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Where to play golf in Tuscany

A paradise for golfers, from Maremma to the Casentino

If you are looking for a spectacular setting for a round of golf Tuscany, with its many courses scattered throughout the region, will not disappoint your expectations.

The first real modern golf course was established by the British community in 1889 in Florence, a few kilometers north of the city.

Since then, Tuscany has turned into a golfer's paradise, with a wide variety of courses in every part of the region.

From the coast to the mountains, here are some of the best trails, surrounded by the most beautiful landscapes, to play and have an adventure in nature.

  • 1.
    Coast and islands
  • 2.
    City of art
  • 3.
    Countryside and mountains

Coast and islands

Golf Club Punta Ala
Golf Club Punta Ala - Credit: Golf Club Punta Ala

The marvelous courses of the Pelagone Golf Club in Gavorrano, inside the luxurious resort Il Pelagone, are located on lakeside grounds, a short distance from the sea. Immersed in the surrounding environment, you play with your gaze over the hills and quiet, relaxing waters. 

The coast of the Maremma also hosts the Argentario Golf Club and the Golf Club Punta Ala, where you can play and enjoy the sea view.

Again on the coast, in Livorno - right on the city shoreline - we can find the Golf Club Livorno while, on the nearby Island of Elba, you can hit a putt at the Elba Golf Club Dell'Acquabona in Portoferraio, surrounded by the wonderful unspoiled nature of the island.

A visit to the 18-hole course at the Forte dei Marmi Golf Club in Pietrasanta, a few kilometers from Forte dei Marmi, or at the 9-hole course at the Golf Club Tirrenia - surrounded by a charming century-old pine forest - complete your golf experience along the coast.


City of art

Ugolino Golf Club
Ugolino Golf Club - Credit: Circolo del Golf Ugolino

There are many reasons that make a visit to Tuscany's most famous cities of art a fantastic idea and golf is one of them!

To keep up with your favorite sport even on vacation, simply grab your gear and head to Siena, to the Royal Golf La Bagnaia or even further south – between Florence and Rome – to the Golf Club Valdichiana.

Also in Florence there are many options: the Golf Club Parco di Firenze – that is located in the town center and offers a course that makes the game in town comfortable – and the Circolo del Golf Ugolino -  one of the clubs that made the history of Italian golf.

Another place worth mentioning is definitely the Montelupo Golf Club: the 9-hole course follows a flat terrain along the Arno River, surrounded by the Tuscan landscape of Chianti Montalbano. 

Dedicated to Leonardo is, instead, the Golf Club Bellosguardo in Vinci where, in addition to playing in an enchanting setting, you can find an itinerary suitable for the young and old alike, precisely about the genius of the Renaissance.

For those looking for a larger course, the Golf Club Castelfalfi is the ideal place: 27 holes and a landscape ranging from lakeside to mountainous, suitable for all skill levels.

Another city of art on the list is surely Pisa, which offers the chance for a game at the Cosmopolitan Golf & Country Club, a technical course in a pristine setting.


Countryside and mountains

Casentino Golf Club
Casentino Golf Club - Credit: Casentino Golf Club

Seeking complete rest and relaxation on perfectly manicured courses is a sure antidote to a stressful life: the pristine scenery of the Tuscan countryside is an almost obvious choice when it comes to choosing where to play golf.

At the foot of the Tuscan Apennines, in Scarperia and San Piero, is located the Poggio dei Medici Golf Club, a course suitable for every player in the Mugello valley.

Italy is home to hot springs dating back thousands of years, so what better place to combine a round of golf with the best of spa experiences?

The Terme di Saturnia Golf Club, in Manciano, is located next to the thermal pools that provide a quick remedy for any muscle pain. 

Options in the Casentino area include the Casentino Golf Club, in Poppi, while the Valdinievole is home to the Montecatini Terme Golf Club, proving that there is always a golf club within reach in Tuscany!

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