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Feature Resort: Golf Club Castelrotto – Alpe di Siusi

Golf Castelrotto - Alpe di Siusi
Golf Castelrotto – Alpe di Siusi

“One of the most fantastic 18-hole golf courses in the North of Italy” – this is the unanimous opinion of experts. Hole 1 goes trough idyllic lakes and at “Hole in One – Hole 4”  you can play, directly after the wild river, on the widespread green. Hole 15 is a Par 3 with the highest height difference in all of Europe and deserves a record in the World Guinness Records; we will not tell you more – you ought to have played this golf course.

Golf Club - Castelrotto - Alpe di Siusi
Golf Club
Castelrotto / Kastelruth
Siusi – S. Virgilio 20
phone: +39 0471 708708
fax: +39 0471 704201

… and there’s more

12 – La Rocca Golf Club Parma

Created in 1985, La Rocca Golf Club sits on the hills that dominate the lowlands of Parma, just behind the ducal village of Sala Baganza. This is a technical and not very hard woods of oak, acacia trees and artificial lakes. The course, 18 holes, par 71, S.S.S. 71, 6076 meters. Nearby, in addition to the monuments and museums of Parma, only 13 km away, there are many places rich in history: Torrechiara Castle, the Fortress of Fontanellato Colorno Soragna, Canossa and many others. The regional park adjacent Carrega Woods hosts in the thousands of acres of woods and glades a huge variety of flora and fauna. Golf, art, history, ecology, and why not, excellent Parmesan cuisine in “Casinetto” now the club restaurant
TECHNICAL DATA: 18 holes, par 71, 6,052 yards, opened in 1985, designed by Marco Croze, 295 meters above sea level

FACILITIES: driving range, pitching green, putting green, chipping green, golf carts, rental clubs and carts, pro shop, instructors available, bar, restaurant, parking, locker rooms, TV room.

SEASON: open all year round, closed Mondays and in January

DIRECTIONS: 13 km from Parma, followed Collecchio, Fornovo, Sala Baganza.

NEAR: Parma (13 Km), Salsomaggiore (20 Km), Piacenza (40 km), Bologna Airport (100 km) Airport Milan (110 km)

DO NOT MISS: The city of Parma Piazza del Duomo, the Cathedral of Parma, Baptistery, the Madonna of Steccata, San Giovanni Evangelista, the University, the Royal Theatre, the National Archaeological Museum, the National Gallery and the Palazzo Ducale .

Golf Club La Rocca 
Via Campi 8
43038 Baganza Hall – Parma
Tel: +39 0521 834037
Fax: +39 0521 834575
E-mail: info@golflarocca.com
Web site: www.golflarocca.com

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13 – PARMA Salsomaggiore Golf & Country Club 

Born in 1992, Salsomaggiore Golf & Country Club is set in 70 acres of land at 360 meters. s.l.m. the hills that surround the spa town of Salsomaggiore. The course, which has 18 holes of championship runs through the valley of green and quiet and is highly spectacular for both the technique and the beauty of the landscape.Furthermore, its undulating fairways and fast greens allow players of all levels to compete on a course that is always in excellent condition. At the center of the golf is a modern and spacious clubhouse that is equipped for all needs.
TECHNICAL DATA: 18 holes, par 72, 5,761 meters, located at 360 meters. s.l.m.with 3 lakes that affect 5-hole.

FACILITIES: driving range with 15 positions, of which 5 are covered, pitching green, putting green, golf carts, club hire, electric and hand carts, pro shop, bar, restaurant, pool, parking, changing rooms and TV room. The presence of the master Luigi Tuner provides the opportunity for all players to take individual courses, group and golf clinic.

SEASON: open all year round, closed from December 23 to January 30.

HOW TO GET THERE: Take the A1 motorway, exit at Fidenza, direction Salsomaggiore Terme, Via Milano continue for 7 miles. Pilgrim Via Francigena direction.

NEARBY: Airport of Parma (30 km), A1 motorway junction (10 km) near the main Italian cities, Bologna (100 km), Milan (100 km).

