ITALY - Tuscany - Florence

Golfing in Florence

  • Golf , Soggiorno (voli esclusi)
  • 4 days / 3 nights
  • Bed & Breakfast

Imagine a strip of Tuscany rich of history, flavors and typical tastes, where the hills are embroidered with lines of vines and studded with small hamlets of Medieval origins.
Picture yourself in the countryside that surrounds the city of Florence, one of the more beautiful town in the world, famous for its history, monuments, the magnificent dome, for typical restaurants in the historical center.
Open your eyes: welcome in Tuscany, the “many souls” region, the ideal place for golfers who are looking for the finest golf course in Italy and dreamy locations. This is the aim of this partnership: create a bunch of tailor made choices for our guests and make a golf match becoming a chance to satisfy all your senses, relax yourself, taste typical dishes, have a toast with excellent wines, discover the most beautiful cities of art in middle Italy, enjoy the breathtaking panoramas. A network that allow you to experience the uncontaminated Tuscany that kept the charm and the rhythms of the past, without forgoing the pleasure of playing in professional golf courses selected every years for renown international championships, for an exciting game for all levels and players.

Details

PACKAGE DETAILS:
Duration: 3 or more nights as per pricelist
Accommodation: Double room at the UNA POGGIO DEI MEDICI RESORT
Treatment: Bed & Breakfast (half board with supplement)
Golf treatment: 3 green fee (1 X POGGIO DEI MEDICI; 1 X LE PAVONIERE; 1 X UGOLINO) 

A 4 stars Resort located in the lush valley of Mugello, close to the medieval village of Scarperia and famous Tuscan cities including Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Volterra and Lucca.
70 spacious rooms with a minimum size of 35 sqm, elegantly designed to reflect the ancient Tuscan houses, most of which overlooking the prestigious 18 hole golf course, with balcony or garden. Pro Shop, Bar and Restaurant, Wellness area and Gym, outdoor swimming pools.
UNA Restaurant serves regional food from Tuscany and Mugello using fresh pasta and typical seasonal ingredients of the region. Splendid 17th Century villa with a large garden for weddings and private events, accommodating up to 100 people. 10 meeting rooms that can accommodate from 10 to 150 delegates.


POGGIO DEI MEDICI GOLF CLUB
Opened in 1992, with 18 holes par 73, and a Championship course of 6.468 meters long, Poggio dei Medici Golf Club course is one of the finest in Italy. Built to USGA standards by architect Alvise Rossi Fioravanti and Florentine professional golfer Baldovino Dassù, it was immediately recognized as “The Best New Golf Course” in Italy, and since then has constantly figured among the best courses in Italy in the Il Mondo del Golf ratings.
The Golf Course, set in the Mugello valley, sheltered by Apennines, offers 5 different starting tees for an exciting game for all levels. It features also an extensive Driving Range complete with Pitching and Putting Greens, bunkers, 6 covered and 24 opened positions, ideal for private or group lessons. Resident PGA Pro available. UNA Poggio dei Medici has been home to the Ladies Italian Open from 1999 to 2003, on the professional Ladies European Tour, and host to Alps Tour and European Tour Challenge for 3 editions.
The strategic geographical location means it is easy to reach from all over Italy, and the presence of the hotel with wellness centre and swimming pool directly on site completes the facilities and also makes it popular among non-players.


LE PAVONIERE GOLF CLUB
Le Pavoniere Golf & Country Club offer a golf course which flanks an ancient park, where the fairway is undulated and the sand of the finest. A eighteen holes green of 6464 meters designed by a famous player, Arnold Palmer: perfect lines of play, greens protected by insidious bunkers and strategic water hazards. A nineteenth century villa in one of Leopoldo dei Medici’s estates, carefully restored and with services added and the passion of a number of players wishing to create their own course: that’s how Le Pavoniere was born twenty years ago. Today, to enrich and beautify the surroundings 1800 new trees of native species has been planted and banks of flowers created around the water mirrors, greens and tees. In that way when you play you’ll really feel you’re in a natural paradise, in the heart of one of the most beautiful region in Italy.
Between nature, relax, sports facilities and friendly atmosphere, in the welcoming dining room of the restaurant which looks onto the course, you’ll discover elegant surroundings where the attention to detail creates a unique atmosphere with a relaxed air. The course is challenging and able to test your ability searching for the perfect round. That’s why playing here will be an unforgettable experience every time, whatever your level of skill. Le Pavoniere therefore hosts each year national and international Golf events such as the European Challenge Tour.


