If you love to play golf in Italy the area around Frassanelle is a very interesting one thanks to the presence of a number of Golf Clubs. Golf courses in Veneto are known throughout the world and are interesting not only for the beauty of the surrounding area but for their technical aspects in particular. Such as the extremely famous Padua Golf Club and the Venice Golf Club: let’s take a closer look and enjoy our golf in Italy offers.
Our golf course meets the modern structural criteria with undulating and tricky greens and numerous water obstacles. Marco Croze created an 18-hole 72-par course over 6,180 metres, adding some further difficulties to natural ones so as to increase the golfer’s involvement in each hole. It is must be noted that the changing rooms have a sauna and solarium and state-of-the-art facilities, for well-deserved rest and relaxation after the game. A 17th century farmhouse was converted into the Club House and careful attention has been paid to the furnishings, imitating the style of English club houses. The combination of architectural and landscape characteristics make Frassanelle Golf Club the most “English” of the golf courses in Veneto.
(10 minutes from Frassanelle)
The Montecchia Golf Club is situated near Abano and is one of the few golf courses in Veneto with 27 holes. The course crosses the splendid and charming estate of the Counts Emo Capodilista and is set out according to the design of Irishman Tom Macauley. It stretches over an area of 82 hectares and has a free and modern layout with a good number of water obstacles. The 27-hole 72 par course over 6,318 metres, though completely level is rather technical and requires the player’s careful concentration. A great deal of attention is also paid to the water obstacles, five of which are small lakes facing the holes, making the game more complex. Another particular is the use of an innovative drainage system which gives players an excellent game all year round and even when the weather is inclement. The golf club has a large swimming pool and the Club House is well equipped and comfortable and hosts one of the best Veneto restaurants managed by the Alajmo family which has recently been awarded a Michelin star.
(20 minutes from Frassanelle)
Of all the golf courses in Veneto you must not miss the Padua Golf Club situated in Valsanzibio, at the feet of the Euganean Hills, near to the 17th century Villa Barbarigo. Built in 1960 to the design of English architect John Harris, the course stretches over an area of 70 hectares, with a series of obstacles carefully designed to make the game more gripping. The course is made up of 27 holes with 72 par and a lengths of 6,053 metres, and winds through a park with over 8,000 trees and bushes which perfectly fits in with the surrounding countryside. Predominantly level, but extremely varied and very technical, the course has a series of obstacles (canals, small lakes and bunkers) that make the game more difficult. The welcoming Club House has a restaurant, swimming pool and tennis court.
(2 hours from Frassanelle)
The Venice Golf Club opened its first 9 holes in 1930. Designed by the Scottish architect Cruickshank, the origins of this golf club are linked to the great Henry Ford who, in his frequent visits to Venice, repeatedly asked the Chairman of the Italian Company of Grand Hotels where he could play golf in the lagoon city. At the time there was no golf club in Venice and it was therefore decided to build one that would be ready for the following year. Forte degli Alberoni was chosen as the ideal location.
In 1951, the course was extended to 18 holes and over the years it has been continually renewed. Great names have played this course from Arnold Palmer to Henry Cotton, Johnny Miller to Severiano Ballesteros, Tony Jacklin and Lee Treviso. The 9th hole is legendary, a blind par 3, which is played passing over the defence ditch and the fort ramparts, the famous “Venice nine”, published in numerous European and American magazines. Also the 11th hole has been judged by a panel of experts as the most beautiful par 5 in Italy. The old fort is the Club House and is equipped with all the most modern comforts.