Is Molas

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Is Molas | NCG Top 100s: European Golf Resorts

Is Molas is the only Sardinian resort to earn a place on the NCG Top 100 European Golf Resorts list, and you can see why. Located just half an hour from Cagliari Elmas Airport, Is Molas is the home to 27 holes of golf, an incredible golf academy, wonderful hotel and a stunning selection of villas. 

Sir Henry Cotton and Frank Pennink were the men behind the design for the 18-hole Championship Course, which has gone on to host the Open de Italia on four occasions. Along with the 9-hole Yellow Course, designed by Franco Piras, Is Molas is the proud home to 27 stunning holes of golf.

There is also the perfect opportunity to learn the game and to improve with the Dan Williamson Academy. The practice facilities at Is Molas include an all-grass driving range, stunning putting green which sits in front of the clubhouse and a chipping green with a bunker for golfers to practise their sand shots around the green. Williamson provides lessons and tuition for golfers from all levels and ages. 

In terms of accommodation, then Is Molas has it all covered. The hotel has 70 rooms, ranging from Classic Rooms all the way up to Suites, while there are also Family Rooms to accommodate families of two adults and two children. For bigger groups, there is an incredible array of villas which can sleep up to ten, with them all featuring their own private pool.

If Sardinia is the preferred option for your next golfing holiday, then Is Molas is the place for you! Incredible golf with stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea, and an array of fabulous accommodation. 

Visit Is Molas’ website here.

Is Molas Overview | NCG Top 100 European Golf Resorts

27 Incredible Holes

Is Molas, like a lot of other venues on the NCG Top 100 European Golf Resorts list, has two courses. It is the home to the 18-hole Championship Course and the 9-hole Yellow Course.

Championship Course
The Championship Course was laid out in the early 1970s, before opening in 1975. Sir Henry Cotton and Frank Pennink were the men involved in the golf course, which is a Par 72 lay-out, and comes close to 7,000 yards from the back tees. 

The opening hole is a gentle par-5 to ease players into the round, at just 500 yards. However, both par-3s on the front nine are more than 200 yards from the back tees. Four of the par-4s on the opening side measure more than 400 yards to make you aware of how tough this course will be. 

The only water hazard on the golf course comes at the turn, with both the 9th and the 10th playing across water. It comes in on the approach shot on the final hole of the front nine, while 10 is a 190-yard par-3, played entirely over water. There are back-to-back par-5s at 15 and 16 to offer scoring opportunities before the tough final two holes. 

Only a year after opening the golf course hosted the Open de Italia on the DP World Tour for the first time. Home favourite Baldovino Dassu delighted the crowds with the win, while Mark James, Ian Poulter and Gregory Havret have all been successful on the Championship Course at Is Molas.

Yellow Course
Franco Piras was the man to design the 9-hole course - the Yellow Course - at Is Molas. The 9-hole lay-out sits at the northwestern corner of the resort, and features several holes that have water hazards on.

The 8th hole is the signature hole on the Yellow Course, with golfers having to carry their tee shot all the way to the green over water. There is also a bunker at the back of the green to collect any shots that are too safe.

Dan Williamson Academy

Dan Williamson is the man behind the golf academy at Is Molas, and he is the third generation of his family to become a golf instructor. The Academy at Is Molas is the only one in Sardinia that uses TrackMan technology.

There is a lengthy driving range at the Is Molas Golf Resort, with a row of grass tees playing away from the clubhouse. There is also a large putting green and a chipping area as part of the short game facilities at Is Molas, with the latter featuring a bunker to allow for sand play.

Williamson and his team of professionals at Is Molas offer a range of coaching and tuition options aimed at all golfers. From those first learning the game to experienced golfers aiming to improve their swings, there is something for everyone at the Dan Williamson Academy. 

He uses the aforementioned TrackMan technology to his advantage. The tech allows Williamson and his team to analyse the golf swing, which makes it easier to provide help and input to bring handicaps and scores down.

4-Star Accommodation

The Is Molas Resort is the home to the Is Molas Hotel, which is the 4-star accommodation offering at the resort. The hotel has a range of 70 rooms, which all come in different forms to suit all parties. 

Every choice at the Is Molas Hotel comes with its own private balcony, veranda or terrace. The Classic Rooms are the most basic offering, but they still come with all the mod-cons and amenities that guests would expect of a 4-star hotel. There are then Superior and Deluxe Rooms to add another layer of luxury, and they have all been recently refurbished. 

The Family Rooms are the perfect option for those families of four (two adults, two children) with rooms coming equipped with a double bed and two twin beds. There are also a range of both Junior Suites and Suites, with the latter privy to a hydromassage tub in its bathroom.

There are also a stunning array of private villas on offer at the Is Molas Resort, the smallest of which still has two bedrooms and three bathrooms. The largest of the selection, the Villa Palas, can sleep ten people, and has its own private 100 square metre swimming pool while the option of a private chef can also be added onto a package. 

Sports & Activities

There is not just golf on offer at the Is Molas Resort either. A range of other activities can be enjoyed by guests at the resort. Horse riding, mountain biking, cycling and trekking are also a part of the resort’s offerings, with the natural reserve of Piscina Manna nearby.

Every day during the summer months, there are off-road excursions as well. These trips involve being taken out in a Land Rover and enjoying the region’s beaches and artistic monuments. Water sports are a big part of the resort’s offering as well, with boat hire among the choices for guests. 

FAQs about Is Molas

Where is Is Molas located?
Is Molas is the only venue on our European Golf Resorts list to be located on the island of Sardinia. It is situated at the southern tip of the island, near the towns of Pula and Narroch, and with views over the Mediterranean Sea. 

What is the nearest airport to Is Molas?
The nearest airport to Is Molas is also the biggest airport on the island of Sardinia. Cagliari Elmas Airport operates flights to more than 30 destinations each week, including the majority of Italian cities, and a number of other European destinations. The resort sits around 25 miles to the south of Cagliari Elmas Airport.

What golf facilities does Is Molas offer?
The Is Molas Resort is also the home to a stunning short game area, which features a glorious putting green and a chipping green that has a bunker to allow golfers to practise their sand shots. The driving range has a row of grass tees, which sees players hit away from the clubhouse. 

Does Is Molas offer golf lessons?
The Dan Williamson Academy is on hand to provide coaching and tuition to golfers of all levels. The facility is the only one on the island of Sardinia to use TrackMan technology, which Williamson and his team use to their advantage, helping to analyse and provide help for all players. 

What are the green fees at Is Molas?
There are a range of green fees for a round at Is Molas, depending on what time of year you are travelling to Sardinia. They are as follows: 

Peak Season (August): €135 for 18 holes, €70 for 9 holes
High Season (July, September, Christmas/New Year): €110 for 18 holes, €70 for 9 holes
Mid Season (April-June, October, December): €90 for 18 holes, €60 for 9 holes
Low Season (January-March, November): €80 for 18 holes, €50 for 9 holes

What accommodation is on offer at Is Molas?
There is a glorious range of accommodation available for guests to enjoy during a stay at Is Molas. The Is Molas Hotel has 70 rooms, ranging from Classic to Deluxe Rooms, while there are also Family Rooms and the option to stay in a Suite as well. Five stunning private villas are also available, with the largest of those accommodating ten people. 

What other resorts are nearby?
Is Molas is the only resort on the NCG Top 100 European Golf Resorts list based in Sardinia. Cagliari Golf Club is the nearest other golfing venue to Is Molas, while the highly-rated Is Arenas is around two hours to the north of Is Molas.

Visit Is Molas’ website here.