Four Seasons Hotel Firenze Launches Ponte Vecchio Golf Challenge Package for December 14-17 Event in Florence

The River Arno becomes the focal point of the International Approach Championship 2012

Florence, Italy – 2012-11-15 — / — Great golf returns to Florence, Tuscany for the 13th edition of the Ponte Vecchio Golf Challenge, also known as the International Approach Championship, which qualifies as one of the most extraordinary golfing events taking place in the most beautiful and unusual golf course in the world, open just three days a year.

From December 14 to 16, 2012, after the international success of previous events, Florence welcomes once again this unique tournament in the heart of the city, when Ponte Vecchio Bridge will be transformed into a driving range. Professional players coming from different countries will challenge themselves for the “crown” of the king of the approach. The participants will be teeing off from historical Ponte Vecchio Bridge toward a series of floating greens anchored in the Arno River.

During this top class international competition, Four Seasons Hotel Firenze offers the Ponte Vecchio Golf Challenge package. It includes on the ideal combination of sport and relaxation: golf lovers will have the chance to play the world’s most spectacular, exclusive and unusual golf course as well as spend carefree days in the tranquility of the Florentine city resort, feeling pampered by Four Seasons staff and service.

As part of the offer, guests will take part in the International Approach Championship 2012 that has become the backdrop of the Florentine Christmas. They will have access to all event areas for the entire weekend and play one tee time on December 14. Visitors will leap at the opportunity to experience Florence’s history, culture and unparalleled beauty, as well as the food, wine and shopping possibilities the city offers during the holiday season.

Furthermore, those who want to enrich the experience even more can take advantage of their stay at Four Seasons Hotel Firenze not only with exclusive golf experiences but also enjoying the Spa, a temple of comfort and luxury in Italy, as well as a gourmet lunch or dinner while savouring the Hotel’s Michelin star cuisine, either at the Atrium Lounge or Il Palagio.

The Ponte Vecchio Golf Challenge package includes:

  • Luxury accommodations with arrival on December 13 or 14, 2012
  • American breakfast for two served at restaurant Il Palagio or breakfast lounge La Magnolia or through in-room dining
  • Ponte Vecchio Golf Challenge Hospitality Package, including one tee time for Friday, December 14, 2012; two access passes for all event areas; dining services in the Club House al Palagio di Parte Guelfa; and access to the paddock at Circolo Canottieri for three days

The package is valid from December 13 to December 17, 2012. Rates start at EUR 411.00 plus 10 percent VAT per night in a Superior Room (minimum stay of three nights). Additional nights available at the Bed and Breakfast rate. All offers are subject to availability and rates might change at the time of reservation.

For reservations contact or (+39) 055 2626 310.

Hotel Press Contact

Claudia Porrello
Public Relations Coordinator
Borgo Pinti, 99
Firenze, Italy 50121
Email Claudia Porrello
T. 39 (055) 2626 561


Four Seasons Hotel Firenze Launches Ponte Vecchio Golf Challenge Package for December 14-17 Event in Florence

Four Seasons Hotel Firenze Launches Ponte Vecchio Golf Challenge Package for December 14-17 Event in Florence