It is time for the third instalment in IGolfItaly’s mini guide on Golf in Italy. Following the articles on Golf in the North and Golf in the Center of the boot, here is a brief presentation on the best golf courses towards the toe and the heel of this beautiful country.
CAMPANIA: The homeland of the Pizza Margherita and the Buffalo Mozzarella features some striking golf courses, among which is the 36-hole Volturno Golf. One course is immersed in the pinewood for 9 holes, while the other half lie on a sandy terrain overlooking the sea and the Islands of Ischia and Procida, links style. The other 18-hole course is located on a flat surface that alternates a series of lakes and canals in a typical Mediterranean garden.
APULIA: Some spectacular golf courses dot the “heel” of Italy, between the amusing Trulli and elegant limestone Masserie. San Domenico Golf includes typical local plants and rocks, which give it a unique identity. The Acaya Golf Club is characterized by a complex system of small lakes and streams that provide a relaxing natural soundtrack. You cannot miss the beautiful waterfall that divides holes 11 and 12. Riva dei Tessali is surrounded by a beautiful pine forest and alternates wide and narrow holes. All of these are 18-hole golf courses next to the sea, where the wind can make the game particularly challenging.
BASILICATA: This region only has 1 golf course so far. The championship 18-hole Metaponto Golf Club actually belongs to Riva dei Tessali. It is only a 15-minute drive from the Apulia golf course and 55 km away from the historic Sassi of Matera.
CALABRIA: Nothing much to say for this region. It only has two 9-hole golf courses called San Michele and Feudo Montalto.
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