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Golf in Tuscany

Golf in Tuscany
Golf in Italy originated in Tuscany. In fact, in 1889 the first golf course on the Peninsula was made just a few kilometers north of Florence and in 1934 the first Golf Club, the "Ugolino", was founded in the territory of Bagno a Ripoli and Impruneta, where countless races and many national championships have been played.

There are numerous golf courses in Tuscany located in various places, from the sea to the hills and mountains, with courses ranging from a minimum of 3 holes to a maximum of 27. Tuscany has been able to exploit the natural topography of the territory and today offers a great variety of fields where to practice this sport, allowing all golf enthusiasts to travel long distances immersed in the unspoiled nature typical of the Tuscan countryside and admiring unparalleled views. A paradise for all golf lovers, as well as an ideal place to spend a weekend dedicated to sport and relaxation.

A golf course generally consists of one or more 18-hole courses and must make the most of the natural characteristics of the place: cypresses, olive trees, slopes. All obstacles that the golfer must face and that put every type of golfer to the test.
Golf course Tuscany
In addition to a naturally undulating terrain and a whole series of natural obstacles that make the challenges more exciting, the golf course needs a sufficiently mild and rainy climate to allow the grass to grow lush and compact for most of the year. With its mild climate and its rolling hills it is hard to imagine a better place than Tuscany to play golf.

Tuscany has thus become the ideal place for golf enthusiasts. From Maremma to Lunigiana, from Versilia to Casentino, passing through Chianti, there are golf courses that offer not only wonderful landscapes but also different difficulties for players from all over the world. In addition, in the region you can play in any season and clubs are generally active 12 months a year.

As already mentioned, the historic Ugolino Golf Club, inaugurated in 1934, stands out near Florence. Since then it has represented golf in Florence. The prestigious golf course, with 18 holes, has seen many professional amateurs on its green and has hosted numerous international Open, including the 1983 Italian Open, the most exciting tournament ever held in Italy.
Golf Player Tuscany
Still near Florence, in Scarperia, nestled in the Mugello hills, there is also the Poggio Dei Medici Golf Club (18 holes), while in Montelupo we have the Montelupo Golf Club (9 holes). In Vinci there is the Bellosguardo Vinci Golf (one of the longest and most demanding in Italy, with 9 holes). We also remember the Centanni Golf Club, in Bagno a Ripoli (9 holes) and finally the 18 holes of the Quarrata Golf Club.

The Castelfalfi di Montaione club, with its 27 holes and 9400 meters of fairways, is the largest one in Tuscany and its courses are among the most fascinating from a landscape point of view. Here, where nature, beauty, wellness and sport come together, there are two available courses.

In Saturnia, the Terme di Saturnia Golf Club offers a 18-hole course immersed in the beautiful Maremma countryside. Also in Maremma, not far from Grosseto, is the Toscana Golf Club.
The Argentario Golf Resort & Spa, on the other hand, is a luxurious 5-star hotel in the beautiful town of Porto Ercole, with design rooms, a wellness center and a 18-hole golf course.
Other golf courses in the province of Grosseto are the one in Punta Ala: the Punta Ala Golf Club (with 18 holes) and, in Gavorrano, the Pelagone Golf Club (also with 18 holes).
Play Golf Tuscany
In the province of Livorno there are 2 golf courses: the first one is the Livorno Golf Club (9 holes) and the second one, on the Island of Elba, in Portoferraio, is the Elba Golf Club dell’Acquabona (9 holes).

In the province of Pisa, among the golf courses, the Cosmopolitan Golf & Country Club Spa (18 holes) stands out in Tirrenia. Here are also held competitions and tournaments open to all members, with the participation of international golfers. The other golf course in the province of Pisa, also in Tirrenia, is the Tirrenia Golf Club (with 9 holes).

The only golf course in Versilia, with a course of more than nine holes, is in Pietrasanta: the Versilia Golf Club, which has a vast course through dense woods, sand bunkers, wide fairways and water hazards. A course suitable for golfers of all levels, in a setting of great charm, between the sea and Apuan Alps.

For those who love the mountains there is also the Garfagnana Golf Club in Pieve a Fosciana, in the unique setting of Apuan Alps.
Tuscan Golf Countryside
The Casentino Golf Club stands out in Poppi. The 13-hole course is immersed in an extraordinary scenery made up of hills, medieval castles and ancient monasteries, oak and chestnut groves.

The only golf course in the province of Pistoia is the Montecatini Golf Club (with 18 holes), in Monsummano Terme, ideal for enjoying a relaxing break at the spa after playing. The route winds through gentle hills and enjoys glimpses and panoramas of great beauty, among olive trees, cypresses, brooms and many flowers.

In Prato, on the other hand, there is Le Pavoniere Golf Club, with flat terrain, water hazards and 18 holes.

In the province of Siena, in Murlo, there is the Royal Golf Club La Bagnaia, on a playground of more than 130 hectares and a 18-hole course completely immersed in the Sienese hills and enriched by splendid lakes and a well-equipped club house.
Also in this province, but in Sinalunga, there is finally the Valdichiana Golf Club, which offers a 9-hole course in a rural setting, with typical Tuscan beauty.

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