Sardinia, the second biggest Mediterranean island, boasts of numerous exciting attractions that any touring golfer will find irresistible. But, golf vacations in Sardinia are not like your ordinary vacations on other destinations. Combined with the stunning Sardinia villas, you can look forward to a unique and one-of-a-kind golf vacation like no other.
Short History of Sardinia
Golf vacations in Sardinia give you the chance to travel between different golf courses and see for yourself most of the unique cultural heritage of the land. Since prehistoric times, the island has already been inhabited then followed by different tribes from the neighboring Europe, Asia Minor, and Africa. One of these tribes was the Nuraghic popular for their unusual circular towers made from stone that dot the whole island. In fact, during your tour in Sardinia, you will spot Nuraghi signposts anywhere you go.
The inhabitants of the island opted for the hills’ safety in contrast to the more exposed coastline. The islanders were then subdued by the Phoenicians, followed by Carthiginians, and finally, the Romans became in control. Remnants of the different civilizations are found all over the land, and up to this day, there are numerous Roman restorations and excavations being done.
Around 450 AD, the Vandals have invaded Sardinia. The Arabs soon followed, as well as the Spanish, French, and Italians. And somewhere in between these invasions, Austria even ruled the island for a while.
Bits and pieces of these different civilizations remain evident across the towns and countryside of Sardinia. Spending a day or two to investigate the land and its people is definitely worthy to include to your golf vacations in Sardinia.
How to Get There
Sardinia has two primary airports, including Cagliari located in the South and in the North, there is Olbia with lots of direct flights coming from the British Isles. You can even choose to fly into one of the airport and fly out of the other. This helps cut down your return journey if you plan to tour the entire island. There is also a good number of ferries that connect Sardinia from France and Italy.
The landscape of Sardinia is mostly mountainous and covered with thick green swath of mantle of strawberry trees, myrtle, and blackthorn that envelope the whole land throughout the year even during hot summer days. The mere sight of the lush green hills and the Mediterranean crystal clear turquoise waters is truly stunning and breathtaking.
The Sardinian Golf Courses
- Golf Club Puntaldia – you will be fascinated by the spectacular green and setting of the Golf Club Puntaldia. It features beautiful green borders the beach and it is surrounded by palm trees and laps in several points the bays and the small rocky inlets of the coast, boasting a breathtaking panoramic view of the Island of Tavolara.This is a nine-hole green, Par 30, with a total length of 3364 metres. The very high standard of the features which enrich and complete the Golf Club Puntaldia: driving range, putting green, club house, pro-shop and bar on the beach will impress you and will satisfy your golf passion.Opening times
The Golf Club is open everyday from mid-May until mid-September. Closed on Thursdays in Autumn and Spring.
- Is Arenas Golf Course – Is well know as one of the top Mediterranean area for its beauty and created by the famous American golf architect Robert Von Hagge. In 2002 Is Arenas has been rewarded as the best new Golf Course in Italy and in 2003 it has been considered as one of the 20 best Golf Course in Italy.
How to reach it
Is Arenas Golf Course is located just 20 minutes drive from Oristano and at around 1 and half hour from either Cagliari or Alghero airport and around two hours from Olbia
- Pevero Golf Course – The North East corner of Sardinia takes pride in offering an ultra luxurious experience to its visitors on Costa Smeralda with its extravagant golf course setting. It is considered the most beautiful golf course in the world due to its impressive and unforgettable panorama. 18 hole course par 72 developed in 6.107 m, a technically demanding golf course that will test the performance of even the most experienced golfers. Pevero Golf Club in its spectacular panorama of the Costa Smeralda fits in like a gem on its own, set in the right place by the landscape architect and magician Robert Trent Jones.
Golf vacations in Sardinia are truly unique for many good reasons. Stay on one of the stunning Sardinia villas and have the best vacation of your life!