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Pros: 2 sets of tees and two targets on each hole. Excellent view of Talamone Bay and the castle featured in "Quantum of Solace". There are some nice up and down shots with a fair amount of variety. The resort is very nice and extremely friendly. From camping to luxury lodging. Excellent hiking nearby. Restaurant serves wonderful food. Pool at resort and beach nearby.
Cons: "Natural" tees and home made baskets that have no business catching as well as they do. Yes, the course resides mostly in an area where horses and llamas roam, which does dictate the occasional cleaning of your favorite driver. There were only 12 targets at the time of the redesign, more were pledged, but I have no idea if they were built. The remainder are wood posts. Beware the electric fence along fairway #9. Trains to and from Talamone are limited. Plan ahead.
Other Thoughts: Course was originally designed as twelve 400' ish holes, which were hard to find. The course was moved to an area that was easier to access and it was reduced to 9 holes with extra tees and pins. Granted, the course could use some serious TLC, but the newer layout offers some decent disc golfing as long as you're not looking for a "Pebble Beach" experience.
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Either stay on the beach or go site seeing
Pros: The campground, beach, and food were excellent! The course is fairly open for the most part and the baskets are in great condition. The terrain is completely flat and very dry. The Mediterranean is visible from some holes!!
Cons: After looking for the entrance for 10 minutes we had to jump a fence to get onto the course. It turns out the gate was padlocked because they let their horses and llamas roam around freely on the field. This explained the frequent and sizable collections of animal droppings throughout the 'fairways'. The flies that were congregated on the poop, swarmed us and wouldn't leave until we walked the 1/4 mile to the beach.
There was no map of the course! The signs were a mix between numbered posts or large painted rocks and tree stumps. All of the fairways consist of small shrubs and dirt...very little grass.
Other Thoughts: The staff at the campground is overly friendly. I met the guy that helped design the course. He gave us a ride so we didn't have to walk another mile to the train station.
We enjoyed the resort VERY much, but the only reason to visit this course is to say, "I frolfed Italy."
11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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