Rich in history, culture and beauty, Lombardy, with its abundance of UNESCO sites and fantastic golf courses, is one of the many beautiful Italian regions showcased by Italy Golf & More.
Known for its great lakes and mountains, the capital of good food with its century-old dishes is also the home of innovation and creativity in fashion, art and design. Lombardy is the perfect place to go on holiday all-year long, with all the lights and splendour of renowned boutiques in Milan’s fashion district, Leonardo da Vinci’s genius and the La Scala Theatre, an authentic Opera temple.
With more than 60 golf courses scattered across the area – 28 of which feature 18, 27 and 36 holes – Lombardy is the Italian region where golf is most widespread and, surrounded by fascinating natural beauty, its golf courses offer ideal playing conditions.
Around Lake Como
Historically exclusive venues with spectacular views of the lake for refined golfers, Lake Como’s courses have hosted some of the biggest international golf events. Luxury hotels, historical villas surrounded by nature parks and gardens, quietness and sceneries of unparalleled beauty – Lake Como is all this and more, making it the ideal destination for golfers.
Among the region’s stand-out courses are Barlassina and La Pinetina country clubs, Golf Club Carimate, Monticello, Menaggio e Cadenabbia – the second oldest golf club in Italy – and Golf Club Villa d’Este, regarded as one of the most challenging par-69 layouts in Europe.
Around Lake Garda
Lake Garda is one of the best-known golf destinations in Europe due to its beautiful scenery, Mediterranean vegetation and wide variety of world-class golf resorts. It is possible to play all-year long near the Garda thanks to its warm, temperate climate and is a great golfing opportunity not to be missed. A round at the likes of Gardagolf Country Club, Chervò Golf Hotel Spa & Resort, Franciacorta Golf Club and the Jack Nicklaus-designed Arzaga Golf Club are among the highlights not to be missed.
A treat awaits golfers just a few kilometres from the business and fashion capital of Milan, where country clubs surrounded by vegetation and rural architectural structures are reminiscent of many clubs in England. A wide range of courses and practice facilities are available, and some of the oldest and most prestigious courses in Italy regularly host international tournaments and championships. These include Golf Club Milano, Le Rovedine Golf Club – the only venue in Italy to have staged the Italian Open for both men and women – and Golf Club Bergamo l’Albenza.
Around Lake Maggiore
Lush forests, water streams and ponds are part of what makes Lake Maggiore the perfect place for playing golf. Each course is located in a charming landscape that surrounds the lake and the nearby Monte Rosa range. Headline names include Le Robinie Golf Club, Golf dei Laghi and Golf Club Varese.
For more information, visit www.in-lombardia.com and www.italygolfandmore.com
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