Venetian dreams for golfers
“There is nothing that has struck me in my life like Venice. It is the wonder of the world. A damned ancient dream place, wonderful, immaterial, impossible, perverse, unreal. I arrived there in the evening, and the feeling of that evening and the bright next morning is now a part of me for the rest of my existence.” (Charles Dickens)
Experience the sensations narrated by Dickens with Italy4Golf: you have nine days to feel the thrill of the dream on your skin, to warm up when you wake up pulling the drive on three of the most famous courses in Italy.
The enchantment of the city of lovers, the most beautiful and poignant in the world where every alley and every canal is full of history and beauty, meets in this incredible experience the greens of Golf Venezia, Golf Montecchia and Golf Cà Della Nave.
Experience Venice in the evening, when the racket of daily tourism dies down, strolling through the narrow streets hidden away from the classic routes…
Waking up and having breakfast on the terrace overlooking the Grand Canal …
They are unique sensations, which pay off the journey and the hours spent on tour following the program of a magnificent golf holiday.
Here, about this, there would be some courses to know. Leave the cup and the view of the gondolas and follow Italy4Golf, let’s go!
Golf della Montecchia
Founded in 1988, Golf Della Montecchia was designed by British architect Tom Macaulay and financed by farsighted local entrepreneurs. The reception facilities were housed in an ancient noble complex that included a castle, a villa and a farm, and the clubhouse was built in place of an old tobacco drying house.
The design of the course, 18 holes Championship, has respected the existing nature, and the work of the greenkeepers has transformed the turf over time by introducing Bermudagrass everywhere. Montecchia was the site of some stages of the Challenge Tour (2001, 2002, 2013) and the Alps Tour (2010, 2021).
The attention to the sporting activities of the guests led to the opening of a fully equipped gym and swimming pool, while the palate is satisfied by the two restaurants inside the club, also open for meetings and events.
Circolo Golf Venezia
The first nine holes were built in 1928, in an Austrian fortress erected to defend the Venetian lagoon, under the guidance of the Scottish architect Cruikshank from the Maxwell M. Hart studio in Glasgow.
The origin of the project is to be found in a sort of diplomatic incident. The American industrialist Henry Ford, arrived in Venice for a short holiday with a golf bag, asked his friend Conte Volpi di Misurata where to practice on a links.
And there was not, in an Italy where this sport was still unknown. But from that year, in an area of about 100 hectares with the existing structures renovated and embellished, golfers visiting Venice could practice golf while breathing charm and Italian experience.
Expanded to 18 holes in 1951 by architect C.K. Cotton, the course is both parkland, thanks to the majestic trees, and links, due to the presence of open sea winds often insidious, that increase the challenge and require excellent game control.
Various Italian Open (1955, 1960, 1974), national and international tournaments, the coveted annual “Leone di San Marco” trophy and the visit of many personalities are the prestige of a golf course that you will always carry in your heart.
Ca’ della Nave Golf Club
The first one of the three golf courses designed in Italy in the late 1980s by the famous Arnold Palmer. It is inspired by nearby Venice, complicating the course with many water obstacles, present and treacherous in twelve of the eighteen holes.
Starting from the park that shades the seventeenth-century Villa Priuli Grimani Morosini, known precisely as Ca ‘Della Nave, a wonderful Venetian villa that today is the scene of classy receptions, Palmer has created a competitive path of the highest level, both in the technical and aesthetic result, giving life to an 18-hole par 72 Champion course of 6,350 meters inaugurated in 1988 with the Ladies Italian Open.
At the same time, the American champion designed a practical 9-hole Executive course, next to the main course for short game practice.
The landscape, the atmosphere and the quality of the accommodation make it a pleasant stop of this fascinating golf trip, thanks to the possibility of reaching Ca ‘Della Nave with a short trip from Venice
Cà Sagredo Hotel
This magnificent palace on Canal Grande gives its guests an exclusive experience, immersing their eyes in a riot of art and beauty.
Patrician residence of the noble Sagredo family, over the centuries it has challenged the ability of many contemporary artists, such as Sebastiano Ricci, Giambattista Tiepolo, Nicolò Bambini and Pietro Longhi, who have contributed to making this palace a real museum, recognized today as National Monument.
The evocative view of Canal Grande, the historic Rialto Market and Campo Santa Sofia, gives the atmosphere for an authentically Venetian and luxurious stay.
To top it all off, the restaurant L’Alcova and the prestigious terrace on Canal Grande offer unique food and wine experience.
Cruise the Lagoon
Venice, a city of sea, islands and lagoon. To get to know it all, you need a boat! And Italy4Golf has imagined for you a one-day cruise to discover the Venice lagoon, its history and culture.
On board to these traditional Venetian boats, led by local guides and powered by hybrid or electric motors, you will sail across the lagoon at the discovery of its many islands, each dotted with cultural sites and magical and exclusive places.
Private Venice guided tour
During a golf break, you can visit the city of lovers.
The passionate story of a private guide will accompany you to discover the most hidden alleys, the ancient Calli, which preserve centuries of maritime life stories. Here you will learn the secrets, magic and mysteries of an incredible city, dominated by the magnificence of the architecture and the beauty of the scenery.
Verona and its wines
Let’s leave the Venetian calli and the prestigious golf courses of the Venetian lagoon for a day, and move to a cellar!
The portion of the golf trip dedicated to food and wine begins in Bardolino, on the eastern hills of Lake Garda, with the tasting of local wines and EVO oil. The visit takes place in one of the most renowned wineries, active for years in hosting wine lovers from all over the world.
Afterward, art and culture ask to stop in Verona, accompanied on a tour by a local 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. Not for nothing, it has hosted for over half a century Vinitaly, an event of global significance, and it gives citizenship to some of the best wine varieties in the world.
To confirm this aspect, once left the city of Romeo and Juliet, the local sommelier appointed by Italy4Golf will accompany the golfer to Valpolicella, home of wines known all over the world. Here, while visiting a winery selected for the tour, guests will bow their sense of smell and taste in the presence of His Majesty Amarone. Once the presentations at the court have been made, it will be possible to play with the sensations that the wines reveal according to the cru, the blend and the annata.
In this Experience
- 9 nights in a double room + breakfast in 5*L “Cà Sagredo” Hotel
- 4 dinners at the hotel restaurant
- 4 dinners in characteristic restaurants, tasting typical local products
- 1 Day Venice Lagoon Cruise with dinner aboard
- 1 Day Visit in Verona with private guide & winery visit with tastings and dinner in Valpolicella area
- 1 Visit in Padua after golf in “La Montecchia GC”
- 1 Day Visit in Venice with a private guide
- 1 x 18-hole green fees at Cà della Nave Golf Club
- 1 x 18-hole green fee at La Montecchia Golf Club
- 2 x 18-hole green fee at Golf Club Venezia
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The demand for high-quality, exclusive experiences integrated into all-inclusive solutions perfectly fits into a complete, customised tourist offer, that not only means being able to practice golf in select, splendid golf clubs, but it also includes activities and proposals capable of making Italy4golf Experiences unforgettable.
All the I4G Experiences have been conceived by Italy4golf yet are developed and managed by selected local tour operators to make sure you get the most out of your golfing holiday.