Area: Veneto

Holes: 18

Par: 72

Teebox in metres:

Men: 6,350

Teebox in yards:

Men: 6,9444

Designed by: Arnold Palmer

Opened in: 1988

Type: Parkland

Caddie: No

Buggy: Yes

Electric trolley: No

Trolley: Yes

Clubs: Yes

Closing Day: None

Nearest Town(s):
Venice - Padua

Nearest Airport(s):
Venezia VCE - Treviso TSF

In the design of the course, which is due to the professional skill and experience of the Arnold Palmer studio, there is a clear influence of American golfing culture. First of all there is a great deal of water which plays a strategic role, forcing golfers to be always aware of its presence. Hills, hillocks and undulations are  located all along the holes and around the greens; this feature makes the course unique in its kind in Italy, and certainly does not make life easy if your stroke is not quite perfect. This is all enlivened by clumps  of tall trees and enormous bunkers, which require careful assessment before making every stroke. At the start of each hole there are tees of various shapes and sizes, varying in number from two to four; besides shifting the axis of play, this feature also makes the game more enjoyable. The foundation of the fairways , the mechanical structure of which has been modified by spreading tons of organic substance and by optimizing maintenance work, completes the picture of a course that represents an important innovation in Italian golf.  

Comment read on the Peugeot Golf Guide
This course is located in the Venetian countryside a little way off Treviso road on one of those country estates where the wealthier Venetians used to spend their summer. Still here are some superb gardens and the 16th century Villa Grimani Morosini, now restored but not used as a clubhouse. This arnold Palmer layout is the only course to utilize the typical features of Italy, obviously meaning omnipresent water - we are close to Venice after all - in the shape of canals and little lakes. This is very much the case on the 14th hole, where the fairway and green are virtually islands on their own. Palmer excavated a lot of earth to build this very intelligent course, which is fun to play with friends and where the difficulties are more apparent than real, except for a number of very large sand-traps that your average hacker dislikes intensely. This very good layout deserves immaculate green-keeping... so watch this space.

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