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…