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Sports for corporate team building: why golf is the best choice

17 October 2022

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Golf, often wrongly considered to be a solitary sport, is an activity that offers numerous useful incentives for the world of work: concentration, emotional control, managing frustration, strategic skills, the ability to define goals and achieve them.

Contact with nature is another factor that should not be underestimated when choosing golf as a team building activity. A day immersed in nature is bound to increase the motivation and wellbeing of all participants.

Italy boasts some of the most impressive golf courses in the world for team games, ideal for developing trust in one's fellow players. Here are the main ones.

1. Golf and team building in Milan, Turin and Liguria

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Milan is home to one of the oldest and most prestigious golf clubs in Italy, the Golf Club Milano. Nestled in the Monza Park, it has been the venue for many editions of the Italian Open over the years.

There are three courses to choose from; two that follow a more classic layout and one that is more challenging, suitable for more experienced players.

During the summer, the club's large outdoor swimming pool is available to members and their visitors, while throughout the year you can relax in the indoor lounge and the large terrace, sip drinks at the bar or indulge in lunches and dinners in the on-site restaurant.

On the outskirts of Turin, you can spend a day of corporate team building at the Royal Park I Roveri. Immersed in the beautiful setting of the Mandria Natural Park, here you can play on two golf greens with 18-hole courses. There is also plenty of opportunity for beginners. A swimming pool and gym complete the unique experience. In addition, the hotel's conference centre is available for events and business meetings.

If you are planning a multi-day corporate retreat, combining remote work with team building activities in Liguria, halfway between Monaco and Portofino, the perfect place for you is the Meridiana Resort & Golf club.

Guests are supplied with everything they need for smart working: meeting spaces with video projectors, comfortable seating and fast Wi-Fi.

Just a short distance away is the Garlenda Golf Club with its large 18-hole course that winds its way through maritime pines and centuries-old olive trees, and owes its prestige to designers John Morrison and John Harris who created it in 1964.

2. From Rome to Sicily: where to go for team building on the golf course

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The outskirts of Rome offer two very interesting options for those who want to combine corporate team building on the golf course with an atmosphere steeped in history.

Golf Roma Acquasanta, founded in 1903, is the oldest golf club in Italy and along its course you can admire the ancient baths of Acquasanta, built in the 15th century by Pope Paul V, the remains of the Claudian aqueduct, and the mausoleum of Cecilia Metella. On the western horizon you can also see the basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano and the dome of St. Peter's. Since 1961, the Olgiata area has been the site of a large golf course with an 18-hole course and a second 9-hole course surrounded by ancient trees and 32 species of fauna. The Olgiata Golf Club, not far from the centre of the capital, is enhanced by a large clubhouse inspired by American country clubs, where you can relax at the end of your round.

In Apulia, you can organise your corporate team-building days at the San Domenico Golf Club in Fasano, a stone's throw from the beautiful beaches of the Adriatic coast and famous locations such as Ostuni and Alberobello.

In addition to a convenient driving range for taking your first steps, a complete golf school and an enthralling 18-hole course, the Golf Club also has an elegant Club House, where you can relax over a coffee or enjoy traditional Apulian cuisine.

The Verdura Resort in Sciacca, Sicily, also offers its guests an exclusive golf package with accommodation, a welcome drink, daily breakfast and access to its two championship golf courses spanning more than 120 hectares with a unique view of the Mediterranean Sea.

Choose the arrangement that suits you, involve your colleagues, grab your golf club and enjoy all the positive effects of corporate team building

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