Tuscany, in central Italy, is a gourmet destination in more ways than one; renowned for its delicious cuisine and endless wineries, as well as its stunning landscapes and world-class art. The relaxed pace of life here and those landscapes also that means it is perfectly suited to golf resorts, read on for some of our favourites in our guide to the top 3 best golf resorts in Tuscany…
Located in Maremma, a beautiful but still-unexplored part of Southern Tuscany, you’ll find the stunning Argentario Golf Resort & Spa; a 5-star resort with striking metropolitan design, an 18-hole golf course, a huge wellness centre and a gourmet restaurant. The resort lies 90 minutes away from Rome’s Fiumicino airport and is surrounded by cork-oak woods and centuries-old olive trees and set on sprawling greens. There are 73 guest rooms and suites as well as a cottage; the décor is minimalist with a glamorous feel and all rooms have heavenly terraces with incredible views of the golf course. Suites are worth the upgrade; they add sittings areas and some also include whirlpool tubs too; plus, the décor in the Suites is divine and totally Instagram-worthy!
The aesthetically-pleasing golf course is designed by former European Tour player Baldovino Dassù and architect David Mezzacane and features 18 panoramic holes for a total of 6,218 metres and par 71. When you’re not golfing, you can relax in the outdoor pools or book a treatment at the vast 2,700m² Espace Wellness Center, which includes a hi-tech fitness centre and heated indoor swimming pool; if you’re feeling active, there’s also three tennis courts, a football field and jogging trails. The hotel embraces its location at meal times; their gourmet restaurant, Dama Dama, serves delectable, wholesome Tuscan cuisine using fresh produce grown on site or on local farms.
2. Toscana Resort Castelfalfi
Toscana Resort Castelfalfi is located just over an hour’s drive south-west of Florence, features a new 5* hotel which opened I March 2017 and serves to combines its golf course with a spa retreat; something for everyone. There are 27 holes at the Castelfalfi golf club; the mountain course is close to 7,000 yards and is laid out among mature woodland and the lake course has 9 holes but is 3,500 yards and set in a stunning picturesque location. There are 120 rooms and 11 suites; the Deluxe and Executive rooms are suitable for discerning travellers and the Suites add living areas. There is a restaurant within the hotel; the stylish La Via del Sale, as well as two bars and a further two restaurants in the resort. La Spa offers 1000 sq metres of relaxation space and includes indoor and outdoor swimming pools with whirlpool features, a sauna, biosauna, steam bath and emotional showers. There’s also a 4* boutique hotel within the same resort.
3. Poggio dei Medici Golf and Resort
Poggio dei Medici Golf and Resort is an upscale 4* luxury hotel and golf resort is set in Mugello Valley and lies only a few kilometres from Florence. Its 18-hole, 332 metres golf course boasts lush fairways and well-paced greens surrounded by beautiful rolling hills. And when you can tear yourself away from the golf, there’s an outdoor swimming pool, Turkish bath, gym and a wellness centre where you can have a massage or beauty treatment. The elegant restaurant with its beautiful terrace that overlooks the golf course, serves Tuscan specialities and the Club House Bar, which also acts as a café, is the perfect place for golfers to meet and discuss their latest round. The 70 rooms and suites are set in a restored old farmhouse and are furnished in typical Tuscan style and feature balconies or patios. Upgraded rooms add golf course views, and suites have separate living rooms.
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