Those who love water sports often book on the shores of Lake Garda to practice them, but not everyone knows that another of the most popular sports activities is golf. There are many golf courses on Garda, with wide and well-kept greens suitable for all golfers – professional experts, amateurs, and beginners. Golf clubs are often combined with resorts, and are also known for the many gaming initiatives, including events and tournaments.
The best golf players, therefore, willingly meet on Garda. Let’s see where!
The Bogliaco Golf Club in Toscolano Maderno
On the western shore of the lake, in the area surrounding Toscolano, is one of the main golf courses on Garda, which is the third oldest green in Italy (dated 1912).
The Bogliaco Golf Club exploits a concave but elevated area between the hills, 100 meters high, where there are different varieties of trees such as cypresses, lemons, olives, oleanders, laurels, and several bodies of water: a perfect landscape to experience the course in a relaxing but never boring way.
The green course is challenging (also due to the winds present all day!) and has 18 holes Par 70; but it also offers a Driving Range – the beginner’s practice course. The course is an English parkland, of 5235 meters for men and 4625 for women, and winds through water and vegetation obstacles – it has maintained the natural characteristics of classic English greens.
There are many initiatives and offers of this golf club on Garda, with packages designed for those who want to stay and enjoy the Green Free. The Golf Bogliaco clubhouse, in fact, offers an exclusive stay with apartments and lodges, where you can also enjoy the restaurant and lounge bar area.
Thanks to its position, this golf club enjoys a splendid view of the lake and the surrounding mountains, and enjoys a mild climate – perfect for playing golf on Garda all year round!
The Arzaga Golf Club in Calvagese Della Riviera
In the Trentino Garda area, this Golf Club offers 27 holes to the most experienced golfers, designed by architects experienced in creating greens. Known internationally, this golf club on Garda hosts exceptional professionals, and courses designed by world golf stars. Like the Jack Nicklaus course with 18 holes,an American-style perfect for those who love long holes and relaxed play. There are strategic bunkers here, which require commitment from golfers but make the course exciting.
There is also a short and narrow 9-hole course created by Gary Player, which surrounds the Arzaga Palace, a prestigious historic building that also offers a spa. The Arzaga Golf Club reserves stunning landscapes, and also a space for Pitch & Putt. To stay, you can book at the Montecroce Residence, an estate on the hills of Padenghe on Garda.
The Golf Club Cà degli Ulivi in Costermano
On the eastern shore of the lake, near Garda, the Golf Cà degli Ulivi begins its course in a hilly area, between olive trees and small lakes, which offers a spectacular and privileged view in several points. Here too, the mild climate allows golfers to play all year round, and in fact, the championship greens are always accessible.
The course offers 18 holes Par 72 championship course of about 6,000 m, and the Mirabello course made up of 9 holes Par 32 – ideal for beginners and for those who love short games.
In addition to the most professional courses of this suggestive golf club on Lake Garda, there are courses and opportunities to learn how to play on the green. The Golf Academy follows you on the Driving Range with covered and uncovered stations; as well as Putting Green and Approach Green. Golf cart and trolley rental services, golf bag storage, pro-shop, restaurant, and bar reception are always active.
The Chervò Golf Hotel & Resort San Vigilio in Pozzolengo
This Golf Club with its adjacent Resort is located on the southern shore between Desenzano and Sirmione, nestled among the morainic hills of Garda in Pozzolengo, 5 km from the lake.
Chervò offers exceptional greens for lovers of this sport. The 110-hectare course, in fact, was designed by the architect Kurt Rossknecht, specializing in the creation of golf courses harmoniously inserted into the existing landscape. The green is designed with 36 holes, of which 27 championship holes that run along 3 courses (Benaco, Solferino, and San Martino). In addition, there is an executive course with 9 holes. Therefore, it is suitable for both golf professionals for competitions and tournaments, and for amateurs who want to improve. A practice course (Driving Range) with 40 stations, including 15 covered, Putting Green, and an approach and Chipping area, is also available to novices in this sport.
