La Pinetina Golf Club (3km)
A hundred and eighty acres of greenery deep in the heart of the Park Pineta of Appiano Gentile and Tradate, a forest of pine trees, birch trees, oaks and chestnuts, far from roads, noise and daily stress. Here, on 18 splendid holes, you can listen to nature’s breath, observe the flight of hawks and wild ducks and spot the leaps and bounds of hares.
The course follows an undulated terrain with a variety of play situations while offering magical views of Mount Rosa, the Lombardy Prealps and, on the clearest of days, the Appennines.
Today Monticello, with its two international courses of 18 holes, is one of the most important and prestigious Clubs in Italy.
The first class modern structure of the spacious Club House, its two restaurants which serve excellent Italian cuisine and boast terraces overlooking the Greens and the Pool, the Swimming Pools, the Junior Club for children and teens and five tennis Courts all make for a special meeting place where Members and Guests always feel “at home."
Circolo Villa d'Este (18.2km)
The course of Villa d'Este Golf Club was built in 1926 on the Como hills dominating the lake of Montorfano and in the suggestive and romantic perimeter of more than 30,ooo pine trees, chestnut-trees and birch trees, incomparable natural beauty, a corner of Paradise that has been and is one of the destinations of many refined golfers.
In the "Gold Book" of the Club there are prestigious signatures, like King Leopold of Belgium and Queen Liliane De Retby, their son Baldovino, Edward of England, Alfonso XIII of Spain, Costantino of Greece and most of the aristocratic names of Europe, without forgetting the popular names like Clark Gable and Bing Crosby.
The par 70 of the Menaggio and Cadenabbia Golf Club says something of the course, while short by modern standards it requires precision and careful thought. The simple length printed on the card does begin to describe the fascinating and unique nature of the ground, the obvious challenges and subtle difficulties, of the narrow fairways and the steep inclines. While the length of the course explains why the course has never, and probably never will be, a venue of International Opens.
This club takes advantage of its history, the friendly profile of the lake, the narrow holes amongst the trees and the back drop of the Central Alps.
“Perfect away-from-it-all holiday venue, a lovely home with a gated swimming pool of luxury hotel standard and a tennis court. The two restaurants in the next village, Appiano Gentile, are stunning!"
- DNS, May 2015