Area: Lake Maggiore
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Designed by: Marco Croze
Opened in: 1987
Electric trolley: No
Closing Day: Monday
Novara - Stresa
week-day: € 54.00
week-end: € 72.00
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area around Lake Maggiore with its luxuriant vegetation and vivid
colours, the endless variety of trees and flowers, is the ideal setting
for golfing. Des Îles Borromées is on the hilly side of the lake, 500
metres above sea level, close to another golf course, the Alpino, one of
the first to be constructed in Italy. Even last century this area was
popular as a holiday centre and the many top class hotels of renown
confirm this. The sports facilities are always in great demand and golf
enthusiasts are constantly on the increase. The designer is Marco Croze
(yet again!) and the course is routed over 72 hectares of natural
ground, with full respect for the existing countryside, except for two
peat-bog areas which have now been turned into lakes. Although very
recent, the course is certainly ideally suited from a technical point of
view for top level championships.
Golf Club Des Iles Borromées is situated in a beautiful alpine setting 600 metres above sea level. When playing the course, golfers can also enjoy spectacular views of the Sempione and Val Grande mountains. From the 18th hole tee, on a clear day, one can see the skyline of Milan, Lago Maggiore, Lago di Varese, Monate and Comabbio as well as the Ticino Alps. But the natural flora is the real highlight. Birches flank the entire course along with pine trees, ash and larch trees mixed with oak and holm oak and chestnut trees. Golfers can even find Mikado thuies on hole 12.The course is open throughout the year except for January. Summer temperatures never go above 85° and there is almost always a slight breeze. In late winter the sun warms many of the south-facing holes.
The course and the most spectacular holes.
The natural fairways were designed by the architect Marco Croze. Its slopes and hazards are not man-made, they have been there for hundreds of years and makes this course both demanding and fun. No hole is boring. Hole 5, the shortest, is a par 3, 150 metres long. It is all uphill and surrounded by 5 bunkers. The longest hole, 11, is a par 5 which measures 525 metres. Even powerful players will find it difficult to reach the green in two strokes. Its green is also deceptive as it is surrounded by a small lake on the left side.
Piedmont is in Italy's northwest and borders Switzerland and France.
True to the meaning of its name (foot of the mountain), Piedmont is a land of mountains. It is surrounded on three sides by the Alps, with the highest peaks and largest glaciers in Italy.
Monviso, the Piedmont side of Monte Rosa and the other spectacular mountains in the region, create incredibly beautiful landscapes, and ski resorts abound: Via Lattea and Sestriere welcome winter sports enthusiasts with their state-of-the-art facilities.
The Alps form the background for sweeping, picturesque valleys, e.g. the Val di Susa, Valsesia and Val d'Ossola.
The landscapes of the Langhe and Monferrato are hilly, rather, but just as beautiful, a succession of cultivated hills and vineyards that are dotted with small towns and castles.
Expanses of water and rice paddies, long rows of poplars and old farmhouses make up the typical scenery of the plains around Novara and Vercelli.
Lake Maggiore is the most sought-after tourist resort, including Stresa and the Borromean Islands, charming as they are with their ancient villas surrounded by beautiful lawns and gardens.
Yet, nature is only one of the many attractions in Piedmont.
This region has many other facets: from Turin – the Italian car manufacturing capital – with its history and remarkable cultural heritage, to other cities such as Cherasco, Alba and Ivrea.
Next up are the intriguing Medieval castles - like the imposing fortress at Ivrea - and prized works of architecture - the famous Residences of the Royal House of Savoy and the Sacri Monti (Sacred Mountains) certainly deserve to be mentioned.
The famous spa resorts of Acqui Terme and Vinadio offer treatments and therapy for a relaxing, reviving holiday.
Discoveries and surprises of all kinds are in store for visitors to the region, including a wide range of food and wine to suit every palate.
The region’s provinces are: Turin (regional capital), Alessandria, Asti, Biella, Cuneo, Novara, Verbano Cusio Ossola and Vercelli.