Best golf resorts in Italy
Combining exceptional food, quality resorts and championship golf courses, Italy is a truly great destination for your next golfing holiday.
From the island of Sicily, central locations of Tuscany and Rome, to Milan and Lake Como, Italy offers excellent value year-round with golf courses to match its European neighbours - but its fairways aren’t anywhere near as busy.
So why not combine golf, with fine Italian wines and arguably the best food in the world for your next golf trip. We’ve picked out some of the best golf resorts Italy has to offer and our team will be here to make sure you find your ideal package.
Set amongst olive groves and countryside, with almost 2 kilometres of private Mediterranean coastline, the Verdura Golf & Spa Resort allows guests to enjoy a golf holiday in five-star luxury. The 18-hole championship course, similar to the one used in the Sicilian Open, represents golfing excellence with a number of stunning sea facing views and challenging holes.
There are 203 rooms and suites which overlook the Mediterranean, with the added charm of on-site activities and fine dining. Four restaurants and five bars are on offer at Verdura, each in their own unique setting with terraces overlooking the sea and picturesque hills. Situated at the heart of the resort, the pool is one of Europe’s largest at 60 metres long, and the Rocco Forte Spa is a haven of luxury, rejuvenation and wellbeing.
"Possibly the best hotel I’ve ever been to (definitely top 3!). Premium luxury on the coastline of southern Sicily, fantastic suite accommodation, all with sea views, an unbeatable spa experience and two championship golf courses designed by Kyle Phillips. My top tip would be to stay 4 nights or more and get 3 rounds included for free. The best airport to fly to is Palermo" - Joel Martin, Product Manager (Spain)
Nestled in the Tuscan countryside surrounded by incredible views, La Bagnaia Golf & Spa Resort Siena, connects you to the very heart of Tuscany. The resort is comprised of two medieval villages that have been beautifully preserved, featuring 101 unique rooms all of which have hand-picked authentic decorative pieces.
Designed by the famous architect, Robert Trent Jones Jr, the delightful 18-hole course is perfectly harmonized with the gentle hills of Siena providing one of the best golfing experiences in Europe. The course is enriched by beautiful lakes and a majestic clubhouse, offering stunning views of the sweeping landscape.
Guests can also enjoy full spa and leisure facilities on-site, including both an outdoor and indoor pool, as well as a gym, sauna and steam rooms so there is no shortage of things to do.
"La Bagnaia is located just outside Siena, a town full of culture. The resort has an excellent golf course on-site and offers 5* accommodation. It's the perfect location for golfing couples" - Joel Martin, Product Manager (Spain)
Golf Club Castelfalfi offers 27 holes across two courses. The Mountain Course, of championship standard, is among the most difficult in Italy thanks to its steep slopes and playability all year long. The 9 hole Lake Course is more open, with a fun and charming layout suitable for golfers of all levels, showcasing stunning panoramic views across the Tuscan Hills.
Away from the course, guests can expect a premium experience at the five-star Il Castelfalfi, the main accommodation option for the Toscana Resort Castelfalfi resort.
"This stunning resort in the heart of Tuscany is one to be savoured. Offering modern 5* luxury whilst retaining the charm of the region with a traditional Borgo onsite. The hotel offers everything you would expect from one of this quality, from cocktails at sundown, to relaxing spa treatments and multiple restaurants to suit all tastes. The golf club boasts 27 holes routing through undulating Tuscan terrain. A real challenge with some outstanding views throughout the round" - Tom Clayton, Head of European Sales
There are 98 rooms and suites, and several on-site restaurants and bars where guests can indulge in the tastes and flavours of Sicily. At Il Picciolo, the facilities don’t end at the many restaurants. There is also a spa, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and some absolutely breath-taking bike routes making it easy to see why this is one of the best resorts Italy has to offer.
"Located up in the hills of Mt Etna, it’s one of the most unique locations I’ve ever been golfing. You can see Mt Etna from many holes on the course and the spectacular views. It’s a traditional 4* Italian hotel, great value and perfect for golfing couples looking for a relaxing break" - Joel Martin, Product Manager (Spain)
Opened in 2014, this environmentally friendly hotel was built with the use of natural recyclable materials using advanced technologies. With 32 bedrooms, a restaurant, two bars, two on-site golf courses and excellent leisure facilities, Bogogno Golf Resort is one of the most prestigious in Northern Italy.
The two 18-hole golf courses, the Bonora Course and the Del Conte Course, are highly regarded as two of the finest in Italy. Set over undulating land with spectacular scenery, both courses will challenge all levels of golfers with plenty of variety on offer.
If you wanted to explore more, you’ll find wine and cheese tastings available in the area, the beautiful Lake Maggoire and the city of Milan is less than an hour‘s drive away!
"Genuinely one of the best golf resorts I have been to in Europe. Two top-class parkland golf courses and a lovely, boutique-style, hotel with 50 rooms and a spa. A real hidden gem of European Golf and perfect for a quiet, but high-class, golfing getaway" - Joel Martin, Product Manager (Spain)
Just 12km from the centre of Rome, Sheraton Parco de Medici provides an ideal base from where to enjoy one of Europe's finest cities, whilst also having a variety of golf on-site. The large four-star Sheraton Hotel includes two outdoor swimming pools, two gyms and a Turkish bath, providing the perfect place to relax.
Golfers can explore the magic atmosphere of Parco de' Medici Golf Club. The course boats 27-holes of championship golf, with more than 80 hectares of greenery and beautiful views overlooking the courses many crowning features. It has also played host to the Ladies Italian Open in the past.
Product Manager - Europe