For those who like golf there are these two splendid opportunities.
Golf Club Acquabona Golf course (nine holes). The Elba Golf Club is at Acquabona, which is about eight kilometers from Portoferraio and six from Porto Azzurro. The Golf Club is in a very green area among century-old olive trees and beautiful eucalyptuses. The Club is associated with the Italian Golf Federation and with the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI). All instructors are members of the Italian Golf Federation. The Club has agreements with the most important hotels on the island.
The No. 2 is one of the most interesting holes: it is a par 3 177 m downhill, with wind always transversal. The out of bounds area is on the right of the green for 40 meters and on the back where the Provincial road runs. There are four bunkers to stop low and top shots. Hole No. 8 is also difficult: dogleg to the right, uphill and against the wind; out of bounds on the right and three rows of eucalyptus that prevent the recovering of long shots.
Technical Information: Year of construction: 1971 (architect G. Albertino) 9 hole course, 5144 long. Facilities: putting green, practice ground, swimming pool, snack bar, golf-carts
Golf Club Hermitage Golf course near the Biodola beach, one of the finest beaches of the Island of Elba, in a very beautiful environment. The course slopes gently from a height of 60 m. (where the higher hole is) to the sea. In the lower part of the course there are two artificial lakes and the practice ground is near the larger one. At the moment there are 6 holes. Near the course there are also other sport grounds: 9 tennis courts, 2 bowling grounds, a volley-ball court, a five-a-side football field and 3 swimming pools.
Technical Information: Year of construction: 1989 (architect Leonetti) 6 holes course, length 1.560 m. Facilities: practice ground, swimming pool, snack bar, golf-carts
AN ENCHANTING FISHING VILLAGE SHAPED BY SPANISH RULE
The charming fishing village of Porto Azzurro, nestled in the Gulf of Mola (considered the most welcoming bay on Elba Island), owes its name to a 1947 administrative decision when Porto Longone (named for the Longone Fortress prison) was changed to Porto Azzurro, a name more fitting to the bay’s turquoise tones. ...