Autumn is a fantastic time to explore southern Tuscany, known as Maremma, where the PGA National Italy – Argentario Golf Resort & Spa – is located. So what makes this season so special for visiting golfers?
1. The Wonders of the Great Outdoors
Autumn is one of the prime times to play golf and visit the Maremma as it is the best season to go out and explore nature in this relatively-undiscovered region of Italy. The temperature is pleasant, the leaves are falling, and the changing colours of the surrounding flora are mesmerizing whilst almost every village has its own food festival where you can indulge in the local seasonal flavours. The town of Orbetello, for example, which is just a 5-minute drive from the Argentario Golf Resort & Spa and located in the middle of a WWF-protected lagoon, hosts the Gustatus Wine & Food Festival towards the end of October. Tastings, cultural events, street artists and live music along the streets bring this charming, ancient town to life.
2. Witness The Olive Harvest
In October, Argentario Golf Resort & Spa harvests its own olives from its beautiful olive groves that can be found along the back nine of this championship golf course. The Resort’s expansive verdant estate is maintained exclusively using only organic and sustainable methods, and consequently has been awarded the BioAgriCert environmental certification. It then produces its own organic extra virgin olive oil, served in its gourmet Dama Dama Restaurant and in the more informal Club House Restaurant (you can also buy the olive oil in the hotel shop as a memento to take home).
3. Experience a Local Wine Tasting
Argentario Golf Resort & Spa also collaborates with some of the most notable vineyards in southern Tuscany. You should not miss a visit to the state-of-the-art design Le Mortelle Winery, owned by the celebrated wine family, Marchesi Antinori. You can visit this and other local wineries, complete with a tour of the property and a wine tasting, as part of the hotel package called “Golf & Wine”.
About the PGA National Italy
The Argentario Golf Resort & Spa, just an 80-minute drive from Rome Fiumicino International Airport, features 73 design rooms and five independent luxury villas immersed in the pristine nature of the Monte Argentario Promontory. In addition to the 18-hole golf course, driving range and academy, it offers other sport facilities such as tennis and padel courts, a mini football pitch and a series of jogging trails. The heated indoor pool at Espace Wellness Centre is open all year-round, as is the modern gym and spa. The range of services is completed by the restaurants serving Tuscan and Mediterranean specialities, the Dama Dama Restaurant and the Club House Restaurant.