As in most European countries, golf is generally a sport for the wealthy and it hasn’t caught on with the masses despite the best efforts of Constantino Rocco and a number of other Italian professional players to popularise the sport.
It’s usually necessary to join a club, many of which have long waiting lists, although there are a number of public courses where anyone can play a round for a fee and some private clubs allow visitors (with a handicap card) to pay a ‘green fee’ for a round.
Further information can be obtained from the Italian Golf Federation, Federazione Italiana Golf (www.federgolf.it).
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