Golf Italian Style
One of Italy's best-kept secrets is its fabulous golf courses… they are challenging and situated in beautiful settings.
Arrive Malpensa. Transfer to first-class luxury or superior hotel in central Milan. Afternoon free for rest or shop. Welcome cocktail reception or optional welcome dinner.
Depart for Le Robinie, an American-style golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus. This 6,520-meter course has many terraced fairways and tiered bunkers with several difficult holes. Transfer to hotel. Dinner on own.
Transfer to Dei Laghi Golf Club, 6,394-meters long, is a new course with beautiful views of Monte Rosa and the nearby lakes. The first several holes have wide fairways though in general the course is varied and rippled. Transfer to hotel. Dinner on own.
Transfer to Golf Club Varese (5,942-meters long), one of Italy’s oldest and most beautiful courses. Late afternoon transfer to Stresa on Lake Maggiore. Evening on own.
Free day to relax or have lunch on one of the beautiful Borromean Islands. Another option is to spend the afternoon at the Des Iles Borromées Centro Benessere (health centre/spa) for a massage, sauna and more. Evening on own.
Depart for Castelconturbia Golf Club. This 27-hole course designed by Robert Trent Jones has two championship courses—the blue (3,121 meters) and the yellow (3,081 meters). In May 1998, the Italian Golf Open, Italy’s most important golf tournament took place there. Transfer to hotel. Dinner on own.
Return to Castelconturbia, to play the red course and either the yellow or blue. Transfer to hotel. Dinner on own.
After breakfast, transfer to Des Iles Borromées Golf Club (6,455-meters long and 1,600 feet above Stresa) for your last round. This is a challenging course because of its steep terrain but worth it because of the spectacular views. Return to hotel in late afternoon in time for last minute shopping. Dinner on own or optional “farewell dinner.”
After breakfast depart for Malpensa for return to US.
☑ 9 nights accommodations in luxury or first-class superior hotels
☑ Meet and greet at airport on arrival
☑ Private transfers with driver in van or bus depending on size of group
☑ Green fees
☑ Guaranteed tee times
Welcome and farewell dinners, new golf exercise class developed by the Centro Benessere, cooking courses, shopping and trips to vineyards with winetasting and meals for wives or those who wish to play fewer rounds.