Travel a la carte
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 the new Ugolino golf course was created at the edge of the beautiful Chianti country.
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.
Visit Europe16 to 24 days
From 450 € per day
Travel in the heart of Europe on two iconic countries starting your journey at Eiffel Tower in Paris and ending your trip at the Colosseum in Rome. Playing some of the best European golf courses, taste the very best of France and Italy’s sights, with culinary and oenology experiences, must-see attractions and cultural gateways.
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