Golf Club Castell'Arquato and Croara Country Club for nature lovers and fans of this sport
GOLF CLUB CASTELL’ARQUATO
Inaugurated in 1991, the Castell’Arquato Golf Club stands at the point where the lush valleys around Piacenza meet the rolling hillsides of Parma. The course is set in 64 hectares of countryside at about 220 metres above sea level. It is just a dozen or so kilometres from Piacenza and near the beautiful mediaeval borough of Castell’Arquato. The course has 18 Championship holes, set in a green and meandering valley. This prestigious course was designed by Cotton & Pennick and is demanding yet fun for both expert players and beginners. Golfers can take a short break or spend a few hours relaxing in the bright, spacious club house.
TECHNICAL DETAILS: 18 holes, par 73, 6,052 metres, opened in 1991.
FACILITIES: practice course with 20 stations, 6 of which are covered, putting green, golf carts, golf club hire, electric and manual pull trolleys, pro-shop, bar, restaurant, car park, locker room, TV lounge and massage room, available subject to booking. The instructor, Antonio Pelle, is always on hand for individual or group lessons.
OPEN: open all year round; closed on Tuesdays unless a public holiday and from December 20th to January 12th.
Golf Club Castell’Arquato
Località Borlacca, 1
29014 Castell’Arquato – Piacenza
Web site: www.golfclubcastellarquato.com
CROARA COUNTRY CLUB
Croara Country Club is found on Emilia’s north-western border, a few kilometres from Piacenza, in a hilly area that is positively influenced by Liguria’s weather. The course’s particularly favourable location, halfway between the Trebbia River alluvial deposits and the foothills of the Apennines, offers a variety of views and game opportunities. You’ll find 18 highly technical holes, with fairly narrow fairways, surrounded by oaks, chestnuts, poplars, and locust-trees, and fascinating scenery along the riverbanks. The course has already hosted a top-notch international event, the first Italian Women’s Open.
TECHNICAL DATA: 18 holes, par 72, 6,065 metres, the first 9 holes designed by Buratti and inaugurated in 1975, the rest designed by Croze and Lo Cascio and inaugurated in 1983.
FACILITIES: driving range, pitching green, putting green, bar, restaurant, swimming pool, tennis, pro-shop, golf carts, club and trolley hire, instructors available, car park, locker rooms, TV lounge.
SEASON: Closed Tuesdays (except bank holidays) and from January 7th to February 7th.