The warm sunny south of Italy, in particular the stiletto heel of the Italian boot, is a promontory of flatter land with a coastline of rocky bays and sandy coves that just invites exploration. Puglia is an excellent place to enjoy a combination of good golf, good weather and good food, especially in early spring and late autumn . Courses here are less visited than some of their Spanish and Portuguese rivals, meaning you can play at your own pace without getting caught in an interminable queue of slow-moving four-balls. There are two attractive 18-hole courses in the region, San Domenico and the Acaya Golf and Country Club easy to reach from the excellent hotels host for the discerning golfer. No better place for a recreative vacation.