Extraordinary tour between lakes and vineyards
I’m walking on the shore, cuddled by a gentle and refreshing breeze. Today my golf round was lucky, eighteen holes surrounded by vineyards and beauty. Actually I’m halfway my golf trip, and I can admit that I could not make a better choice booking this holiday so full of emotions.
I could describe every minute of my trip, but it will be enough remembering these shores to recall Garda and Iseo lakes, natural paradise that host some of the more fascinating Italian golf courses, celebrated and commemorated in the clubhouses of everywhere.
Italy is definitely the ultimate Golf Destination.
4 nights in double room + breakfast at L’Albereta (5 stars relais)
4 night in double room + breakfast at Villa Cortine Palace Hotel (5 stars)
3 dinners in local restaurants
4 dinners in hotel restaurants
Full day guided Visit to Verona & Valpolicella Cellar (Amarone wine area) with tastings and dinner
Historical tour in Brescia with brunch
Tour of Franciacorta wine cellars and cruise on Iseo Lake
1 x 18-hole green fee at the Chervò Golf Club San Vigilio
2 x 18-hole green fee at the Garda Golf Country Club
1 x 18-hole green fee at the Franciacorta Golf Club
WHERE WILL YOU PLAY
27 holes championship course divided into three paths: Benaco par 36, Solferino par 36 and San Martino par 35. On the first two was held the 77° Italia Open in 2020.
For the lovers of pure technique, there are 9 additional executive holes – each one par 3 – that allow pro and amateur to play short game and improve approach and putting, as well as helping the beginners.
The Chervò San Vigilio Golf Club hosted the 77th, Italian Open.
At San Vigilio you can play on different courses every time, thanks to the generous dimensions of the area, that permit greenkeepers to vary at will the consistency of the roughs, and thanks to the presence of many water hazards , with an abundance of wide bunkers both on the side of the green and in insidious points along the fairways.
Hard not to know, at least for fame, since it hosted three editions of the Italia Open (1997, 2003, 2018). With its three paths surrounded by a unique ecosystem, according to experts, Gardagolf is one of the best golf courses built in the last decades. Realized in an area of more than 110 hectares, it is signed by Cotton, Pennick, Steel & Partners, excellent in creating 27 demanding holes without modifying the existing geological structure and taking advantage of every glimpse of an amazing panorama.
The result? A challenging but not impossible course, able to entertain players of every skill level.
Gardagolf Country Club offers a challenging route inserted in a panorama of extraordinary beauty..
With this stop, Italy4Golf brings golf tourists closer to Lake Iseo. In a valley rich in water and vegetation, the designers of the Franciacorta Golf Club – architects Pete Dye and Marco Croze, have created a true sports oasis between woods and vineyards.
The course engages the player on slopes shaded by centuries-old trees in a park rich in ponds and panoramic views, capable of relaxing between one green and the next. Alongside the first eighteen holes, named Brut and Satèn in honor of local wine productions, were later added the nine Rosè, challenging addition to the golfer who never gets tired.
Over the years, the Franciacorta Golf Club has hosted many national and international tournaments.
WHERE YOU WILL STAY
L’Albereta – Relais & Chateaux
Near the romantic Iseo Lake
Here you can spend the first days of the tour.
L’Albereta is the ideal starting point for customized itineraries, destined to reach with brief trips the main art cities of the territory, especially Milan, Bergamo and Brescia.
A splendid relais in Franciacorta
L’Albereta is a pearl nestled between sweet slopes and never-ending vineyards in Franciacorta, which everyone knows as the birthplace of taste and hospitality. In this relais, the guest enjoys an unforgettable experience and experiment an explosion of scents and taste from the numerous restaurants.
Villa Cortine Palace Hotel
From a lake to another, the golfer looks out towards new views and he stay in a vintage residence, refined and elegant, distant and romantic, that let him admire Garda Lake from above a hill.
Originally a nineteenth-century villa, Villa Cortine Palace is today a modern hotel with charming spaces, that can offer high quality services and old-style attentions, where pamper yourself absorbed in the centennial park and in a timeless beauty.
Guests who choose to stay here and take advantage of a careful, refined and original gourmet food service, as the one in Villa Cortine, will remain enraptured and gladfully seat until they’d tried the last course.
IN ADDITION TO GOLF
Valpolicella guided winery tour
Our sommelier will take you in Valpolicella, birthplace of wines known all over the world.
Here, during the visit to a wine cellar selected for the tour, the guests will bow down their sense of smell and taste to His Majesty the Amarone, one of the most famous and appreciated wines in the world.
Once made the introductions in king’s court, it will be time to play with the sensations that wine reaveals according to cru, blend and vintage.
The day will end with dinner at a renowned winery.
Verona guided tour
Afterward, art and culture ask to stop in Verona, accompanied on tour by our guide with a deep knowledge of the millenary history of the city.
Regarding the glass, Verona is the Italian representative in the selected group of the Great Wine Capitals.
It is no coincidence that for over half a century it has hosted Vinitaly, an event of global significance, and gives citizenship to some of the best wine varieties in the world.
To confirm this aspect, once the golfer leaves the city of Romeo and Juliet, the local sommelier appointed by Italy4Golf will take you in Valpolicella,
Brescia and its history
Brescia certainly deserves a visit, to rest the body after the exercise, but not the mind eager for knowledge. Named Brixia in the ancient times and founded over 3200 years ago, the city is an important regional centre since pre-romans times. Its historical centre hosts some of the most preserved public buildings of the northern Italy and many monuments, such as the medieval castle, the old and new cathedral, the rinascimental Piazza della Loggia and the rationalist Piazza della Vittoria.
The archeological monumental area of the roman forum and the monastic complex of San Salvatore-Santa Giulia became UNESCO world heritage.