Italy boasts a number of fabulous golf courses.
The latest addition to the Milanese golf scene is SAN SIRO GOLF, a new driving range located at the Ippodromo di San Siro Galoppo in Piazzale dello Sport 12, T: +39 02 48216293. Measuring more than 300 metres, it also features 31 driving range stalls, of which 15 are covered and a short play area consisting of a 650 sq.m. putting green with bunker. The ideal spot for even the most demanding golf enthusiasts! Open Mon 12noon-10pm; Tues-Fri 8am-10pm; Sat 8am-8pm: Closed on Sun.
Additionally, several golf courses can be accessed by car in just half an hour from the centre of Milan:
GOLF CLUB MONTICELLO (36 holes) located in Cassina Rizzardi (CO), host to several Italian Opens (T: +39 031 928055; www.gesgolf.it)
CIRCOLO GOLF BOGOGNO (36 holes) located in Bogogno (NO), open throughout the year and set against the magnificent backdrop of Monte Rosa (T: +39 0322 863794; www.golfbogogno.com)
CASTELLO DI TOLCINASCO GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB (27 holes) in Pieve Emanuele (MI), an exclusive golf club built around an old 16th century castle (T: +39 02 90428035; www.golftolcinasco.it).
GOLF CLUB MILANO (27 holes) set within the Parco Reale di Monza (MB), Golf Club Milano was founded in 1928 and won the CONI “Gold Star” award for sporting achievements (T: +39 039 303081; www.golfclubmilano.it).
GOLF CLUB AMBROSIANO (18 holes) located in Bubbiano (MI), a “Kosaido European Tour” associate (T: +39 02 90840820, www.golfclubambrosiano.com).
GOLF CLUB LE ROVEDINE (18 holes) located in Noverasco di Opera (MI), just 8 kilometres from Piazza del Duomo (T: +39 02 57606420, www.rovedine.com).
MOLINETTO COUNTRY CLUB (18 holes) located in Cernusco sul Naviglio (MI), on-site facilities include a swimming pool, restaurant and 14 tennis courts (T: +39 02 92105128; www.molinettocountryclub.it).
Just a little further out of town:
GOLF CREMA RESORT (27 holes) in Crema (CR), situated 40 minutes from the airports of Linate and Orio al Serio (T: +39 0373 231357; www.golfcremaresort.com).
GOLF CLUB BERGAMO L’ALBENZA (27 holes) located in Almenno San Bartolomeo (BG), seat of Professional international tournaments (T: +39 035 640028; www.golfbergamo.it).
CHERVÒ GOLF SAN VIGILIO (27 holes) located in Pozzolengo (BS), resort with residence, hotel, Golf Facilities spa and wellness centre (T: +39 030 91801; www.chervogolfsanvigilio.it).
GARDAGOLF COUNTRY CLUB (27 holes) located in Soiano del Lago (BS), situated just a short distance from Lake Garda (T: +39 0365 674707; www.gardagolf.it).
GOLF CLUB LE ROBINIE (18 holes) located in Solbiate Olona (VA), an oasis of tranquillity with resort situated just 15 minutes from Malpensa airport (T: +39 0331 329260; www.lerobinie.com).
GOLF DEI LAGHI (18 holes) located in Travedona Monate (VA), set amidst the hills and woods between Lake Maggiore, Varese and Monate (T: +39 0332 978101; www.golfdeilaghi.it).
GOLF CLUB VARESE (18 holes) located in Luvinate (VA). Founded in 1934, this challenging course offers scenic views of incomparable panoramic beauty (T: +39 0332 229302; www.golfclubvarese.it).
LA PINETINA GOLF CLUB (18 holes) located in Appiano Gentile (CO), set within 4,800 hectares of magnificent pine forests in the Parco Pineta (T: +39 031 933202; www.golfpinetina.it).