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Our selected hotels for golf holidays in Tuscany in:
Montecatini, Pistoia, Florence, Pisa and Poggio dei Medici.

  • Montecatini Terme
  • Pistoia
  • Poggio dei Medici
  • Foresterie
  • Florence & Pisa
Tamerici & Principe**** - Montecatini

In the very centre of Montecatini Terme, close to all the restaurants, bars, shops and caffés along the main streets and to the main spas of this thermal town, the Tamerici & Principe has stood the test of time.  Family owned for three generations by the Panciolis, it is one of the original hotels af Montecatini and still maintains a timeless Italian charm.  The nephew is now in charge and in slowly and carefully upgrading and updating the decor and furnishings but as it's Italy, it won't be rushed...

The bedrooms are furnished in an old Italian style but very comfortable and all have air conditioning.  Bathrooms are a good size too and have been refreshed more recently.  Nearly all of the bedrooms benefit from a balcony, either looking over the courtyard and pool or towards the gardens of the hotel next door (Grand Hotel & Pace*****).

The Tamerici & Principe has a small indoor bar with adjoining lounges and in the Summer months they set up an outdoor bar on the patio, which makes a lovely spot to sit and sip.

The restaurant has indoor and outdoor settings too.  Dining around the pool on a Summer's evening is a very agreeable way to relax after a good day's golf.  Should you wish to dine out we have a list of 'tried and tested' restaurants in Montecatini that you can stroll to within a few minutes (some very good ones).

The Tamerici & Principe have recently added a small spa area to their facilities.  In addition to the outdoor pool with its massage jets, there is now a sauna and jacuzzi downstairs along with a relaxation room complete with a wall of salt (good for your tubes apparently!).

For parking, there is a secure garage and the concierges will be happy to park your car for you.

Grand Hotel Tettuccio - Montecatini Tuscany
Grand Hotel Tettuccio - Montecatini Tuscany
Grand Hotel Tettuccio****

On the central boulevard in Montecatini that leads down to all the main spas the Grand Hotel Tettuccio is one of the spa town's main hotels.

An hotel that has fairly recently chanced families and in so doing been subjected to some clever modernisation.

The bedrooms are very comfortable and nicely furnished all in the same neutral style.  Most bathrooms have shower cubicles (the norm in Italy) but a few baths are available too.

The reception and sitting rooms are a blend of the old and the new, again nicely done.  The restaurant is under glass in a large conservatory covering the full length of the front of the hotel.

Handily the hotel also has a private car-park.

Grand Hotel Tettuccio - Montecatini Tuscany
Hotel Corallo - Montecatini
Hotel Corallo - Montecatini
Hotel Corallo - Montecatini
Albergo Corallo***

In the centre of Montecatini, but away from the main thoroughfare, the Corallo is a classic, family owned and run, small Italian hotel. The bedrooms are not enormous, but comfortable, simply decorated and all benefit from recently renovated bathrooms.

Dining at the Corallo is 'family style', i.e. waitresses scurrying back and forth offering you generous helpings from serving platters groaning with fresh pasta, then a main course or two of fish or meat, followed by something sweet for afters.  On warm evenings dinner may be served out on the shaded patio.

A hidden bonus of the Corallo is its small rooftop swimming pool and terrace, complete with roof bar.  An ideal spot for views over the Montecatini rooftops and some post round therapy.  Helpfully. the Corallo hotel also has a private car-park.



Single Supplements and Half-Board Supplements are remarkable value!

Hotel Corallo - Montecatini
Grotta Giusti Hotel and Spa
Grotta Giusti Hotel and Spa
Grotta Giusti Hotel and Spa
Grotta Giusti Hotel and Spa
Terme Grotta Giusti****- Monsummano

In Monsummano Terme, just a few miles down the road from Montecatini, (and where, somewhat perversely, you will find the Montecatini Golf Club) are the largest underground thermal caves in Europe at the Grotta Giusti Spa Hotel.  These natural thermal caves are an amazing sight and sessions in the underground steam are just one of the panoply of pamperings that are available at the Grotta Giusti.

Above the caves, in more modern surroundings, there is a now a very luxurious hotel in the peace and tranquility of the Tuscan countryside.  Here you can hide yourself away from the hurly-burly of modern life and mix golf and pampering to your bodies content.

