Argentario Golf Club

Argentario Golf Club, Monte Argentario: Address, Phone Number, Argentario Golf Club Reviews: 4/5

Argentario Golf Club
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Argentario Golf Club (PGA National) features 18 panoramic holes for a total of 6,218 metres and par 71. The course has been awarded the “Agri Cert” certification for its bio eco-compatibility, and all products used for its maintenance are completely natural. The golf course is located in a protected natural area, only 5 minutes from the Duna Feniglia Nature Reserve and 25 km from the Parco dell’Uccellina Reserve. The Orbetello Lagoon, the sea and the hillside offer a beautiful panorama and create a microclimate that allows golf to be played at any time of the year. The 18-hole golf course and the driving range, which were inaugurated in 2006, have been designed by the architect David Mezzacane and the professional golfer Baldovino Dassu. The holes were subsequently shaped by Brian Jorgensen: the result is a varied, spectacular and technically challenging course.
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4.0
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AnneMottet
Rome, Italy8 contributions
Just experienced lunch at the club house
Nov 2018 • Couples
Had lunch at the club house. We ordered a club sandwich, a salad and some fried calamari called tempura. We waited more than 30 minutes to be served and two groups who arrived after us got their food before us. The calamari were cold and the salad had 3 ingredients in total, lettuce included. The beers were not 50 cl.
Written 4 November 2018
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CameraEye
Charlotte, NC237 contributions
Not my style
Sep 2018 • Couples
If you are a ‘muckety-muck’ this place is for you. If not, suffer the lack of basic necessities like an iron, chair, task lighting, reasonably priced food and drinks, etc. They have a ‘partnership’ with a local beach club that, for the privilege of paying 50euro you can get an umbrella and beach chairs at a local beach. We declined and promptly went to local beach in Porto Ercole which had a great beach with access to med sea for 15 euro. No denying the resort has a great setting, but they lack basic service protocol and appeared to have become complacent.
Written 21 September 2018
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Paolo R
Atlanta, GA8 contributions
Golf at Argentario
Sep 2016 • Couples
We played a round of golf with course conditions average at best although the dry weather had much to do with it. Front nine were very difficult with back nine more playable. Service was good. We did not experience the hotel which has a beautiful contemporary design in stark contrast with the rugged landscape
Written 18 September 2016
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marenostrum
Washington DC921 contributions
An average "plus" experience
Jul 2016 • Couples
The Argentario promontory anchored by the well known beach towns of Porto Ercole and Santo Stefano to the south and north and by the city of Orbetello, rich in history as a Spanish fort, is a great location to combine both beach and golf time.

In this region, the Argentario Golf Club (Saturnia and Punta Ala also reviewed in TA) is about 3 km from Orbetello and part of a larger 5 star hotel complex. They offer some very comprehensive packages which can include playing golf.

We chose the daily greens fee since we were on our way back to Rome about 1.5 hours away.

Highlights +s

Very scenic course with panoramic ocean views on the front 9
Excellent facilities- locker rooms with showers, driving range, putting green and a great pool for hotel guests.
Good course conditions even with the arid and dry weather.
The course is walkable but in the summer heat it may be too difficult. Carts are available for hire.

Lowlights -s

it is expensive all around- greens fee, cart and food.
Due to the heat, the greens are hard as drums.
NO (potable) water on the course and at €3.5 for 500ml mini bottle also bring your own (I drank 2 liters of my own... Plus 3 purchased ones).

Course design ... 3.5 stars

Built on the flat lands and foot hills of Mt Argentario, the course meanders through open and hilly terrain with some very panoramic ocean views on the 2 nd, 3 rd and 6 th tee boxes.

Overall the course has reasonable distances from all tee boxes and posts a par 72 which is divided into an equal 36 per nine holes.

The front nine holes are far more attractive and have many more water hazards that come into play on your 1st and 2nd shots. These are holes 3, 4, 6 and 7.

