Golf Saturnia

The Terme di Saturnia is synonymous with Golf and the sport is one of the Maremma’s favourite. It might be because we’re far away from beaches in Saturnia and we can’t exactly ski without any mountains around, but it might also be because golf fits in perfectly with the Maremman way of life.

The contact with nature, the respect for the surrounding environment and the communion with the landscape are all part of the golfing experience. Sure, it’s great if you can get a hole in one, but even if you don’t, you won’t regret a visit to the Terme di Saturnia golf resort. After all, in which other sport can you take the time to relax and enjoy your surroundings in between swings? Try that in soccer and you won’t be on the team for very long!

The Terme di Saturnia Spa & Golf Resort has a championship golf course within its hotel. The Terme di Saturnia is a luxury resort that’s been around for more than 20 years, but the golf course is fairly new. It was built a short distance from the Cascate del Mulino. In fact, it is the first slice of the hotel to greet you as you arrive in Saturnia.

The beautifully wrought gates are enough to impress, but beyond them is a paradisiacal golf course that seems to extend into infinity. The only way the hotel’s owners were able to secure permission from the local council to build the golf course was if they respected the environment around it. The Maremma is wild and uncontaminated and the council was very keen to keep it that way. It sounds easy, after all, a golf course is essentially a gigantic field with a couple of holes, but in reality, designing a course that was both challenging and environmentally low-impact was a lot harder than you might think.

The design was entrusted to the architect Ronald Fream of the Studio Golfplan. Studio GolfPlan is responsible for some of the world’s premier golf courses and the firm went to town with the 70 hectares at their disposal.

The golf course that was opened in 2008, is located in midst of fancy hotel resorts near the historic town of Saturnia. It is one of the most beautiful courses in the Maremma and Tuscany. Due to the mild climate, the course is open year-round.

The Terme di Saturnia golf course has 18 holes and a par 72. It was designed for both recreational use and competitions and the first job undertaken by Ronald’s team was to study the natural depressions and reliefs and use them to shape the course.

The course consists of various gentle slopes and some undulated fairways.Strategically placed bunkers and large water hazards (on the courses 1 to 3, as well as 9 and 18) structure the course. The bunkers consist of gravel sand, the greens often consist of terraced hills. All in all, it’s an impressive, modern and very neat course. Its three streams, the large water hazards at holes 1, 2, 3, 9 and 18, the bunkers of siliceous sand and the greens surrounded by gradual slopes not only offer technical challenges but also provide a striking scenic backdrop.

The realization of such an impressive course respected strict regulations governing the protection of local nature with the aim of earning the Golf Federation’s ecological certification. Deer, porcupines, hares, tortoise, pheasants, various local species of dove, wild boars and countless other Maremman birds are visible in the early hours of the morning.

There are three streams, water hazards and sand bunkers. The golf course has the GEO international certification.

The course features a driving range with opposite double tee box. The southern one has 9 covered positions with video camera facilities and high-tech analysis equipment for swing correction. This is mainly used by the golf school, while the northern one, near the start of the hole 4 is used for regular practice.

The practice range is set on an undulating 33.000 m2 piece of land with its four greens providing players with the sensation of playing for real, complemented by a pitching and a putting green. If you would like to try for the first time, you can book lessons with a professional instructor from Tuesday to Sunday. The course is a member of Leading Golf.

The Terme di Saturnia Golf Resort is open to professional golfers as well as leisure players. It has excellent training conditions with a driving range, practice green and a golf school. Equipment can be hired on site or bought at the pro shop.

The Terme di Saturnia golf course is located in the heart of the Maremman countryside with sweeping views of the Tuscan landscape. It is within walking distance of the Terme di Saturnia spa and hotel and the free Cascate del Mulino hot springs.

Club Amenities

  • Clubhouse
  • Conference room
  • Locker rooms
  • Charging system for guest trollies
  • Club accepts credit cards
  • Pro Shop
  • Bar

Restaurant

The golf club house includes a fantastic restaurant that serves up lovely dishes from the local cuisine at both lunch and dinner. You don’t half to golf to eat at the restaurant, but it’s definitely the perfect place to relax after a morning or afternoon on the green. The husband and wife team behind the restaurant are Maremman locals and adept at preparing everything from homemade pasta and ravioli to grilled steaks and delicious seasonal desserts.

The restaurant has two different dining spaces. Inside is tranquil and airy with plenty of corners to snuggle away and read the paper or watch the latest sports channels just like any good sports club. Outside a large terrace and garden are perfect for dining in summer and warmer weather.

Rentals

  • Clubs for hire
  • Trolley for hire
  • Electro-trolley for hire
  • Electro-cart for hire

Good to know:

Visitors are welcome every day.
A valid handicap certificate from player’s home club is required.
Handicap limit: 36

Etiquette

Softspikes required.

Green Fees

Green Fee Mon – Fri Sat, Sun, Holidays
18 Holes 60 € 80 €
9 Holes 30 € 40 €

Competitions

The Terme di Saturnia golf course hosts regular golf competitions for men, women and children. Contact the club for more information.

Instructor

Golf lessons are available for hotel guests and outsiders.