The Course

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.

EGA handicapping system


1
Hole 1
Opening hole with a slight dog-leg to the left. The main hazard is a group of trees on the left. Green is defended by 3 bunkers.
ParHCPMaleMaleFemaleFemale
411311 m289 m289 m249 m
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2
Hole 2
Fairway slopes steeply to the left and there is out of bounds all along the right side. Main problem is making the green with the right club.
ParHCPMaleMaleFemaleFemale
417244 m215 m215 m215 m
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3
Hole 3
Best to drive to the left of the trees but not too far, or the large pine on the left of the green will present problems.
ParHCPMaleMaleFemaleFemale
413295 m256 m256 m256 m
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4
Hole 4
Long tricky par 3 with trees on the left and a raised green that presents a putting challenge.
ParHCPMaleMaleFemaleFemale
33200 m170 m170 m145 m
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5
Hole 5

Very long with green out of sight and with a fairway which carries the ball to the right towards the out of bounds for the drive and towards the bunker for the second shot.

ParHCPMaleMaleFemaleFemale
41400 m381 m381 m316 m
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6
Hole 6
Demanding drive with out of bounds on the right. A second which calls for  precision and loft to clear the trees on the left, green has a considerable slope.
ParHCPMaleMaleFemaleFemale
47482 m436 m436 m396 m
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7
Hole 7
Sloping fairway with pines to the right and cipresses to the left.  The second shot has to navigate an oak tree in the middle of the fairway and the bunker on the right.
ParHCPMaleMaleFemaleFemale
415265 m230 m230 m200 m
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8
Hole 8
A classic par 3 needing concentration, accuracy and good club selection.
ParHCPMaleMaleFemaleFemale
39135 m115 m115 m110 m
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9
Hole 9
The narrow fairway demands courage and determination. The second shot must take into account the slope to the right, while the third requires great accuracy to avoid greenside bunkers.
ParHCPMaleMaleFemaleFemale
55434 m400 m391 m350 m
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10
Hole 10
Long and tricky par 3 with several bunkers and a right sloping fairway.
ParHCPMaleMaleFemaleFemale
34193 m167 m167 m147 m
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11
Hole 11
An uphill drive with out of bounds on the left. Second shot can be blind and needs care. Green defended by several bunkers and sloping considerably from back to front.
ParHCPMaleMaleFemaleFemale
42328 m298 m298 m238 m
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12
Hole 12
Out of bounds on the right and a fairway sloping to the left. Second shot is the most demanding in order to set up the correct line for the shot to the green.
ParHCPMaleMaleFemaleFemale
518463 m405 m405 m370 m
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13
Hole 13
Drive has to be straight without fear of out of bounds on the right and the olive trees on the left.
ParHCPMaleMaleFemaleFemale
46334 m297 m297 m272 m
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14
Hole 14
Dog-leg to the right needing accurate second. Green is very small.
ParHCPMaleMaleFemaleFemale
412322 m265 m265 m225 m
15
Hole 15
Clever par 3 with well defended green made very difficult by a pronounced slope to the right.
ParHCPMaleMaleFemaleFemale
310147 m128 m128 m128 m
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16
Hole 16
Bunker on the right at driving distance and small well defended green.
ParHCPMaleMaleFemaleFemale
414336 m287 m287 m262 m
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17
Hole 17
Drive should be kept to the left. Out of bounds all along the right side. Green has 4 bunkers and slopes from the back.
ParHCPMaleMaleFemaleFemale
516488 m405 m405 m345 m
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18
Hole 18
Dog-leg to the right requiring absolute precision for both drive and second shot.   
ParHCPMaleMaleFemaleFemale
48295 m250 m250 m245 m
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