Sandwiched between the rugged coast and the Maritime Alps, the Cinque Terre simply does not have the physical space for a profusion of golf courses. So when courses are built here, they are built well. Garlenda Golf, for example, is natural Italian beauty mingled with British elegance at its best. Designed by J. Morris and J. Harris in 1964, it utilizes the native features of the area—verdant pine forests, ancient olive groves—to their finest advantage. But if we can offer a suggestion, don’t come to the Cinque Terre with nothing but golf on the brain.
Enjoy the region! The well-maintained network of footpaths and walking trails here are unrivalled in Italy, and the boating is absolutely mandatory. Sometimes the finest views are not looking out to sea, but from the sea looking in.
Below is a map from Il Mondo Golf Magazine showing the finest courses of the Cinque Terre region: