Area: Lake Como
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Designed by: Peter Gannon
Opened in: 1926
Electric trolley: Yes
Closing Day: Tuesday
Como - Milan - Lugano
Malpensa MXP - Linate LIN - Bergamo BGY - Lugano LUG
week-day: € 100.00
week-end: € 120.00
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.