DO NOT MISS: The Verdi’s land including the birthplace of Giuseppe Verdi in Roncole Verdi, Busseto, Villa S. Agata, the Teatro Regio di Parma famous temple of opera around the world. The fortresses and castles of Soragna Fontanellato Colorno Torrechiara. The cities of Parma, Cremona and Mantova rich in art and culture.Agreement with the health center of Salsomaggiore and Backhoe Tabiano. In addition, the famous Parmesan cuisine offers fabulous salami inimitable Parmigiano-Reggiano. Bicester Village Outlet Shopping.

Salsomaggiore Golf & Country Club 
Via Case Carancini 105 – Frazione Contignaco
43039 Salsomaggiore Terme – Parma
Tel: +39 0524 574128
Fax: +39 0524 578649
E-mail: info@salsomaggioregolfclub.com
Web site: www.salsomaggioregolfclub.com

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14 – Golf Club Castel’Arquato –  An Amazing place!!! Says Sir Nick!!

Born in 1991, the Golf Club Castell is located in the junction of the green valleys and hills of Piacenza Parma. E ‘was added to 64 acres of land, 220 meters above sea level. Is a few tens of km from Piacenza and is just minutes from the beautiful medieval village of Castell. The course winds through 18 holes of championship, set in a green and winding valley. It ‘a path of honor, designed by Cotton & Pennick, engages and entertains both the most experienced player as the beginner. A large and luminous clubhouse is available to the golfer for a stopover or for a few hours of relaxation.

TECHNICAL DATA: 18 holes, par 73, 6,052 yards, five lakes, which opened in 1991.

FACILITIES: driving range with 20 stations, 6 of which are covered, putting green, golf carts, club hire, electric and hand carts, pro shop, bar, restaurant, parking, locker rooms, TV room, Massages, always master Antonio Pelle courses available for individual or collective.

Season: open all year round, closed Tuesdays except public holidays and August 14 to 18, open only on weekends from 1 to February 22.

Directions: From Milan: Motorway A1, exit Fiorenzuola Castell’Arquato direction.Leaving Fiorenzuola, after 3 km turn left Lusurasco, continue for 4 km following the signs for Curtain Alseno – Golf Club Navigation: Set Curtain Alseno.

NEAR: Piacenza (20 km), Parma Airport (40 Km), A1 motorway junction (15 Km), Bologna (130 Km), Milan (80 Km).

DO NOT MISS: The picturesque medieval town of Castell 4 Km, castles and fortresses in the provinces of Parma and Piacenza, theaters, museums, art galleries, the Charterhouse of Parma, the Cathedral of Parma and Piacenza the many beautiful wineries in the area, the wine tours that this generous land offers, the spa town of Salsomaggiore with its fitness centers, spas and thermal baths. Bicester Village Outlet Shopping.

Golf Club Castell
Location Borlacca, 1
Castell’Arquato 29014 – Piacenza
Tel: +39 0523 895557
Fax: +39 0523 895544
E-mail: segreteria@golfclubcastellarquato.com
Web site: www.golfclubcastellarquato.com

15 – Croara Country Club 
The Croara Country Club is located at the north-western border of Emilia, not far from Piacenza, in a hilly area that is positively influenced by the mild climate of nearby Liguria. The particularly good location of course, half the place on the alluvial deposits of river Trebbia and the other half lies on the foothills of the Apennine foothills, gives it a continuous variety of landscapes and situations. You’ll find 18-hole course is very technical, with fairly narrow fairways, lined with oak, chestnut, poplar, locust and the fascinating scenery along the river, on which long shots are alternated with other particularly sensitive. The course has already hosted a high-level international event as the first Italian Women’s Open.

TECHNICAL DATA: 18 holes par 72, 6,065 yards, nine first opened in 1975 and designed by Buratti, second nine opened in 1983 and designed by Croze and Lo Cascio.

FACILITIES: driving range, pitching green, putting green, bar, restaurant, pool, tennis, pro shop, rental golf carts, trolleys and clubs, instructors, car park, changing rooms, TV room.

