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Hotel Intel: New Wentworth Golf Academy Swings Into Action at Sardinia’s Forte Village Resort

- Joy Pecknold, Passport blog editor

Here’s an idea for golf-loving dads with children who forgot Father’s Day: fore-get them and get oneself a trip to the new Wentworth Golf Academy at Castello Forte Village Resort in Sardinia this summer.

Launched in May and running through September, the Academy is run by Wentworth Club PGA Professionals. Coaching both adults and children (although, surely not everyone will want their little ones knowing how to so precisely whack a ball), instructors include Gareth Johnston, one of the PGA’s Coaches of the Year, and Kerry Knowles, a former English Ladies Champion.

Training takes place on the new driving range (where balls are pitched into the resort’s lake), synthetic green short game area and the 27-hole Is Molas Golf Club nearby. Golfers’ swings are analyzed using the latest FlightScope launch monitor technology.

Even if one’s swing isn’t spectacular, the setting makes up for it. In the resort’s foreground, the salty, cerulean waters of the Mediterranean Sea, and in the background, lush mountains that maintain a consistently warm climate. It’s a welcome escape for club-toting Britons looking to escape the enduring June rain. A world of its own, the resort also offers plenty of other activities. There are the other sports academies, Chelsea football, rugby, tennis and cricket now too. Additionally, there are plenty of beloved non-activities including Michelin-starred dining, thalassotherapy spa therapies and nightly entertainment.

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