Historical Italian Golf Clubs
A dip in Italian golf, to discover elegance and tradition. Let yourself be carried away by these four splendid courses: Bergamo "L'Albenza", Franciacorta Golf Club, Gardagolf and Verona Golf Club.
After-golf you can visit the art cities Bergamo, Brescia, and Verona, enjoy the enchanting Lake Garda, and the Franciacorta area - one of the premier wine regions producing unique "Italian Champagne" Franciacorta. Stroll on the wine route surrounded by the vineyards with more than 50 wineries where you can stop for tastings and cellar visits to learn about the Franciacorta method.
BERGAMO GOLF CLUB L'ALBENZA
Blue: 9 holes par 36; Yellow: 9 holes par 36; Red: 9 holes par 36
Golf Club Bergamo "L'Albenza" is known for its technically advanced 27-hole course, skilfully designed in the early '60s by the English architects Cotton & Sutton. They gave to the course a typically Anglo-Saxon look, and a technical field with starting points at the top, successful placement of water barriers using natural streams, and sand with lots of natural slopes that make the arrival of some greens particularly challenging. The third 9-hole course, inaugurated in June 1988, was created by the architects Marco Crozen and Tom Linskey.
The rustic clubhouse has large windows to the green surroundings. The use of typical stone and wrought iron walls is linked to the traditions and culture of the Bergamo valleys.
FRANCIACORT GOLF CLUB
Brut & Saten: 18 holes par 73; Rosè: 9 holes par 34
Inaugurated in 1986 the Franciacorta Golf Club developed over the following years to a beautiful and well-maintained golf course characterized by smoothly winding golf holes through small forests near Lake Iseo with spectacular views over the valley and the surrounding vineyards of Franciacorta. The three 9-hole courses wind smoothly around the artificial lake.
Franciacorta is the name of the geographical area, the Italian production method of a high quality sparkling wine – Franciacorta, and the name of the wine itself.
GARDAGOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
Red/White: 18 holes par 72; Red/Yellow: 18 holes par 72; White/Yellow: 18 holes par 72
Experts consider Garda Golf and Country Club one of the best golf courses built in Italy over the last decades. Spreading out over 110 acres Garda Golf and Country Club was designed by British architects boosting the 27-hole championship course nestled between Rocca di Manerba, Soiano Castle and the Valtenesi hills offering an extraordinarily beautiful panorama.
The first 18 holes were inaugurated in June 1986 and the 9-hole course later in 1990. The three 9-hole courses are highly attractive to players both technically and from the landscape viewpoint. The Club has hosted important international competitions.
VERONA GOLF CLUB
18 holes par 72
Golf Club Verona is located outside of Verona in the hilly outback approximately 22km from Lake Garda offering a harmonic union of golf and nature. The 18-hole golf course is surrounded by abundant vegetation embedded in the soft hills of Verona.
Narrow forest holes in combination with strategically placed bunkers wait for golf players on the first 9 holes. The second 9 holes are more spacious. There is a dignified and tasteful atmosphere in the club and you should absolutely try out the restaurant. Golf Club Verona has been awarded the Green Flag, a symbol for the successful symbiosis of the modern sport of golf and contemporary environmental protection.