One of only a handful courses in Southern Italy that has gained some notoriety through its hosting of professional events for the Challenge Tour. At first glance it looks flat and uninteresting and the sea is only visible in the distance and from a few spots. But upon closer inspection it does reveal its secret: it wants to be a links-style course and, suprisingly, it does a pretty good job of that.
The site is certainly not linksland and the Bermuda grass, probably a necessity in this hot climate, cannot be compared with fescues. But between the sea, the open, windswept terrain and the ground game options any lover of links golf would be hard pressed not to have a good time here.
It's a fairly long course, so average golfers will not be hitting many irons. There is enough room to rip driver on many holes and lost balls are rare. However, the Bermuda rough is not easy to play out of and the bunkers are no push-overs either. To make it a bit more interesting for average golfers, who probably won't appreciate hitting driver, fairway wood, wedge on most par 4s, a few greens are protected in front by native areas. These are exactly at the point, where the bogey golfer would hit his second shot to. Some of the longer holes are still a bit of a drag, though. The short and quirky element is missing, the course is set up in a way that caters to the professional game. But since there are no forced carries to speak of, it is playable for everyone and his mother - the latter perhaps needing a few more stabs than usual.