Area: Lake Varese - Lake Maggiore
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Designed by: C. Blamford
Opened in: 1934
Type: Forest - Parkland
Electric trolley: Yes
Closing Day: Monday
Varese - Como
Malpensa MXP - Lugano LUG - Linate LIN
week-day: € 70.00
week-end: € 70.00
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massive gray square structure of the Monastery of Luvinate stands out
clearly from the green of the golf course which slopes gently down the
Campo dei Fiori: this is the Varese Golf Club, one of the most renowned
and characteristic of the old established clubs. It was not new to
Varese as one of the first courses in Italy was created at the Hotel
Excelsior in 1898. The medieval monastery of Luvinate dates back to the
XII century and makes ideal premises for a club house. Skilfully
restored, it has housed the club house since 1934 and the historical and
architectural setting is unique. The 18-hole course comes up to
expectations in all ways and is pervaded with the atmosphere of the
club's long history.
Comment read on the Peugeot Golf Guide
Varese is a city that has developed only recently, located between Lake Lugano and Milan. This course was built above Lake Varese, one of the smallest lakes in Lombardy, where the climate is particularly mild and sunny. The more religious-minded golfer won't want to miss visiting the Sacro Mont, the site of a great pilgrimage to the Virgin Mary plus the added bonus of wonderful views over lakes and mountains. This region is not only a tourist destination, it also worth visiting for the originality of this course. It might not be very long but the hilly terrain requires a certain level of fitness and control when hitting the ball from tricky situations and sloping lies. Club selection is seldom straightforward, especially since a number of greens are elevated and many are two-tiered, making accuracy a must. If your round didn't go so well, the superb clubhouse (a former monastery) offers solace and consolation from where you can admire the beautiful landscape.
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.