Gardagolf Country Club
Soriano del Lago, Lombardia (Architect: Donald Steel)
This course is considered by the golf professionals as one of the most challenging of the courses having been designed in Italy in the last 15 years. It is located in a wonderful area, near the Garda Lake, just between the "Rocca di Manerba" and the castle of "Soiano" surrounded by a beautiful natural landscape created by the hills of "Valtenesi".
The Italian Open was played here twice (in 1997 and 2003) and the course also hosted the first Feminine Italian Open of Italy.
Villa d'Este Golf Club
Como, Lombardia (Architect: Peter Gannon)
Founded in 1926 in one of the most attractive areas of Italy in the neighborhood of the Lake Como, this course has always been considered as one of the most prestigious of Italy. This short, but difficult par 69 has been played by King Leopold of Belgium, Edward of England, Alfonso XIII of Spain, Costantino of Greece, among others. Additionally, the club hosts one of the most elegant and beautiful hotels of Italy, Villa d'Este.
Castelconturbia Golf Club
Agrate Conturbia, Piemonte (Architect: Robert Trent Jones)
The original golf course, called the Coutourbier, was inaugurated in 1898 and it was, at that time, one of the two only golf courses that existed in Italy. By the mid 80s the overall golf club had been refurbished for the third time and re-opened to the public with a renewed course design by Robert Trent Jones sr.
It now offers a very challenging experience for the players who have to cross rivers, small lakes and imposing trees in a magnificent scenery on the Monte Rosa (Western Alps).
The Italian open was played here twice (in 1991 and 1998).
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