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. The ceramic lining of the pool is done in a delightfully subtle variety of dark and light blue shades and stands out like a jewel against the background greenery. The pool has a trampoline and diving platform which are of a bold design bearing the signature of the great engineer Pierluigi Nervi. Its dimensions are 25m x 12.5 m
The restaurant is very light and spacious and boasts a superbly equipped kitchen.
Management is in the hands of the Societá Golf Forentia owned by the Scotto di Perotolo family three siblings, Carmine, Grazia and Maria. They are assisted by chef Stefano Mangini and the ever courteous Sarah. The family is from Campania originally and their passion is to combine the traditional tastes of Campania and Tuscany into exciting dishes. All of which are of course accompanied by quality wines. They provide a flexible all day service to accommodate the needs of golfers. During the summer an open air grill around the poolside on thursday evenings has become a “must.” Guests who come to golf at Ugolino retain a warm and lasting memory of the restaurant.