Why Golf in Italy?

The Ryder Cup 2023

“The Creator made Italy from designs by Michaelangelo.”

Mark Twain


The land of artists, this is the perfect destination to enjoy all the best things in life- great wine, delicious food, invigorating art and culture, active volcanoes, and most importantly, golf!

All of this against the backdrop of the awe-inspiring Italian countryside. What more could you want?

Golf, the Italian Way!

In Italy, you can seamlessly blend sports and leisure for an unforgettable experience. Whether you’re at tourist hotspots or enjoying the quiet solitude of the remote countryside – you can definitely expect to have a fantastic time during your stay in Italia.

Unwind with a glass of local wine and some antipasto, or enjoy the adrenaline from a great game of golf as you sip on a cup of freshly brewed espresso.

Golf for Everyone

Italy is home to some of the leading golf courses of the world – as host for the 2022 Ryder Cup, it has finally received the reputation it deserves.

Golfers can pick from hundreds of golf courses across the country to enjoy some tee-time fun in the sun. With beautiful landscapes filled with lush green lawns and deep blue lakes, Italy offers picture-perfect backdrops for golf enthusiasts of all skill levels.

Marco Simone Golf and Country Club

Experience the ultimate Italian golfing experience, just 10 miles from the city center of Rome.

The Marco Simone Golf Club sports an 18-hole championship course, and a 9-hole resort course, nestled in the backyard of an 11th-century castle. Its dramatic slopes offer the opportunity for you to exercise your skills and master different types of shots.

To play on the course that shall host the golfers competing for the 2022 Ryder Cup is an irresistible treat for any golfer, and could be considered a must-try experience for any golf traveler.

Aside from this gem, there are several other golf courses all over Italy:

Top 10 Courses

  1. Circolo Golf Villa d’Este – Como
  2. Pevero Golf Club – Sardinia
  3. Castiglion del Bosco – Brunello di Montalcino
  4. Argentario Golf Resort and Spa – Tuscany
  5. Circolo Golf Ugolino – Florence
  6. Royal Golf la Bagnaia – Florence
  7. Golf Club Bologna – Emilia-Romagna Region
  8. Golf Nazionale – Sutri
  9. Biella Golf Club – Magnano
  10. Poggio dei Medici Golf Club – Scarperia

Best Season to Travel to Italy

Italy is best enjoyed in pleasant weather with fewer crowds. The best time to visit is in Spring – between March and May, or Autumn – during September and November. The weather is pleasant and you can soak up the sun without getting sweaty or sticky.

The busiest times are usually May, June, and October. The North remains busy throughout midsummer.

Getting to Italy

There are many direct flights from the US to Italy. You can also travel via transatlantic cruise ships. The Eurail is an extremely convenient mode of transport within Italy, and to see the rest of Europe.

Here’s a list of some of the busiest airports in Italy:

  • Rome Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino – Rome
  • Milan Malpensa – Milan
  • Orio al Serio – Bergamo
  • Vincenzo Bellini Airport – Catania
  • Venice Marco Polo – Venice


Italy’s official currency is the  Euro (EUR). 1 EUR is equal to .99 USD.

Additional Travel Information

We are committed to making your travels with Women’s Golf and Travel unforgettable and convenient. On the Resources page you will find links that we have put together to provide you with relevant information. Find useful details that can help make your trips seamless and satisfying.

Feel free to send us a message and we will respond to you as soon as we can. You may also refer back to our Resources page for further assistance.

Shipping Clubs

We take the weight off your travel, literally, by offering to ship your clubs to your destination at a moderate price. We also cover their cost in cases of loss, theft, or delay, or damage.

To accomplish this, we partner with ShipSticks – a leading expert in handling golf equipment shipments. Forget about wasting time at airports – with ShipSticks, you can expect safety and delivery guarantees, door-to-door service, and even track where your clubs are in transit.

Travel Protection

Travel with peace of mind. With the GolfSafe Plan, you can get reimbursement for your financial losses due to cancellation penalties, unforeseen medical costs, baggage loss/delays, and lost golf rounds as well as access to a wide range of traveler’s assistance services before and during your trip.

Why Plan with Women’s Golf and Travel

We will make your golf trip a fun, vibrant, and memorable experience. From a short golfing trip to an extended stay of combined golfing and other activities, we create an itinerary that is outstanding at every point, putt, and post-game event.

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