The Ugolino course is sometimes referred to as the birthplace of real Italian golf, as it has stood proudly in the heart of the Chianti countryside since 1933. The course was designed by Cecil Blandford and Peter Gannon to work with the natural contours of the local countryside. The course has even been named as one of the “50 places to play golf before you die”. Although it is a relatively short course, it will still present a challenge to most golfers. The opening nine includes a lot of little twists and turns that are bound to keep even the sharpest golfers on their toes. Whilst the back nine seems more straightforward, you will need to keep your wits about you if you want to avoid dropping any shots. The amazing art deco clubhouse (a listed building) sits in the centre of the course surrounded by holes. A bar and restaurant are contained within the building and offer wonderful refreshment opportunities when you have finished your round.