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Terme di Saturnia Spa & Golf Resort, Tuscany (resort)

Opening: March

Ancient hillside villages and Monte Amiata ring the skyline around this hotel and spa in Tuscany’s serene Maremma region. The boldly contoured course spreads through a broad valley of wheat fields, sunflowers, cypress trees and olive groves. Numerous streams must be negotiated carefully on the lower-lying holes, and larger water features come into play on the homeward nine, most notably those bordering holes fourteen through seventeen.

Architect: Ron Fream. Yardage: 7,190. Par: 72. Green Fees: $72–$115. Tee Times: 011-39/564-600-111, termedisaturnia.com.

Mauritius

Four Seasons Golf Club Mauritius at Anahita (resort)

Opening: March

An old sugarcane field and plantation hunting ground on the island’s east coast is the site of this new resort development and Four Seasons hotel. Each nine on the course flows lavalike down to the edge of the Indian Ocean, embracing the land’s distinct features: One hole runs through a breezy coconut grove; another is veined by an irrigation stream; and others feature a rock wall that recalls those at North Berwick.

Architect: Ernie Els Design. Yardage: 7,580. Par: 72. Green Fees: $160–$250. Tee Times: 011-44/230-402-3125, fourseasons.com/mauritius/preview.

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