Experience one of the new frontiers of international golf travel – Italy. Sample a mixture of old and modern golf designs, along with the 'dolce vita' that Italians are famous for. For the golf traveler, the Lakes District in Northern Italy, between Milan and Venice, is the natural choice. The area is a rich combination of hills, plains, lakes and rivers which come together to create one of the most picturesque regions in the world. When you are finished playing you can experience what Italy is even better known for – food, wine, art or even opera!
Below we have selected a few of the leading
golf courses in Italy. Although these are some of the most famous and popular
golf destinations in Italy, there are plenty others to choose from. For more information on how you can customize your
Italy golf tour, please feel free to fill out our golf request form. We will be happy to assist in your planning.
SAMPLE OF LEADING ITALY GOLF COURSES :
Golf Club Carimate
Set in the green woods which have for centuries offered shade to those fleeing the city on hot summer days, the golf club is situated on the estate surrounding a large medieval castle which still stands today. Its fairways wind their way through huge rhododendron bushes alternated with age-old majestic oaks flanking the course.
Golf Club La Pinetina
The course stretches across 64 hectares of land within the Tradate-Appiano Gentile Park and is surrounded by a still unspoiled nature. Enjoy the wonderful panoramic views characterized by the presence of water hazards and well-kept and quick greens.
Golf Club Le Robinie
One of the newest and most spectacular courses in the area. The first Jack Nicklaus designed course in Italy, the course has many of the Nicklaus signature design trademarks including ample bunkering and diagonally oriented greens.
Golf Club Varese
One of the most renowned and characteristic of the old established clubs. Skillfully restored, it has housed the club house since 1934 and the historical and architectural setting is unique. The 18-hole course comes up to expectations in all ways and is pervaded with the atmosphere of the club's long history.
Golf Club Bergamo
Bergamo is laid out in typical park land fashion and offers therefore a challenging degree of variety. Players emerge from deep valleys to climb to panoramic plains. The red course boasts one of the longest par 5's in Europe: 575 meters.
Circolo Golf Villa D’Este
The closest course to Como and possibly the most elite. The elevated Clubhouse dominates the course which falls away on all sides. Some stunning views with thick pine forest lining immaculate fairways that seem to stretch away to the distant Alps.
Golf Club Monticello
A short 7 mile drive from Como, Italian designer Luigi Caccia Dominioni created a layout which marries the essential characteristics of golf in the region – tree lined fairways, views of the surrounding mountains and the use of water on many holes.
Golf Club Biella
Built on uneven soil of hilly terrain, the golf course at Biella is one of the most beautiful and technically interesting on the peninsula. It comes as no surprise then that it has won the prize for the best course in Italy several times over. The aquatic obstacles are particularly trying and each hole is a challenge.
Golf Club Castelconturbia
Designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. the course is set among age old trees, streams and ponds, over slightly undulating ground and the final result is one of his best courses. The course blends magnificently with the unspoilt rural countryside, with Monte Rosa as a backdrop.
The course lies in the Chianti Hills to the south of Florence. It exploits the natural characteristics of the Tuscan landscape, the cypress trees and olive trees, the slopes that curve and follow the magnificent scenery and the small greens that are well protected. Although not long it will provide a stiff test for all.
Pevero Golf Club
A rather difficult course, full of dangerous traps fashioned more often by nature than by man. It is, however, one of the most gorgeous courses in the world. The club house overlooks the Gulfo del Pevero and the Cala di Volpe, where the yachts of millionaires from around the world are still anchored
Circolo del Golf di Roma L'Acquasanta
A historic course, glorious and quite prominent, Roma L'Acquasanta was the first golf course to open in Italy. The natural beauty of the place is enchanting. The horizon is laced with the arches of an ancient aqueduct, while at a certain point in the round, your gaze invariably falls on the cupola of St. Peter's.