Sunshine, tranquillity & the Mediterranean coastline
The most South Easterly region in Italy, situated on the heel of Italy’s ‘boot’, Puglia boasts hundreds of miles of incredible coastline and simply world-class food and drink. The golf in Puglia is as calming as the Mediterranean breeze with peaceful settings immersed in the year-round sunshine. The two courses in the region at San Domenico Golf and Acaya Golf Club both offer wonderful options for a relaxing break, with enjoyable 18-hole layouts and fantastic off-course facilities.
Why play golf in Puglia?
- Puglia is the 'Heel' of the 'Italian boot'
- Flights available into the capital Bari or Brindisi
- Increasingly popular tourist destination for gastronomy & beaches
- Great golf resorts, such as Acaya Golf Resort
Golfing perfection in Puglia
The two main courses in Puglia are San Domenico Golf and Acaya Golf Club & Resort. For those looking to stay and play on-site the latter is a fabulous option, with extensive on-site facilities including an 18-hole golf course, three restaurants, three bars and a state-of-the-art spa. The course itself features slick Bermuda fairways allowing for plenty of run from well-struck tee shots, and several water hazards throughout its winding layout.
San Domenico Golf offers a standalone 18-hole Par 72 layout, with fantastic on-site practice facilities including a practice range, several putting greens and a short game area. The course offers stunning views of the Adriatic Sea from every green, tee and fairway, and measures at just over 7,000 yards from the back tees. Just 40 minutes from Brindisi Airport, it’s the perfect option for a final round on the day of departure.
Top things to do off the course in Puglia
Forming the heel of Italy’s ‘boot’, Puglia is a stunning centuries-old town that is simply unmissable. Stroll along the whitewashed hill towns, centuries-old farmland and hundreds of kilometres of Mediterranean coastline.
The vibrant capital Bari is an active port and university town, while Lecce is known as “Florence of the South” for its baroque architecture. Alberobello and the Itria Valley are must-visits, home to the famous “trulli,” stone huts with distinctive conical roofs.
Some other top attractions include Castel del Monte, an octagonal castle built in the 1240s and the Basilica San Nicola, an iconic church and pilgrimage destination. The Gargano mountain with its summit trail should definitely be on your list of things to do. The views at the top are simply breathtaking.
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