Lake Garda - Desenzano
Area: Lake Garda - Lake Iseo
Par: Brut: 37 - Saten: 36 - Rosé: 34
Teebox in metres:
Men: Brut (2,940) + Satin (2,723) + Rosé (2,592)
Ladies: Brut (2,607) + Satin (2,398) + Rosé (2,194)
Teebox in yards:
Men: Brut (3,215) + Satin (2,977) + Rosé (2,834)
Ladies: Brut (2,851) + Satin (2,622) + Rosé (2,399)
Designed by: Pete Dye - Marco Croze
Opened in: 1986
Electric trolley: Yes
Closing Day: Tuesday
Bergamo BGY - Brescia VBS
week-day: € 60.00
week-end: € 85.00
Our discount: You save: 20% (WD) - 20% (WE)
This course was planned by Pete Dye and Marco Croze, two veritable authorities
of international golf who once again created twenty-seven specially
designed holes. In the heart of the best champagne-producing area in
Italy, the Franciacorta golf course covers an area of almost 150 acres,
reclaimed from land which was at one time tended as vineyards, but then
fell into disuse. Prudent landscaping recreated the old rural
atmosphere of the uplands with the farmhouses set among the hillside vineyards. For golfers who love anything new, the Franciacorta golf course is the only course in Italy created on typically American lines.
There is, however, a familiar face: Peo Tadini, a former national player who was appointed green keeper to superintend the new course, calling on his considerable experience to take it to maximum competition levels.
Comment read on the Peugeot Golf Guide
The Golf of Franciacorta is situated close to Lake Iseo . This is not the most famous of the Italian "Great Lakes", but the wild scenary here is well worth seeing, as is the Monte Isola, located in the middle of the lake and offering superb views over the Alps. Along with the Domaine Impérial in Switzerland, this course is one of the rare examples in Europe of the often controversial style (but always true to the spirit of golf) of American designer Pete Dye, who here worked together with Marco Croze, one of the more prolific Italian course architects. The course is laid out on slightly hilly but never tiring terrain. The style is blatantly American, with water on almost half the holes and two island greens, so you can forget the bump and run shots. Despite this, average players can have a lot of fun, as all the difficulties are clear to see and game strategy is obvious.
Major cities: Desenzano - Brescia
Airport: Verona VRN - Milan Bergamo BGY
Golf course in the area:
Arzaga - 27 holes
Bogliaco - 18 holes
Ca' degli Ulivi - 27 holes
Chervò - 27 holes
Colli Berici - 18 holes
Franciacorta - 27 holes
Gardagolf - 27 holes
Paradiso del Garda - 18 holes
Verona - 18 holes
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.