Area: Tuscany: Florence

Holes: 18

Par: 72

Teebox in metres:

Men: 5,672

Ladies: 4,994

Teebox in yards:

Men: 6,202

Ladies: 5,461

Designed by: Blamford

Opened in: 1889

Type: Hilly

Caddie: No

Buggy: Yes

Electric trolley: Yes

Trolley: Yes

Clubs: Yes

Closing Day: None

Nearest Town(s):
Florence

Nearest Airport(s):
Florence FLR - Pisa PSA - Bologna BLQ

Official green fees:

week-day: € 80.00

week-end: € 95.00

Our discount: You save: 10% (WD) - 7% (WE)

The Golf Club dell'Ugolino lies in one of the finest parts of Italy and one of the most famous (especially abroad) for its landscapes and for human aspects too. Just a short distance from Florence, Chianti offers scenery of incomparable beauty, combining its gentle green cultivated hills with the presence of castles and farmhouses that bear witness to the deep-rooted love of the Tuscan people for nature. The many vineyards in these hills produce one of the world's best known wines with an excellent quality; several famous producers have enriched their centuries of experience with the latest innovations in wine-making techniques. The Ugolino Club has a prestigious 18-hole course, length 5728 metres, par 72, in the fine setting of the Chianti hills: in many points you can lift your eyes from your game for a moment and let them range over the hills on the far horizon. The first nine holes lie on a terrain with various differences in gradient, while the second nine lie on more level ground, though this does not make them any less demanding.

Comment read on the Peugeot Golf Guide
The Circolo Golf Firenze (Florence Golf Club) is the oldest in Italy but opened here only in 1933. Designed by Blandford & Gannon, it was subsequently altered by Piero Mancinelli. This is a very pleasant site with a great day's golfing assured. We would simply advise a buggy for players whose physical condition is not what it was, as the course is rather hilly. For today's professionals, Ugolino is doubtless a little short, but this is and excellent course for amateur tournaments, where accuracy counts for much more than brute strength. The par 3s are rather long, but there is also an impressive group of short par 4s, where you might be tempted to think about birdies. Whether or not you make them remains in some doubt, as the greens are generally small, well contoured and well protected. Ugolino is by no means an example of modernity but it certainly deserves a visit, even if a trip to Florence, one of the world's finest cities, leaves little time for sport. Certainly worth a try... together, of course, with a glass of local Chianti wine.