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The 50 Best Courses of Italy


The ranking list of the Best Golf Courses of Italy has just been published and for the second consecutive years CIRCOLO GOLF VILLA D'ESTE occupies the first position.

It is a beautiful 18-hole course designed by Peter Gannon which winds its way through chestnut, ash and pine trees sheltering golfers even from the intense August heat.  Circolo Golf Villa d'Este is considered one of the most challenging and difficult par 69's in Europe, even though it is the site of several amateur competitions each year. The club house overlooks several holes and a spacious view of the Montorfano lake.


The second place is occupied by CIRCOLO GOLF BOGOGNO in Lake Maggiore, a club with two courses designed by Robert von Hagge: lot's of bunkers and water in play and also the height differences can make this a challenging course.


For the third position, we must leave the Northern Lake Region to reach Tuscany at the TOSCANA RESORT CASTELFALFI whose two courses are built according to the principles of sustainability and without adding anything artificial, and are among the most fascinating from the point of view of its landscape and are stimulating from a sports point of view.


For the fourth and fifth position, we must return back to the north and, in particular to Turin, the capital of Piedmont, where we find 2 golf clubs with 2 courses each: ROYAL PARK GOLF I ROVERI (4th) and CIRCOLO GOLF TORINO LA MANDRIA (5th).


Here is the complete list of the BEST 50s (you will see also the position occupied in 2018). Clicking on the area, you will be directed to the section of our website where you can select the course and read its description and its technical details:


2019 2018 Score Golf Club Area
1 1 8.9 Villa d'Este Lake Como
2 4 8.7 Circolo Golf Bogogno Lake Maggiore
3 5 8.6 Toscana Resort Castelfalfi Tuscany
4 2 8.6 Royal Park Golf I Roveri Piedmont
5 3 8.5 Circolo Golf Torino La Mandria Piedmont
6 not present 8.5 Golf Nazionale Rome
7 18 8.4 Arzaga Golf Club Lake Garda
8 not present 8.4 Golf Club Verona Veneto
9 10 8.4 Golfclub St Vigil Seis South Tyrol
10 20 8.4 Golf Club Varese Lake Maggiore
11 11 8.4 Modena Golf & Country Club Emilia Romagna
12 not present 8.4 Golf Club Bergamo L'Albenza Lombardy
13 12 8.4 Franciacorta Golf Club Lake Garda
14 7 8.4 Golf Club Biella Le Betulle Piedmont
15 9 8.4 Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club Lake Como
16 6 8.4 Dolomiti Golf Club Trentino
17 8 8.4 Gardagolf Country Club Lake Garda
18 not present 8.4 Golf Colline Del Gavi Piedmont
19 17 8.3 Golf & Country Club Le Pavoniere Tuscany
20 25 8.3 Golf Club Castelconturbia Lake Maggiore
21 not present 8.3 Circolo del Golf Roma Acquasanta Rome
22 not present 8.3 Golf Club Castello Tolcinasco Milan
23 14 8.2 Royal Golf La Bagnaia Tuscany
24 15 8.2 Pevero Golf Club Sardinia
25 not present 8.2 Olgiata Golf Club Rome
26 not present 8.2 Golf Senza Confini Tarvisio Friuli
27 not present 8.1 Marco Simone Golf & Country Club Rome
28 not present 8.1 Vigevano Golf Club Lombardy
29 not present 8.1 Acaya Golf Resort & Spa Apulia
30 not present 8.1 Golf Club Margara Piedmont
31 21 8.1 Golf Club Petersberg South Tyrol
32 not present 8.1 Golf Club Le Fonti Emilia Romagna
33 16 8.1 Barlassina Country Club Lake Como
34 not present 8.1 Verdura Golf & Spa Resort Sicily
35 not present 8.0 Golf Club Monticello Lake Como
36 not present 8.0 Udine Golf Club Friuli
37 not present 8.0 Molinetto Country Club Lombardy
38 not present 8.0 Golf Club Padova Veneto
39 not present 8.0 Chervò Golf Club San Vigilio Lake Garda
40 19 8.0 La Pinetina Golf Club Lake Como
41 not present 8.0 Asolo Golf Club Veneto
42 not present 8.0 Golf Club Lignano Friuli
43 not present 8.0 Golf Club Punta Ala Tuscany
44 not present 8.0 Golf Club Villa Carolina Piedmont
45 13 7.9 Bologna Emilia Romagna
46 not present 7.9 Golf Club Des Îles Borromées Lake Maggiore
47 not present 7.9 Golf Cliub Cherasco Piedmont
48 not present 7.9 Golf Le Rovedine Lombardy
49 22 7.9 Garlenda Golf Club Liguria
50 not present 7.9 Terme di Saturnia Golf Club Tuscany

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