But don't worry it's not all health and well-being as there is a very good restaurant within the hotel as one might expect in Tuscany!  Plus a small bar that opens onto a lovely sunny patio where you can enjoy the Tuscan evenings before or after dinner.

Even if you are not staying at Grotta Giusti it is well worth visiting for the caves alone, even if you don't indulge in the huge list of treatments available.

For a golf and spa break in Tuscany there is no finer spot.

Grotta Giusti Hotel and Spa
Grotta Giusti Hotel and Spa

Patria Hotel*** - Pistoia

Pistoia is like a mini-Florence: a couple of piazzas around centuries old churches with radiating lanes crammed full of places to shop, sup and sip.

In the centre of this hive of Tuscan activity is the friendly little Patria hotel.  New owners revitalised the place a few years ago, so the old exterior hides a fairly modern interior.

For lovers of Le Pavoniere and Montecatini golf courses you could not be better placed.

Poggio dei Medici****

Away from it all, up in the hills, yet only 25kms. from the centre of Florence, the UNA Poggio dei Medici golf resort is an oasis of Tuscan tranquillity.

Easily accessed from Bologna airport and only half an hour from Florence the spacious, modern rooms created predominantly in restored farm buildings, make for a very peaceful break.

The hotel’s characterful bar and superb restaurant are situated in the new Clubhouse where you will also find the Spa, Pro-Shop, Turkish bath, gym and outdoor swimming pool.  All in all, a very stylish Tuscan retreat.




Golf included everyday &
Seventh night free all year!

Poggio dei Medici - Clubhouse restaurant
Poggio de Medici

Poggio de Medici
Poggio de Medici
Montecatini Foresteria
Montecatini Foresteria (Dormy House)

The Montecatini Golf Club sits in splendid isolation a couple of miles outside the town of Monsummano Terme amongst olive groves and farmsteads - total Tuscan tranquillity.

In the Clubhouse there are nine good-sized rooms that are nicely furnished and all en-suite (nothing like the minimalist Dormy House you might find at home!).  All bedrooms come equipped with mini-bars and the wherewithal for brewing up your own tea and coffee.  You will also have access to the Club's private pool.

The Clubhouse restaurant is open for dinner every evening and you are likely to have the entire landscape to yourselves in total Tuscan tranquillity to languish over dinner on the vine-wreathed patio.

The perfect place to create your own Italian house-party cum hideaway-holiday.

Montecatini Foresteria
Montecatini Foresteria
Montecatini Foresteria

Montecatini Foresteria
Montecatini Foresteria
Florence & Pisa

If you would like to stay in the very heart of Florence or Pisa, then just let us know as there are many options in the middle of this wonderful town (although getting out to the golf courses each day will take a little longer). The combination of a stay in Montecatini with a few nights sightseeing in town is worthy of consideration for a 'sport-and-culture' break.

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Sample Itinerary

4 nights at Poggio de Medici, breakfasts, unlimited golf at Poggio, hire-car between two.

£477.00 per person.


Guest Comments

"I would like to record the thanks of the Merlot Golf Tour (golfers and non-golfers), your hospitality charmed us all.  Everywhere in the hotel we met wonderful service and such a warm welcome from your staff who looked after us at Reception to the very comfortable bedrooms though the breakfast and dining room to the bar lounge.  The ladies enjoyed the Spa experience at the Hotel on our first full day and it set them up nicely for the rest of the holiday.  We thoroughly enjoyed the meals you laid on for us and the special meal you and your chef laid on of local dishes was a massive treat and had the full restaurant WOW factor.  The hotel transport looked after the travel needs for both golf trips and sight seeing immaculately, as the organiser of the tour I never had a moments concern about the local travel arrangements.  I can only say that I would recommend your hotel to anyone visiting Tuscany be it for golf or sightseeing. in the meanwhile a big thank you to and all at Hotel Tamerici & Principe.  Thank you for giving us a wonderful holiday and experience of Italy."
Mr. J. Stalker - Reading

"10/10 for the golf courses, all lovely, and a challenge. A very good holiday - thank you."
Mrs. C. Winter - Jersey


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