There are plenty of opportunities for keen golfers to escape outside the city for a day to play a round of golf. If playing amid olive groves and vineyard covered hills is your idea of the perfect round of golf, then Florence is an ideal destination!
Just 20 mintes south of central Florence, the Ugolino golf course in Grassina is the oldest golf club in Tuscany. Set in the heart of the Chianti region and only a few miles from the centre of the city, the spectacular hillside course has wonderful views over the Tuscan countryside.
Alternatively, in the opposite direction, golfers can enjoy a round of golf at the Poggio dei Medici golf club, just 20 minutes north of the city.
Il Pavoniere is another inviting layout. It is slightly further from Florence (approx a 40 minute drive from the city centre) but well worth the trip.