Known for its year round mild climate, choosing Italy for your golf break is a great decision as it is a great place to play golf. The Italians take their golf seriously and there are some of the most challenging courses designed by famous designers that you can play on. The golf courses have lovely scenery as well so you can immerse yourself in your beautiful surroundings as you work on your back swing.
The Amalfi Coast is a stunning area that is filled with charming sun bleached villages, and windy roads that look like they were carved into the mountains. It is a fabulous place to explore in car or by boat and it is also a pretty good place to play golf. You can work on your game at courses like Avellino, CUS Napoli, Salerno, Volturngolf, or GC Napoli. The village of Pompeii is quite nearby so take the time and see this ancient ruined village that was perfectly preserved when Mt. Vesuvius erupted in 79AD.
Tuscany is a beautiful area in Italy that is known for its sun drenched pastures, olive groves, wineries, beautiful sunsets, and the glorious cities of Florence and Pisa. You can stay in a rustic Tuscan villa and wake up to incredible views of the rolling Tuscan countryside. It is a great destination and there is so much to explore. It is also the home of 19 stunning world-class golf courses so it is a great area if you want to play a lot of different courses.
The climate in Puglia is perfect for golf and you can play a round any time of the year. The best course to play on is the San Domenico Golf Club. It annually hosts the Grand Finale of the Challenger Tour and it is a great course to play on. The wind can be tricky which adds a challenge to your game. Riva dei Tessali is a beautiful course that runs parallel to the Adriatic. The views are beautiful and the course is challenging.
Sicily is an island that is off the south west coast of Italy in the Mediterranean. It is the home of Mount Etna, which is one of the most active volcanoes in all of Europe. You can play your 18 holes at the Pìcciolo Etna Golf Resort & Spa where each hole has some of the most stunning views found on a golf course anywhere in the world. The course is set on the slopes of Mount Etna and you can see the volcano peak with every shot.
Rome is a fascinating city that has some of the most historic landmarks in Italy. It is also home to the oldest golf course in Italy, Acquasanta Golf where you can take shots with an ancient Roman aqueduct in the background. When you are not playing golf be sure to take time to visit the Coliseum and take a tour of the Vatican City. You can arrange for tours that beat the lines and take place very early in the morning. This will allow you to view everything cultural and get your games of golf in on the ten other courses that are close to the city.