Experience rich culture and stunning courses on the ultimate golf getaway to Italy

If you’re searching for your next golf break destination, you can’t go wrong with a trip to Italy.

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Picture yourself standing on a lush green fairway, surrounded by stunning Italian countryside and rolling vineyards. Welcome to Italy, where golf is not just a sport, it’s an experience.

Italy has a wide variety of golf courses, from the sun-kissed shores of Sicily to the lakes of the Lombardy region, there’s over 140 championship venues dotted across the ancient Italian landscape. This is one golf break destination where you not only get to enjoy the incredible views, but you also get to immerse yourself in centuries of Italian culture.

There’s also impressive golfing culture to soak up in Rome with the 2023 Ryder Cup venue, Marco Simone Golf & Country Club, less than a 30-minute drive from the city.

Italy promises incredible golf facilities, a wealth of tourist attractions, high quality cuisine and truly unforgettable golf holidays. Take a look at the regions below, and see what they have to offer.

Torino Golf Destination and Lake Maggiore Golf Destination are among the most fascinating golf courses in Italy, where scenic beauty is combined with maximum technical values. Not by chance these courses have hosted 13 editions of the Open Italia. Take the challenge and visit Piemonte, a unique and authentic area. 
Seven18-hole golf courses, starting from the golden sea of Lignano, along the lagoon of Grado, up to Trieste, overlooking the enchanting gulf of the world famous regatta, Barcolana. Play your passion and immerse in the beautiful scenery of the Collio vineyards and in the heart of the Morenic hills by Udine. Take your challenge at the foot of the mountains in Pordenone or  to the top of the Alps, in Tarvisio. Start golfing in Friuli Venezia Giulia.
One of the most popular destinations among golf enthusiasts, Lombardy amazes all who visit thanks to its unique combination of highly technical courses and incredible artistic heritage, wine, food and landscapes. Visit the elegant club houses in Milan, the exclusive clubs in Lake Como, Lago Maggiore and the shores of Lake Garda, where there is a unique Mediterranean microclimate that allows you to play 12 months a year.
Emilia Romagna, nestled in the heart of Italy, offers a golfing experience like no other. Immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes and indulge in the finest Italian cuisine and culture. After a day on the course, treat yourself to a glass of local wine and savour mouthwatering regional delicacies. Emilia-Romagna is not just a golf destination, it's a journey of discovery! 
Tuscany truly is a golfer’s paradise with elite courses found throughout the region. Golfers can find courses with scenery to match or with a complete wellness retreat where guests can relax and recharge with world-class healthy cuisine and luxe spa treatments between rounds. Famed for its vineyards, history, art, culture, and culinary traditions, it’s no wonder Tuscany is as popular with golfing companions as it is with players.
Sardinia's mild climate and warm hospitality allow you to combine your sporting passion with a charming holiday filled with wellness and delicious cuisine. In the North East lies the Costa Smeralda and Pevero Golf Club. In The West and the South Coasts you'll find the Is Arenas Golf & Country Club, the Is Molas Club and the Tanka Golf & Country Club.
Discover the timeless charm of a land that spreads out across the majesty of the Dolomites, the rolling hills and the incomparable landscapes of Venice lagoon. 9 Unesco sites testify to Veneto’s rich history and landscape variety. From enchanting cities of art to the delightfulness of Lake Garda, from golden beaches and thermal resorts to the best golf courses you can expect, Veneto is the perfect destination for your golf holiday. 
Offering 14 golf courses for players of all skill levels, Lazio is home to the impeccably groomed Marco Simone Golf & Country Club, home of the 2023 Ryder Cup. Fiuggi Golf Club is one of the most scenic in Italy thanks to its panoramic views and undulating green slopes, while the Country Club Castel Gandolfo boasts a historic 17th century mansion as its golf club, overlooking a challenging course situated in the crater of an extinct volcano. Founded in 1903, Circolo del Golf di Roma Acquasanta is Italy’s oldest golf course in ancient Rome’s Appian Way Park. Traversed by a Roman aqueduct, the views from the greens stretch all the way to the Vatican. 
Tiny fishing villages, and a slow pace of life are the rule in Sicily. Except when you drive through the gates of Verdura Resort; a five-star golf resort for the ultimate golf-and-glamour experience. Wine lovers, foodies and golfers can indulge all their passions in Sicily. A stand-out course is Il Picciolo in Castiglione di Sicilia, which features 18 holes carved into volcanic rocks, with views of majestic Mount Etna.

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Sarah Pyett is the Deputy Digital Editor of todays-golfer.com

Sarah Pyett – Deputy Digital Editor

Sarah Pyett is the Deputy Digital Editor of todays-golfer.com. She specializes in ladies’ equipment reviews, including driversirons, and golf balls.

After a career in a golf professional shop, and earning a qualification in golf club management, Sarah joined Bauer in 2014 as a Web Producer for Today’s Golfer. She has since worked across multiple brands in a mixture of digital marketing and paid media roles, before returning to focus on golf full-time as Deputy Digital Editor in 2024.

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