By Dave Finn
Poggio dei Medici with its 16th century clubhouse is set in the heart of the beautiful Mugello Region, only 30 kilometers north of Florence near Scarperia. At 600 meters above sea level, the elevation is too high for growing grapes and olives but the sweeping terrain provides an incredibly natural layout for this championship links style course.
Poggio dei Medici hosted the European Tour’s Italian Women’s Open from 1999 to 2003. When it opened in 1995 it was immediately recognized by the popular Italian magazine “Il Mondo del Golf” as the best new golf course in Italy. Recently Condé Nast Traveller Magazine recognized Poggio dei Medici as one of the best golf courses in the world, ahead of the likes of the K Club in Ireland and the Greenbrier in the USA.
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