SEASON: Closed Tuesdays except public holidays and from 7 January to 7 February 2008

DIRECTIONS: From Highway A1: exit Piacenza Sud, immediately after the toll booths on the right … … take the bypass towards the Stadium and continue to the roundabout to Genoa – Bobbio – Rivergaro (SS45). Follow for Rivergaro and 500 meters after the end of the village, turn right (sign Rivalta – Croara). Follow the signs to the Golf, which is 6 km from Rivergaro.

NEAR: Piacenza (15 km), Parma (40 Km), Milan (50 Km), Milan airport (70 Km), Bologna Airport (140 km).

DO NOT MISS: The Medieval Village and Castle Rivalta, 2 km before reaching Croara. The castles of Statto, Rezzanello, Agazzano, and many others nearby. For lovers of golf surrounded by the great handling Croara Old, with a range of cross-country with a very pleasant guest house is also open to golfers.

Croara Country Club
New Towns of Gazzola Croara
29010 Gazzola – Piacenza
Tel: +39 0523 977105
Fax: +39 0523 977100
E-mail: info@croaracountryclub.com
Web site: www.croaracountryclub.com
16 – Golf Club of Castle Bastardina … (sorry about the name guys!!! 🙂
It ‘s a hilly course of 2,900 yards, par 36-hole course that alternates between uphill and downhill hillside. Part of the route and ‘set inside a century-old woods of oak and chestnut trees. Along the way there are various water hazards that affect the game as well as hosting various species of waterfowl. The path of play and ‘dominated by the Castle Bastardina dating from the eighteenth century.

SPECIFICATIONS: 9 holes, par 36, 2,900 meters men CR 71.1 SLOPE 138, 2,550 meters women C.R. 73.5 SLOPE 131, opened in 1994, 9-hole pitch & putt par 27, 544 meters.

FACILITIES: clubhouse, bar, pro shop, driving range with 12 covered and 4 uncovered, putting green, golf carts.

SEASON: open all year round, closed Mondays

HOW TO GET THERE: Take the A1 coming from Bologna, exit at Piacenza Piacenza Sud continue to West from the highway exit, turn right and proceed to St. Nicholas. At the traffic light turn left onto St. Nicholas Borgonovo VT, Gragnanino got to go straight for 4 km before the bridge over the river Tidone turn left and follow signs for the club. Coming from Milan Casalpusterlengo exit, continue towards Pavia, then follow Castel San Giovanni, Borgonovo Val Tidone Mottaziana here turn left, cross the bridge and then right Tidone true Tavernago – Bastardina, after 3 Km you will find the Circle.

NEAR: Piacenza (10 km) Airport Milan (70 km), Parma (40 Km), Milan (60 Km), Bologna Airport (150 km).

DO NOT MISS: The city of Piacenza Piazza Cavalli and the equestrian statues of the Farnese, the Gothic, the Art Gallery “Ricci-Oddi, Palazzo Farnese, the shrine of Our Lady of Country, San Sisto, the medieval village Castle Rivalta, the castles of Statto, Rezzanello, Agazzano, and many others nearby.

The Golf Club Castle Bastardina
Location The Bastardina
Agazzano 29010 – Piacenza
Tel & Fax: +39 0523 975373
E-mail: info@golf-bastardina.com
Web site: www.golf-bastardina.com

