Bellosguardo Vinci Golf Course
Bellosguardo is a golf course in the vicinity of Vinci with its all together 6322 m one of the longest in Italy. It actually does away with all the beautiful prejudices towards 9 hole-courses and therefore is listed here with great pleasure – a course we can truly recommend!
Many golfers tend to dismiss 9 hole-courses, a widespread prejudice – as a matter of fact the author was wrong himself. This goes most certainly for the course of Bellosguardo close to Vinci/Tuscany.
Embedded into the truly amazing hilly landscape of this part of Tuscany are the 9 holes with an overall length of 6322 m playing two rounds. Well placed diverting T-boxes make the second round a truly new experience.
PAR 5es longer than 500 m (from white), very well kept and in many parts inclined fairways with all their hidden problems, nice T-boxes, interesting and immaculate greens. A course as well for the long-hitter as for the master of short game.
- 9 holes, PAR 72, 6322 m, slope 128
- Closed on Monday (April – October always open)
- Reservation recommended, but rarely overcrowded
The nine fairways can all be seen from the club-house, shaped into a wide valley where the holes are following both sides and where in one place the valley has to be crossed over a pond asking for a courageous third shot.
All that combined with a good and forthcoming management, gentle and helpful registry, pro-shop, caddy master where you may hire all kinds of transport help for your bag – I truly recommend E-trolley or golf-cart unless you want to risk to return “with your goose cooked”.
Exquisite restaurant, charming view over Tuscan landscape. Easy to find.
I’ve played the course once, am fully convinced, almost enthusiastic – I’ll be back and can recommend the site wholeheartedly.
How to get there:
Take superstrada Fi-Pi-Li (Firenze-Pisa-Livorno), exit at Empoli (not Empoli Est or Ovest), thereafter follow always road to Vinci and find golf course after some 3 km. Entrance is not at N° 25 but a few hundred meters before, you cannot miss the big sign for the golf course.
For latest information:
ASD Golf Club Bellosgoardo Vinci
Via Provinciale di Mercatone 25 – 50059 Vinci (Fi)
Overwiew Map N° 13 Bellosguardo golf club> Golf Courses Tuscany