Golf Club Lugano

3+ (3 gold): one of our top-rated 3-star courses, worthy of 3½ stars.
   Golf Club Lugano Est. 1923

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Golf Club Lugano: Located alongside the village of Magliaso, a short distance inland from Lake Lugano, this often tight and technical layout demands accurate shot-making rather than brute force and power. Laid out on generally flattish terrain, the course is bisected by the River Magliasina, with almost half the holes played closely alongside or crossing over the river at some point. Although the river is not in play on the 10th and 11th holes, the start to the back-nine also contains its own potential water adventures, courtesy of two ponds that protect the approach to the green of the short par-4 10th. One of the ponds then needs to be carried at the good-length par-3 11th. On the few holes where water is not in play, attractive lines of mature birch and pine trees define and separate the fairways, ensuring the course has a pleasant parkland feel. Several holes take on a garden-like appearance where rhododendrons and azaleas provide extra splashes of colour around the course. Steep, tree-clad hills rise up in all directions beyond the course, contrasting with the layout itself, which occasionally includes some gentle undulations, interspersed between the predominantly flatter sections. Adding to the technical demands of this relatively short and at times compact layout, expansive, stylish bunkering is usually deployed around the generally large and undulating greens.

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Making Contact

Golf Club Lugano
via Boett, Magliaso,
nr Lugano, Ticino CH-6983
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Office   +41 (0)91 606 15 57
Pro Shop   +41 (0)91 606 46 76

  +41 (0)91 606 65 58

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Golf Pro
Several (including European Tour Professional, Paolo Quirici)
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Golf School Paolo Quirici
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined parkland.
Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
Surroundings: Woodland, open countryside and residential. The course is close to Lake Lugano, but without direct lakeside holes.
Designer: Donald (Don) Harradine, with later modifications designed by Cabell Robinson
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 5575 5258 4629
Par 70 70 70
SSS or Slope 69.2 67.5 69
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How2Get There?

7 km SW of Lugano
From Hwy 2 (E35), to the north-west of Lugano, take exit 49 (Lugano Nord) and cross over the bridge to the western side of the Hwy. Follow the Via Cantonale south, direction Lugano Airport / Magliaso. After approx 6 km, just after Magliaso, turn left into Via Boett and Golf Club.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays CHF 110; weekends CHF 130. [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. Course open all year.  Must book in advance (a busy course even on weekdays). Maximum handicap: 36.
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Other Information
Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.

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Did you know?

In the south of the Swiss canton of Ticino, you will find a wonderful golfing triumvirate, comprising the golf clubs of Ascona, Gerre Losone and Lugano. Located a little further south than the other two golf clubs, Lugano straddles the River Magliasina in Magliaso, a village situated about 7 km from the city of Lugano. Lying on the shores of Lake Lugano and enjoying hot, balmy summers, the city of Lugano has attracted an ever growing number of celebrities, entertainers and successful sports people, earning it the nickname of "Switzerland's Monte Carlo."

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Latitude: (45.981964)
Longitude: (8.881137)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in

Villa Principe Leopolodo & Residence 5-star
Via Montalbano 5, 6900 Lugano
+41 (0)91 985 88 55

Villa Principe Leopoldo is located only 2 km from the city of Lugano, on the Collina d’oro, an elegant residential district. The historical main building, the Villa, is together with the nearby Residence (of more recent construction), one of the most refined luxury hotels in Lugano.

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Villa Sassa Hotel, Residence & SPA 4-star
Via Tesserete 10, CH-6900 Lugano
+41 (0)91 911 41 11

On the hills overlooking Lugano, yet just a few minutes walk from the centre of town, the Villa Sassa Hotel, Residence & SPA enjoys a privileged position. Splendid views over the lake and mountains provide a truly unique setting. Style, elegance, wide open spaces, plenty of light and panoramic views as far as the eye can see all make for a captivating stay in Lugano!

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