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Golf holidays - Lake Como

Lake Como has the largest town of the Italian Lakes - Como, which is quite a busy place with more than just tourism to offer.  Situated on one of the main arteries through the mountains from Switzerland the ancient walled town guarded the northern entrance into Italy.  This also made it a handy place to collect taxes from the passing traders - a nice little earner for the town!

Golf holidays - Lake Como

Nowadays Como is still a busy town and its proximity to both Milan and Switzerland makes it both a tourist town and a business centre, ensuring Como has a life of its own all year round.

In the centre of Como is the magnificent Doumo with its white marble facade and small piazza opposite lined with cappuccino opportunities.  All around in the narrow side streets (no traffic in the centro storico of Como) are shops, cafes and restaurants, classic strolling and grazing territory.

Como town

At the front of town is a busy embarcadero where Lake Como's commuters arrive every morning for work and holidaymakers step aboard for the trip to Bellagio or further on up into Swiss waters at the far end of the lake.

One of our favourite European golfing destinations and the widest choice of golf courses to be found around the Italian Lakes.

Golf courses of Lake Como

The golf courses around Lake Como are quite simply superb.  Funded by their Members (well heeled citizens of Milan) Lake Como Golf Clubs are not just places to play golf, but places to be seen as well.

The closest to Como and probably the toughest is Villa d'Este in the thick pines above the lake with its wonderful Clubhouse.  In many ways it's a fine Italian restaurant that just happens to have a mouth-watering golf course too!

Golf holidays - Lake Como

The other private Golf Clubs of Como are the very swanky 36-hole set-up at Monticello that has hosted the Italian Open on many occasions, the reclusive Barlassina with a pearl of a course and strong belief in the traditions of the game.  High on a hill stands the mountainous Menaggio Cadenebbia with its rumbustious course rustic Clubhouse.

More recent additions to the Lake Como golf scene are La Pinetina in the depths of the forest and Carimate further south close to the castle of the same name.  Jack Nicklaus fans will appreciate Le Robinie a more commercially run course with a hotel on-site, availability at weekends and very close to Malpensa airport for arrival and departure days.

A little further removed is the alpine course at Bergamo, home to Costantino Rocca and 27 holes of golfing joy in the clear mountain air.  Well worth the drive across from Como, or just ask if you would like to stay in Bergamo, closer to the course.

Golf holidays - Lake Como

Getting to Como

Very easy to get to with so many flights to Milan's two airports - Linate and Malpensa, from departure points all across the British Isles and Europe.

From either airport you can be beside beautiful Lake Como or on the First Tee in under an hour's drive.

Golf holidays - Lake Como
Cappucino Lake Como
Golf holidays - Lake Como
Golf in Lake Como - Villa d'Este Golf Club
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Sample Itinerary

5 nights at Le Due Corti**** in May
Three rounds at Villa d'Este, Barlassina and Monticello
Hire-car between four - £598.00 per person

4 nights at the Palace Hotel**** in May
3 rounds at Villa d'Este, Barlassina and Monticello
Hire-car between four - £616.00 per person


Guest Comments

"Dear Laura,
We all returned safely from our holiday in Como last night. I thought I would send you an e-mail telling you what a splendid trip we all had.  All our party said it was our best golf holiday and venue out of the many trips we have had over some 15 years. For your information and perhaps for the benefit of other tours you may organise to Como I thought I would add a few points that may be useful.
We liked the Hotel Du Corti,in many ways it is a little quirky,but it was good value for money and the staff were excellent. They were polite,kind and could not have been more helpful.
Cars and Transport were superb. Helen or her father and uncle could not be faulted. They were exceptional in every way.
All the golf courses were good.Mennaggio was perhaps our least favourite. It is very mountainous and its terrain is testing for an elderly team such as ours. It was a long drive although this was very beautiful along the side of the lake.
Food and Restaurants were all superb. Far and away the best food we have ever had on a golf trip.
Many thanks again for your efficient organisation and as I said at the beginning we all had a great time in Como."
Mr. S. Williams - London

"Hi Laura, a quick e mail to thank you for all your work on our trip. It went very smoothly and the quality of service was excellent. The taxi firm were great, the hotel was ideal and in a brilliant position and importantly the 3 golf courses were fab. The majority comment was that this was the best trip we had been on in our 9 years of doing these. I will complete the feedback questionnaire soon."
Philip & Karen Russell - Surrey



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