Golf in Salento
ACAYA GOLF CLUB
In a natural setting and unique landscape for its beauty and integrity, in the midst of the maquis and ancient olive trees, you will find the Acaya Golf Resort & SPA course, designed by the renowned American firm Hurdzan and Fry. The 18-hole par 71 course is 6,192 metres long and offers a wide variety of design, constantly searching for perfect harmony between the natural features of the land and how the shots are to be played. It therefore requires players to use all fourteen irons and woods in their bag. The fairway grass, using a strong, dense American Bermuda grass seed, guarantees that the ball will float extremely well along the surface for shots that are always sharp and clean. On the sides, a mixture of four types of fescue ripples at natural height. For the greens, two varieties, A4 and A1, of agrostis stolonifera palustris have been used: a composition that has about twice the number of stems in the grass than conventional Penncross.