura resort. Another golf course is also coming around Taormina. While in Sicily, you have plenty of golf clubs available.
Rome has some of the best golf courses in Italy, which promises to make your golfing holiday here quite enjoyable. The popular golf courses here include Acquasanta (Rome Golf Club), Castelgandolfo, Fioranello, Marco Simone, Eucalyptus Club, Parco dei Medici, Arco di Constantino, Olgiata Golf Club, and Circolo del Golf Fioranello.
Here’s a brief look at some of the best golf courses in Rome.
Acquasanta (Rome Golf Club)
Acquasanta or Rome Golf Club is Italy’s oldest golf course. It is a private member’s club. The atmosphere here is wonderful. It is beautifully set amongst tall pine trees and rolling hills. In many areas it is quite hilly. Many times it seems as though one is playing through the bumps and hollows and back and forth over the brook. The visitors are offered limited time at this exclusive club.
The golf course at Castlegandolfo is exceptional and in a quite unique setting. This masterpiece created by Trent Jones is awesome and scenic. It is nestled in the crater of an extinct volcano. The clubhouse, which was Bishop’s residence in 17th century, is perched on caldera’s rim above. This is truly a fantastic place to play golf.
Floranello is a serene golf course. Its unique setting is amidst rolling farmland. The golf course descends to reasonable level front 9 from the clubhouse. The slopes are found increasing over the back 9 towards the two quite elevated greens. Here your club selection skill will be put on severe test.
The golf course at Marco Simone is located to the East of Rome in an open terrain. The golf course extends over, what was earlier a rolling pasture. It was designed for hosting tournament. The Italian Open has been hosted at Marco Simone. There is a hotel at the complex here.