Le Pavoniere Golf & Country Club

Via Traversa il Crocifisso,

Prato, nr Firenze, Toscana 59100

  • Office

    +39 0574 620 855
  • Pro shop

    +39 0574 620 855
  • Fax

    +39 0574 624 558
  • Golf pro


About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and rural countryside.

  • Designer:

    Arnold Palmer

SSS or slope






How to get there:

20 km NW of Florence

From the A11 Autostrada heading west from Florence, take the Prato Ouest exit and follow the SP126, direction Prato/Poggio a Caiano. After 1.8 km bear right (don't go into the tunnel) and follow direction Poggio a Caiano/Tavola. After 1.8 km turn left at roundabout onto the Via Paronese, direction Firenze/Sigma. After 1 km turn right at third roundabout, then follow signs to Le Pavoniere.

Le Pavoniere Golf & Country Club

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1995

Le Pavoniere Golf & Country Club occupies a small part of what was once Prince Leopoldo de' Medici's estate. This peaceful parkland environment is home to an attractive 19th century villa, and an excellent Arnold Palmer designed championship golf course.

Although the terrain here is essentially flat, Palmer has incorporated excellent earthmounding to ensure a thoroughly absorbing, well-defined and top-quality layout. Always presented in top condition, the layout includes a profusion of stylish bunkering, as well as several small lakes connected by sizeable water ditches (one might almost say canals). Plenty of grassy rough also lines the good-width fairways, where water is not present. All this combines to thoroughly test your course management and full range of shot-making.

A handsome double-row of mature birch trees separates the opening eight holes from the final ten. More recently, many additional trees have been planted, but not to detract from the generally open, linksy feel which characterises the course. An array of Tuscan-style brick walls and bridges are used around the water hazards, not least fronting-up the greens at the par-4 2nd, testing par-4 4th, long par-3 5th and excellent par-4 18th holes.

Plenty of woodland, with no roads or housing, lie immediately beyond the course perimeter, while beautiful Tuscan hills rise up a kilometre or so to the south. In this quiet and natural environment, this Tour-quality championship layout exudes all the charm and beauty you'd expect in "bella" Toscana.

List of courses: Italy - Central


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: 34.

Green fees

Contact club for green fee details.

Other information

Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

Le Pavoniere derives from the Italian word for peacock (pavone).

Nearby Florence (in Italian "Firenze") is one of the outstanding historical cities of Europe. Known as the "cradle of the Renaissance" the city centre comprises a stunning array of palaces, monuments, churches, piazzas and many other historic buildings.

The crown jewel of Florence is the domed cathedral of the city, Santa Maria del Fiore, known as The Duomo. The dome is still the largest brick and mortar built dome in the world. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982, the city centre is largely contained within 14th century medieval walls.

At the heart of the city in Piazza della Signoria is Bartolomeo Ammanati's Fountain of Neptune, a masterpiece of marble sculpture located at the terminus of a still functioning Roman aqueduct. The Arno river cuts through the older part of the city. One of its bridges, the renowned Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge), built in the mid-1300s, features many shops and buildings above its three arches.

Published ranking

Italy's 40th best course (Golf World, 2022).


  • Charme Hotel4-star

    Via delle Badie 228, Prato 59100, nr Firenze

    +39 0574 550 541

    Visit website

    A relatively new, 72-room hotel, located outside Firenze in nearby Prato. It is located only a short distance from the highway exit Prato Est, a 20-minute drive from Florence, and close to the Golf Club Le Pavoniere. Also offering discounted rates for play at Le Pavoniere, the Charme has a sister hotel in Prato, the 3-star Residence Golf Hotel (details available via the Charme Hotel website).

    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 10 km:

      Le Pavoniere

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Ugolino Firenze; Poggio dei Medici (35 km)

  • Hotel Savoy Firenze5-star

    Piazza della Repubblica 7, 50123 Florence

    +39 055 27 351

    Visit website

    The 5-star Hotel Savoy offers luxury and style in the heart of Florence. Located on the Piazza Repubblica, close to Florence's renowned landmark the Duomo, the hotel is just a short walk from the Uffizi Gallery and the Ponte Vecchio. A fabulous base from which to visit the key attractions of this beautiful and historic city. Part of the Rocco Forte Collection of luxury hotels.

    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 10 km:


    • Golf within 30 km:

      Ugolino Firenze; Le Pavoniere; Poggio dei Medici

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