Acaya Golf Club
The charming Acaya Golf Club features a challenging 18-hole golf course embedded in lush Mediterranean vegetation in the South West of Italy. Designed by the renowned American firm Hurdzan and Fry, the Acaya Golf Club is a natural oasis, and the perfect place to play a round of golf in Southern Italy.
Stretching just over 6,100 yards, the course perfectly combines the tranquil landscape with 18 varied and challenging holes, where you will need to utilise every club in the bag. Defined by its clever bunkering, heathland feel and array of water hazards on the back nine, the course has plenty of obstacles to keep you entertained. The course, one of the finest in Italy, is suitable for all levels of player and offers a high standard of playability with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside.
18 Holes, Buggy Hire, Changing Facilities, Driving Range, Par 71, Pro Shop, Putting Green, Restaurant, Short game practice area, Trolley Hire
The unique landscape of the Acaya Golf Club, nestled in a natural setting surrounded by olive trees and Mediterranean flora, is typically characterised by the abundance of water features. Not only do these water hazards create a unique round of golf, it also creates an invigorating challenge that can be enjoyed and appreciated by all players regardless of their handicap. The architects of this course have intricately created a perfect harmony between the natural features of the original landscape and their vision to create a fantastic round of golf.
A particularly notable hole includes the par-4 11th, with a stunning waterfall lining the left-hand side of the green. Not only does the waterfall look spectacular, it also acts as a water hazard to intensify the challenge, and acts as a divide between the 11th and 12th holes. Whilst the back nine are unique with the 11th as arguably the best hole, the front nine are especially striking with a distinctive heathland feel. However, it is fair to say that water features are most predominant in the back nine, where the 10th, 12th, 16th and 18th holes are all routed around lakes. Players are urged to keep on their toes throughout; a steady score can be ruined by the closing trio of tricky par 4s.
With several challenges throughout the course, players often find themselves using all fourteen irons and woods in their bags. Hurdzan and Fry have taken an environmentally friendly approach in designing this course due to the 380 acres of natural oasis, acting as refuge for several species, particularly waterfowl. This has certainly paid off, with natural wildlife only adding to the beauty of the course. Without a shadow of doubt, the Acaya Golf Club is one of the finest and most prestigious golf courses in Italy.