With Castelfalfi an 18-hole and a 9-hole golf course and surrounding grounds have been laid out in the heart of Tuscany between. The golf courses are set in the 1,100 hectar grounds of the Castelfalfi Estate, consisting of a Borgo with Castello, vineyard and olive grove.
The course, which was over 20 years old and was originally designed by Mancinelli, needed to be remodelled. By moving the location of the clubhouse to the centre of the two golf courses with spectacular views of the Castello, the way was clear for a complete redesign.
The Mountain Course (Par 72, 6.351 meters), awarded at international level with the 3rd prize of the prestigious “GOLF INC. Renovation of the Year Award 2011”, is a Champion Course, challenging and highly technical, but also suitable for less expert players, thanks to the 5 different starting points. Opened in August 2010, the 6.531m Mountain Course has gained the reputation of being both a challenging and beautiful golf course, thanks to its breath-taking views. Par 72, the course offers challenges for beginners and advanced players alike, with water hazards and natural obstacles. The natural topography of the land has a strong influence on the layout of the course, giving each fairway an individual character, while the nature surrounding it adds charm to every green. The Signature hole 9, a Par 3 oriented towards a green peninsula dominated by the Castle of Castelfalfi, is particularly challenging and one of the most significant highlight of the course itself. The Lake Course (Par 37, 3.171 meters) is suitable for all golfers, regardless of handicaps, but it is nevertheless a technically and strategically challenging course.
The newer 9-hole course, inaugurated in November 2011, was designed by award-winning German golf architect Rainer Preissman. Starting out with a southwest- oriented tee, the course loops back to its beginning, embracing the undulating Tuscan landscape.estled between olive groves