There are a number of excellent golf courses in Puglia to enjoy during your stay, many of which you will find to be quieter than those in other regions of Italy, and certainly quieter than in many other countries in Europe. There are five 18 hole courses as well as a small course to enjoy, namely:
Situated on the Adriatic coast, this is a challenging 18 hole course. Whilst the proximity to the coast means golfers can enjoy some stunning sea views during their round, it also brings the added challenge of contending with some testing sea breezes, not to mention the usual bunkers and rough!
Acaya Golf and Country club
Situated near Lecce, this is a par 72 course and a good option for those golfers looking for slightly less of a challenge than San Domenico presents.
Barialto Golf Club
Situated near Bari, this is an idyllic course, constructed around a central lake and weaving through ancient olive groves. Because of the lake, many holes feature a water hazard providing an extra challenge to players. There is an excellent restaurant in the golf house as well as tennis courts and a swimming pool on site. For those with children, there is a mini club to keep the children entertained as well as a babysitting service and children can also enjoy their first lessons in golf.
Riva dei Tessali
This is set near the coast in Taranto. Whilst near the sea, unfortunately it doesn’t enjoy the sea views that San Domenico can boast. For beginners, the club also offers a golf school with the possibility to take lessons. Constructed through dense pine forests, the trees provide welcome shade in the heat of the Summer sun, whilst also proving to be an obstacle to some shots, with the sea breeze adding an extra dimension to contend with!
Metaponto Golf Club
This is a par 72 course along 6284 metres. With wide open fairways, the course meadners through lemon groves initially before moving through olive groves later on. The club also boasts a large driving range, putting and pitching green.
This is a smaller course with pitching and putting green, enjoying stunning views of the Puglian Coastline. It’s great for beginners wanting to try their hand at the sport for the first time, with great value for money 30 and 60 minute lessons from instructors available.