Lake Garda - Franciacorta
Area: Bergamo - MIlan
Par: 36 + 36 + 36
Teebox in metres:
Men: Blue (3,079) - Yellow (3,070) - Red (2,960)
Ladies: Blue (2,743) - Yellow (2,736) - Red (2,608)
Teebox in yards:
Men: Blue (3,367) - Yellow (3,357) - Red (3,237)
Ladies: Blue (2,999) - Yellow (2,992) - Red (2,852)
Designed by: Cotton & Sutton
Opened in: 1961
Electric trolley: Yes
Closing Day: Monday
Bergamo BGY - Linate LIN
week-day: HS: € 60.00 / LS: € 52.00
week-end: HS: € 94.50 / LS: € 81.00
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green foot-hills of the Alps are a splendid setting for this course
situated 12 kilometres from the charming old city of Bergamo Alta, the
jewel of Lombardy for art and medieval architecture.
Set amid luxuriant vegetation of conifers and broad-leafed trees which give a pleasantly cool climate even in summer, the Golf Club L’Albenza was established thirty years ago and is one of the best competition courses demanding and at the same time set in beautiful countryside.
Originally an 18-hole course, another 9 have since been added giving a course which is difficult in parts with a number of rather small well-progected greens, heavily wooded areas and streams. Special mention should be made of the seeral par 4 holes with fairways of over 400 metres and high greens.
Course: 27 hole course: 9 holes (blue), par 36, mt.
3,079, 9 holes (yellow), par 36, mt. 3,070, 9 holes (red), par 36, mt.
2,960, S.S.S. 72
Year of construction: 1959
Designer: Cotton & Sutton
Taken from Peugeot Golf Guide
If we consider the "blue" and "yellow" 9-hole courses to be the 18-hole championship course, the "red" course is an excellent alternative to both and adds a little more spice to a layout that is pretty hot as it is, in particular on account of the par 4s and the par 5s that are tough to reach in two. Talking of spice, variety is certainly one of the key assets of "L'Albenza", which winds its way now though the woods, now over open space, alternating short and long holes, or target golf and the more British bump and run approach. YOu often have to work the ball one way or the other or an easier shot at the greens, and club choice requires careul thinking. This is a very "educational" course, judging by the career and very complete game of Costantino Rocca, who started off here as a caddie before becoming one of the world's best golfers. A colourful figure, Rocca could easily have figured in the "Commedia dell'Arte" which, as it happens, was founded in Bergamo.
Franciacorta is the heart of Italian wine's culture.
Major cities: Bergamo - Brescia - Monza
Airports: Bergamo Orio al Serio BGY
Being one of the most seen regions of Italy, Franciacorta’s wine culture is a fantastic place to visit to understand how wine is made and where is made, thanks to multiple organized tours.
Thanks to its climate, Franciacorta grants perfect conditions for golf lovers; indeed, trhoughtout the whole region, is possible to find the best golf courses of Italy among the vineyards.
Golf courses in the area:
One of Italy’s largest regions, Lombardy lies in the north of the country, sharing a border with Switzerland.
Stretching from the Alps to the lowlands of the Po Valley, it is home to a wide range of landscapes, including the breathtaking mountain chain that boasts the Valchiavenna, Valtellina and the Camonica Valley.
Winter sports enthusiasts will find no lack of state-of-the-art facilities in Lombardy, for example in the extremely popular resorts of Tonale, Bormio, Livigno and Madesimo.
Another aspect that defines the region is its expanse of rolling hills that encompass the distinctive Franciacorta area, famous for its vineyards and wine production. The charm of the great lakes is a great tourist draw, attracting visitors to Sirmione and other well known destinations dotting the western coast of Lake Garda, while Lake Como and Lake Maggiore are no less beautiful, surrounded as they are by stately homes, parks and picturesque small towns.
The region is also characterized by the great flat tracts of the Po Valley lowlands, covered by shimmering mirrors of water and rice paddies: this is the typical landscape of Lomellina, the land of rice harvesters, steeped in tradition.
The region has countless other distinctive facets. Lombardy, aided by its geographic position and fertile soil, will captivate you - nature, history, art and culture marry in harmony with innovation, technology, fashion, entertainment, and a contemporary outlook.
The region comprises the provinces of Bergamo, Brescia, Como, Cremona, Lecco, Lodi, Mantua, Milan (regional capital), Monza and Brianza, Pavia, Sondrio and Varese.