Punta Ala Golf Club was established in 1964, with a specific inclination towards tourism, which has been kept over the years, far from the big cities and nestled in a renowned seaside resort, just North of Grosseto. From the very beginning it has been second home of Italian players who have written many pages in the history of golf and who, on these undulated and narrow fairways, have been spending many summers improving their game. The strength of the clubhouse is its panoramic position: from the terrace and from the dining room you can enjoy stunning views over the Gulf of Follonica and over the 1st and 10th holes. The course was designed within the 66 hectares of the estate by Giulio Cavalsani with many elevated greens and technical difficulties which make it greatly appreciated even by the hardest to please players. The fairways run among the natural environment typical of the Tuscan Maremma, through oaks, maritime pines, holm oaks and arbutus bushes. A peculiarity of the course is also the greens' grain, moving always towards the sea: so, sometimes, a downhill putt has to be played as if a level or even an uphill one and vice versa.
Point of view of PGA Pro Giorgio Merletti:
18 sensational holes, opened to the public in 1964, distinguished by gentle differences in height, narrow and high sloped fairways, but rather large and welcoming greens. Some beautiful views at the 1st and 7th holes, where the backdrop of the sea enhances two downhill tee-shots to the not overly large fairways.
The other holes, nestled in the woods of holm-oaks, cork trees and maritime pines are also very intriguing and challenging.
It is essential to be able to play upslope or downslope: you will rarely find the ball completely on even ground!