“I love places that have an incredible
history. I love the Italian way of life.
I love the food. I love the people. I
love the attitudes of Italians”
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Explore the beauty of the Amalfi Coast, the romance of Venice or the fashion of Milan.
7 Nights, 2 Rounds of Bucket List Golf, Unlimited Lifetime Memories!
Italy is synonymous with incredible food, glorious wine, ancient ruins, and fabulous fashion, yet even serious golfers may not associate their favorite game with one of the most popular travel locales on Earth. This notion will surely change when the prestigious Ryder Cup tees off in Rome in September this year. We invite you to explore one of our favorite Destinations, shortly after Rome and the Eternal City enters center stage this Fall.
PROJECTED DAILY ITINERARY & FEATURES
September 16-23, 2023
7 Nights of 5-Star Accommodations
2 Rounds of Bucket List Golf
2 Wineries with Wine Tastings
Full Breakfast Daily
2 Wine Dinners
All Ground Transportation
*Optional Attendance for Cooking School
- Arrival Day
- Check-in: Hotel De Russie, Rome
- Welcome to Rome Dinner
- Guided Tour of Rome
- Selected private tours throughout the city
- Golf Round #1: Marco Simone Golf & Country Club
- Day at Leisure in Rome
- Transfer by Train from Rome to Florence
- Lunch at Antinori Winery with Tour and Tasting
- Check-in: Castelfalfi Resort
- Golf Round #2: Castelfalfi Mountain Course
- Optional: Cooking Class with lunch
- Leisure Time after class
- Visit Tuscan Town
- Lunch and Wine Tour with tasting
- Farewell to Italy Wine Pairing Dinner
- Departure Day, Safe Travels
Important Experience Information
What airports should I plan to fly in and out of?
You’ll want to schedule your flight to arrive into Leonardo da Vinci International Airport / Fiumicino Airport (FCO). For Departure, it would be best to schedule your flight from Pisa International Airport (PSA) for the best connections, or we can assist with a train back to Rome for an international connection.
Your first stop on this Experience is the Hotel de Russia Hotel in Rome, about 30 minutes from the airport.
The included airport transfers for this Experience will be from the Leonardo da Vinci International Airport to Hotel de Russie, Rome and a departure from the Castelfalfi Resort to Pisa International Airport.
Please contact the Concierge Team if we can be of assistance with arranging alternative airport transportation or assist with booking flights.
What will the weather be like during our stay?
A typical day in Rome sees relief from hot Summer temperatures with highs averaging in the low 70’s and lows averaging in the low to mid 50’s. In regards to precipitation, the eternal city experiences rain approximately 12 days during the whole month, however it’s usually just intermittently for a few hours.
What currencies are used Italy?
The currency utilized in Italy is the Euro. The Euro is currently trading at 1.08 USD to 1.00 EUR.
Will I be able to get cash and use credit cards while in Italy?
You will find that most major credit cards and debits cards are nearly universally accepted in Italy. The same is true of Travelers checks, which should be in Euros to avoid extra exchange rate charges. ATMs are ubiquitous throughout Italy so you will have easy access to cash. It should be noted that American Express is not as widely accepted in Europe as Visa and MasterCard.
How much cash should I bring?
We recommend bringing minimal US dollars, i.e. $75-100, with you and then accessing the local ATM’s upon arriving in Italy. The ATM’s will dispense the local currency and your bank will automatically calculate the exchange rate. Your own bank will typically provide the most favorable exchange rate available to you.
How many meals are included?
A full breakfast will be served each morning as well as two Lunches with Wine Tasting and 2 Dinners with Wine Tasting. The Garmany Golf Concierge Team can assist with making any reservations and recommendations for additional meals not included in the Experience.
What is the cancellation policy for this Experience?
All deposits and final payments are non-refundable. Thus, we highly recommend purchasing a travel insurance program through Travel Guard and we will be happy to provide a quote or you can browse below:
What if I want to play additional and optional golf?
There’s an abundance of quality championship courses the Italian region. If any Guest would like to play additional golf, even at the spur of the moment, a Garmany Golf Concierge can arrange optional golf for you. Optional golf can be arranged well in advance of your departure as well. Please consult the Concierge Team for additional options.
Can I play 36 holes a day if I want to?
Absolutely! Please let a member of our Concierge Team know and we will be happy to set up additional tee times for you.
How do I arrange for a caddie and how much do they cost?
The experience that comes from walking the course with a caddie cannot be overstated. The local caddies will not only be more adept at keeping you out of more trouble than a seeing eye dog, they will also regale you with great stories about the history of the areas and the courses. When available, they are without a doubt, some of the best entertainment value you can experience in Italy.
All caddie fees are due at the course on the day of play and each Guest will be responsible for caddie fees and gratuities. Caddie gratuities are payable in cash, preferably in the local currency.
We highly recommend arranging caddies with our Concierge Team prior to your departure to ensure the maximum availability.
