Within Emilia Romagna there is plenty of good quality golf, on the days and at the times you desire, on 25 magnificent Championship courses situated close to one another.
Emilia Romagna Golf is grouping 25 golf courses and 24 golf hotels all based in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy taking care of all needs of the international golfers (tee times, hotel bookings, transfers, rental cars, extra golf activities and more).
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On the area of Bologna you can find 4 spectacular 18 holes Championship Courses, Golf Club Bologna, Golf Club Le Fonti, Golf Club Molino del Pero and Modena Golf & Country Club.
1 - GOLF CLUB BOLOGNA
One of the classic Italian courses, designed by Cotton & Harris and built in 1959, the golf club is situated on splendid rolling countryside with marvellous sweeping panoramic views across the surrounding hills and plains. Its layout is constantly being up-dated and in recent years, it has played host to the Italian Amateur Championships many times as well as to a great number of top level professional competitions. The smart and elegant clubhouse blends in well with the surrounding countryside and is the ideal place to sample the refined cuisine of the club restaurant, which has been named amongst the top ten club restaurants in Italy on more than one occasion. The club’s facilities are completed by a splendid summer swimming pool, open from June to mid-September. In 2000, Peter Alliss made some changes to the course.
TECHNICAL DATA: 18 holes, par 72, 5,949 metres, inaugurated in 1959, designed by Cotton & Harris, partly restyled by Peter Alliss, 116 metres above sea level.
FACILITIES: driving range, pitching green, putting green, hire of golf carts and trolleys and sets of clubs, golf school, pro shop, bar, restaurant.
SEASON: open all year round, closed on Mondays (except bank holidays).
HOW TO GET THERE: Take the Bologna - Casalecchio exit on the A1 motorway then follow the SSS 569 Bazzanese road towards Vignola - Maranello. Carry straight on for about 9 km. At the last roundabout, follow signs for Vignola - Bazzano and drive over the flyover. Just before the end of the flyover, turn left and follow signs for Ponte Ronca. After 300 metres, turn right for Bologna Golf Club.
NEARBY: Bologna (16 km), Bologna airport (16 km), Forlì airport (83 km), Modena (31 km).
2 - LE FONTI GOLF CLUB
The club is situated in the fascinating Sillaro Valley, with a mild and pleasant microclimate, surrounded by gently rolling hills. Nearby there are several important and attractive health and spa facilities, such as the Castel San Pietro Spa Centre and the Salute Più Health Village, where treatments for physical and mental wellbeing can be combined with the game of golf. The course, which stretches for a total of 6,480 metres, has 18 holes and is par 72, and is extremely varied and entertaining both for experienced players and beginners. The club house provides catering services with an excellent restaurant that develops the local traditions of food and wine with flair and impeccable hospitality. Together with the surrounding area, the course, overlooking the spa facilities and on the outskirts of the mediaeval town, offers an ample variety of opportunities for fine dining, recreation, cultural activities, sports and music that allow guests to enjoy a pleasant and unforgettable stay. In 2006 and 2007 the Le Fonti Golf Club hosted the Qualifying School of the Ladies European Tour, and in 2009, 2010 and 2011 it was chosen for an event of the Alps Tour international professional men’s golf circuit. Since 2007 it has been accredited as the headquarters of the Ladies Federal Technical Centre, and it also hosts a branch of the famous Blue Team Golf Academy, which organizes individual and group golf clinics with modern coaching facilities, intended in particular for foreign tourists, with English, German and French teachers.
TECHNICAL DATA: 18 holes, par 72, 6,480 metres, Men’s Course Rating 71.9 Slope 126; Women’s Course Rating 73.7 Slope 124.
FACILITIES: Driving ranges (25 open-air stations, 5 covered stations), putting green, chipping green, pitching green, practice bunker, golf carts, club and trolley hire, golf school, pro shop, golf academy, swimming pool, bar, restaurant, car park, locker rooms, TV room, meeting room, beauty and spa treatments, sauna, gymnasium and fitness room.
SEASON: open all the year round, closed Tuesdays (except bank holidays).
HOW TO GET THERE: A14 motorway from Bologna to Rimini, exit at Castel San Pietro Terme, drive toward the town, and then continue to the spa (the club is opposite the spa).
NEARBY PLACES: Bologna (20 km), Imola (10 km), Brisighella (30 km), Faenza (35 km), Ravenna (60 km), Bologna airport (30 km), Forlì airport (50 km), Rimini airport (60 km).
