A golf vacation between Tuscany and Rome
From the Etruscans to the Renaissance, passing through the ancient Rome, maritime republics, centuries-old dynasties and a triumph of art, culture, beauty and history.
From the Chiantishire of Sting and the royals of England and Holland to Val d’Orcia and then down to the fortress of Marco Simone for a taste of Ryder Cup 2023.
From the historical labels of florentine Tuscany to the powerful flavors of Roman cuisine.
This is where takes place the golf holiday developed by Italy4Golf in collaboration with its partner Royal Links Golf Tours, a program designed for American and Anglo-Saxon golfers but certainly appealing to players from all over the world.
Four days on golf courses at the top in terms of quality and history, during a total of eight-day Italian experience, where overnight stays take place in wonderful 5-star hotels where guests can immerse themselves in the renowned Italian tourist, artistic and historical heritage.
Not to mention the delicious cuisine based on local foods and traditional recipes, which you will discover in several selected restaurants.
Golf Club selection included in this Experience
Ugolino Golf Club
Since 1934 Ugolino has meant golf in Florence. Designed at the gates of Chianti by Cecil Blandford and Peter Gannon, it hosted the Italian Open in 1983, concluded with a play-off between the legend Severiano Ballesteros, the English Ken Brown and the German Bernhard Langer, and won by the last one.
The 18 holes of the Ugolino are spread out in a hilly landscape of rare beauty, to the point that the writer Chris Santella mentioned them in the book “Fifty places to play golf before you die“!
Maybe go there calmly and no matter that title, the slopes of the fairways and the scents of the Chianti forest will take you back to a very pleasant reality.
Royal Golf La Bagnaia
Located in the south of Siena, La Bagnaia was designed by Robert Trent Jones jr and opened in 2012. Young but already experienced ball devourer, this course requires links experience and a lot of precision, to avoid the many bunkers strategically distributed along the fairways.
The clubhouse dominates the surrounding landscape, located on the highest hill and obtained from an ancient stone farm building.
Small tourist curiosity: Torre del Mangia and the many other towers of Siena are visible from many points of the field to remind you that you can quickly reach the city of the Palio to enrich yourself at the end of the tour with an Italian experience.
Castelfalfi Golf Club
Celebrated as one of the most difficult courses in Italy, but not less fun, Castelfalfi is the natural choice for going to the south and continuing the journey through Tuscan golf.
Equipped with 27 holes, with the first eighteen called “Mountain course” to immediately clarify the ideas to those arriving for the first time, Castelfalfi golf is part of a location that extends over a thousand hectares of landscape dotted with vineyards and olive trees, with buildings that make up a medieval village with eight centuries of history to tell.
For the total golfer, once experienced the competitive 18 holes of the Mountain, remain to relax on the more docile “Lake course“, a nine-hole course that will allow to finish off a splendid stage of this golf trip.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club
Rome, the dolce vita, the millenary history, the imperial vestiges… and the Ryder Cup!
Owned by the Biagiotti family, a name that in the world means fashion, style and worldliness, the Marco Simone will offer you eighteen holes already prepared for the most important golf event, the US-Europe challenge that will be held right here in 2023.
The majesty of the millenary tower of the castle inside the property will remind at every hole that you are in a unique territory, where the Italian experience is enjoyed at the highest levels.
In Italy4Golf we thought that this golf trip could not miss a game stop at Marco Simone.
We are convinced that only for the four proposed routes it is worth running to prepare suitcases and travel bags!
History, Art and Culture
An incredible view over the villages in the cradle of the Renaissance and a direct contact with aspects of local beauty related to art, food, culture and shopping!
This is an experience to learn more about the richness of the cultural heritage that Tuscany has to offer: a visit to the Uffizi Museum, the center of Florence, with workshops and ateliers of famous local artists and artisans, dinners in exclusive locations and selected restaurants, with typical local dishes prepared according to traditional methods and, last but not least, great wines.
Enjoy the atmosphere of a full day in the center of Rome. You can admire the sunset over its ancient architectural structures while sipping an aperitivo in one of the famous squares, savoring the best typical local cuisine in an excellent selected restaurant.
Stroll among the main tourist attractions of the Eternal City, such as Imperial Forum, Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Venezia or Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore.
And to make you fully enjoy the experience, you can choose between a full day of shopping in the luxury streets.
Chianti Classico Wineries Tour
Explore Chianti region, visit wineries and taste the Chianti Classico wines.
Sommelier Fabio Ceccarelli, connoisseur and expert of the area and Italy4golf Italian Ambassador, will introduce you to the wine region, its magnificent landscape and its exquisite wines. He will choose for you at least two important wineries in different cities to let you experience the peculiarities of the wines according to the production area.
During the day you and your friends will have lunch in one of the cellars or a selected restaurant, enjoying the typical dishes and specialties of the area. You will also have the opportunity to directly purchase the wines that best suit your tastes and benefit from Fabio’s advice on relevant occasions or labels!
In this Experience
- 8 nights accommodation in Double room 5* hotel
- Daily breakfast
- Dinners in selected local restaurants
- Full day wineries guided visit in Chianti area with tasting
- 4 Rounds of golf on some of the finest and challenging golf courses in Italy
- Full day guided tour in Florence, with Uffizi Museum visit
- Full day visit in Rome
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The demand for high-quality, exclusive experiences integrated into all-inclusive solutions perfectly fits into a complete, customised tourist offer, that not only means being able to practice golf in select, splendid golf clubs, but it also includes activities and proposals capable of making Italy4golf Experiences unforgettable.
All the I4G Experiences have been conceived by Italy4golf yet are developed and managed by selected local tour operators to make sure you get the most out of your golfing holiday.
Get in touch!
This Experience is conceived for groups, even of golfers and non-golfers. For more information and to reserve write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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