A wind-buffeted

autumnal outing to an unconventional golfing destination, but the sport is

booming in Italy thanks to Ryder cup hero Costantino Rocca, the Molinari

brothers and Matteo Manassero – and the courses are coming of age. The new

Acaya Club in Lecce, part of the Doubletree Hilton resort, has a beautifully-designed

track surrounded by a nature reserve a mile from the Adriatic. Perhaps more

testing is San Domenico, crafted by European Golf Design and set up for the

final tournament on the European challenge tour. Get there before the crowds,

and take in some great cuisine and seductive sightseeing. Read more…