Golf Club Bergamo - L'Albenza

Via Longoni 12,

Alemenno San Bartolomeo, nr Bergamo, Lombardia 24030

  • Office

    +39 035 640 028
  • Pro shop

    +39 035 643 288
  • Fax

    +39 035 643 066

About the course

  • The Course:

    27 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and open countryside.

  • Designer:

    Original 18 holes designed by English course architect C.K. "Ken" Cotton with Martin A.F. Sutton (1961). A third nine, the Magnetti-nine (Red?), added by Italian course architect Marco Croze and Australian pro golfer Tom Linskey (1988).

SSS or slope

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Blue-Yellow combination. The Red-nine, at 2950 metres from the back tees, is fractionally shorter than the other two nines.






How to get there:

50 km NE of Milan

From the A4 Milan - Venezia motorway (south west of Bergamo) take the Capriate exit. After toll booth, follow direction Bergamo / Pointe San Pietro. After 10.7 km at roundabout follow direction Lecco (ignore Pointe San Pietro centre). After o.8 km at roundabout (in front of chateau style house) take direction Lecco. After 2 km turn right direction Barzana / Almenno San Bartolemeo. After 1.1 km turn left direction Palazzago / Golf Bergamo, and continue to follow signs for 1.9 km (sharp eyes needed) through Barzana to Bergamo Golf.

Golf Club Bergamo L'Albenza

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1961

Golf Club Bergamo L'Albenza is home to one of Italy's greatest professional golfers, Costantino Rocca, as well as a delightfully challenging 27-hole golf course. Steep-sided hills with houses and villages delicately perched, and fast running streams, characterise this pre-Alpine setting just outside Bergamo. Plenty of those steep-sided banks and small streams are also be found on the course itself.

With often tightish tree-lined fairways and plenty of undulation, especially on the Blue and Red nines, you'll need your A-game to score well here. Elevation changes are plentiful, although not too arduous to walk. The layout places a premium on good course management and straight hitting, especially on the handful of occasions when the small streams threaten.

Although competitions are usually played on the Blue-Yellow combination, the quality and layout of the newer Red-nine is up to the standard of the other two nines ... and the Red has the most picturesque views. With all three nines featuring strong and testing layouts, it doesn't matter to much which combination you play. If possible, try to fit in all 27.

List of courses: Italy - North West


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends. Closed Mondays.

Must book in advance. Proof of handicap required

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (mid-March thru July and Sept/Oct): weekdays €70; weekends €100.

Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2021].

Other information

Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

"L'Albenza" is a name taken from this particular area to the north west of Bergamo. The course hosted the Italian Open championship in 1996, won by Jim Payne of England.

Most famously in golf terms, Bergamo-L'Albenza was home to a certain caddie, who became a European Tour professional, and in 1995 very nearly won The Open Championship at St Andrews. Costantino Rocca narrowly missed out at The Open, losing in a 4-hole play-off to John Daly of the USA.

Published ranking

Italy's 14th best course (Golf World, 2022).
Continental Europe's 189th best course (Golf World, 2023).


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