 – Modena Golf & Country Club
The Modena Golf & Country Club is ideally situated to be reached quickly and easily from any direction. Modena (10 Km), Sassuolo, Vignola, Carpi and the most important places in the area. Set on an area of over one hundred acres and built following a project by the German champion Bernhard Langer, assisted by the American J. Jim Eng, of Boulder, Colorado, the course is one for which it is constructed, among the best in Italy. The golf greens and tees, the fairways, the five artificial lakes make it the ideal location as a natural venue for high-level competitions such as the Italian Open, which celebrated its 50th edition this field .The executive course, a large driving range and two tennis courts complete the sports facilities. A restaurant where fine dining and delicious local cuisine, a bar, two swimming pools, a billiard room and TV room and play cards welcome the players and their guests at the end of the ‘efforts’.
SPECIFICATIONS: championship course “Bernhard Langer, 18 holes, par 72, 6,423 meters, opened in 1990, executive course, 9 holes, par 27, 976 meters.FACILITIES: swimming pool, sauna, driving range, putting green, pitching green, chipping green, 2 tennis courts, bar, restaurant, pro shop, conference room, billiards room, bridge room, golf carts, club hire and trolley bags, instructors, parking, locker rooms, TV room.Season: open all year round, closed Tuesdays except public holidays.HOW TO GET THERE: A1 highway – Route recommended for those coming from the south (Bologna) – exit at Modena Sud, go right, towards Modena for about 5 km. Until you cross the ring road at the traffic lights turn left onto the ring road ” Strada Nuova Estense “in the direction of Abetone, Maranello and continue for about 10 km. until Colombaro. At the traffic lights turn left, entrance is 150 meters. on the right. Route recommended for those who arrive from the north (Milan / Parma / Reggio E.), exit at Modena Nord, turn right onto the road towards Sassuolo, take exit 18, turn right towards Abetone, along the new bypass ( parallel to the A1) to the roundabout and turn right along the SS. 12 in the direction of Abetone, Maranello, continue for about 4 km, up to Colombaro at the traffic lights turn left, entrance is 150 meters. on the right.NEAR: Bologna airport (35 km) Forlì Airport (100 km), Modena (10 km), Bologna (40 km) and Reggio Emilia (40 km).DO NOT MISS: the Galleria Ferrari in Maranello. In Modena: Cathedral, and Ghirlandina, the Ducal Palace seat of the Military, the Church of St. Augustine, the Library and the Galleria Estense. Nonantola the ancient Abbey, Square and the Castle of Carpi, the Castle of Vignola, the Reserve Regional Sauces Nirano and excellent restaurants in the area, with their famous specialties of Modena and province have a “very tasty” culinary destination.

Modena Golf & Country Club
Via Castelnuovo Rangone, 4
41050 Colombaro di Formigine – Modena
Tel. +39 059 55.34.82
Fax +39 059 55.36.96
E-mail: segreteria@modenagolf.it
Web site: www.modenagolf.it

6 -BOLOGNA  Golf Club Le Fonti 

E ‘included in the fascinating Valley Sillaro characterized by a mild and healthy microclimate, topped by rolling hills and ancient geological formations, ravines. In this environment are important and interesting and healthy spa facilities and structures (the Terme di Castel San Pietro and the Village Health Plus) that reflects their own psychological well-being tied to the game of golf. The par 72 course of 6,480 meters, is extremely varied and fun, and inside the clubhouse, you can find an excellent restaurant that develops imaginative culinary vocation of the area combined with unparalleled hospitality. The golf facilities, spa and overlooking the medieval town on the edge of the offers, together and in harmony with the surrounding area, ample opportunity to wine and food services, recreational, cultural, sports and music to suit a pleasant and memorable. In 2006 and 2007, the Le Fonti Golf Club has been the site of the Ladies European Tour Qualifying School

TECHNICAL DATA: 18 holes, par 72, 6,480 yards, Course Rating Men / Women 71.9 / 73.7, slope rating for men / women 126/124, opened in 1999.

FACILITIES: driving range, pitching green, putting green, chipping green, golf carts, club and trolley hire, golf school, pro shop, instructors available, pool, bar, restaurant, parking, locker rooms, TV room, meeting room, beauty treatments and spa, sauna, gym and fitness room.

Season: open all year round, closed Tuesdays except public holidays.

HOW TO GET THERE: Take the A14 Bologna – Rimini, exit at Castel San Pietro Terme, head towards the city, then drive to the SPA (the club is facing at the Spa).

NEAR: Bologna (20 Km), Imola (10 km), Faenza (35 km), Ravenna (60 km), Bologna Airport (30 km) Forlì Airport (50 km), Rimini airport (60 Km)

DO NOT MISS: Le Terme di Castel San Pietro, the cities of Bologna and Castel San Pietro, the Village Health Plus, the Autodromo di Imola circuit, the Sforza Castle Dozza, the equestrian center of Ippocampus el’Outlet Castelguelfo.

