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Golf Guide to Southern Italy

Southern Italy boasts a near ideal golfing climate that acts as the perfect getaway. Whilst there are a limited number of golf courses in the region, the quality and variety on offer is more than enough to warrant a trip to this part of the country. The mild winters are ideal for escaping the gloominess of the British winter, and it is a popular off-season spot for that reason alone.

The south of Italy is the warmest throughout the country, so you will have made a wise decision weather-wise to travel to here. Whilst there are limited golfing facilities compared to others regions of the country, there are still brilliant options for your party. Acaya Golf Resort & Spa is thought of fondly by Italians, and the resort is home to the wonderful Acaya Golf Club. 

If you travel only one hour further up the coastline you will find San Domenico, which is a standalone golf club that boasts tremendous practice facilities. The course provides fabulous views of the Adriatic Sea it stretches to 7,000 yards off the tips, meaning there is a real challenge to be experienced at San Domenico.

The southern parts of Italy are among the poorest regions of the country yet the local people are very welcoming. Visitors will feel at home throughout and will be able to enjoy the local cuisine and wines at a fraction of the price you would expect to find in the wealthy  northern regions.

Climate The Climate

Golfers will be thrilled to know that the south of Italy boasts the best climate throughout the country, meaning you can expect blistering summers and mild winters. Due to this reason alone, a year-round trip to Italy is on the cards – which will help beat the summer traffic and the inevitable wait on every single tee. 

Generally, the further south you go the warmer the weather is; Naples is one of Italy’s major cities to experience the mildest of winter conditions. Travellers will enjoy highs of 31°C in the summer, whilst there remain highs of 14° during the coldest months.

Time  Local Time

Italy adheres to CEST time; Italy is one hour ahead of Britain.

  Local Currency

Italy uses the Euro and there are plenty of ATMs and bureaus de change.

With a limited number of golf courses located in Southern Italy the suggestion is to visit the Pulia region where you will find the majority of courses as well as flights from London to either Bari or Brindisi airports.

Flight Information

For golfers travelling from Britain, they can expect a flight to southern Italy to last approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes. 

Outside of golf, Southern Italy provides a rich history and cultural heritage as well as beautiful landscapes, delicious cuisine, and charming towns and villages. Visitors can explore ancient archaeological sites, admire the stunning churches, cathedrals, and palaces, take in the breathtaking scenery of the Amalfi Coast and sample the region's delectable cuisine.

Things to do Things to do

Naples is the largest city to be situated in the south of Italy, and it is a city like no other. It boasts an incredible history that is rich in both culture and cuisine for travellers to indulge in.

Sorrento is another must for anyone travelling to Italy; it is approximately an hour train’s ride away from Naples. Sorrento is highly advised for couples due to the romantic setting, in addition to the beautiful architecture and surrounding landscapes that is on offer.

Finally, southern Italy is home to two of the most incredible archaeological sites on the planet: Pompeii and Herculaneum. If you have the opportunity to explore these areas, you will create memories that last a lifetime – as well as boosting your knowledge around the historical events that took place at them both.

Food & Drink The Cuisine

No matter where you stay in Italy, you will always be close to food that is infused with passion.

There are over 800 pizzerias in Naples, but Concettina ai Tre Santi stands above the rest. Each pizza is paired with a wine and the restaurant is currently under its 3rd generation owner.

For fans of local culture and cuisine, Savelletri in Puglia features a breakfast menu that has been carefully selected and sourced from local ingredients. There are more than 20 varieties of fruit, with bread, jams and cheeses also available.



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Where To Play

Acaya Golf Club

Rated 4.4 from 1 reviews


San Domenico Golf

Rated 4.09 from 7 reviews


Barialto Golf Club

Rated 3.62 from 2 reviews

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