Circolo Golf Ugolino

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Circolo Golf Ugolino 18 Impruneta (Firenze) Italy
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The new course was designed by an englishman and an irishman, Cecil Blandford and Peter Gannon. They used the natural contours of the Chianti slopes to produce an outstanding course, threaded through the indigenous vines, olive trees, maritime pines and broom. The course is not long, but demands a high degree of skill. The greens are small and well defended by bunkers. The sloping fairways also present a great challenge. To play Ugolino is not just to indulge in a game of golf, it is to wander through a landscape of great natural beauty, surrounded by olive and other fruit trees. It is an unforgettable and uplifting experience. In his book “fifty places to play golf before you die”, the writer Chris Santella includes Ugolino as one of the fifty.
The clubhouse of Ugolino is an example of the futuristic or art deco school of architecture. Prevalent in the 1930s. the architect was Ghirardo Bosio, a noted city planner of the fascist period. It is a listed building, protected by the Florentine institute responsible for cultural heritage. The building sits strategically on top of a hillock surrounded by meadowland, studded with cypresses and pines. All 18 holes are laid out in a circle around the clubhouse. The building itself is a three-storey construction. The ground floor, classically, has the secretarial offices, locker rooms and pro-shop. The first floor is dedicated to a spacious bar, a restaurant and lounge. All round this floor is a huge terrace giving marvellous panoramic views of the hilly countryside. The second floor has a card room, a billiard room and a terrace which overlooks the eighteenth green.
The swimming pool is also an example of the futurist style and it too, falls under the supervision of the cultural heritage authorities. It is situated in a lovely wooded spot, not far from the clubhouse.


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Villa Tolomei Hotel & Resort 5*
Villa Tolomei is an historical residence of the XIV century, completely restored and transformed to a modern luxury hotel. This fascinating villa is just few minutes away from the historic city center of Florence, it’s nestled in the green hills of Marignolle and Bellosguardo and surrounded by vineyards, fruit and olive groves. Villa Tolomei is a harmonious fusion between the confort of a luxury hotel and the regal elegance and warm hospitality of a timeless Tuscan relais. The result is a friendly location for sophisticated travellers from all over the world looking for a unique stay. Our professional and careful Staff will ensure you a memorable holiday.
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Villa Tolomei has 30 rooms and offers you the perfect solutions to welcome you in its room categories: Classic Rooms 18-22 sqm, Superior Rooms 22-25 sqm, Junior Suite 25-30 sqm, Suite 35-40 sqm. Every room is equipped with minibar, safe, TV, hair dryer, free Wi-Fi, bathtub or shower, air conditioning and heating. Most of the rooms have a wonderful view on the city, gardens, olive groves and vineyards and many of them also have a private balcony.