UGOLINO GOLF CLUB
The British community in Florence brought golf to Italy in 1889 when they built an 18 hole course on land belonging to the princes Demidoff, just north of the city. In 1934 a new course was created at the edge of the beautiful Chianti country and the Ugolino golf club came into existence, taking over the mantle of the Florence golf club. Besides numbering many Champions among its Member, both amateur and professional, Ugolino has hosted numerous international competition. Outstanding among these was the 40th Italian Open in 1983. This Remains probably, the most enthralling tournament ever played in Italy. It was won, in the end, by Bernard Langer following a thrilling play-off with Severiano Ballesteros and Sandy Lyle. In addition to them, the field boasted such giants of the game as Greg Norman, Sam Torrance, Pinero, Canizares and Brown, not to mention the leading italians of the time, Costantino Rocca and Baldovino Dassù. The Event is still vivid in the memory of the older Members. In 2009, in recognition of its long service to golf, the Italian Olimpic Commitee awarded Ugolino the Gold Medal for sporting achievement. As a further honour, Ugolino can claim no fewer than three out of the eleven members of the Hall of Fame of Italian golf, nominated by the Italian PGA. These are Baldovino Dassù, Federica Dassù and Franco Rosi, recognised for their contribution to the development of golf in Italy.
The new course was designed by an englishman and an irishman, Cecil Blandford and Peter Gannon. They used the natural contours of the Chianti slopes to produce an outstanding course, threaded through the indigenous vines, olive trees, maritime pines and broom. The course is not long, but demands a high degree of skill. The greens are small and well defended by bunkers. The sloping fairways also present a great challenge. To play Ugolino is not just to indulge in a game of golf, it is to wander through a landscape of great natural beauty, surrounded by olive and other fruit trees. It is an unforgettable and uplifting experience. In his book “fifty places to play golf before you die”, the writer Chris Santella includes Ugolino as one of the fifty.


The clubhouse of Ugolino is an example of the futuristic or art deco school of architecture. Prevalent in the 1930s. the architect was Ghirardo Bosio, a noted city planner of the fascist period. It is a listed building, protected by the Florentine institute responsible for cultural heritage. The building sits strategically on top of a hillock surrounded by meadowland, studded with cypresses and pines. All 18 holes are laid out in a circle around the clubhouse. The building itself is a three-storey construction. The ground floor, classically, has the secretarial offices, locker rooms and pro-shop. The first floor is dedicated to a spacious bar, a restaurant and lounge. All round this floor is a huge terrace giving marvellous panoramic views of the hilly countryside. The second floor has a card room, a billiard room and a terrace which overlooks the eighteenth green. The swimming pool is also an example of the futurist style and it too, falls under the supervision of the cultural heritage authorities. It is situated in a lovely wooded spot, not far from the clubhouse. The ceramic lining of the pool is done in a delightfully subtle variety of dark and light blue shades and stands out like a jewel against the background greenery. The pool has a trampoline and diving platform which are of a bold design bearing the signature of the great engineer Pierluigi Nervi. Its dimensions are 25 m x 12.5 m

Dates and prices
Price
from 11/22/19 to 10/31/20
Price per person in double room from
£ 441.85
Including/Excluding

All rates are per night, per person. They are inclusive of buffet breakfast. The rates are not inclusive of city tax.  


Rates including:
Overnight stay in double­ room
Breakfast
3 green fee 18 holes
Tee times booking
Driving Range access
1 outdoor swimming pool access
Internet (wi-fi complimentary in all rooms and common areas)
Concierge Service
Outdoor Parking


Rates not including:
All meals and beverages
Return fligths (rates available upon request)
Car rental or return transfer (rates available upon request)
Whatever not stated in above "Rates including" list

Notes on the trips

3 magnificient courses, 3 days of amazing Gofl playing!
This proposal will allow you to play on 3 of the best 18-holes courses of Tuscany...


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