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Golf on Lake Garda

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Do you know the golf courses on Lake Garda? Among the wonderful hills and romantic vineyards that populate the landscape around Lake Garda, some of the most renowned golf courses in all of Italy arise. You don’t need to be an experienced golfer; every facility is ready to welcome any type of player, even those starting from scratch. Read on to discover the best golf courses on Lake Garda and all the fantastic services they can offer you.

The Best Golf Club on Lake Garda:

1-Chervò Golf Hotel San Vigilio

This wonderful golf course is part of the Garda Hotel San Vigilio, an elegant hotel complex nestled in the countryside that also includes bars, restaurants, a sports center, swimming pools, and a spa. We are in the municipality of Pozzolengo (BS), south of Lake Garda, easily reachable in a quarter of an hour by car from Peschiera, Sirmione, or Desenzano del Garda. The golf course features a 27-hole course that offers its guests a long and relaxing playing experience in a stunning setting of vegetation-rich hills.

The panorama is enhanced by the view of the two famous towers of Solferino and San Martino, of great historical significance.

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Photo: gardahotelsanvigiliogolf.it

2-Arzaga Golf Club

The Arzaga Golf Club is located in Calvagese della Riviera (BS), just five minutes from the famous Castle of Padenghe del Garda. The vast golf course develops around the extraordinary Palazzo Arzaga, a sixteenth-century mansion now converted into a luxurious 5-star hotel: needless to say, its presence, along with multiple bodies of water and majestic trees, makes the playing experience unique and magical. The total of 27 holes are divided into two courses of 18 and 9 holes respectively designed by Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, two true golf legends. The prestige of the Arzaga Golf Club is also evidenced by the numerous international competitions it hosts every year.

Also noteworthy are the extraordinary practice fields of the facility, including a driving range and a putting green.

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Photo: www.arzagagolf.it

3-Gardagolf Country Club

Located in Soiano (BS), near Polpenazze, Moniga, and Manerba del Garda, the Gardagolf Country Club course was voted the fourth-best golf course in Italy. Not surprisingly, the facility has had the immense honor of hosting the Italian Open, the country’s most important men’s golf tournament, three times (1997, 2003, and 2018).

The course area is very extensive, measuring about 110 hectares, and includes three 9-hole courses, the red, white, and yellow, for a total of 27 holes.

The British architects responsible for designing the courses managed to create an exciting and satisfying playing experience that challenges even the most experienced golfers. The Gardagolf Country Club also boasts a stunning location, characterized by romantic lakes and a refined vegetation that includes centuries-old trees, cypresses, olive trees, and much more.

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Panoramic aerial view of the famous gardagolf country club located not far from Lake Garda Italy

4-Golf Club Il Colombaro

Il Colombaro is a highly appreciated golf club on the Brescia shore of Lake Garda, between the town of San Felice del Benaco and the famous Salò.
The course stretches over flat terrain and has 9 holes: the total par is 29, for an average playing time of an hour and a half.

The Colombaro also boasts a well-equipped practice field, where each station is covered and equipped with Toptracer technology: it is a game simulation that uses a touch screen monitor, perfect for competing with friends in fun challenges or for immediately obtaining all the statistics on each shot, to perfect your technique.

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Photo: museoparcoaltogarda.it

5-Golf Bogliaco

Halfway between Gargnano and Toscolano Maderno lies the third oldest golf course in Italy, founded back in 1912. It is, in short, a piece of history of our country with a long tradition, and for this reason alone, it is worth a visit. The course has undergone many changes over the decades, and in 2004 it was expanded to 18 holes (with par 70) as it can now be enjoyed. Its elevated position offers a unique panorama over Lake Garda and the wonderful landscape that surrounds it. The terrain is further enhanced by enchanting bodies of water and the typical vegetation of the area, such as olive and lemon trees.

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Photo: golfbogliaco.com

6-Golf Club Paradiso del Garda

We now move to the Verona shore of the lake, near Peschiera del Garda, to talk about the Golf Club Paradiso del Garda: here you will find a modern golf course that is meticulously maintained.

The course, designed by American architect Jim Fazio, features 18 holes and has an extremely technical character; the various bunkers and lakes scattered here and there will challenge your skills and prompt you to carefully measure each shot.

The golf club also offers other useful and convenient services, such as practice fields (driving range and putting green), a swimming pool, a wellness area, a restaurant, and a bar.

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Photo: golfclubparadiso.it

7-Golf Club Ca’ degli Ulivi

The Golf Club Ca’ degli Ulivi is a paradise for every golf enthusiast. It is located in Marciaga (VR), in an elevated position very close to Garda and Torri del Benaco that offers its guests a breathtaking view of the entire lake and the surrounding landscape.

The vast golf course includes two courses: the Mirabello with 9 holes and the Championship with 18 holes, more articulated and complex. Ca’ degli Ulivi organizes numerous events and competitions, as well as hosting an academy and numerous fields where one can practice and improve their technique (with driving range, putting green, and approach green).

The facility offers any service one could desire, including a restaurant, a bar with a terrace, a swimming pool, a sauna, and a pro-shop.

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Photo: instagram.com/golfhotelcadegliulivi

8-Golf Club Verona

Another golf course on Lake Garda is located in Sommacampagna, in the province of Verona, among the hills where Custoza wine is produced and only 20 km from the lake.

The origins of the Golf Club Verona date back to 1960, and since then the course has undergone several redesigns and revisions: today it hosts an 18-hole course (with par 72), the first 9 quite close to each other, while the remaining ones are much more spaced out.
In addition to convenient services such as the swimming pool, bar, and restaurant, there is a prestigious academy where players of all ages and levels are followed by highly skilled professional golfers.

The Golf Club Verona has been awarded the title “Committed to Green” due to its extreme attention to managing its facility according to eco-sustainability principles.

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Photo: www.golfclubverona.com

Now that you have a wide range of these splendid golf courses on Lake Garda, all you have to do is put on a hat and enjoy a wonderful day of sport and relaxation!

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