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Is Molas, the history of golf in Sardinia

For over thirty years Is Molas Golf Club has set the standard for golf in Sardinia.
The plan to create the course and club was conceived in the early seventies. The design of the course was entrusted to the prestigious studio of Cotton, Pennink & Partners. The golf club was opened in 1975, and from the outset proved a great resource for Southern Sardinia.
In 1976 the Is Molas Golf Club staged the Italian Open for the first time. The exciting and hard-fought tournament saw Baldovino Dassù triumph over the finalists Pinero and Mason. Some sequences from a film of this competition broadcast by the Ciac newsreel can be seen by clicking on the link given at the bottom of the page.
The film clip Is Molas tra Golf e Mare presenting the course, the golf club and the region of Southern Sardinia also dates from 1976.
The second Italian Open was held in 1982 and won by M. James. Is Molas’s reputation grew throughout the eighties, a period in which the championship course was ranked among the best 100 in the world. In 1989 the club played host to the Volvo Masters, won by the then rising star Vijay Singh.
In 1999 the course was extended with the creation of the Yellow Course by Franco Piras, representative in Italy of Gary Player Design.
The Italian Open was staged in Sardinia again, hosted by the Is Molas Golf Club, in 2000 and 2001. Poulter and Havret were the respective winners of these tournaments.
In the summer of 2005 the Is Molas Club Golf celebrated its thirtieth anniversary with a magnificent party by the swimming pool.

Honorary President: Roberto Colaninno
President: Roberto Pappalardo
Chief of Secretarial Staff: Romina Piras
Secretarial Staff: Mara Cogoni
Head Pro: Dan Williamson
Head Green Keeper: Giangiuseppe Zucca
President Sports Committee: Aldo Miglior
Current members: 420
Courses: 18 holes, 6,383 m, par 72. 9 holes, 3,164 m, par 36.
Season: open all year.
Closing day: none.