In addition to technical skills, golf requires maximum concentration. You have to give your all to every shot.
A great way to be calm and collected on the course is to begin by spoiling yourself with an hour or so at the spa. Luckily, Emilia-Romagna is a region rich in thermal waters famous for their beneficial effects on health and wellness.
Visiting golf clubs in the provinces of Parma, Piacenza and Reggio Emilia gives you the perfect chance to explore the renowned town of Salsomaggiore Terme with its Liberty style spas (Terme Berzieri, Terme Baistrocchi and Terme di Tabiano) and spend some delicious hours soaking in their warm mineral-rich waters. Near Parma you’ll also find the Terme di Monticelli thermal pools with jacuzzi jets, and the Terme di S. Andrea Bagni in Medesano, while in the Reggio Emilia Appenine you'll be relaxed in Terme della Cervarezza.
For golfers who choose Ferrara’s courses, a short drive will bring you to Thermae Oasis in Lido delle Nazioni, inside the Po Delta Park. In Modena you can try ayurvedic treatments at Terme della Salvarola.
In the province of Bologna you’ll find five golf clubs and seven spas, some located near the city centre, such as Mare Termale Bolognese (Terme San Luca and Terme Felsinee), and some in the countryside. For example, amidst the green Monterenzio hills you can enjoy open-air and indoor pools and wellness treatments at Terme dell'Agritusrimo - Villaggio della Salute Più, Terme di Porretta in the Apennines, and Castel San Pietro Terme further south.
In Romagna the chance to take some extra days off golfing and relaxing abounds as well. Castrocaro Terme, just a few minutes’ drive from Forlì, is a gem of Rationalist architecture, also offering wellness treatments in the evening.
In the Casentinesi Forest National Park you can enjoy the Bagno di Romagna spas (Euroterme Wellness Resort, Gran Hotel Terme Roseo and Terme Santa Agnese), and the nearby Grand Hotel Terme della Fratta in Bertinoro.
You can mix sport, wellness and time at the seaside at the golf courses closest to the Romagnola Riviera, in the provinces of Rimini and Ravenna. You can enjoy this relaxing combo at Riminiterme with its salt water pool, at Riccione Terme with massages and pampering treatments, or at Punta Marina Terme, located directly at the seaside.
Terme di Cervia has a salt water pool, while inland from Ravenna you can visit Terme di Brisighella and Terme di Riolo.