In the footsteps of 007. Designed by US architect Robert Trent in 1972 and boasting fabulous panoramic views, the Pevero Golf Club is considered one of the nicest golfing spots in the world. The 16th hole once served as the backdrop for a spectacular scene in the James Bond movie “The Spy Who Loved Me“.
Golfing in northern Sardinia
The port town of Olbia in northern Sardinia is the gateway to two world-famous holiday regions: Sardinia’s Emerald Coast (“Costa Smeralda”) just 12 miles to the city’s north, with chic towns like Porto Cervo and Porto Rotondo, and the Costa Caddu/San Teodoro region some 12 miles southeast of Olbia.
Pevero Golf Club
Both regions are home to one golf course respectively: the Pevero Golf Club features an 18-hole championship course (par 72) that is 6680 yards long and, strictly speaking, the more technically demanding of the two.
The multi-facetted track is set in a beautiful landscape with wind-eroded rocks, small natural lakes and juniper, myrtle and strawberry trees that fill the air with a delightfully fresh scent, affording it a magical sense of place.
The world-famous Pevero Golf Course served as the venue for the “Italian Open” golf championship in 1978. The views of Pevero Beach from the 16th hole (“James Bond hole“) and the 6th hole are simply stunning. The wide fairways and the change of direction on every hole, plus the wind factor that can influence a player’s game at any time, add to the challenge of this golfing experience.
The course is most strongly frequented in the summer holidays (July & August); so early tee times can be slightly harder to get during that period. Reserve your tee time in advance in the golf course booking office. The green fee rates in the mid- and high season are between 100 and 130 euros.
Puntaldia Golf Club
Surrounded by a host of charming bays and featuring lovely views of Tavolara Island, the Puntaldia Golf Club in San Teodoro is set in a dazzling location on the Mediterranean coast. The 9-hole golf course (par 30) spans 3668 yards. The tee-offs are precision-demanding and an exciting challenge for golf players of all skill levels. The green fee is around 60 euros; a day ticket costs max. 75 euros.
Three tips in closing
Make sure you have and use good sunscreen. The intensity of the sun in Sardinia is often underestimated due to the wind.
The hotels in both locations range from 3 to 5 star, with a wide choice available around both golf courses. However, a rental car is basically a must-have as neither can be reached by public transport.
Fans of Robert Trent Jones designs may also fancy a round of golf on the “Golf de Spérone” course, which is situated in the south of Corsica and operated in collaboration with the Pevero Golf Club.