Golf in VILLA D'ESTE | Golf in Italy

Area: Lake Como

Holes: 18

Par: 69

Teebox in metres:

Men: 5,546

Ladies: 4,887

Teebox in yards:

Men: 6,066

Ladies: 5,344

Designed by: Peter Gannon

Opened in: 1926

Type: Forest

Caddie: Yes

Buggy: Yes

Electric trolley: Yes

Trolley: Yes

Clubs: Yes

Closing Day: Tuesday

Nearest Town(s):
Como - Milan - Lugano

Nearest Airport(s):
Malpensa MXP - Linate LIN - Bergamo BGY - Lugano LUG

Official green fees:

week-day: € 100.00

week-end: € 120.00

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The Villa d'Este Golf Club lies beyond the wonderful lake of Montorfano in a splendid setting in the sunny Brianza. The course is situated at a height of 1200 feet in what may well be described as a Scottish landscape. Golfers will find play pleasant even in the heat of August.
The course was designed in 1926 by Peter Gannon and the 18 holes wend their way between chestnut groves, birch and pine woods. It is considered one of the most varied and difficult of the European "par 69" courses. This is borne out by the number of important international tournaments held at the Villa d'Este each year. The club house has views over some of the holes and the lake of Montorfano.

Comment read on the Peugeot Golf Guide 
Designed in 1926 by Peter Gannon, Villa D'Este has rapidly become one of the gems of Italian golf courses, much of which is due to a location close to the long Lake Como, where small harbours give way to exotic gardens around superb villas. The finest of these villas in Cernobbio has been transformed into one of the most charming hotels you could wish to find, the ideal site for a holiday... if not on too tight a budget. Villa d'Este, alongside the small lake of Montorfano, is a rather hilly course set amidst pine, chestnut and birch trees but is easily walkable all the same. Yardage is not too demanding but you need to develop good technique to play well here, bending the ball both ways especially on the six par 3s. There are only two par 5s but both offer a real chance of a birdie. A superb club-house adds the final touch to this tranquil and elegant site. 

Region located in the Lombardy region, north of Milan

Major cities: Como - Lecco - Bellagio


Airports: Milan Malpensa MXP - Milan Linate LIN - Lugano LUG



Being a tourist destination, Lake Como is popular for its landscapes, wildlife, and spas. It is a venue for sailingwindsurfing, and kite surfing.
In the area surrounding Lake Como there are several farms which produce goods such as honey, olive oil, cheese, milk, eggs and salamis. Visitors can find lists of these farms and typically visit the farm itself in person to make their purchases.


Golf courses in the area:

Barlassina - 18 holes

Carimate - 18 holes

La Pinetina - 18 holes

Lecco - 18 holes

Le Robinie - 18 holes

Menaggio - 18 holes

Milano - 27 holes

Monticello - 36 holes

Villa d'Este - 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 ValchiavennaValtellina 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 TonaleBormioLivigno 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 BergamoBresciaComoCremonaLeccoLodiMantuaMilan (regional capital), Monza and BrianzaPaviaSondrio and Varese




Along the western side of Lake Como, between Como and Bellagio, lies a journey of discovery of the Sacro Monte of Ossuccio on the Island of Comacina, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This area is a cluster of old Medieval towns, 18th-Century villas and mountainous nature trails.

The territory of Como is rather varied, with the aforementioned mountainous areas, lakes and valleys. The City of Como lies at the base of Mount Brunate and is surrounded by hills and the Alpine foothills that watch over the southern part of Lake Como. 
Beginning with Como, at the furthest point of the western arm of the lake, one encounters beautiful communities one after the other, tucked away in the mountains that lie alongside the calm waters. 

All the lakeside towns are perfect vacation spots year-round. They are accessbile reached by boat, funicualr or car, via little roads with splendid views of nature unspoiled. Everywhere in Como, homage is paid to native Alessandro Volta, the celebrated inventor of the battery. 


Lake Como


Lake Como


Lake Como


Lake Como


Lake Como




Lake Como


Lake Como