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The top courses in Italy’s ‘heel’ for your next golfing holiday

Golf in Puglia

Not only is Puglia home to some of the most pristine beaches in Italy, but it’s also a great destination for golfers. With its sunny climate, diverse landscape, and world-class golf courses, Puglia is an ideal choice for a golf holiday.

The region enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with mild temperatures and plenty of sunshine, so you’re able to play golf all year round. From the sandy beaches of the Adriatic coast to the rolling hills of its countryside, these different settings offer an unparalleled golfing experience.

Here you can find some of the most unique courses in the world. From championship courses to more intimate settings, there is a golf course here to suit everyone’s needs. All the courses are designed to the highest standards, with the latest technology and equipment.

The region is also home to some of the best luxury hotels and resorts in the country. Many of them offer golf packages and special rates for golfers, so your travel companions can indulge in some spa time or sightseeing while you’re out on the course.

Below, we have listed the best golf courses in Puglia, so you can learn more. And if you need help making a choice, we’re just an email away

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Acaya Golf Resort

Designed by the renowned American firm Hurdzan/Fry, and awarded the BVGA 5-star rating in the international golf course classification last year, this course features 18 holes – Par 71 and measures 6,192 meters. It was designed to harmonize with the natural features of the terrain with the pattern of shots, thus inviting players to use all fourteen irons and woods in the bag. With a pro shop, a clubhouse and the option of taking classes with experienced instructors, the Acaya Golf Resort is a fantastic choice for golf holidays in Puglia. The on-site hotel is the epytome of elegance, with a superlative spa that promises the utmost relaxing time, so you can stay close to the course and enjoy Puglia’s best too.  

San Domenico Golf

A fantastic 18-hole course with over 6300 meters, which unfolds along the Adriatic coastline, with spectacular sea views and century-old olive trees dotting the lawn. An Italian stop on the PGA European Challenge Tour Grand Final, San Domenico Golf was designed by European Golf Design, which has built some of the most prestigious international golf courses such as Celtic Manor, Portmarnack in Ireland and PGA Catalunya. Located in Savelletri, in the Itria Valley, the golf course is part of the Masseria San Domenico hotel, a fabulous resort with a large spa that takes advantage of the proximity to the sea and draws on the health benefits of saltwater. Indoor and outdoor swimming pools are joined by a private beach, exclusive to hotel guests, so you there are always plenty of choices to have fun in the sun. The suites, all exquisitely appointed, incapsulate the elegance of Puglia’s traditional style and are also incredibly comfortable, with different layouts available including features like fireplaces, patios, gardens and private pools. Alternative accommodation nearby include Borgo Egnazia, loved by celebs like Madonna, Masseria Le Carrube e Masseria Cimino – all partners of San Domenico Golf. 

Golf Club Masseria Torre Maizza

Now part of the Roccoforte luxury hotel chain, this golf course is surrounded by ancient olive and almond trees, an idyllic landscape for your sporting endeavours. Here you can enjoy a 1,150-yard par 27 course with manicured greens on two levels and fantastic sea views; the practice facilities include a driving range, a putting green, a pitching green and practice bunkers. The resort complex is nothing short of sophisticate, Roccoforte’s signature style is imbued in every amenity, to satisfy even the more discerning travelers. Located between Fasano and Savelletri, the resort is a great base to explore Puglia’s most famous sights including Ostuni, Polignano and Monopoli. 

Puglia is a great choice for anyone who wishes to golf and enjoy some time off the course too: from the rich history and culture to the stunning coastline, there is something for everyone and plenty to explore. Get in touch to discover our golf holiday packages, which can entirely be tailored to your preferences.

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