For golfers, in the nearby village of Castelfalfi, just 5 km from our Tuscan Holiday Home, there is one of the most prestigious Golf Clubs in Italy, with an 18-hole, a 9-hole golf course and a driving range with both grass tee boxes as well as sheltered hitting bays for training.
Golf Club Castelfalfi
In the last few months an 18-hole, a 9-hole golf course and a driving range with both grass tee boxes as well as sheltered hitting bays have been laid out in the heart of Tuscany, between Pisa and Florence. The golf courses are set in the 1,100 hectares grounds of the Castelfalfi Estate, consisting of a village with a castle, vineyards and olive groves.
The course, which was over 20 years old and was originally designed by Mancinelli, needed to be remodelled. By moving the location of the clubhouse to the centre of the two golf courses with spectacular views of the castle, the way was clear for a complete redesign. Whilst retaining the most beautiful aspects of the landscape, the existing course was redesigned and brought up to modern standards. By doing so, blind holes and holes which sloped too steeply were eliminated and new fairways were developed and in part integrated into both courses. From the future terrace of the clubhouse you have a fascinating view across the lake area where the last green of each course is set