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The host nation for the 2023 Ryder Cup, Italy is becoming something of a hotbed for golf courses.
While it might be better known for its food, wine and scenery, you’ll not need to go too far to find quality golf courses in the Mediterranean nation.
Combine the golf with everything that Italy offers away from the course, and you’re onto a winner.
Here are four courses in the Emilia Romagna region that are ideally placed to get the best sightseeing, food and golf in Italy…
Adriatic Golf Club Cervia – Ravenna
Previous host to the Italian PGA Championship and home to 27-holes, this club is located amongst pine forests and salt lakes and is only a short drive from the Adriatic Sea.
Just along the road, you’ll find the tomb of 14th century Dante Aligheri, so if you’re into your history, this is the place to go.
San Valentino Golf Club – Reggio Emilia
Set 300 metres above sea level, this course is going to have you navigating dramatic undulations and huge swathes of woodland. This place is known locally for its fast greens, and has been the host of plenty Italian amateur championships. There’s also four huge water hazards here, so if you’re here for the first time, do your best to avoid them.
Just ten miles from Modena, you’re in prime position for some of the best food in the country here.
Golf Club Le Fonti – Bologna
Set in the Sillaro Valley, this Bologna club is known for having a micro-climate like no other. You’re almost guaranteed to get this place on a good day, meaning you’ll get the chance to enjoy the 18-hole, par-72 course in ideal conditions.
You’re only a stone’s throw away from Imola here, so if you fancy a change of pace, then you’ll be in luck.
Golf Del Ducato – Parma
As you’ll see, this is one of the most picturesque venues in the region. Founded in 1985, this course has matured fast, with oak trees and lakes giving it real character.
If you find yourself hungry coming off the course here, then you can head into Parma, the home of Parmesan cheese and, of course, Parma ham.
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