The Mediterranean island of Corsica is a French collectivité territoriale and so enjoys a little more autonomy than the regions of mainland France. The Corsican capital of Ajaccio was the birthplace of Napoléon Bonaparte and the island is a popular holiday destination, not only for French nationals, but also for many other European holidaymakers.
Despite measuring more than 100 miles in length and more than 50 miles in width, Corsica can boast only one 18-hole golf course. But, when it’s as good as Sperone, Corsicans are fully entitled to shout from the rooftops.
However, Corsica does have two 9-hole courses at Poretta to the south of Bastia and at Reginu to the east of L'Ile Rousse. There’s a further 6-hole course at Golf de Lezzi, just to the south of Porto Vecchio. In 2014 and unusual 12-hole Kyle Phillips-designed layout opened at Domaine de Murtoli. Any golfer visiting Corsica may want to play those courses too alongside the wonderful Sperone, which is routed across one of the most spectacular sites in the world.