Area: Lake Maggiore

Holes: 18

Par: 72

Teebox in metres:

Men: 5,888

Ladies: 5,215

Teebox in yards:

Men: 6,439

Ladies: 5,703

Designed by: C. Blamford

Opened in: 1934

Type: Forest - Parkland

Caddie: No

Buggy: Yes

Electric trolley: Yes

Trolley: Yes

Clubs: Yes

Closing Day: Monday

Nearest Town(s):
Varese - Como

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

The 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. 

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