Golf Club Garlenda

Via del Golf 7,

Garlenda, Liguria 17033

  • Office

    +39 0182 580 012
  • Fax

    +39 0182 580 561
  • Golf pro


About the course

  • The Course:

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

  • Surroundings:


  • Designer:

    John Harris

SSS or slope






How to get there:

50 km NE of San Remo

From A10 Autostrada (motorway) take exit Albenga and follow direction Garlenda/Airport Villanova/Garessio. After 1.3 km at roundabout turn left direction Garlenda/Airport Villanova. After 4 km turn right direction Garlenda/Villanova Airport. After o.9 km at roundabout turn left direction Garlenda onto the SP6 (Via Roma). After 1.6 km turn right into Golf Club Garlenda.

Golf Club Garlenda

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

Est. 1965

Golf Club Garlenda nestles down in the attractive Lerrone Valley, with the Torrente Lerrone (river) separating one half of the course from the other. Wooded hills rise up on either side of the valley, with many olive trees prominent alongside the course and flanking several fairways.

The course may lack the length to see an early return by the European Tour, but it does lay down a solid golfing test, with nicely shaped and well-maintained holes laid out in this quiet and picturesque countryside setting. Much of the course occupies relatively flat terrain, where generally good-width fairways, some a little tighter, lead you to large and sloping putting surfaces.

Expansive bunkering protects the greens and is often found along the fairways, although its shallow profile creates less impact than if mounded or raised-fronted bunkers were used. Beware Harris's use of a single bunker often deployed about 30 yards short of the green. Several holes are played alongside the wide Torrente Lerrone, while the good-length par-3 13th demands a carry across the river to find the safety of the "dance floor".

This very pleasant parkland layout, challenging at times, more forgiving at others, finishes with three nicely dog-legging holes, which are played along a slightly more undulating part of the course.

List of courses: Italy - North West


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Handicap required.

Green fees

Contact club for green fee details.

Other information

Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

Golf Club Garlenda hosted the Italian Open Championship in 1971 (see our Tournaments section > by Venue > Garlenda). The Club was founded by Enrico Galleani.

The village of Garlenda sits in the valley of Lerrone, and became known for having the largest trotting race track in Europe. In the area around Garlenda you will find olives, wine and fruit being cultivateed. The town centre comprises a gathering of houses surrounding the baroque parish church, Natività dell Vergine, built in the 17th century.


  • Foresteria3-star

    Via del Golf 7, 17033 Garlenda

    +39 0182 583 813

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    Where better to stay than at Garlenda's onsite accommodation, called "Foresteria". Instant access to the golf course and practice facilities, and top-quality Italian cuisine in the charming clubhouse restaurant.

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  • La Meridiana5-star

    Via ai Castelli 11, 17033 Garlenda

    +39 0182 580 271

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    Bordering the fairways of Garlenda Golf Club and just a few kilometres from the beach at Alassio, lies the enchanting La Meridiana, a Relais & Châteaux member since 1979. It is a quiet country residence where you can relax and enjoy the Ligurian lifestyle against a backdrop of olive groves, with the pleasant aroma of myrtle and broom in the air.

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