In 1889, the British colony in Florence founded Firenze Ugolino Circolo Golf Club, the first golfing association in Italy. The course was in the Cascine area of Florence itself and in 1905 the first Italian National Championship was held there. Immediately after WWI, the Golf Club transferred its premises to the area next to where the airport stands today, at Osmannoro. The idea of creating a new course began taking shape in the twenties and at the beginning of the thirties, Ugolino was founded on the Via Chiantigiana in 1933 and was designed by British architects Blandford and Gannon who had also designed the course at Monza near Milan. The course was par 69 but was considered difficult, owing to the ups and downs, the many trees and the small greens. In the sixties the course was turned into a par 72 by Piero Mancinelli. The clubhouse was built by Architect Gerardo Bosio who designed a structure fully functional and enjoyable to this day.
How to play Firenze Ugolino Circolo Golf Club?
Firenze Ugolino Circolo Golf Club is good, challenging and even more so now when there has been no rain.The ball lands safe on one side of the fairway but because it is very dry and burnt the ball rolls all the way down, sometimes off the course. Lots of left to right or right to left angles and trees in the middle of the fairways. But not a whole lot of danger except for the thick rough!
How to book tee times for Firenze Ugolino Circolo Golf Club?
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