Uncover the beauty of Northern Italy & its lakes
From the Alps to the plains, Northern Italy has no shortage of great golf courses and arguably hosts a handful of the countries best. From the stunning Lakes including Garda and Como, Turin, Milan and Verona there is a wide variety of brilliant destinations to choose from and play. For true golf fans Royal Park Roveri Golf Club will be high on the list of courses to play as Italy’s top golf course, located in Turin.
The region itself is often referred to as ‘The Lakes’ since it is home to fifteen of them, yet this area of Italy is also home to some fabulous cities, the most famous of which being Milan, Europe’s home of fashion and design and the modern epitome of Italian grandeur.
Slightly further afield, travellers can visit the city of Bergamo, a quieter, more relaxed city that features a gorgeous old town with panoramic views of Lombardy’s great plains and mountains to the north. Finally, situated in the far northeast corner of Italy bordering both France and Switzerland, sits Turin - a lively alpine city packed full of culture, with historic architecture, a variety of museums, and fantastic alpine-Italian cuisine. Needless to say, a golf holiday to Northern Italy & the Lakes provides everything you could need and more.
Why book a golf holiday to Northern Italy & Lakes?
- Experience the metropolitan cities of Milan, Turin, Venice & Verona
- Explore beautiful landscapes, including Lake Como, Lake Garda & the Alps backdrop
- Cooler winters & very warm summers - Spring & Autumn perfect for golf
- Plenty of options for golfers, from fantastic resorts (such as Bogogno) or city & golf breaks in Turin
Top golf courses & breathtaking views
Italy has certainly been increasing in popularity with regards to golf breaks and as the excitement of the 2023 Ryder Cup draws closer, we’re sure this popularity will continue to soar. One thing you can guarantee when playing in the north of Italy is endless views of beautiful landscapes, you’ll never grow tired of playing with these backdrops.
There is a wide variety of golf on offer, summed up in three incredible resorts in the area. The first of which is the Bogogno Golf Resort; opened in 2014, making it fairly young compared to some resorts, it is home to two fantastic 18-hole golf courses. The two courses on offer, Banora and Del Conte, are ranked in Italy’s top 20 golf courses and provide a welcome challenge for golfers of any stature. The resort itself has excellent leisure facilities, vibrant bars, and restaurants serving locally sourced and authentic Italian cuisine.
There is so much choice in the north of Italy from Turin, home to one of Italy’s top golf courses and European Tour venue, Royal Park Roveri Golf Club, to the very east of Italy in Friuli Venezia, a remote part of the country that is blessed with stunning views and Udine Golf Club, a fantastic championship layout.
Circolo Golf Villa d’Este is a course that will leave you wanting more, 18 holes just simply isn’t enough! Built in 1926 it has plenty of history and you are bound to create lots of amazing memories on this course as you wind through the pine, ash and chestnut trees.
Situated above the shores of Lake Garda is Garda Golf & Country Club, a beautiful club that offers 27 holes of golfing heaven. It has wonderfully shaped fairways that aren’t too tight, water hazards ready to catch errant shots and pristine greens that run true.
Most popular golf holidays in Northern Italy & Lakes
Popular golf holidays in Northern Italy & Lakes
A glorious continental climate
Northern Italy is a vast region which is inhabited by some of Italy’s most famous/historic cities and geographical features and it is already extremely popular with tourists. However, a wealth of great golf courses exist here and golfers are beginning to take notice of their excellent quality and intricate designs.
There are many notable courses across this region however standouts are the excellent Golf Club Udine, the course at Circolo Golf Torino and Milan-based Le Robinie Golf Club.
Golfers can expect some of the finest weather in Europe in the region of Northern Italy, it's blessed with a glorious continental climate which means the courses are always in top-notch condition year-round.
The best time to go is in the summer months. Due to some of its city’s importance in the business world, flights into Northern Italy are fairly frequent from across the UK and you will never struggle to find suitable accommodation on your stay here. The region itself has a rich history of culture and art, with a host of sites to visit, along with typically fantastic Italian cuisine. The brilliant amenities on offer in the region, along with a high-quality golf offering, truly make Northern Italy a great place to visit for a golf holiday.
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Where to stay during your golf holiday to Northern Italy & Lakes
Northern Italy is a large region with many important and historic cities within it, so before booking your Northern Italy golf holiday it is important to identify exactly what you want to get out of your holiday. Whether it's purely to experience the regions immaculate courses or explore both the courses and the cities, there is an accommodation option for every group.
Chervo Golf Hotel Spa & Resort, overlooks the sparkling Lake Garda. The views from the resort are spectacular, and the golf course lives up to the quality of the vistas. With wide, sweeping fairways across the resort’s 27 championship golf holes. The resort itself offers a spa, luxurious rooms and excellent dining options. On top of those amenities, visitors can venture out of the resort on biking and hiking tours, all within 30 minutes of Verona airport. Chervo offers everything a golfer could need on their holiday.
Villaverde Hotel & Resort is an excellent eco-friendly resort located in the hills of Fagagna. Opened in 2016 the hotel incorporates natural light as well as taking advantage of the geothermal properties of the local area to keep its carbon footprint as low as possible. With 33 spacious modern rooms and an onsite golf course, spa, pool, gym and restaurant it's easy to see why this resort is growing in popularity.
NH Collection Piazza Carlina is an excellent choice of hotel for those who want to double up their golfing trip and explore the historic city of Turin. The hotel features historical surroundings which date right back to the 17th Century, the rooms have recently experienced a renovation and now offer golfers all the modern amenities they could hope.
Le Robinie Golf & Resort is a comfortable lodge-style hotel located a mere 20 minutes Milan. The hotel is a great choice for those wanting to stay within close proximity of the best local courses and within driving distance of the historic and popular city of Milan. With tastefully decorated rooms that overlook the nearby countryside, the hotel features a bustling bar and two wonderful Italian restaurants, along with the aforementioned Jack Nicklaus golf course.