Golfing is not a huge sport in Italy, but there are a few real courses around Florence (as opposed to the couple of pitch and putt places that are also in the area). Below are some of the more reputable Golf clubs and courses if you feel the need to tee it up while here:
- Florence Golf Club Ugolino One of the most famous courses in the region, in a great location heading down towards Greve on the 222 (the Via Chiantigiana). We have only heard good things about this course, but I am afraid to say that we have not had the chance to play it. Their website (in English) is comprehensive, including directions, rates, and contact details.
- Poggio dei Medici Golf & Country Club This is another excellent looking golf course we would like to play! Located about 25 kilometers north of Florence, in the Mugello region. It is a newer course, opened in 1995, but has quickly built a strong international reputation and is host to several major golf events. Their website is in English and has complete details.
- Golf Club Le Pavoniere This course is just outside of Prato, about 20 kilometers west of Florence. Their website (unfortunately for us English speakers) is only in Italian, but this is a full 18 hole course with the usual amenities.