Franciacorta Golf Club

Via Provinciale 34/B,

Nigoline di Corte Franca, nr Brescia, Lombardia 25040

  • Office

    +39 030 984 167
  • Pro shop

    +39 030 982 8330
  • Fax

    +39 030 984 393
  • Golf pro

    Massimo Confalonieri / Andrea Zani

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside and woodland.

  • Designer:

    Pete Dye & Marco Croze
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
5921
5630
4955
Par
73
71
71
SSS or slope
72.6
70.1
71.8

At the same location:

Above distances are for the championship course (Brut & Saten nines). Also at Franciacorta is the par-34 Rose-nine (2593 m from back tees) and a 9-hole par-27 Executive course (892 metres).

Location

Latitude:

45.623147

Longitude:

10.002403

How to get there:

75 km NE of Milan

From the A4 (Milano - Venezia Autostrada), approx 15 km west of Brescia, take the Rovato exit and follow the SP49 (Via Iseo / Via Provinciale) direction Corta Franca. After approx 5 km turn left at Franciacorta Golf Club sign. After 400 m enter golf club.

Franciacorta Golf Club

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.

Est. 1986

Franciacorta Golf Club: A visit to Franciacorta provides the opportunity not only to sample the region's excellent wines, but also to enjoy the spectacular views and challenges of Franciacorta Golf Club. At times quite testing, at others more forgiving, this varied and immensely scenic layout was crafted by legendary course designer, Pete Dye, supported by Italian course architect, Marco Croze.

With vineyards and quiet, rural countryside all around, the course is laid out over pleasantly undulating terrain, which gently slopes away from the clubhouse. Water dangerously threatens on the opening five holes of the front-nine and opening three of the back-nine, all of them skirting alongside a good-sized lake (although nothing quite the size of nearby Lake Iseo - located four kilometres to the north).

The par-3 11th may only measure 120 metres from the tips, but the relatively small island green provides little margin for error. Other greens, notably on the par-4 2nd, par-3 5th and par-4 12th are surrounded by water on just three sides!

A liberal scattering of many varieties of trees gives a partly open, partly tree-lined feel to the layout, especially on the second half of each nine where you get away from the water. Beyond the course the wooded foothills of the Alps rise up in the foreground, while more substantive peaks feature in the distance, providing a scenic backdrop to many of the holes.
List of courses: Italy - North West

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays €50; weekends €78.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Franciacorta is home to a thriving wine growing industry, not least the famous Berlucchi label. Guido Berlucchi was a gentleman farmer in nearby Borgonato, who, in the 1950s, produced a still white wine called Pinot del Castello. In 1954 he met with Franco Ziliani, a young man of the area, and a recent graduate of the Institute of Enology in Alba. Ziliani talked with Guido Berlucchi about his dream of producing a Franciacorta wine that could hold its own against Champagne. In spite of a host of start-up difficulties, the foundations where laid for an operation that realised Franco Ziliani's dream - a sparkling white wine that certainly does hold its own against Champagne.

Where2Stay

  • Relaisfranciacorta4-star

    Via Manzoni n.29 - Colombaro di Corte Franca, nr Brescia

    +39 030 98 84 234

    Visit website
    A wonderful 4-star hotel in the heart of nature, converted from an ancient farmhouse that dates back to the 17th century, with 50 guest rooms and 9 conference rooms.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Franciacorta

    • Golf within 30 km:

      No

  • L'Albereta5-star

    Via V. Emanuele 11, Erbusco, nr Brescia

    +39 030 776 0550

    Visit website
    The hotel L'Albereta is a luxury villa-hotel, located in Franciacorta, an area where great wines are produced. Tranquility coupled with exquisitely refined interiors and superb cuisine are among the hallmarks of this 5-star hideaway.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Franciacorta

    • Golf within 30 km:

      No

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