Golf Facts

Golf courses in the area (within 50 km)
8
Famous golf courses
Is Molas Golf Resort & Tanka Golf Villasimius
Best time to travel
September through June
Green fee rates
CHF 65 to 140
Flight connections
Timetable Cagliari (Sardinia)

Edelweiss recommendation

The golf region around Cagliari offers an interesting contrast to the cosmopolitan north of Sardinia. All of the golf courses are exposed to the Mistral or Sirocco winds, making windcheaters and pullovers essential items to pack. The fairways and holes are often rather poorly marked. So it is advisable to study the courses on the respective website in advance. A rental car is also recommended as the golf courses cannot be reached by public transport.

Golfing in Cagliari (Sardinia)

Golf history

British, US and Saudi investors came to Sardinia in the late 1960s – and brought the “golf fever” with them. Today, there are around eight golf courses in the Cagliari area, all of which meet international standards and provide a wide variety of options for golfers from near and far.

Is Molas Golf Club

Our tip for entertaining hours of golf in Sardinia is the Is Molas Golf Club, which is situated in a stunning location within the Is Molas Resort some 25 miles (40 km) west of Cagliari. The golf course is the largest on the island and one of the most famous in Italy. Protected by the surrounding hills and located near the sea, Is Molas boasts a mild year-round microclimate that is ideal for playing golf. Temperatures reach 20 degrees Celsius in early spring, climb to above 30 degrees Celsius in summer and can easily surpass 15 degrees Celsius even in December and January.

The eighteen holes of the championship course are the result of a collaboration between the Cotton, Pennink & Partners Studio and Piero Mancinelli. The greens and bunkers are American in size and style, whereas the fairways are wide. The Is Molas championship course is considered one of the most spectacular and technically satisfying courses, not just in Italy but in the entire Mediterranean area. It has been the venue of numerous prestigious golf tournaments, including four Italian Opens and a European Volvo Masters.

The nine holes and par 36 of the Sea View Course (Yellow Course) are among the hardest to play on the island. The course was designed in honour of Franco Piras, the representative of Gary Player Design in Italy.

The Club House is elegant and well-equipped, featuring highlights such as a bar with a panoramic terrace, a pro shop and the exquisite “Ristorante Is Molas” where local Sardinian cuisine is served. Those craving for more can stay overnight on location, in one of the resort’s modernly furnished rooms.

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