Beautiful, quiet fairways await you throughout Italy
A popular destination amongst British tourists, Italy is a great destination to pick for your next golf holiday. Italy boasts a tremendous array of luxury accommodation options and a golfing experience as good as its European neighbours, but its fairways aren’t anywhere near as busy.
Although fantastic golf can be found all over this vast nation, golfers should pay attention to Sardinia and Sicily, Central Italy, North-West Italy, Tuscany and Turin all of which have an array of brilliant courses to pick from on top of the excellent cuisine and wine Italy is known for.
Why play golf in Italy?
- Mild climate with all year round playablity
- Often quieter & more relaxed than neighbouring countries
- One of the best countries for traditional food & fabulous wines
- Home to the 2023 Ryder Cup
- Some of Europes best courses set in breath-taking landscapes
- Among the richest artistic heritage in the world
Rising star of the golf scene
A real rising star in the heart of Europe, golf in Italy has taken off in recent years with the sport becoming ever more popular amongst the local population and amongst golfers here in the UK.
The success of Italian golfers like Francesco and Eduardo Molinari has helped improve the profile of the sport in Italy and has cast the light upon some of the top-notch courses which inhabit this glorious nation.
Some of the most notable courses in Italy include the sensational Trent Jones Course at Royal Park Roveri Golf Club which is home to the ‘best hole in Italy’, the East Course at Verdura Golf Club home of the Sicilian Open offering beautiful panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea, the course at Garda Golf and Country Club alongside the idyllic shores Lake Garda and the sensational classic links at Donnafugata Golf Resort.
Alternatively, play the 2023 Ryder Cup venue, at the Marco Simone Golf Club. The region's mild climate offers perfect golfing weather year-round.
Enjoy golf the Italian way
Known for its fine wines, arguably the best food in the world, vineyards and outstanding natural scenery, it’s not just the championship golf courses in Italy that draw golfers here every year.
A golf holiday in Italy means luxury and relaxation. You’ll find the golfing experience is of equal quality to its Mediterranean neighbours, with significantly quieter fairways.
The best part is that most of the golf courses are set in picturesque locations across the country. Sicily is home to the Verdura Golf and Spa Resort, set along the stunning Mediterranean coastline.
The II Picciolo Etna Golf Resort & Spa is dramatically located at the foot of Mount Etna, providing a golfing experience you'll never forget. Don’t forget the glamorous island of Sardinia where you can stay and play at the five-star Mira Hotel - Resort Is Arenas.
If you’re deciding where to go, Northern Italy is a great choice in the summer months while Southern Italy benefits from the year-round sun. Central Italy is a hotbed for great golf.
Lake Como and Lake Garda are great locations for a golf tour. They offer genuinely breathtaking settings, great gastronomy and are surrounded by some of Europe’s best golf courses, including Villa d’Este, Castelconturbia, Arzaga and Gardagolf. For a luxury resort break, try La Bagnaia in the Tuscan countryside or the five-star Verdura Resort on the island of Sicily.
Explore by map
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
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.
Our team will be here to make sure you find your ideal hotel or resort for excellent value for money. 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.
We also recommend La Bagnaia Golf & Spa Resort Siena 5* located in central Italy. Once a medieval Tuscan village, this five-star Curio Collection by Hilton Hotel boasts a fantastic wellness spa and a world-class Robert Trent Jones Jr 18-hole course on site.
When it comes to your city break, the Palazzo Argaga five-star resort allows you to explore the cosmopolitan city of Turin.
Shopping, art, historical ruins & more
With it arguably being home to the world's finest food and wines, stunning cities and fantastic culture, 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.