Golf Club Le Fonti
Viale Terme 1800
40024 Castel San Pietro Terme – Bologna
Tel: 051-6951958 Fax: 051-6949014
E-mail: info@golfclublefonti.it
Web site: www.golfclublefonti.it

7 – Golf Club Bologna

One of the Italian historical paths, built in 1959 and designed by Cotton & Harris, situated on a hilly terrain of great beauty with beautiful panoramic views stretching over the surrounding hills and plains. The layout is constantly updated, has hosted several times in recent years the Italian Amateur Championships as well as many races and qualified professionals. The Club House, sober and elegant, beautifully placed in the landscape, is the ideal place to sample the refined cuisine of the restaurant of the Club several times included among the 10 best Italian Restaurants Club. The beautiful outdoor pool and a fully equipped children’s corner complete the offer of the club in 2000 have made some changes to the course by Peter Alliss.

TECHNICAL DATA: 18 holes, par 72, 5,949 yards, opened in 1959, designed by Cotton & Harris, partially re-designed by Peter Alliss, 116 meters above sea level.

SERVICES AND FACILITIES: driving range, pitching green, putting green, golf carts, club and trolley hire, golf school, pro shop, instructors available, bar, restaurant, swimming pool, children’s corner, car park and changing rooms.

Season: open all year, closed on Mondays.

HOW TO GET THERE: Autostrada del Sole, Bologna – Casalecchio exit, follow signs towards Vignola Bazzanese SSS 569 – Maranello, and then go all straight axle equipped for about 9 km you reach the final round to follow the directions Vignola – Bazzano going on overpass. Before leaving the same overpass turn left at Ponte Ronca, after 300 meters turn right into the Golf Club Bologna.

NEAR: Bologna (12 Km), Bologna Airport (8 km) Forlì Airport (80 km), Modena (20 km)

DO NOT MISS: The University of Bologna, S. Petronio, S. Stefano, Palazzo Re Enzo, the Neptune Fountain, St. Luke, the Archiginnasio Library, the National Gallery, the Archaeological Museum, the Museum of Ferrari and Lamborghini Maranello, the medieval castles of the Val Samoggia, Abbey Monteveglio.

Golf is fun!!

Golf Club Bologna
Via Sabattini 69
Crespellano 40050 – Bologna – Italy
Tel: +39 051969100 Fax: +39 051.672.0017
E-mail: info@golfclubbologna.it
Web site: www.golfclubbologna.it

8 – Molino del Pero Golf

The Molino del Pero Golf is an 18-hole par 70 to 5,480 meters, technical, fun and varied. Located in the beautiful hills of Bologna framework combines perfectly the needs of the most technical player with those who see golf as a way to enjoy the surrounding environment. The first 9 holes, short and underhanded techniques complement each other perfectly with the second equally spectacular but much longer and more spacious. Thanks to the mild climate, never aired in the summer and foggy in the winter you can enjoy the journey 12 months a year. The splendid clubhouse carved from the old barn where the huge oak beams and huge fireplace give a warm and welcoming environment. The restaurant in the old milling room offers local cuisine and a high level.

TECHNICAL DATA: 18 holes, par 70, 5,480 yards, opened in 1991.

EQUIPMENT: putting green, pitching green, driving range with covered tees, golf carts, rental clubs and carts, pro shop, locker rooms and parking. Restaurant and B & B adjacent to the hole 3.

SEASON: open all year round, closed Mondays.

Getting there: The club is located 25 minutes from downtown Bologna, follow the SS 65 della Futa Rastignano up to, then take the Fondovalle Savena follow the signs. 10 minutes from the highway and Rioveggio Sasso Marconi, after the motorway exit follow the signs to Monzuno then Loiano up to the club.

NEAR: Bologna airport (30 Km), Bologna Center (25 Km), Florence (75 Km)

DO NOT MISS: the historical centers of Florence and Bologna.

Golf Club Molino del Pero
Via Molino del Pero, 323
Monzuno 40036 – Bologna
Tel: +39 051-6770506 Fax: +39 051-6770125
E-mail: molino.golf @ tin.it
Web site: www.molinodelpero.it

19 – Golf Club Casalunga

Casalunga Golf Club – 9 holes
Via Cà Belfiore 8
40055 Castenaso – Bologna
Tel +39 051.6050164 Fax +39 051.6052186

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