Via Acquedotto Leopoldino, Porto Ercole,
Promontorio dell' Argentario, Toscana 58018
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Rural countryside, woodland and olive grove.
David Mezzacane & Baldovino Dassù
45 km S of Grosseto / 150 km NW of Rome
From the SS1 highway (Roma-Livorno coast road) take the Orbetello /Argentario exit and follow the SP161, direction Porto Ercole. Go through Orbetello and cross the causeway. At end of the causeway turn left direction Porto Ercole/Argentario GC. After 100 m turn right, then immediately left, direction Golf. Where the road splits bear left and follow direction La Mortella Country Relais. After 2 km enter Argentario Golf Resort & Spa on your right.
Argentario Golf Resort & Spa: One of Italy's more recent Stay&Play golf resorts is scenically located on the promontory of Argentario. This small and mountainous "island" provides a pleasantly varied and quiet setting for Argentario's 18-hole championship course.
Laid out on a mix of flat and undulating terrain, the course occupies a natural environment of open rural countryside, olive groves and occasional cork forests. With sea breezes possibly adding another variable into your game, Argentario demands both precision and power, especially if attempted from the back tees.
Early and scenic elevation changes on the front-nine provide spectacular views out to sea and across the two lagoons separating Argentario from the mainland. The stunning downhill par-3 2nd and long, relatively tight par-5 3rd, also played from a wonderfully elevated tee, are two holes to savour on the opening nine-hole loop.
The elevation changes are less pronounced on the second nine, where several holes pass directly through olive groves on their way to generally well-bunkered, nicely undulating greens. The island's tree-clad mountainous interior gives a scenic backdrop to the back-nine.
Small lakes and water ditches occasionally threaten: the par-5 6th and par-4 7th are unnervingly wrapped along each side of a small lake, while the par-5 9th and par-3 17th greens are also menacingly water defended. The bermuda grass fairways and thick grassy rough beyond them can give the course a slightly rustic feel, although the layout may also need more time to mature into its best condition.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Proof of handicap required.
Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.
Once an island that lay 4 km off the Italian coast, the promontory of Argentario was re-connected to the mainland by two "tomboli" (thin stretches of land), created by shifting sea currents and the outflow of the Albegna River. A causeway was also added from the peninsula town of Orbetello, providing a third and now the main access route onto Promontorio dell' Argentario.
The highest peak on the "island", Il Telegrafo, climbs to 635 metres above sea-level. The landscape and the coastline are mainly rocky, with numerous natural harbours and rocky beaches.
The Argentario Golf Resort has already hosted a number of prestigious tournaments, including the Ladies Italian Open, a Ladies European Tour event (see our Tourmanents section > by Venue > Argentario).
Italy's 42nd best course (Golf World, 2022).
Via Acquedotto Leopoldino, 58018 Porto Ercole (GR)
+39 0564 810 292Visit website
This luxury resort comprises 66 junior suites, all with terraces overlooking Argentario's 18-hole championship golf course. The hotel is equipped with every comfort and latest technology. The suites are divided into three levels each one characterized by a different style. Argentario's spa facilities include massage, steam baths, saunas, tropical showers, thalasso tubs and Kneipp products. A large indoor swimming pool is complemented by whirpools, waterfalls and showers, with outdoor pools and a solarium also available.
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