3 - MOLINO DEL PERO GOLF CLUB
Molino del Pero Golf Club offers an 18-hole par 70 course that covers 5,480 metres and is varied, technical and fun. Set in the magnificent Apennines near Bologna, it perfectly combines the exigencies of the most skilled players with those of players who consider golf a way to enjoy the surroundings to the full. The first 9 holes, which are short and technically demanding, are perfectly complemented by the second 9 holes that are much longer and wider but equally spectacular. Thanks to the particularly pleasant climate - breezy in the summer and never foggy in winter - it is possible to play here all year round. It has a wonderful club house located in a converted hay barn and its enormous oak beams and large fireplace ensure it is always warm and welcoming. The restaurant, in the old grinding room, serves excellent quality, traditional local cuisine.
TECHNICAL DATA: 18 holes, par 70, 5.480 metres, inaugurated in 1991
FACILITIES: putting green, pitching green, driving range with covered positions, golf carts, club and trolley hire, pro-shop, locker rooms and car park, restaurant and bed & breakfast facilities near hole 3.
SEASON: open all year round, closed Mondays (except bank holidays).
HOW TO GET THERE: the club is 25 minutes from the centre of Bologna. Simply follow the main road SS65 “della Futa” to Rastignano, then turn onto the “del Savena” road and follow directions. It is just 10 minutes from Sasso Marconi and Rioveggio motorway exits. After leaving the motorway follow signs for Monzuno and then Loiano as far as the club.
NEARBY: Bologna airport (30 km), Bologna centre (25 km), Florence (75 km).
4 - MODENA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
The Modena Golf & Country Club is situated in a strategic position and it can be reached, quickly and easily, from any direction. In fact downtown Modena (only 10 km away), Sassuolo, Vignola, Carpi and other interesting towns are all nearby. Spread over 100 hectares and built following a design by the German champion Bernhard Langer, assisted by the American architect Jim Eng from Boulder, Colorado, this course is one of the finest in Italy. The wide greens and tees, the smoothly winding fairways, the large “hungry” bunkers and the numerous, extra-large water hazards make this course the ideal venue for top level competitions such as the Italian Open, which celebrated its 50th edition here. An executive course, a well equipped driving range and two tennis courts complete the sports facilities on offer. The club also features: a fine gourmet restaurant, where sophisticated and local dishes can be relished, a cosy bar and coffee-shop, two swimming pools, a billiard room, a gym and TV and card lounges to welcome players and their guests after their golfing “efforts”.
TECHNICAL FEATURES: 18 hole “Bernhard Langer” Championship Course, par 72, 6,423 metres, inaugurated in 1990; 9 hole Executive Course, par 27, 976 metres.
OTHER CLUB FACILITIES: swimming pool, sauna, driving range, putting green, pitching green, chipping green, 2 tennis courts, bar, restaurant, pro-shop, meeting room, billiard room, bridge room, golf carts, trolleys, club hire, instructors, car park, locker rooms, TV lounge, gym.
SEASON: open all year round, closed Tuesdays (except public holidays).
TO REACH US: take the A1 Milan - Bologna motorway (OPTION 1 – Northbound traffic from Bologna), exit at Modena Sud. Turn right, towards Modena, for about 5 km, as far as the four-lane motorway ring road “Nuova Estense”. Turn left at the roundabout and head towards Abetone, Maranello. Continue for about 10 km, as far as Colombaro. Turn left at the roundabout and the club entrance is 150 metres away, on the right. (OPTION 2 – Southbound traffic from Milano – Parma – Reggio Emilia): exit at Modena Nord, turn right onto the motorway ring-road towards Sassuolo, continue as far as exit 18. Turn right onto the new motorway ring towards Abetone (parallel to the A1), drive all the way to the end of the ring, as far as the roundabout, turn right onto State Road SS 12 towards Abetone, Maranello. Continue for about 4 km, as far as Colombaro. Turn left at the roundabout and the club entrance is 150 metres away, on the right.
NEARBY: Bologna airport (35 km), Forlì airport (100 km), Modena (10 km), Bologna (40 km) and Reggio Emilia (40 km).
NOT TO BE MISSED: the Ferrari Formula 1 Museum at Maranello. In Modena, visit the Duomo and its “Ghirlandina” bell tower, the former Duke’s Palace, now home of the National Military Academy, Saint Agostino’s church, the Estense Library and Museum and the Enzo Ferrari Museum. Visit Nonantola and its ancient Abbey, the piazza and castle in Carpi, Vignola and its Castle, the “Salse di Nirano” Regional Natural Park and take some time to explore some of the outstanding gourmet restaurants, which have turned the Modena province into one of the finest culinary destinations in the world.