Driving South along the Tuscan coast, before reaching the region of Lazio, it is compulsory to stop at Argentario Golf resort & Spa, 18 holes designed by the architect Davis Mezzacane and by Baldovino Dassù amid the 77 hectares of Mediterranean scrubland in the area of Porto S. Stefano and Porto Ercole, overlooking the sea between the beautiful Giannella Beach and Talamone.
Open to the public in 2005 and remodeled by the expert Brian Jorgensen, resulting in a heterogeneous, spectacular and technically challenging course, Argentario Golf offers, at times, very steep slopes and it's never boring. Be careful when the wind blows, because it could become really difficult to reach the greens, most of which are rather small. A holiday here is a proper immersion in the beauty and peace of an unspoilt place, where "ecology" and "respect for the environment" are the key words.
Point of view of PGA Pro Giorgio Merletti:
Baldovino Dassù, well known Italian player and winner of numerous Open Championships in the Seventies and Eighties, designed - here at Argentario - his masterpiece: holes where accuracy is essential (1st and 18th) alternate with very long ones, where the strength of the shot makes the difference (3rd and 9th). All this in an extraordinary environment, with views over the sea and breathtaking panoramas. Without wishing to overdo it, using the back championship tees, Argentario is an inspiring golf course for players at all levels. A real gem in the Tuscan Maremma.