Beautiful, quiet fairways await you throughout Italy
A popular destination amongst British tourists, a golf holiday in Italy is a great choice. Italy boasts a tremendous array of luxury accommodation options and a golfing experience as good as its European neighbours, with lots of options for golf tours. Known for its fine wines, arguably the best food in the world, and outstanding natural scenery, it’s not just the championship golf courses in Italy that bring golfers here every year.
Why book a golf holiday to Italy?
- Enjoy a mild climate with great year-round playablity
- Take advantage of quieter & more relaxed courses than neighbouring countries
- Experience one of the best countries for traditional food & fabulous wines
- Stay & play in the home of the 2023 Ryder Cup
- Play some of Europe's best courses set in breath-taking landscapes
- Explore some of the richest artistic heritage in the world
Where to play golf in Italy
A rising star of the golf scene
Golf in Italy has taken off in recent years with the sport becoming ever more popular amongst the local European population and golfers in the UK. With a variety of course types from the stunning seaside Verdura, home of the Sicilian Open, to picturesque parklands like Royal Park.
This year’s Ryder Cup being at the current home of the Italian Open, Marco Simone, has enhanced the profile of Italy as a prestigious golf destination.
The success of Italian golfers like Francesco and Eduardo Molinari has helped improve the profile of the sport in Italy and has cast light upon some of the top-notch courses which inhabit this glorious nation.
Some of Italy’s best golf courses include:
- Royal Park Roveri Golf Club – a sensational Trent Jones design proud to boast the title of the ‘best hole in Italy’, and hold the title of the best course in the country.
- Bonora Course, Bogogno Golf Resort – situated at the foot of the Monte Rosa Massif mountains with plenty of water hazards to contend with, this course is one of the most prestigious in Italy.
- East Course, Verdura Golf Club - home of the Sicilian Open, this course offers beautiful panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea alongside water hazards and tricky bunkers.
- Garda Golf & Country Club - located alongside the idyllic shores of Lake Garda, this must-visit club is the former home of the Italian Open and features three loops of 9.
- Marco Simone Golf & Country Club – upcoming venue for the 2023 Ryder Cup, and current home of the Italian Open, this Fazio-designed championship course is maintained to an excellent standard and offers incredible views throughout.
Explore top Italian golf holiday destinations
A golf holiday in Italy means luxury and relaxation. You’ll find the golfing experience is of equal quality to its Mediterranean neighbours, but with significantly quieter fairways. The best part is that most of the golf courses are set in stunning locations across the country.
There’s something for everyone, from picture perfect islands full of vineyards to an exciting city break in Rome. Stay & play in majestic castles in the countryside, or try a tour of the enchanting lakes. Lake Como and Lake Garda offer great locations for a golf tour and provide genuinely breathtaking settings, world-famous gastronomy, and are surrounded by some of Europe’s best golf courses.
Some of Italy’s best golf destinations include:
- Northern Italy & Lakes – one of the most picturesque destinations in Europe and a great choice for a tour in summer, here you are guaranteed beautiful backdrops and a wide variety of fantastic golf courses. Lake Como and Lake Garda are two of the most popular golfing destinations, with Verona and Milan also on the list.
- Southern Italy – a must-visit for golfers keen to explore the area both on and off the course, with a year-round warm climate and a selection of brilliant courses. The most popular area is Puglia, located in the lowest part of Italy’s ‘boot’
- Italian Islands – the tranquil islands of Sicily and Sardinia are two of the largest in the Mediterranean and feature some of Europe’s finest golf resorts. European Tour venue Verdura Resort stands out with two on-site courses and incredible sea views. Immerse yourself in the fascinating culture, perfect weather, and classic cuisine on your next golf holiday.
- Central Italy – a great choice for a golf & city break as it’s full of fascinating history & culture, and you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to top resorts and courses. Explore the wine region of Tuscany and discover the popular city and home of 2023 Ryder Cup in Rome.
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Not sure where to play? Browse our map and find your ideal destination in a continent of possibilities. We know you will be spoiled for choice! Remember our Knowledgable golf experts are ready to answer any questions.
Where to stay & play on a golf holiday in Italy
When it comes to accommodation, Italy offers it all. From city-based tours to luxurious five-star hotels and resorts set across the beautiful countryside, there is something to suit everyone.
Bogogno Golf Resort is one of northern Italy’s finest resorts. The four-star hotel and spa perfectly complement the two championship standard courses on-site, both of which are ranked in Italy’s top 10 courses.
Other popular choices include Il Picciolo Etna Golf Resort & Spa which features Sicily's first ever 18-hole course, and the Sheraton Golf Parco De Medici Hotel & Resort which is just outside the centre of Rome.
Some of Italy’s best golf resorts include:
- Verdura Golf & Spa Resort – this five-star resort is set on 2km of private Mediterranean beach and has two 18-hole championship layouts on-site.
- La Bagnaia Golf & Spa Resort – situated in the enchanting Tuscan countryside just outside the city of Siena, this five-star Curio Collection by Hilton Hotel was once a medieval Tuscan village, and now boasts a fantastic wellness spa and a world-class Robert Trent Jones Jr 18-hole course on-site.
- Toscana Resort Castelfalfi – another five-star resort in the Tuscan countryside with an award winning golf course on-site, perfect for a golfing escape.
- Bogogno Golf Resort – one of the most prestigious resorts in Northern Italy, Bogogno features two unique 18-hole courses on-site, both of which are ranked in Italy’s top 10 courses.
Our team will be here to make sure you find your ideal hotel or resort and find you the best value for money for your golf holiday!
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Shopping, art, historical ruins & more
With it arguably being home to the world's finest food and wines, fantastic culture, and stunning cities, it’s no surprise our golfers fall in love with this incredible destination. Its impact on western culture can be seen all over the country in the beautiful artwork, ancient ruins and impressive palaces. The country boasts an endless array of off-course activities for you to enjoy.
Discover vibrant cities such as Rome, Milan, Florence and Venice during your golf break. As the fashion capital, Milan is ideal for shopaholics, while Rome is ideal for foodies and history buffs. Test your taste buds on traditional Italian wine and pasta or take a trip to the Colosseum.
As well as cities, you can also enjoy the less crowded coastal areas where you can wind down on the sandy beaches and go for a swim. Outdoor lovers should take to the waters of Lake Como or consider going for a hike to the top of Mount Vesuvius. Some of Italy’s top attractions include Pompeii, The Valley of Temples, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and The Vatican in Rome.
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