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Golf Travel Guide To Tuscany & Rome Italy

Golf Travel Guide To Tuscany & Rome Italy

By Brian Weis

An Interview With Alberto Genovesi, from Italy4Golf

Looking to plan the perfect golf trip to Tuscany & Rome? Planning a buddies trip or a romantic golf getaway can be a full time job not to mention pressure filled to deliver a memorable experience. Below is an interview with Alberto Genovesi, from Italy4Golf who shares some insider information about golfing and traveling to Tuscany & Rome, must play courses, a sample itinerary and where you can go for more planning tools.

Give our readers an overview of your destination and why they should consider it for their next golf trip?
From the Etruscans to the Renaissance, passing through the ancient Rome, maritime republics, centuries-old dynasties and a triumph of art, culture, beauty and history.
From the Chiantishire of Sting and the royals of England and Holland to Val d'Orcia and then down to the Eternal City : Rome.

From the historical labels of Florentine Tuscany to the powerful flavors of Roman cuisine.

Four days on golf courses at the top in terms of quality and history, during a total of eight-day Italian experience, where overnight stays take place in wonderful 5-star hotels where guests can immerse themselves in the renowned Italian tourist, artistic and historical heritage.

What are the must play courses in Tuscany & Rome?
Ugolino Golf Club
The new course was designed by an Englishman and an Irishman, Cecil Blandford and Peter Gannon. They used the natural
contours of the Chianti hillsides to produce an outstanding golf course, that winds through the vineyards of autochthonous
grape varieties, olive groves, maritime pine trees and broom shrubs.
In his book Fifty Places to Play Golf Before You Die, Chris Santella includes Ugolino as "one of the fifty places to play".

Royal Golf La Bagnaia
Finally opened 18 holes of pure emotion! The Royal Golf La Bagnaia Course is the first Tuscan, 18 holes designed by renowned architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr. It is a Par 71, which is 6,101 metres long, covering an area of 1300 hectares, perfectly harmonized within the gently rolling hills of Siena.
The Tuscan landscape is a typical example of Inland Links, which refer to the Scottish Highlands with the "Rough" that
waves in the wind.

Castelfalfi Golf Club
At Castelfalfi, nature, wellness and sport combine in the largest golf course in Tuscany: over 9,400 meters of fairways
bordered by groves and olive trees, forming the perfect setting for your swing. Thanks to the architects PreiƟmann and
Moroder, who have enhanced the beauty of its landscape, the 27-hole layout is now divided into two spectacular courses
that throw down the gauntlet to the most expert players but also guarantee an enjoyable experience to passionate beginners.

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club
Created by architect Jim Fazio, the design winds through the undulating hills of the Roman countryside, with the Castello
di Marco Simone backdropping numerous holes.

What services or information do you provide for traveling golfers?
Services provided :
- Overnight stay in a 4 or 5 star hotel (choice of travellers) with breakfast included.
- Dinners in selected restaurants
- Private guides on all days of sightseeing.
- Visit to the Chianti cellars with wine tasting with private Sommelier
- All private VAN Mercedes transfers with driver.

What is the hidden gem and/or best value course?
Explore Chianti region, visit wineries and enjoy Chianti Classico wines.
Sommelier Fabio (a local wine expert) will introduce you to the region of Chianti, its landscape and the wines that are produced. He will pick for you at least 2 significant wineries in different communes to taste their wines and experience yourself the variance of style among Chianti wines according to the territory.

Royal Golf La Bagnaia
Finally opened 18 holes of pure emotion!
The Tuscan landscape is a typical example of Inland Links.

Can you provide our readers with an ideal itinerary for a long weekend?

After golf, what are the "must do" things or attractions to see?
Florence :
- City sightseeing.
- Uffizi Museum
- Accademia Gallery ("David" statue)
- Visit to the artisan workshops

Chianti Area
- Explore Chianti region, visit wineries and enjoy Chianti Classico wines.

- Rome City sightseeing.
- Vatican City sightseeing.
- Vatican museums

What is the best time to travel?
From March to the end of June
From mid September to the end of October

Where can golfers go for more information to research and plan their trip?
Best to check us out line at

Revised: 06/14/2023 - Article Viewed 2,873 Times

About: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of, a network of golf travel and directory sites including,,,, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.

All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like, and It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.

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