The course

The Acaya Golf course has been founded in 1996, the build were followed by the italian architect David Mezzacane. The works started in 1998 and they lasted 2 years, in 2000 he delivered the 18 Holes Par 72.

Almost ten years after the construction of the new property, always composed of entrepreneurs from Lecce who had taken over the Salentino circle, decided to reshape the path and make it an example of a new golfing culture. The studio “Hurdzan-Fry”, one of the world’s leading and prestigious golf architecture studios, undertook a deep technical, agronomic and complete remodeling of the course to achieve a level of championship play.


For the grass of the fairways was chosen a Bermuda American seed, strong and compact even in the lowest cuts, which takes into account the climatic variables of Salento and ensures an excellent floating surface of the ball for a clean and clean shot; On the sides of the fairways was sown a mixture of four types of fescue to be waved at natural height.

For the green has been selected a mixture of Agrostis Palustris was selected in the two varieties of A4 and A1: a composition that boats about twice as many stems in the grassy brush compared to common penncross.

The irrigator over 1,500, for a capillary and diversified water distribution that ensures the grass a calibrated supply, fractioned in order to reduce any hypothesis of overdose and waste. For the management and conservation of water, a complex system of lakes and streams was built, with recirculation of collection water and their natural oxygenation through a system of cascades: the goal was not to disperse into the ground the collection of rainy and flowing waters and preserve them, suitably filtered, for reuse in periods of greatest need. This impressive hydraulic engineering work will provide the customer with a very pleasant soundtrack and a series of lateral obstacles along nine of the eighteen holes.

It is a path strongly characterized by the wind with which you must “golfisticamente” coexist, as if it were a Scottish links and according to the art of which the English remain masters, adjusting the directions and height of the dish so as to take advantage of the drifts enjoying the game intelligences that the wind – defined by a great architect of the past “the most important and fascinating of hazards” – makes full of charm.

From the game point of view one of the principles pursued was to create a field that was a suitable and fair for all levels of play, professional or amateur, men, women and juniors. Preserve, therefore, the egalitarian approach of golf, which is one of the historical principles of the “democratic” system of handicaps, and make the player use all fourteen irons and woods that is carried in the bag.


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