The Florence Golf Club Firenze Ugolino, known locally as Golf dell’Ugolino, carries the unique distinction of being the oldest golf club in Italy. Established in 1933, the course occupies the constantly undulating and immensely scenic terrain of the Chianti hills, just south of the breathtaking city of Firenze.
The natural paths, with deceptively challenging gradients, obstacles, and the small greens, Firenze Ugolino is a golf course not to be overlooked. The holes curve and slant their way between cypress, pine and olive trees, arriving at small, well-defended greens. Accuracy rather than power will serve you well around this not overly long course, where several steep slopes need to be contended with, especially on the front nine.
The 14th, 15th and 16th holes sit on the highest part of the course, rewarding you with the amazing panorama views out onto the surrounding Tuscan countryside: a wondrous mix of dense orchards,rolling vineyards and softly wooded hills.
Considered one of the most beautiful natural areas in the world, the Firenze Ugolino course also has the honour of featuring in Chris Santella’s best-selling book, “Fifty Places to Play Golf Before You Die.” .