Argentario Golf Resort & Spa

Location: Tuscany, Italy
Designer: Baldovino Dassù,Mezzacane, revised by Brian Jorgensen

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Enjoy Tuscany’s delights – the weather, food, and scenery – from exquisite Argentario Golf Resort & Spa.

Argentario Golf Resort & Spa is ranked number 50 in our Top 100 Golf Resorts Europe

Northern Italy has been revered as a holiday destination for holiday makers seeking history, culture, art, and beautiful scenery. In the past few years, it has also started to establish itself as a favourite for golfers too, not least due to the fabulous Argentario Golf Resort and Spa. 

Located on Monte Argentario, in the heart of the Maremma, a beautiful and still unexplored part of Southern Tuscany. This high-calibre Italian complex has 73 design rooms, an increasing selection of golf villas, and an 18-hole championship course. 

Thanks to the surrounding hills and lagoon, Argentario has its own micro climate, meaning golf is possible all year round. Then there are the vineyards and the pristine beaches – both sandy and rocky – that sit alongside Argentario’s fairways. Al this is just 90 minutes away from Rome’s Fiumicino airport. 

What to expect from the golf course

It was designed by Tour golfer Baldovino Dassù and architect David Mezzacane, then revised by Brian Jorgensen. It is by far one of the best golf courses in Italy.

At the on-site teaching academy you might recognise one of the instructors who works there. Emanuele Canonica, teaches here and is available for lessons of the highest calibre. He is a past winner of the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles. 

Lessons with Emanuele involve the latest technology and equipment to ensure you leave a better player than when you arrived. There is also a calendar of golf competitions at Argentario Golf Club, and you could be part of unique sports and gastronomy events or the Tuscany Golf Pro-Am with PGAs of Europe.

Off the golf course

Other facilities at the resort include a heated indoor swimming pool, an outdoor pool, a hi-tech gym and areas for outdoor activities. The ‘Dama Dama’ Restaurant offers delicious Tuscan cuisine, with many of the ingredients having been grown on-site in the resort’s own organic vegetable garden. 

During the warmer months you can enjoy your meals and cocktails on the panoramic terrace, with stunning views of the golf course, lagoon and the sea. 

Arguably the key attraction in addition to the golf is the comprehensive spa. The modern, retro-styled Espace Wellness Centre is a 2,700m2 oasis of tranquillity, leisure, and indulgence. Here you have the chance to get a relaxing treatment or simply use one of the range of amenities. 

Relish a healthy Detox, Italian style in the Espace Wellness Center, which offers specialised programs as a Nutrition Spa. In 2017, Argentario became the ideal health resort, offering personal detox plans, yoga and wellness treatments.

Golfers playing one of the best golf courses in Italy, can also join the ‘Wellbeing Method’ which involves food education and exclusive treatments designed to achieve and maintain your desired weight, shape, and physical and mental wellness.

Breathtaking design

Argentario Resort is the only golf resort in the Design Hotel’s group. This all encompassing luxury retreat has design at its heart. The club house has had a modern makeover, yet still has the seductive charm of a movie star’s decadent Tuscan retreat. 

The rooms express their uniqueness through advanced and comfortable design. Ranging from the minimalist look in a modern art-gallery style to a more glamorous, urban spirit with chrome plating and stone tubs. 

There is also a three-bedroom Locker Cottage. A Tuscan inspired hideaway built into a hillside that opens onto an outdoor terrace surrounded by a private olive garden. Plus there are chances to invest in luxury villas overlooking the fairways and lagoon, via Argentario Golf Residences.

Exploring Tuscany

Argentario makes a great base for exploring Tuscany, one of the most beautiful parts of Europe. Day trips to Florence, Pisa, and Siena are very easy as the main cities are within easy reach of the resort.

Apart from Argentario Resort, the local area of Maremma hides design wineries and artistic gardens. You can also discover hidden gems away from mass tourism in the idyllic little towns of Orbetello, Porto Ercole, Porto Santo Stefano and Capalbio.

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Sarah Pyett