With a perfect golfing climate, and unparalleled tranquillity, Southern Italy is a perfect escape for those looking to escape on their next golfing break. Our customers love the offering of golf in Puglia, located in the heel of Italy’s ‘boot’. Whilst the golf in this region of Southern Italy is limited, there are more than enough courses to add variety to your break, with both the Acaya Golf Club and San Domenico Golf Club offering splendid 18-hole layouts with picturesque views of the Italian countryside.
Why play golf in Southern Italy?
- Southern Italy forms the lower part of the Italian "boot"
- Fantastic mediterranean climate with mild winters and very warm summers
- Famous cities include the historical Naples, Pompei and Bari
- Great golf resorts, such as Acaya Golf Resort
Sensational golf on the Southern tip of Italy
With the golf courses in Southern Italy boasting a warmer climate that those in the North, the option is there to play golf throughout the year. Based closed to the South Eastern coastline, and just outside the city of Lecce, Acaya Golf Resort boasts an 18-hole course, surrounded by lush Mediterranean vegetation. This Hurzdan & Fry-design is known for its immaculate conditioning and offers panoramic views of the surrounding area throughout the round.
An hour further up the coastline, the golf course at San Domenico is a parkland layout, which winds between former olive groves, offering incredible views of the Adriatic Sea. The course boast strong practice facilities including a driving range, short game area and two putting greens, allowing for a full warm up … or some space to work on your game following your round!
Popular golf destinations in Southern Italy
Things to do off the course
Possessing some of the world’s most beloved landscapes and steeped in artistic and cultural heritage, Southern Italy is a must-visit location for any golfer keen to explore the region on and off the course. There are plenty of incredible sights that will take your breath away with their mystic and beauty. If you’re looking for sunshine and Italian charm, then this is the place for you. The region is home to some of the oldest and most important historical towns in Italy as well as some of the most epic beaches.
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 a vibrant 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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