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Poggio dei Medici Golf Club
Poggio dei Medici Golf Club is located in the heart of Mugello, only 7 kms away from Monsignor della Casa Country Resort
(10 minutes by car). With its 18 holes, par 72
, this golf course was born in 1992 thanks to the collaboration between a great golf player, Baldovino Dassù and an architect, Alvise Rossi Fioravanti. The golf course, which is 6.397 metres long, 5.091 from the female Tees, and 6.519 metres from the competition Tees (another 9 holes will be built in the near future), has many practice areas with its Driving Range, Putting and Pitching Greens. It was inaugurated in 1995 and was immediately mentioned in the magazine "Il Mondo del Golf" as the best new course, giving Italian golf an excellent reputation over the years until being considered, nowadays, one of the best in Italy.
It was recently awarded the"Condè Nast Traveller" among its "Hot Lists" as "Best Golf Club", winning over clubs like the K Club in Ireland and the Greebrier club in the United States
. From 1999 to 2003 Poggio dei Medici hosted the Italian Female Open of the European tour..
Golf Club Ugolino
Golf Club Ugolino (60 minutes from the resort)
was founded in 1933 along the via Chiantigiana, south of Florence, thanks to the English architects Blandford and Gannon (the same ones who designed the golf course in Monza), and it is one of the best golf courses in Tuscany. They were able to make a course with a 69 par, that was however rather difficult due to the height differences, trees and small greens. In the sixties, the course was extended to 72 par by engineer Piero Mancinelli. Considering the score, it might seem like a rather easy course given it is “only” 5.676 metres long.
However, Ugolino golf club makes the best use of the nature that surrounds it: cypresses, olive trees, hills that work around the landscape, small greens. These are the obstacles that golfers must face on this historic Italian golf course and that put all players to the test. Many important golfers started here and this is why it is the ideal place for those who want to improve their technique rather than the power of their swing.
The Club-House and swimming pool were planned by architect Gherardo Bosio
who was able to build an even better course, that also represents one of the most important examples of rational architecture. In fact, it is under the protection of the Fine Arts. Ugolino Golf Club is an important part of the history of Italian golf: Many national championships took place here and many important national and international players have played here.
The Medagliere dell'Ugolino
The Medagliere dell'Ugolino is one of the most important Italian golf clubs and it is impossible to name all the players that contributed to its success
. Ugolino golf course also hosted many International Opens and the most memorable one was the Italian International open in 1983, won by Bernard Langer after a fascinating tie with Severiano Ballesteros and Ken Brown, at the end of a competition in which Greg Norman, Mark James, Costantino Rocca, Baldovino Dassù, and many other stars of the European tour took part.
Golf Club Parco di Firenze
Golf Club Parco di Firenze (45 minutes from the Resort)
was born from the simple idea that some golfers had, to build an “urban” golf course that would make it easier for those who live in Florence to play golf
. After a lot of research, they decided to build in the Isolotto area that wasn’t a very nice place in Florence and where at one time there used to be a dumping ground that then became illegal. In 2000, the group of friends, lead by the future president Giuliano Bagnoli, inaugurated the "Golf Club Parco di Firenze" sports association, initially playing in the nearby football pitch “Florence” (while waiting for the grass of the driving range to grow). .
When in 2001 the Club moved to its final location, it had 150 associates. It grew more and more over the years until, in 2004, it reached 500 FIG members and 600 in total, growing by the year. Among the many initiatives for those who want to start playing golf
, the Club launched the “Youth club” that gives the under 18 the chance to get to know this sport without spending too much money. The Club also carried out promotional activities in primary and secondary schools to teach the basic rules of this sport during gym classes. It also gives adults the chance to try without having to think about the costs too much.
Golf Club Le Pavoniere
Golf Club Le Pavoniere (45 minutes from the Resort)
is tucked away in the cascine di Tavola park near Prato, about 30 kms from Monsignor della Casa Country Resort and it is one of Tuscany’s most exciting golf courses.
There are 18 holes, designed by Arnold Palmer, a big driving range with 12 covered practice bunkers and 30 uncovered ones, putting green, pitch green and practice bunkers
. The course is full of water obstacles and irregular greens
and it is known for its technical and landscape linearity. The meticulous planning allows golfers to relax while playing without ever being distracted from the game.
The Club House is the result of the renovation of the old Casa del Podere di San Leopoldo II (old farm house), built under request of the grand duke Leopold II of Tuscany.
The intervention of the nineteenth century is to be attributed to the skilful architect of the grand duke Pasquale Poccianti
who, during the first years of the nineteenth century, was busy working on the lemon garden, on the main staircase and English garden of the Medici Villa in Poggio a Caiano, only a few kilometers away from the club.
Golf Club Montecatini
Golf Club Montecatini (60 minutes from the resort), 18 holes, 5857 metres long, par 72
. It is in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, between Versilia and Florence, Lucca and Pisa, only 60 kms from Monsignor della Casa Country Resort (an hour by car). It is worth a visit for those who planned a holiday in Tuscany
It originated from an old manor belonging to an ancient Tuscan family and offers wonderful views both as regards the nature surrounding it as regards the history and culture it lies in. Some of the holes are definitely very attractive both technically as well as naturally: the first nine are lined by olive trees that sign the delicate dog legs of the fairways and the course edges, while the other nine are special for the Maquis shrubland that shows all its colours and offers the chance to smell some of its plants like heather and broom
. Two lakes along the course make it even more challenging..
The Club House, that was built on Etruscan and Roman settlements that date back to before year 1000, was renovated in respect of its historical structure and was made even more special by the fitness room, the swimming pool and guest quarters.