Golf and Tourism in Italy
Sometimes circumstances seem to be converging to favour and promote a particular trend. This seems to case and the moment for the valorisation of Golf and Tourism for Italian destinations.
From the North to the South of our peninsula, the associated between golf and tourism represents the springboard for a sector that seems to be bound to great results in upcoming years.
The number one of golf in Italy, best known as Chicco Molinari, has succeeded in performing real miracles and gaining the sympathy and the attention of international enthusiasts becoming a perfect testimonial really to be able to change the game.
All the elements for the success of Italy as golf destination are there. The limited number of golfers for golf courses allows tourist in visit to have a good chance to ﬁnd available tee times also in the most prestigious golf courses. Furthermore, the majority of the most important golf courses are within a short distance from each other, they are grouped into ﬁve areas: around Milan (12 courses), Rome (11), Florence (8), Sicily (6) and nearby of Venice (5).
This appears to be a big advantage for golf tourism because enthusiasts really appreciate being able to play in more class golf courses within a reasonable distance from hotel or resort where they stay. Our most fascinating golf courses have also signatures of great architects and designers, this is another item highly appreciated by golfers:
Perhaps, the most characteristic aspect of Italian golﬁng tourism oﬀer is the possibility of combining big sport experiences with high level hospitality. Tourists- golfers love to take wellness pleasure in hotel and they are attracted by the chance of living a 360 degrees travel experience, enjoying the diversity of Italian artistic, cultural and gastronomic supply.
Sustainable consciousness is converting choices of designers and managers of the industry to the Biogolf.
«Eco-sustainability and correct maintenance of golf courses are two aspects of great value in the Ryder Cup 2022 Pro- ject. We are committed to facilitate recovery of disused areas, turn- ing them into biocompatible golf courses accessible to everyone. Through these initiatives, the Project contributes to territory defence and valorisation of the en- tire Country, from a golﬁng tourism point of view», said Gian Paolo Montali, General Manager of Ryder Cup 2022 Project.