Area: Lake Como
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Designed by: Jack Nicklaus
Opened in: 1994
Electric trolley: No
Closing Day: None
Milan - Como
Malpensa MXP - Linate LIN - Bergamo BGY
week-day: € 70.00
week-end: € 80.00
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Nicklaus, the United States champion, was instrumental in the planning
of this course, and with his conclusive contribution of professional
experience he has established this 18-hole course with distinctive
technical and atmospheric qualities. It is already considered one of the
most demanding courses in Italy and is of absolute international value.
In the early nineties Jack Nicklaus found about 70 hectares of level ground between Olgiate and Solbiate Olona that without a doubt by digging and sculpturing was destined to be Le Robinie golf course. Thus he created a masterpiece of hills, terraces, bunkers and lakes, unmistakably the mark of the "Golden Bear". There are more then a hundred of his courses throughout the world, but Le Robinie is the only one in Italy and is already considered one of the best in Europe. Nicklaus, a true perfectionist, modified and corrected most of the 18 holes until he reached his goal: to create a demanding but not "punishing" course where it is possible for golfers of all levels from beginners to professionals to play (there are five tee off areas for every hole) and enjoy themselves.
The course and the most spectacular hole
At Le Robinie, an attack-strategy is advisable for better players but, in order not to be too risky, one can also play defensively with good results if the ampitheatre shape of most of the holes which allows the player to easily see the hazards is taken into consideration. Scenically, hole 4 is perhaps the course1s most spectacular hole. The lake is on the right for the first shot and a series of very deep bunkers, unique in Europe, are on the line of the second shot, which makes it not only beautiful but also a very exciting hole.
Comment read on the Peugeot Golf Guide
Mid-way between Milan, Varese and the unavoidable Lake Maggiore, Le Robinie is one of the most prestigious course, courtesy of its designer Jack Nicklaus. There are other, less fashionable and perhaps more creative architects, but the Golden Bear label is a quality guarantee even if all his courses do tend to follow more or less the same model, depending on the engineer. On terrain as flat as this, American experience is useful indeed and the excavation work made to contour the course was quite remarkable, including many water hazards in order to recover the earth which has been arranged to form amphitheatres around the holes. A lot of though also went into the shapes of bunkers and greens, giving a very graphic look to the whole layout. From the back tees, this very open and forthright course is for experienced players only.