Golf del Ducato and Salsomaggiore Golf Terme for nature lovers and fans of this sport
GOLF DEL DUCATO
La Rocca course at Golf Del Ducato stands in the heart of the Food Valley, where golf and gastronomy blend to form a magical union. Founded in 1985 on the outskirts of the Boschi di Carrega reserve and just 10 minutes from Parma, it stands amid oak and acacia woods, splendid small lakes and gently rolling hills that give life to an extraordinary parkland of 18 holes with unforgettable views. The club restaurant is renowned for its traditional regional dishes and local specialities, focusing in particular on two excellences that are famous worldwide - Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and Parma ham.
TECHNICAL DATA: 18 holes, par 72, 6,103 metres, inaugurated in 1985, designed by Marco Croze, it has since been partially redesigned and modified by Luigi Rota Caremoli, 295 metres above sea level.
FACILITIES: practice green, pitching green, putting green, chipping green, golf carts, club and cart hire, pro shop, golf academy available, bar, restaurant, car park, locker rooms, TV lounge, pool, 9-hole pitch & putt.
SEASON: open all year round, closed Mondays, unless a bank holiday
GOLF SALSOMAGGIORE TERME
Set on the gently rolling hills near Salsomaggiore Terme and surrounded by a 70-hectare natural paradise, Salsomaggiore Terme Golf Club is the ideal place for enjoying a break surrounded by an oasis of tranquillity, far from the hustle and bustle of city life. The new management team (part of the group that successfully runs Ducato di Parma Golf Club)completely refurbished the buildings and the course in January 2018, giving new life to the greens and opening tees that are now in perfect condition. With its 18 championship holes, the course winds its way along a quiet and spectacularly-beautiful valley and has excellent technical features and wonderful landscapes. Gently rolling fairways and perfectly tended greens allow players of all levels to challenge themselves on a superb course. It has a spacious and elegant club house, with an extraordinary terrace that overlooks the valley where the first nine holes of the course are located and that affords breath-taking views. It is the ideal place to combine golf, nature, delicious cuisine and quality wine. Other facilities included a pool and solarium, a restaurant and a pro shop for all Salsomaggiore Terme Golf Club guests to enjoy.
TECHNICAL DATA: 18 holes, par 72, 5,761 metres, at 360 metres above sea level with 3 lakes that affect 5 holes.
FACILITIES: driving range with 15 positions, 5 of which are covered, pitching green, putting green, golf carts, club, electric and manual trolley hire, pro shop, bar, restaurant, swimming pool, car park, locker rooms and TV lounge. The Head Professionals Alberto Limonta and Norbert Aziaga gives individual, group and golf clinic lessons for all players.
SEASON: open all year round, closed on non-holiday Wednesday from 1 October to 30 April.