One of the standout stars of what Italy has to offer golfers is the Argentario Golf Resort & Spa in south west Tuscany, just 90 minutes by car from Rome Fiumicino Airport.

Nestled in a verdant valley on the picturesque promontory of Monte Argentario in Maremma region, this luxurious, environmentally-friendly resort is the ideal retreat for those looking to immerse themselves in the Tuscan way of life whilst enjoying some memorable holiday golf followed by some R&R in its extensive spa.

The 18-hole golf course, noted for its panoramic views of the Orbetello Lagoon, Tyrrhenian Sea and surrounding Mediterranean topography, is located on the Argentario promontory in a protected natural area, only five minutes from the Duna Feniglia Nature Reserve. Its undulating front nine runs in and out of cork-oak woods showcasing local flora and fauna whilst the back nine meanders gently through romantic, centuries-old olive groves at the foothills of Monte Argentario.

The well-equipped Golf Academy features the TrackMan IIIe simulator, the latest-generation platform for analyzing your swing, a driving range and a brand new clubhouse Buvette.

Off the course, the 5-star design hotel’s extensive 2,700 m² Espace Wellness Center is the ideal place to regenerate and rejuvenate both body and soul.

The MediSPA is a specialized nutrition spa where you can experience the Wellbeing Method, a new concept of wellness centered on reaching a balanced and healthy physical and mental state through food re-education and exclusive treatments. The Center also houses a fitness area with Technogym equipment, bio-sauna, Kneipp circuit, heated indoor swimming pool, massage cabins and tanning beds. 

Other facilities include tennis and padel courts, an outdoor pool, running trails and a mini football pitch whilst horse riding, boat and bike rental and fishing trips can all be arranged.

Nearby Tuscan olive groves and vineyards, the pristine beaches of the Costa d’Argento, famous for its crystal-clear waters, and medieval hilltop villages like Magilano and seaside towns such as Porto Santo Stefano can easily be explored from the resort. A little further afield the historic centers of Rome, Florence and Sienna are a must for art and culture vultures.

Fitful sleep in also on the agenda at Argentario in a range of design-led rooms that boast the latest technology, panoramic views over the golf course and lagoon as well as private, wooden-decked terraces, ensuring tranquillity and privacy.

The Dama Dama Restaurant, named after the fallow deer that occasionally roam the resort, is a contemporary slant on an elegant mountain retreat. It serves delicious, healthy cuisine that is a modern interpretation of Tuscan fare. Created by local chef Riccardo Cappelli, all dishes are made with local organic produce some of which, like the virgin olive oil, come directly from the resort’s own vegetable garden whilst the rest is sourced from Maremma farms.

Indeed a golfing paradise combining gastronomy and wellness.