Cassina Rizzardi, Italy
Monticello Golf Club, Cassina Rizzardi (Como), Italy
GOLF CLUB MONTICELLO ASD: Via Volta, 63,22070 Cassina Rizzardi (Como),. Ph. +30 031 928055. Fax +39 031 880207
Web site: http://www.golfclubmonticello.it
Course: 18 holes in the red course, 18 holes in the blue course.
Facilities: driving range, pitching and puttingreen, golf car, cart, gym, tennis courts, swimming pools, soccer field, restaurant, bar.
THE RED COURSE: This fascinating course has always been amongst the top positions Italian Course Ranking.
As many as 7 Italian Opens have been held here with the first tournament won by Billy Casper in 1975. The most important champions in the world have played on this wonderful par 72 of 6410m, amongst whom Greg Norman and Constantino Rocca, both holders of the present record of the course. The American design of the course originally conceived by Jim Fazio and Baldovino Dassù has undergone numerous phases of restyling over the years, one of which, projected by Graham Cooke, stands out in rendering the course both modern and charming, and meeting the challenging target of being one of the most important Golf Club Courses in Italy.
THE BLUE COURSE: No less challenging, the Blue Course lies in an attractive parkland beside the older Red Course. This is not a long course but it is essentially technical and offers its players the opportunity to measure themselves in different skills on the course. A par 72 , 5900mtrs , the course is characterized by its delicate tee shots, fairways which cut through the woods, and rather small greens which are well-defended by bunkers. Well- measured and precise, rather than long powerful strokes, are the key to the success on this course. Tee shots, in particular from the farthest back position guarantee, in particular, an exciting game suitable for all types of competition.
HOW TO GET THERE:
Plane: Milano Malpensa (51 km far from Golf Club Monticello), Milano Linate (58,7 km far from Golf Club Monticello).
Trains: Como Station FS (15 km far from Golf Club Monticello)
Automobiles: 7 km far from Como, motowrway Como-Milano, exit Fino Mornasco. 30 km far from Milan, motor way Como-Chiasso, exit Fino Mornasco. 10 km far from Italy-Switzerland border.