Continuing our look at some of Italy’s finest golf clubs and courses, this second part of two articles examines four more of the country’s finest establishments, all of which have met with Gorilla Golf Guru Tommy Priest’s seal of approval on his trip around the country recently.
In the first article we examined three superb clubs in the north of the country near to Turin, Golf Club Margara, Golf Club Feudo Di Asti and Golf Club I Girasoli as well as the elegant Relais Sant’Uffizio hotel, which not only offers 4* service and accommodation, but is a leading golf package tour organiser in the region.
In this article, we’ll examine the final four courses that Tommy had the privilege to play on his jaunt around the country, starting with the beautiful course at Golf Club La Margherita.
4. Golf Club La Margherita, Carmagnola – Opening in 1987, La Margherita Golf Club boasts one of the finest tests of golf in Italy, which is even tougher when played from the back tees.
The course was designed jointly by Marco Croze and Giorgio Ferraris, who also designed the fabulous modern club house. Boasting its own 20-bay driving range and putting green, ideal for a warm up before you tee off, rounds start at around €55 per round if you play during the week.
This is a spectacular course that offers a tough, but fair test of golf, located close to the I Girasol golf club south of Turin in Carmagnola.
5. Golf Club Perugia – The beautiful Golf Club Perugia is located west of Perugia just a few kilometres from Lake Trasimeno.
Built in 1959, the club is one of the oldest in Italy and was the first to be built in the Umbria region and it offers great value golf, with green fees starting from just €35.
The course was designed by David Mezzacane and is a hilly, 18-hole parkland course which requires precision from the tee, rather than distance. A superb test of golf in a stunning setting.
6. Golf Club Lamborghini, Perugia – Although they may be better known for their fabulous sports cars, the Lamborghini Agriturismo estate not only boasts a fabulous vineyard and apartment complex, but also their own golf course at Golf Club Lamborghini.
This is a picturesque course that is set in the rolling hills that border Lake Trasimeno.
It boasts 18 holes that offer the average golfer a real test of their game, without proving to be unduly daunting and the spectacular, peaceful setting is unforgettable for anybody lucky enough to visit for a round.
7. Chervo Golf Hotel, SPA & Resort, Lago di Garda- Located close to Lake Garda in between the cities of Brescia and Verona, the Chervo Golf Hotel, SPA & Resort is one of the more commercial golf destinations in northern Italy.
It is a large complex, with many golfers staying on site to enjoy the hotel facilities and its golf courses.
There are three nine-hole ‘courses’ on site, Benaco, Solferino, San Martino, with the Pozzolengo course a shorter par-3 course designed for beginners.
While the course was well-kept and maintained, it lacked the charm and charisma of the other courses, but still offers a decent challenge for anyone staying in the area.
So if you are in Italy and fancy taking advantage of some of the country’s finest golf clubs, why not check out the seven that Gorilla Golf have given the thumbs up to.
All Images Courtesy of Gorilla Golf Private Stock, La Margherita Golf Club, Golf Club Perugia, Lamborghini Golf Club and Chervo Golf, SPA and Resort Web Pages.