Golf Club Biella "Le Betulle"

4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Golf Club Biella "Le Betulle" Est. 1958

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Golf Club Biella "Le Betulle": Often regarded as Italy's top golf course, it's easy to see why "Le Betulle" (the Birches) at Biella Golf Club is so highly rated. The very strong and challenging John Morrison layout occupies pleasantly undulating terrain, with many elevated tees and attractive dog-legging holes in the mix.

In a serenely natural woodland setting, the plentiful array of mature silver birch, oak, chestnut and fir trees, create a classic parkland golfing environment. Running alongside and across several holes, small water ditches will keep you on your mettle, ensuring the need for good course management. Many picturesque mountain views from the course underline Biella's Piemonte setting, with the mighty Alps starting their upward journey just a few kilometres to the north and west.

Amongst many challenging and memorable holes are the par-5s that close-out each of the two nine-hole loops. But its the snaking par-5 16th that will keep you coming back for more - until you've figured out how best to play it. With green-keeping staff producing excellent quality fairways and greens, Biella has much to admire. A must play course if you are visiting Milan or Turin, or anywhere in between.

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Golf Club Biella - Le Betulle
Regione Valcarozza 2,
Magnano Biellese, nr Biella, Piemonte 13887
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Office   +39 015 679 151
Pro Shop   +39 015 679 151

  +39 015 679 276

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Golf Pro
Maurizio Guerisoli
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
Surroundings: Woodland.
Designer: John S.F. Morrison (long-term associate of Harry Colt, and partner in the firm Colt, Alison & Morrison Ltd).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6497 6125 5341
Par 73 73 73
SSS or Slope 74 72 74
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How2Get There?

60 km NE of Turin
From the A5 (E25) Turin-Aosta motorway north of Turin, exit onto the A4 motorway direction Santhia. Take the Albiano exit from the motorway, and follow direction Albiano, then Bollengo/Biella. After 7.5 km, at traffic lights in Bollengo, turn right then immediately left, and follow the S338 direction Magnano/Biella. After 8.5 km golf is on your right (directly off the S338 Biella-Bollengo road; ignore turning to Magnano).

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays €75; weekends €115. [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.  Must book in advance. Handicap required
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Other Information
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities
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Did you know?

Biella offers travelling golfers comfortable dormy-house accommodation in its Lodge, as well as sumptuous Italian cuisine in the club's first-class restaurant. | The name Le Betulle means The Birches. | As a top-rated Italian course it is somewhat surprising the club has not hosted the Italian Open championship. However, it did play host to the 2006 European Amateur championship, won by a much acclaimed amateur golfer from Northern Ireland, Rory McIlroy (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Biella).

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Published Ranking
2016 Golf World rating: 54th best course in continental Europe.
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Latitude: (45.482958)
Longitude: (7.979953)
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Le Betulle Golf Hotel & Ristorante 3-star
Regione Valcarozza 2, 13887 Magnano (Biella)
+39 015 679 357

Open from March to November, double and single rooms are available alongside the golf clubhouse. A relaxing stay and excellent cuisine are guaranteed.

Golf at this hotel Biella
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Hotel Astoria 4-star
Viale Roma 9, 13900 Biella.
+39 015 402 750

Just 50 metres from Biella Station, the Hotel Astoria is located in the city centre. It offers a combination of tradition and modernity, with elegant rooms equipped with flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. All the rooms are air conditioned, and feature carpeted floors and light-wood furniture.

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