For keen golfers there are two 18-hole championship golf courses located within 10 km of each other close to Metaponto on the Ionian Coast.

These courses are located near the coast and are also close to many places of interest including the UNESCO world heritage site of Matera. Mild climatic conditions make it possible to enjoy a golf vacation here all year-round in the quiet and peaceful surroundings.

Metaponto Golf Club, described as “a green oasis for golf lovers” is situated on the Ionian coast in Metaponto. The par 72, 18 hole championship golf course enjoys stunning views of the surrounding landscape. The course weaves among citrus and olive groves, vineyards and a variety of Mediterranean plants. The Club’s House restaurant offers traditional local cuisine and Mediterranean dishes with a high quality service. Less than 10km away, just over the border is the Riva dei Tessali Golf Club which is located within the beautiful secular pine forest that borders the Ionian Sea. The club boasts an 18 hole championship golf course, a driving range, three putting greens and a three hole pitching area.

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