Conversely, the back nine holes meanders through olive groves and naturally wooded terrain. The 11 th hole is a long par 5 with a dogleg left to the green. It can present a good birdie opportunity if you hit 3 good shots. The 13 th hole, a par 4, is their signature hole with a split fairway and a small cluster of impenetrable trees in the middle. This is accompanied by a very long 14 th hole a par 4 that has an uphill second shot.

Course conditions ...3.5 stars

July is a hot month. The fairways are Bermuda grass and do well. The greens were woefully hard and fast. These conditions coupled with some very trick breaks presented a regular 3 putt opportunity if you did not pay attention.

The roughs really suffer and the man made lakes were almost barren on the dying nine.

Price 2.5 stars

No question that this is a (wealthy) resort/ beach area and it was high season. At 100 euro per person plus the cart, it is pricy.

Off-season, one may be able to find discounts.

Pace of play 4.0 stars

Our tee time was the first one in the afternoon after a tournament. I was concern about a potential 5+ hour round. Yet, I was pleasantly surprised that we completed it in just over 4 hours as a threesome.

Staff 3 stars

A few mixed reviews on the staff as some were helpful as others were indifferent.

No assistance was offered to pick up or drop off the bags. The parking lot was quite a walk away. This routine seems to be a practice at this location rather than a much more proactive and automatic method as is done in other courses.

Given this inconvenient "self-service", the recommendation is that one should drop off the bags at the entrance and at the payment of the greens fee at the pro shop- restaurant tell the staff to pick them up.

Noteworthy

Since the course is part of the hotel and are adjacent to one another, one can avail oneself of the superb locker rooms which are included in your price for the round. They provide luxurious towels, soap and shampoo and blow drier . These are located at the lower level with the spa and the pool.

For an additional fee and reserved in advance, I am certain the 18 holes could conclude with a great massage and a refreshing swim in the pool.

The course and layout are good ones. In either Spring or Fall the weather would be much cooler permitting a great walk in a very verdant surrounding.
Written 17 July 2016
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Monique_en_Arjen
Amsterdam, The Netherlands316 contributions
Great Golf course with excellent and friendly staff
May 2016 • Couples
We took our clubs out on this challenging course. It brings the best (and worst) in you. The design of the course is amazing, around the mountain and into the fields. Beautiful views and holes with great opportunities to score a par or birdie if you dare to take the risk. We loved it
Written 14 July 2016
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Winelover-foodie
Boston, MA4 contributions
Nice place in pretty setting
Jul 2015 • Couples
enjoyed the remote setting with a view of the water once we found the place. The resort is very attractive though weirdly furnished in common areas. The spa leaves much to be desired in terms of ammenities and staff support. They seem to have problems with their air conditioning as the health club was almost as hot as the temperatiure outside and the rooms didn't stay cold througout the night. The golf course was pretty and challenging with some narrow holes and rough rough. The breakfast spreads are wonderful and the dining setting beautiful and yummy. A bit pricey but romantic and lovely.
Written 8 July 2015
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Jerseybabs
New Jersey12 contributions
Peaceful secluded golf/spa resort with a fly problem.
Aug 2013 • Family
We were a family of seven in 3 rooms. The kids ages 13-23, had two rooms in the lower levels which we referred to as the sanitorium section. Everything was white, the floors, the walls, the ceilings. The rooms were spacious with large patios. We had a junior suite on the other side of the hotel. It was a very nice room, but not really a suite. The terrace was nice. The front desk was very efficient and mostly pleasant. The lobby was spacious and modern. My husband and sons enjoyed the golf course. The outdoor pool was very quiet and spa like. It would not be a great place for small or active younger children. Be careful of the slippery wet floors in the spa and indoor pool area. Two of us landed an our backsides during the trip. The only real problem with the hotel was the flies. They were everywhere--- inside and out throughout breakfast. After a while you just give up and stop swatting them away. By the 5th day it was enough. According to the hotel staff they came for the polo matches and took up residence. Whatever, they need to get rid of them asap.. If I came back to the Argentario I would return to the hotel, if the flies were gone.
Written 8 September 2013
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