gary player //

A course worthy of champions.

Widely regarded as the person who made golf a popular worldwide sport, Gary Player, the famous South African golfer, has designed the new course for Is Molas.

Gary Player is a legend of his time. He is one of the very few sporting greats who has received every award. The most successful international player of all time, Gary Player is an uncompromising perfectionist, with a reputation for his pursuit of excellence.

Also known as “The Black Knight”, Gary Player is also a renowned golf course designer, with more than 300 projects to his name throughout the world. This time Gary Player has put his stamp on the Sardinian landscape. Every leader has his own philosophy, and Gary Player is no exception: in first place his love for quality, second his passion for golf. The result: eighteen new holes of pure emotion and drama.

Black course //

A privileged viewpoint over Is Molas.

The clubhouse is the heart of the social and sports life of Is Molas, offering all the facilities and spaces a golf enthusiastic could ask for.

The new par 72 signature course, covering a total of around 57 hectares, will be approximately 6,500 m long. The new clubhouse, designed by Massimiliano Fuksas, will be the heart of Is Molas Golf Club, located centrally between the three courses. The driving range will have 40 tees. The putting green and the approach course will complete the learning centre.

The course will include holes typical of Mediterranean courses in the south part with oak and eucalyptus trees, holes similar to those found on links in the central area, and holes set in the Mediterranean vegetation near the hilly, rocky area to the north.

The tees will be generous (average size 550 sqm) to allow varying length and trajectory and raised when possible to enable the best view of the hole. They will also be protected by bunkers and natural obstacles which blend in with the morphology of the land.

IS MOLAS GOLF CLUB //

A spectacular natural setting for 27 holes.

Consistently ranked one of the top 10 golf courses in Italy and one of the best in Europe, Is Molas is not just a golf club, it is a fascinating, captivating place.

Is Molas Golf Club has set the standard for golfing in Sardinia for over thirty years. The project for the course and club was conceived in the early Seventies and the design was entrusted to the prestigious Cotton, Pennink & Partners studio. The golf club was opened in 1975 and proved a great resource for southern Sardinia from the very outset.

In 1976 Is Molas Golf Club staged the Italian Open for the very first time. The exciting and hard-fought tournament saw Baldovino Dassù triumph over finalists Pinero and Mason.

The second Italian Open was held in 1982 and won by M. James. Is Molas’s reputation grew through the Eighties, when the championship course was ranked one of the top 100 in the world. In 1989 the club played host to the Volvo Master, won by the then rising star Vijay Singh.

In 1999 the course was extended to include the Yellow Course, designed by Franco Piras, Associated Designer and representative of Gary Player Design for the Mediterranean. The Italian Open was staged in Sardinia again in 2000 and 2001 by Is Molas Golf Club and Polter and Havret won the tournament respectively.

In the summer of 2005 Is Molas Golf Club celebrated its thirtieth anniversary and continues to host international events such as the European Teams Girl Championship, the Alps Tour and the Italian International Amateur Championship.

Buildings and facilities

Is Molas Golf Club has a clubhouse with a restaurant, bar and pool, a complete and functional practice course with thirty tees, bunkers and other obstacles which reproduce the conditions of the championship course. The putting and pitching greens, which are large and well-tended, are set amidst spontaneous vegetation typical of Sardinia. Is Molas is the best place to learn to play golf in Sardinia. Dan Williamson, who can boast four generations of golf instructors in his family, has set up his academy at Is Molas, the only one in Sardinia that uses Dartfish technology for digital analysis of your swing. Dan organises group courses, corporate events and personalised lessons to improve your technique and learn how to get the most out of your equipment. The Dan Williamson Academy also runs introductory courses for children.