Golf trip incl. green fees & moreStay at Monsignor della Casa Country Resort & Spa Tuscany and tee off after breakfast at Golf Club dei Medici and Golf Club Ugolino. Finally, Le Pavoniere awaits you. Your tee times are already reserved for you.
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Monsignor della Casa Country Resort & Spa ( 93 %) Hotel page23.10.–30.10. — 7 nights, Deluxe double room (queenbed), BED AND BREAKFAST
With a stay at Monsignor della Casa Country Resort & Spa in Borgo San Lorenzo, you'll be 5.9 mi (9.6 km) from Giotto's House and 6.2 mi (10 km) from Mugello Circuit. This family-friendly resort is 10.4 mi (16.8 km) from Lake Bilancino and 14 mi (22.5 km) from Barberino Designer Outlet.
Treat yourself with massages, body treatments, and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 2 outdoor swimming pools, an outdoor tennis court, and a fitness center. Additional amenities at this Tuscan-style resort include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and wedding services.
Make yourself at home in one of the 27 individually furnished guestrooms, featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and bidets. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.
- Secure parking
- Smoking area
- Late Check-out
- Spa treatments
- Airport Shuttle
- BBQ Facilities
- Outdoor heated pool
- Disability-friendly rooms
- Disability-friendly bathroom
- Multilingual staff
- Bicycle hire service
- Horse riding
- Luggage room
- Sun loungers
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Cycling / mountain biking
Golf Club Poggio dei MediciGolf club page 24.10. — green fee per player: Green Fee 18 Holes (10:00)
Located about 30 kilometers north of Florence in the middle of the Mugello region, one of the must-play courses is the UNA Poggio dei Medici Golf Club, an 18-hole par 73 course created in 1992 by the creative genius of architect Alvise Rossi Fioravanti and the experience of Baldovino Dassù, the best Italian player in the 1970s. This course is the key element of the resort extending over the hills of the medieval city of Scarperia. It was designated by the Ladies European Tour to host no less than five consecutive editions of the Ladies Italian Open from 1999 to 2003, and more recently, three stops on the European Men’s Challenge Tour (in 2010, 2011 and 2013).
The undulations of the terrain are also an important part of the course. While the spaces are more sweeping and if on the one hand, errors are more easily forgiven, on the other, the length of the holes – all with great character and well-defined personality – makes for extra difficulty.
At first sight, you will be won over by the charm of the countryside and elegant atmosphere of the 16th century Villa di Cignano, an age-old hunting residence that belonged to the Medici family converted into a clubhouse.
Its position makes it a privileged destination for Italian and foreign tourists who find in it yet one another reason, were it necessary, to visit this fortunate region abounding with art, fine cuisine and blessed with a panorama which, amidst ancient farmhouse and Renaissance mansions, has remained unchanged over time time.
Course: 18 holes, Par 73, 6468 meters
Architects: Alvise Rossi Fioravanti and Baldovino Dassù
Distinctive features: many hazards, like streams, bunkers, lakes require a strategic game.
The wonderful Tuscan hills are the setting of this very beautiful and prized course. The designers had the problem of matching significant differences in level with the requirements of the game and was more than successful. The main difficulty is being able to understand the distance that separates golf player from his objective each time, considering the continuous ups and downs on which the fairways were designed. All the holes are panoramic and very intriguing but difficult to interpret. Holes 4 and 5 are wonderful, separated by a row of cypresses, typical trees of the area. Hole 4 is uphill with a blind tee shot. Hole 5 is downhill with tee markers created from the embankment with a green well-defended by a lake on the left part of the green. All very picturesque; a “jewel in the Mugello”
Golf UgolinoGolf club page 26.10. — green fee per player: Green Fee 18 Holes (10:00)
The Ugolino Golf Club is one of the first courses opened in Italy and the first one in Tuscany. It is located in the spectacular Chianti region, just a few miles from Florence. Its gentle rolling hills make the game enthralling and offer a breathtaking view on the surroundings.The gentle rises and dips in elevation of the front 9 holes require the utmost concentration. At the end of an exciting golf day a meal at the golf club’s typical restaurant will be perfect. Technical Details Course: 18 holes, 72 Par, 5676 meters Architect: Cecil Blandford and Peter Gannon Topography: hilly Distinctive features: your play and your eyes will be delighted by the several cypresses and maritime pine trees. It is mentioned in the well-known book “50 places to play Golf before you die” by Chris Santella. Pro’s comments As you enter the Golf Club Ugolino, you enter history. In Florence golf started in 1889, in a club established by the British expats and located North of the town. The current golf club was inaugurated in 1934 and was designed following the gentle slopes of the Chianti Hills. Playing the first three holes, you immediately get the idea: sloping fairways, very small and very well hidden greens, many significant gradients. Those are the traits that make the 18 holes of the Golf club Ugolino a pleasure: it’s unique and extremely entertaining.
Golf Club Le PavoniereGolf club page 29.10. — green fee per player: Daily Green Fee (10:00)
Two people, at least, are to be thanked for the existence and the beauty of Le Pavoniere Golf & Country Club – together with the promoters who sponsored the course. The first one is no less than Lorenzo the Magnificent, who, in the second half of the fifteenth century, ordered the creation of the Cascine Medicee Park, in the countryside between Florence and Prato; much more recently, indeed, the merit goes to Arnold Palmer, the champion who designed the 18 holes, opened to the public in 1995, and who was able to see in those plots of land the perfect combination of the technical linearity of the course and the surrounding rural landscape. The golf course started with few trees and a compelling succession of bumps and ponds and was later enhanced by 1.800 new plant species belonging to the autochthonous flora and embellished with flowerbeds around the water hazards, the greens and the tees, to increase the feeling of being in a real natural oasis. The clubhouse is the result of wise restoration work on the nineteenth century farmhouse of San Leopoldo, that once belonged to Leopoldo dei Medici. The most spectacular hole is the 6th, a 348m par 4, where the fairway is an island connected to the mainland by little bridges: after an accurate driver shot, it still is extremely hard to approach the green, well guarded by the water and by a big bunker.
Course: 18 holes, Par 72, 6131 meters
Architect: Arnold Palmer
Topography: wide, flat, a lot of water
Distinctive features: Although the notion of Links is used carefully, we can find here many similar features.
Le Pavoniere is a typical American golf course designed in the context of the Tuscany countryside. It offers wonderful variety. Water hazards, large bunkers and extensive greens are not missing, as in the best american tradition. In addition to the previously mentioned Hole 6, I would add Hole 18. It is a wonderful Par 4, very long (416 meters from the furthest tees), with a lake there in front of you. If you are not very powerful, play it in 3 shots. A little caution in this case will be helpful. If you are in nearby Prato or even Florence, don’t miss the opportunity to play on this course which surely deserves a visit.