Circolo Golf Villa D'Este


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Circolo Golf Villa D'Este Est. 1926

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Circolo Golf Villa D'Este: Also known as Montorfano, the fabulous golf course at Ville D'Este is understandably rated one of Italy's best. The quality of the golfing treat that awaits here is quickly revealed at the downhill par-5 1st and returning uphill par-4 2nd.

Mature fir trees together with occasional oak, birch and chestnut provide tree-lined avenues where both short and long-hitters should feel at ease. The fairways are generally wide enough not to induce too much trepidation on the tee.

The five-hole stretch from the 3rd to the 7th includes three par-3s that alternate with two short par-4s. This is where the course loses out in terms of overall length versus some of Italy's other top layouts. However, what the front-nine lacks in length is more than offset by the quality of both the front and back-nines.

From the doglegging par-4 8th onward, Ville D'Este can rightly be described as sensational. Plenty of good length par-4s and 5s, and three more par-3s, exude a picture-perfect look; their stylish greenside bunkering complemented by tall mature trees that frame each hole. The course culminates with the fabulous short uphill par-4 18th; Villa D'Este's splendidly palatial clubhouse looking down on proceedings from above.

Perhaps views onto nearby Lake Montorfano are not as abundant as one would hope. But any perceived shortage of lake views is countered by the elegance of the course itself and more distant vistas of rustic villages nestling on partly wooded mountain slopes.

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Making Contact

Circolo Golf Villa D'Este
Via Cantù 13,
Montorfano, nr Como, Lombardia 22030
Italy
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Office   +39 031 200 200
Pro Shop   +39 031 200 898
Fax

  +39 031 200 786

Email   info@golfvilladeste.com
Website   www.golfvilladeste.com
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Golf Pro
 
Alessandro Frigerio
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Academy
 
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined parkland.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Woodland and residential.
 
Designer: Peter Gannon
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 5732 5548 4887
Par 69 69 69
SSS or Slope 71 70 71.3
 
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How2Get There?

50 km N of Milan
From the A9 motorway (just south of Como), take the Como Sud exit and follow signs for Lecco-Bergamo. After approx 7.5 km, in Lipomo, take a right turn at roundabout direction Montorfano. After 2.4 km turn right immediately after narrow traffic-light controlled street in Montofarno. After 1 km golf is on your right.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 overseas visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays €100; weekends €120. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends. Closed Mondays.  Must book in advance. Proof of handicap required.
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Other Information
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Villa D'Este has hosted the Italian Open Championship on numerous occasions in the past, most recently in 1972 (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Villa D'Este).

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Published Ranking
2016 Golf World rating: 49th best course in continental Europe.
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Location

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Latitude: (45.777399)
Longitude: (9.135757)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Palace Hotel, Como 4-star
Lungo Lario Trieste 16, 22100 Como.
+39 031 23 391
www.palacehotel.it

The Palace Hotel in Como offers 62 rooms, including 4 new junior suites with lake view, 2 executive rooms with view of the Cathedral, 38 double classic rooms with city view and 18 lake view rooms. Comfortable spaces with a modern twist, respect the art deco atmosphere of this luxury Como lakeside hotel.

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Hotel Barchetta Excelsior 4-star
Piazza Cavour 1, 22100 Como.
+39 031 3221
www.hotelbarchetta.it

This refined, modern and quiet 84-guest room hotel, is located in the city centre, overlooking Lake Como. The rooms, enriched with soft fabrics, offer comfortable accommodation; several have lakefront views.

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