Forget stress and engage in an energizing competition. You are spoilt for choice in Brescia, when it comes to golfing. This is one of the most attractive areas in Italy for players and tourists, because you can play every day of the week in a different course. These courses are all at a short distance one from the other, offer different levels of difficulty, and are immersed in panoramic settings.
This green oasis on the hills of Lake Garda used to be a luxurious 15th century palace. Carefully restructured, its frescoed rooms and hallways are now a luxury hotel. There are two courses: Arzaga I was designed by Jack Nicklaus II, Arzaga II by Gary Player. Arzaga Golf Academy is the first European PGA Teaching and Learning Centre in Italy.
Set at the bottom of a green basin covered in oleanders, laurels, cypresses, and olive trees, this course offers a beautiful lake view. It is the third oldest golf course in Italy and is run with a direct, family-style approach. The beautiful course is rather challenging, with several natural and technical obstacles.
In Corte Franca, a few minutes from Lake Iseo and in the heart of the Franciacorta wine region, it covers 60 hectares and is part of the high-quality tourist offering that characterizes this region and combines golf, wellness, cuisine, and nature.
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Experts acknowledge that this is one of the best recently built courses in Italy. It covers 110 hectares and was designed by English studio Cotton, Penninck, Steel & Partners. The 27 holes cover the hills of Valtenesi and have enchanting views of the region. This course attracts international players and has hosted the Italian Opens.
Other golf courses complete the offering:
Brescia Golf Country Club, Brescia; Golf Club Pontedi Legno, Ponte di Legno; Il Colombaro, Salò; La Colombera, Castrezzato.