The spectacular Mediterranean island of Sardinia is without doubt one of the least densely populated areas of Italy, making it a perfect vacation vacation spot for these trying to get away from the crowds that always blight the extra touristy areas to be discovered on the mainland.
With simply 1.5 million individuals unfold all through its 9,000 sq. miles, you’re unlikely to need to battle for house on its stunning seashores or queue for a desk at a seaside restaurant, or, fortunately, for golfers not less than, fear about getting a tee time on one of many dozen or so golf programs which are unfold throughout the island.
Golfers looking for to mix a calming seaside break with a couple of rounds on one among Europe’s most interesting programs, and positively the very best in Sardinia, ought to make their approach to Baja Accommodations Is Arenas, a five-star lodge and golf resort positioned in half-way up the island’s stunning western coast. Not too long ago introduced into the Baja Accommodations’ portfolio of luxurious resorts, Is Arenas boasts the latest tour-standard course to open in Sardinia, having welcomed its first golfers again in 2000. Carved out of a pine forest shut below the steering of famend American architect Robert von Hagge – who additionally designed the 2018 Ryder Cup venue in Paris and the ultra-exclusive Previous Course Les Bordes – the par-72, 18-hole course, which is positioned on the Baja Accommodations Is Arenas Resort, is a reduce above in all senses.
There’s little question that von Hagge has completed a few of his highest work right here, with juniper and pine timber framing each gap because the course winds its approach intuitively over a gently undulating panorama. With no two holes the identical, the design, whereas undoubtedly favouring straight hitters, additionally ensures that you simply don’t come throughout different golfers throughout your spherical, including to the sensation of splendid isolation. Constructed on sandy soil, the golf green lies are at all times excellent and the ball sits up invitingly to be hit into pristine greens.
Talking of what it takes to provide a course of such high quality, von Hagge stated: “All of the pure components that it provides – sand dunes, forest, water and an distinctive local weather – are an ideal mixture for a novel expertise. Is Arenas is an infinite carpet of colors, fragrances and
Whereas there are any variety of memorable holes, from the par-5 second, to the stroke index 1 par-4 14th, the signature gap, if we needed to decide one, is the par-four seventeenth, which play from a raised tee providing views of the see, down a protracted, downhill dogleg that bends left to a inexperienced that’s closely protected by bunkers quick proper and lengthy left. A par right here will really feel like a birdie in most participant’s books, whereas a birdie is value celebrating within the clubhouse offering you haven’t made a multitude of the 18th!
With six tees to select from, the course can play a prolonged 6,900 yards for the lads’s professional tees, right down to the slightly below 5,000 yards from the very entrance tees, making certain that it may possibly accommodate each stage of participant, from tour professional to these simply beginning out within the sport.
Different golf services on web site at Is Arenas embrace a three-hole par-3 course, a 30-bay driving vary and a follow placing inexperienced, all of which mix to provide golfers loads of alternatives to sharpen up all components of their sport earlier than tackling the principle course.
The adjoining Baja Accommodations Is Arenas Resort is about again from a white sandy seaside that stretches so far as the attention can see in both course, giving it a really non-public, unique really feel. The five-star lodge boasts 136 rooms and suites with both floor ground patios or first ground terraces. Different services on the lodge embrace a full-service restaurant providing a variety of Mediterranean-inspired dishes made with recent and seasonal substances; three bars; an out of doors swimming pool; a personal seaside membership with a bar and restaurant; a gymnasium, wellness centre, a children membership and a store. With 24-hour concierge, and pleasant and useful workers, your keep at Is Arenas is assured to see you come back dwelling feeling rested and relaxed.
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For golfers staying on the lodge, there are a variety of nice worth golf vacation packages, making certain discounted inexperienced payment charges and assured tee occasions all through the season. To search out out extra, go to isarenashotel.it/ For bookings, please electronic mail [email protected].
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