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Giro di Garda 2016
May 22nd - 27th

Only two places left!

Immerse yourselves in the Italian Lakes and their unique scenery next Spring.

Join us for five days on the shores of Lake Garda surrounded by the enchanting scenery
of the Italian Lakes, with golf at some of Italy's most exclusive Golf Clubs
- and not forgetting the irresistible Italian cuisine!

First Prize: £400 Holiday voucher
Second Prize: £200 Holiday voucher
Third Prize: £100 Holiday voucher

The competition is open to all Club members with an official Handicap, playing in mixed pairs, and will be played over three of Lombardia's most exclusive Golf Clubs: Garda Golf, Arzaga and Verona.

Winners decided by the highest combined Betterball Stableford score.

A Limited Edition event for a maximum of twenty-eight golfers in total.

The Tournament Schedule

(Scroll down for travel and accommodation information further below)

Sunday 22nd May

Check-in at the Park Hotel**** in the centre of the lakeside town of Desenzano di Garda.  There is a choice of lake or town view rooms - see below.

See below for more details about the hotel and travel information.

Evening: Reception, tournament registration and welcome dinner in the Park Hotel (wines included).

Monday 23rd May

Morning: First competition round at Garda Golf

The original Lake Garda Golf Club and a fine, traditional Club it is.  There are 27-holes on the gently sloping hills around the Clubhouse, every one lined with mature trees and quite a few decorated with water hazards, so tread carefully!

The course is about twenty minutes from the hotel.

Afternoon and evening: at leisure.

Tuesday 24th May

Morning: Second competition round at Franciacorta G.C.

Another wonderfully traditional parkland course buried amongst the vineyards of Franciacorta.  A course with a huge variety of holes that both teases and entertains in equal measure!  There are a few inclines to the course, so please ask us to reserve a buggy if you think you might need it?  (Normally closed on Tuesdays but opening especially for us).

The course is about 45 minutes from the hotel.

Afternoon and evening: at leisure.

Wednesday 25th May

A full day off to relax and soak up the beauty of Lake Garda and the surrounding hills.

From the small lakeside town of Desenzano del Garda you are perfectly placed for investigating this part of Italy where Lombardy meets Veneto.

The nearby city of Verona with its pristine Roman amphitheatre in the centre of town and radiating narrow streets of shops makes a great day out - and all under an hour away.  (If you are considering a trip to Venice, it will take about two-hours by car or train to get there).

Should you be feeling more aquatic, then the ferries from the embarcadero in Desenzano link all of the lakeside towns.  First stop is Sirmione, a narrow spit of land with a castle and a pedestrian-only medieval town to stroll.

Or if three days of golf is not enough for you then consider the drive over to Franciacorta to play their course (and taste their wine!).

It's going to be a busy day off...

Thursday 26th May

Morning: Third and Final competition round at Palazzo Arzaga.

One of Garda's newbies on the golf scene, a Jack Nicklaus designed course in the grounds of an impressive 15th Century Palazzo.  True to Jack's style, the course features big bunkers and big lakes but everything is plain to see from the Tee - no hidden surprises!

The course is about half-an-hour from the hotel.

Evening: Reception and prize-giving dinner in the Park Hotel (wines included).

Friday 27th May

Check-out and departure.

Or why not stay a few extra nights and discover more of what the Italian Lakes have to offer?!?  Or head over to Lake Como or perhaps a few nights in Venice???

Entry Fee per person - £715.00

Five nights accommodation in a town view* room at the Park Hotel**** in Desenzano
Buffet breakfasts
Three rounds of competition golf
Reception and welcome dinner on Sunday evening (wines included)
Reception and prize-giving dinner on Thursday evening (wines included)

Flights and hire-cars are not included

We can book these for you or advise on the best available routes and fares for you to book yourselves.  As you are no doubt aware, the sooner you book the cheaper they will be!

Extra nights and room upgrades


Extra nights - £ 80.00 per person per night


Lake View + £ 35.00 per person

Suite - availability and prices on request

Park Hotel - Desenzano****

The most stylish hotel in Desenzano del Garda with the finest location too. The Park hotel sits in the very centre of town, looking out over the lake, near the town's small beach and right at the end of the cobbled pedestrian section.

The hotel has a welcoming bar in the traditional style on the ground floor next to the restaurant that has recently enjoyed a facelift with pastel shades now to the fore. 

The hotel itself has forty-five rooms and twelve suites all of which are very well appointed (air conditioning, TV, mini-bar, etcetera) and have been decorated in light modern shades that lend the hotel a feeling of classic elegance.

Take the lift to the rooftop and you will find the Park Hotel's swimming pool and sundeck (complete with bar service).  If you prefer 'wild swimming', in front of the hotel are stretches of beach and the cool waters of Lake Garda where you can literally immerse yourself in the beautiful scenery on a hot Summer's afternoon.

Conveniently, the hotel also has plenty of car-parking space infront and a secure underground garage (for which there is a small charge).

Flights and Hire-cars to Lake Garda

The closest airport to Lake Garda is Verona, the next nearest are either Milan, Venice or Bologna.  From Verona it will take about half an hour to get to Desenzano and it's a straightforward run on the autostrada; from the other airports it will take about two hours to get to Lake Garda and the hotel.

Flights: Easyjet, British Airways, Alitalia and a few others offer flights from all over the UK to Verona: please let us know if you would like us to advise on the best routes for you?

Hire cars

Whether you ask us to book your flights or arrange these yourselves, we can organise a hire-car to be ready and waiting for you at the airport.
Costs for a five-day rental will be:

Renault Megane (suitable for two): £225.00

Opel Zafira (for four): £285.00
Unlimited mileage and standard insurances included.

Map of Lake Garda

For a map of Lake Como and the courses please click here.


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