Best golf courses: Italy - Central

Italy - Central: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in this country or region. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key for the rating definitions.
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Florence (Firenze)
Jones II, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Florence (Firenze)

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Jr

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Rome
Mezzacane & Dassu

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Rome

Designer

David Mezzacane & Baldovino Dassù

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Florence (Firenze)
Preissmann & Moroder

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Florence (Firenze)

Designer

Rainer Preissmann and Wilfried Moroder.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Rome
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Rome

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Sr.
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Rsrt guests only
Siena
Weiskopf, Tom

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Siena

Designer

Tom Weiskopf

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Livorno
Mezzacane, David

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Livorno

Designer

David Mezzacane
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Wkends restrictd
Rome
Fazio & Fazio

Visitors?

Wkends restrictd

Nearest city

Rome

Designer

George and Jim Fazio

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Florence (Firenze)
Palmer, Arnold

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Florence (Firenze)

Designer

Arnold Palmer

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Wkends restrictd
Rome
Fazio, Jim & EGD

Visitors?

Wkends restrictd

Nearest city

Rome

Designer

Jim Fazio & David Mezzacane (1991). Fully redesigned by European Golf Design (lead designer Dave Sampson), in collaboration with Jim Fazio's son Tom Fazio II (2020).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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Rome
Cotton, Ken

Visitors?

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Nearest city

Rome

Designer

C.K. (Ken) Cotton with later revisions by Jim Fazio.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Rome
Unknown

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Rome

Designer

Unknown

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
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Rome
Dye, P.B.

Visitors?

Wkends restrictd

Nearest city

Rome

Designer

P.B. Dye
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Florence (Firenze)
Dassu & Fioravanti

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Florence (Firenze)

Designer

Baldovino Dassù and Alvise Rossi Fioravanti

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Livorno
Cavalsani, Giulio

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Livorno

Designer

Giulio Cavalsani
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Wkends restrictd
Rome
Unknown

Visitors?

Wkends restrictd

Nearest city

Rome

Designer

Unknown

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Siena
Jones II, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Siena

Designer

Robert Trent Jones II (lead designer Ty Butler).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Rome
Fream, Ron

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Rome

Designer

Ronald (Ron) Fream
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Rome
Jones II, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Rome

Designer

Robert Trent Jones II (lead designer Ty Butler).

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Livorno
Preston, Keith

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Livorno

Designer

Keith Preston
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Florence (Firenze)
Gannon & Blandford

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Florence (Firenze)

Designer

Original design at Ugolino by Englishman Cecil Blandford and Irishman Peter Gannon (1933). Piero Mancinelli extended the course from a par-69 to a par-72 in the 1960s.

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