Golf in Tuscany
2nd alternatives farther from the villa


Are you thinking you would like to golf in Tuscany 2 :-)?If you are staying at the farmhouse Il Colombaio di Montebenichi and you like to golf then you definitely must keep on reading.

We have found that often times, friends and customers alike, ask about the possibility of playing golf in Tuscany. We have now created a brief description of the golf resorts and golf courses that can be easily reached while staying at our villa in Tuscany.

Following is a list of the golf resorts in Tuscany that are farther from the house. Driving through Tuscany to reach any of these golf clubs should be part of the enjoyment as they are each located in spectacular natural enclaves. You could plan a full day made up of travelling through Tuscany and playing golf in Tuscany!


POGGIO DEI MEDICI (barely 90 minute drive)


Tuscany championship golf course


run: 18 holes, PAR 72, 6397 m, CR (yellow) 72,7, SR 131

altitude: 280 meters above sea level

location: in Scarperia in the Mugello north of Florence about 40 minute

season: open all year

facilities: Driving range, clubhouse with bar and restaurant, pool, spa with hammam and gym

closing day: no closing days

description: Poggio dei Medici is host to a number of top level international and national golf tournaments and recognized at a worldwide level as a top level course. It is quite a demanding for which it is recommended that you take a trolley or cart!

The golf course, designed by the architect Alvise Rossi Fioravanti and by professional player Baldovino Dassù, allows for 4 different alternatives within the 18 holes. As you play the surrounding castles and views of Tuscany add another stimulus to your senses, truly worth a visit.


SATURNIA GOLF CLUB (90 minute drive)


Tuscany championship golf course Toscana


run: 18 holes – PAR 72. CR 74,4 white; 76 yellow; 73,4 red. Slope 144 / 138

altitude: 380 meters above sea level

location: 100 meters from the Saturnia spa resort in Saturnia, Tuscan Maremma

season: open all year

facilities: golfing academy, 2 driving ranges, practice range with 4 putting greens, Spa services and thermal pools

closing days: no closing days but Mondays are open only to Hotel Spa guests

description: This golf course has been designed by Ronald Fream of the Golfplan studio, prestigious Californian firm with the philosophy that well-being is born of pleasure, thus creating an undulating and enjoyable course that provides enjoyment to expert golfers as much as to those who have not played for a while.

I is considered an ecological course eligible for the Italian Golf Federation (F.I.G.) ‘ecological certification’ for courses planned in the respect for the local environment. As a result, if you chose to golf in the early morning, you might come across deer, porcupines, hares, pheasants and all types of birds indigenous to the Tuscan Maremma region.


COSMOPOLITAN GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
(2 hour drive)


Tuscany championship golf course Toscana


run: 18 holes - 6291 meters - Par 73 - S.S.S. 73

altitude: at sea level

location: 15 km from Pisa, 12 km from Livorno, 90 km from Florence (very close to Tirrenia)

season: open all year

facilities: field practice, pro-shop, Bar, tennis court, swimming pool, golf cart rental, caddy master

closing days: Monday

description: The course is close to the Tirrenia Golf Club, but it is completely different. It is a "links" course with dunes and sand hills with many water hazards alongside the fairways. It is a competitive tough course especially in windy weather.




GOLF CLUB TIRRENIA (2 hour drive)


Tuscany championship golf course


run: 9 holes - 3030 meters - Par 36 - S.S.S. 36

altitude: at sea level

location: 25 km from Livorno and Pisa, 90 km from Florence (very close to Cosmopolitan)

season: open all year

facilities: field practice, pro-shop, Bar, tennis court, golf cart rental

closing days: Mondays

description: This course has been considered, the last five years, the best 9-hole course in Italy. It lies completely within a pine-wood of exceptional beauty. Founded in 1968 by the U.S. Army, Tirrenia is a difficult test for every golfer, with its undulating fairways and small, well-protected areas.


VERSILIA GOLF CLUB (2 hour drive plus)


Tuscany championship golf course


run: 18 holes - 5898 meters - Par 72 - S.S.S. 71

altitude: at sea level

location: 3 km from Forte dei Marmi

season: open all year

facilities: field practice, pro-shop, Bar, tennis court, swimming pool, golf cart rental, caddy master

closing days: Tuesday

description: A pleasant 18- hole course, close to the famous sandy beaches of Versilia. Not very long, the course has many water hazards and tree-lined fairways, providing a nice, testing round.


GOLF CLUB PUNTA ALA (2 hour drive)


Tuscany championship golf course


run: 18 holes - 6203 meters - Par 72 - S.S.S. 72

altitude: 100 meters above sea level

location: Gulf of Follonica, 40 km from Grosseto very close to the beach and the town of Follonica

season: open all year

facilities: field practice, pro-shop, Bar, tennis court, swimming pool, golf cart rental, caddy master

closing days: no closing days

description: Difficult and scenic course, designed and built in the typical Mediterranean undergrowth along the seashore. Pine trees and cork oaks are the natural obstacles of this seaside course, with strong winds at times and narrow fairways. The view of the sea from the 7th tee is one of the most beautiful on any Italian course.


GOLF CLUB TOSCANA (2 hour drive)


Tuscany championship golf course


run: 18 holes – Par 71 5852 meters - Par 72 - S.S.S. 71 - CR (white) 71,4, SR 131

altitude: 250 meters above sea level

location: Il Pelagone, 6 km from Gavorrano and 15 km from Follonica (by the seaside)

season: open all year

facilities: golfing academy, driving range, two putting greens, pitching green, chipping areas, swimming pool, tennis court

closing days: no closing days

description: One of the 10 most beautiful golf courses in Italy. A rich combination of hills and water hazards which together build interesting and natural obstacles to create one of the most picturesque courses in Tuscany.

The ever-changing greens require special skills and concentration, particularly from the 10th hole the course becomes quite hilly. Hole 11 requires all exceptional golfing skills and at the last hole there is an amazing view of the islands of Elba and Corsica.

ARGENTARIO GOLF COURSE
(2 hour drive very much worth your time!)


Tuscany championship golf course Argentario


run: 18 holes, Par 71, CR (yellow) 72,4. SR 138

altitude: 30 meters above sea level

location: Porto Ercole, Mone Argentario, by the sea

season: open all year

facilities: Golf academy, driving range, ProShop, practice range, Wellness center

closing days: no closing days

description: Relatively new 77 hectare golf resort, opened its doors in 2006, the project having been conceived as an 18 hole golf course by famous architect David Mezzacane and professional golfer Baldovino Dassù, Italy’s golf leader in the world.

Monte Argentario is a world renown national park area, thus honoring this environment has been important and as a result it resulted in being recognized and certified "Agri Cert" eco-bio-compatible, with all products used for maintenance being totally natural.

Breathtaking views of the sea pair up with a hilly landscape creating a fantastic golf course for all handicaps.


ELBA GOLF CLUB ACQUABONA
(it is on an Island! But thought it important you knew of it!)


Elba Toscana golf course


run: 9 holes - 5144 meters - Par 68 - S.S.S. 67

altitude: 100 meters above sea level

location: Isola d'Elba, 6 km from Portoferraio and Porto Azzurro

season: open all year

facilities: field practice, pro-shop, Bar, tennis court, swimming pool, golf cart rental, caddy master

closing days: No closing day

description: It is a hilly course with good views, situated between Portoferraio and Porto Azzurro, near the turn of Lacona.



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