The Golf Club Is Molas course is one of the most famous in Italy, and has been the benchmark for this sport in Sardinia for over thirty years. Thanks to the proximity of the sea and the protection of the surrounding hills the locality of Is Molas enjoys a unique microclimate, mild and particularly favourable for golf all year round: the temperature reaches 20 degrees C at the beginning of the spring, rises to over 30 in summer and even in December and January can easily exceed 15 degrees.
The golf course at Is Molas is the most important and with its twenty-seven holes is the largest on the island.
With views of the nearby tower of Nora standing on the coastal ruins of an ancient Roman city, the course is routed over moderately undulating land with fairways surrounded by Mediterranean scrub. Water comes into play at several holes – particularly at holes 9, 10 and 12 through to 14 – and greens can be tricky to read, especially when two-tiered, like those at the 5th, 8th and 16th.
The hardest hole at Is Molas golf course is played early in the round at the left dog legged 5th hole. The drive has to avoid out of bounds on the left and a tree in the middle of the fairway. The approach must also carry a concealed stream in front of an elevated green. A par score of four on the card will be one to savour for those who manage it.
Yellow course at Is Molas – 9 hole Par 36
The nine holes of the Yellow Course have been laid out by Franco Piras, Gary Player Design’s representative in Italy. The presence, along the course, of all the typical species of Sardinia’s native flora and the Mediterranean macchia makes the Is Molas Golf Club a beautiful garden with a view of the sea.
The Club House is elegant and well-equipped: there is a bar with a panoramic terrace, a pro shop and the Ristorante Is Molas, open at lunchtime and for special occasions, which offers a creative Mediterranean cuisine based on local Sardinian products.