Caddies fees range from €40-60 for the base fee plus gratuity. A typical gratuity for good service might be €15-30.
Are golf carts available?
Golf Carts are available, usually at an extra cost, averaging €25-60.
If you wish to request a cart, please let your Garmany Golf Concierge know and we can add a request.
Can I ship my golf clubs?
Yes! We partner with Ship Sticks, the leading club shipping provider for the PGA TOUR,
and can easily arrange to have your clubs shipped directly to Rome prior to your arrival and back home so you can travel with ease and without hassle or worry of your clubs being lost or delayed due to the airlines.
- This Experience is priced in U.S. Dollars.
- This Experience is priced at the exchange rates of 1.08 USD / 1.00 EUR.
- Due to the volatile nature of the exchange rate, any increase exceeding 1% of this rate on the date of payments using the rates shown on www.oanda.com will result in a corresponding adjustment in price, which will be applied to all payments.
- All Ground Transportation with respect to airport arrivals and departures included are based on the airports assigned above. Additional charges may be incurred for airport transfers that occur from any other airport as well as Multiple arrivals and/or departures requiring additional ground transportation services will incur supplementary charges depending upon the additional services required. Additional charges may be incurred for any airport transfers that occur on other arrival or departure days.
- Caddies and/or carts may be arranged at the request of the Guest, provided such services are available.
- All caddie fees and gratuities and cart fees are the responsibility of the Guest.
- A current handicap certificate from a bona-fide golf club may be required for all Guests who are playing golf during the Experience. Play could be denied if a valid handicap is not presented.
TRAVEL GUARD, TRAVEL INSURANCE
Garmany Golf strongly recommends for your protection that you take out insurance to cover you in case of forced cancellation, loss or damage of luggage, personal injury, accident, illness, or other unforeseen circumstances, none of which Garmany Golf can be liable for.
Garmany Golf is a licensed representative of Travel Guard, the recognized leader of travel insurance options. A Garmany Golf Concierge will be happy to provide a quotation for a Travel Guard policy or you are welcome to explore a Quick Quote below:
TERMS & CONDITIONS
CANCELLATIONS: Once tee times and accommodations have been booked and confirmed, and the requisite deposits have been placed, there are no refunds of any deposits or final payments made by Guests or the representative club.
Garmany Golf strongly recommends travel insurance to protect any Guest against any unforeseen circumstances that may cause a Guest or club to cancel participation in any Experience.
ADDITIONAL AND OPTIONAL BOOKINGS, AND PAYMENTS: At the request of a Guest, a Garmany Golf Concierge will be happy to book any non golfing tour, activity or additional round of golf before or during the Experience. Please be aware that an administrative or booking fee may be added to any such booking. In the event of such a fee, the Guest will be notified in advance of the fee and have the opportunity to decline the booking confirmation.
All Guests agree to provide a valid credit card in advance of the Experience that may be used for payment for any additional tour, activity or additional (non included) round of golf booked during the Experience for the Guest.
Garmany Golf, as the tour operator, and its selling agents, act only as agents in securing and booking the hotel accommodations and other land tour services provided by others as independent contractors. Garmany Golf, its selling agents or the specified air carriers assume and accept no liability for injury, loss, damage, accident, delay, changes or inconvenience caused by: any force majeure – health risks – reason of war or threat of war – riots – civil strife – terrorist activity – industrial disputes – acts, omission, neglect, delay or default of any person engaged in providing any tour services including transportation and accommodation – technical problems to transport – closure or congestion of airports or ports – building work – extended hotel closure – cancellations or changes of schedules by airlines – interruption or failure of public utilities outside the control of the hotel and similar events beyond our control, including storms, tempests and hurricanes.
Garmany Golf is not liable for loss, damage or theft of luggage or personal belongings, for personal injury, accident or illness on any vehicle or at any place throughout the tour. Garmany Golf reserves the right to cancel an Experience if circumstances so require. In the event of such, Garmany Golf will make a full refund to travelers of all payments received in respect of the Experience. Such a refund of payments will be the full extent of Garmany Golf’s obligation and liability to travelers. Garmany Golf is not responsible or liable for any property damage caused by a Guest. The Guest assumes all responsibility for incidental charges, damages and any necessary replacements needed that may have been caused by the Guest’s visit.
The Garmany Difference
Can passion be a differentiator? You bet it can! Especially when that passion, to do it better, to go beyond, to exceed expectations, is exercised in the interest of making sure our Guests have the Experience of a lifetime.
We work incredibly hard at building great relationships with every Partner who will play a role in your Experience, whether it be a golf course, a hotel, a ground transportation provider or ANY OTHER critical component in your journey. Those trusted relationships will be a difference maker when you become a Garmany Guest!
Everyone knows that travel and big events are ripe with opportunities for frustrations, of all types and varieties. NO BRAINER. SEAMLESS. EASY. When a Garmany Golf Guest describes the process of creating their Experience, arriving, departing, being at a foreign place and all of the logistics involved, with those words? Well, that’s us doing what we do.