To make the stay even more enjoyable for golfers, the Chervò Resort is also a wellness center with an exclusive restaurant serving traditional cuisine, a bar, a tasting room; also, it is known as a conference center on Benaco.
In the circuit of golf clubs on Lake Garda, Chervò is open every day with continuous hours and organizes a rich calendar of tournaments, competitions, and initiatives such as Thanks Golf it’s Friday (9 individual stableford holes – ranking circuit). Courses for adults and children are organized to learn to play golf.
The Colombaro Golf Club in Cunettone di Salò
These golf courses on Lake Garda are located a few kilometers from the center of Salò, on the western shore, inside the Il Colombaro Agriturismo -13 hectaresof lawn, olive groves, and a small lake, which surround an old farmhouse, equipped with a 15th-century turret. For those who love golf, the fun is guaranteed by a course with 9 holesPar 3, 1403 meters long, and practice courses Driving Range, Putting Green, and Pitching Green – in fact, a Pitch & Putt course is active, a fun and economical sport, suitable for everyone thanks to its simplicity.
The course is quite short and flat, therefore perfect for golfers who love to perfect themselves at short distances and above all for beginners who want to become familiar with the game of golf. Moreover, the interesting novelty of footgolf is active: a soccer ball on the greens with special holes.
The scenery is suggestive and natural, inserted among the hills, and the hospitality of the Colombaro Golf Residence makes it really enjoyable to stay and play in this golf club on Garda. It is also located near the Villenpark Sanghen holiday village, which offers stays in mobile homes or tents.
The GardaGolf Country Club in Soiano del Lago
Close to Moniga del Garda, on the western shore, extends what is known to professionals as one of the best golf courses created in recent decades.
In fact, the Gardagolf was designed in detail by the English architects of the Cotton (CK), Pennink, Steel & Partners studio.
The green extends over an area of 110 hectares, includes a 27-hole course in the prestigious setting, between the Castle of Soiano, the Rocca di Manerba, and the hills of Valtenesi. In some places, the scenery is spectacular and allows you to enjoy the vegetation of olive trees, cypresses, oaks, holm oaks, and maritime pines. The climate is mild, and for this reason, you can play golf on these courses for most of the year.
The green of this golf club is challenging, with 27 championship holes, and a large practice course, suitable for professionals for competitions and tournaments, and also for amateurs who want to improve.
The Gardagolf Country Club’s hospitality has an exclusive Club House,with top-level services for golfers and a series of agreements with hotels in the surrounding area.
The Paradiso del Garda Golf Club in Peschiera del Garda
It was designed with a modern idea of the course of about 800,000 square meters, by the American architect Jim Fazio, and offers a playing route among the hills of the hinterland of Peschiera.
In the Golf Resort, you will find an area of 18 championship holes Par 71, which winds for about 5900 meters (men) and 5200 meters (women), between bunkers, 5 lakes, undulating and wide greens. For its modern conception, the course is one of the main golf courses on Lake Garda that is part of national golf circuits.
For golfers of all levels, in addition, Driving Range and Putting Green areas are available. Furthermore, the Paradiso Golf Club offers a restaurant area, a bar, a pro shop. For those who become members of the Club House, there are booking services for kart and tee time rentals and an outdoor swimming pool. To stay, you can book at the Parc Hotel Paradiso & Golf Resort, where you will also find a wellness center, a sports center, and a spa.
The Villafranca Golf Club in Pozzomoretto
Born about 30 years ago on the Veronese shore of Garda, this golf club is located in the area famous for the cultivation of Custoza white wine.
Its green course “Le Vigne” was designed by the then president Ferruccio Corrado Bertolini, and offers golfers 18 holes Par 68 on a length of about 5100 meters for men and 4500 meters for women. The Golf Club course also includes a Driving Range with 12 starts, of which 6 covered, 3 Executive holes, Putting Green, and Pitching Green.
This course is also open all year round, and you can play every day.
At the Villafranca Golf Club, you can follow the lessons of highly qualified golf teachers, with individual and collective golf courses, improvement lessons – both in the practice course and on the golf course.