Within a completely restored complex of a 16 century Venetian Country Farm, you have found your golf resort for relax and beauty in the most comfortable way. On the gentle Euganean Hills slopes among vineyard, olive-groves and woods, within the charming surroundings of a property of 30 ectars. A perfect point of departure for your Venetian golf tour as well as your Venetian sightseeing tours and excursion in the most terrific surroundings of history, culture and nature. All rooms are originated from the conversion and the fine restoration of the ancient buildings. All of them have private bath and provide everything necessary for rest and relaxation.. But, donâ€™t relax too much: your golf tour will include some of the best golf courses in all Italy.
Find a description below of the 4 golf courses included in our package: FRASSANELLE GOLF â€“ GOLF COURSE ONSITE PADOVA GOLF â€“ 10 minutes distance MONTECCHIA GOLF â€“ 10 minutes distance VENEZIA GOLF â€“ 40 minutes distance The location of the Country House inside the Regional Park of the Euganean Hills, few km away from Venice, allows plenty of art itinerary and other attractions like wine and oil tasting tours. At the Relais we are at your disposal for our best hospitaly service concerning any kind of info you may need.
The Venice Golf Club was born in the locality of "Alberoni" on the island of Lido-Venice in 1928. Realized by the scottish architect Cruickshank, this golf course links its birth to a legend. They say that Henry Ford father of the modern cars, often in Venice for leisure, was asking count Giuseppe Volpi di Misurata, President of the Italian Grand Hotels, where in Venice it was possible to play golf. Of course he was answered that in Venice there was not a golf course. On that same moment Count Volpi understood that a golf course had to be constructed in Venice and that it should be ready to be played on the next year. The area for the course was found on the dunes of the lagoon near Forte Alberoni and it was realized that same year similar to a Scottish link. From that year, it was 1928, the golf course has been restored many times in order to keep its challenging values always fresh. So many names of the best golf players in the world have played on this course, we are speaking of Arnold Palmer, who still is the owner of the course record with 67, as to say 5 under par.
But he is only one of the many: Henry Cotton, Johnny Miller, Severiano Ballesteros, Tony Jacklin, Lee Treviso and many others of the old generation have been playing golf here. Among the younger, Bernard Langer, JosÃ¨ Maria Olazabal, Jhon Daly, Angel Cabrera, Colin Montgomery, Ian Poulter. From the original project the sandy soil is still the old one but greens are now a lot more ondulated and many more water hazards are now part of the link. Hole number 9 is mythical and published on all the most prestigious golf magazines because of its setting on the lagoon. Hole number 11 is considered the best par 5 in all Italy. Many other of the holes have their special story to tell, for all of them is important to be precise and able to hit the ball out of the woods some now now and then. Last tip: pay attention to the wind, it can change the way you have to approach the hole and if you don't understand how and when you have to change your strategy it can be too late to go back home with a nice score. 6.199 metres. Par 72
The Golf of Montecchia is a 27 holes championship golf course. It is located in the estate of Conti Emo Capodilista with its old castle and elegant villa (XVI century). The course that is stretched across a surface of 82 hectares has been realised from the design of the Irish architect Tom McCauley. The course is a modern and free design with many water obstacles. The Club House is very welcoming and comfortable, it is located in one of the ancient, large buildings of the property.
THE COURSE: (27 holes par 72 with a development of 6.318 metres) is completely flat, but very technical and it requires a good concentration from the golfer who has to pay particular attention to the water obstacles that make the play more difficult. Another particular of this ground is the innovative drainage system, that makes it possible to play even when the weather is not good. This allows the passionate golfer to play also under the rain.
The ground is located at the foot of the Euganean Hills, near to the seventh century Villa Barbarigo. It was built in 1960 and it was the second golf course with 18 holes in the Veneto region. The design of the course, work by the English architecture John Harris, is stretched across a surface of 70 hectares with a series of studied obstacles to give the game more charm. The course is developed on the inside of a real park, with more than 8000 trees and bushes that fit in with the surrounding landscape.
THE COURSE: (18 holes par 72 with a development of 6.053 metres) is extremely varied and very technical, with canals, lakes, bunkers, scattered everywhere making a more difficult game for the golfer. The welcoming Club House has a restaurant, pool and tennis court.
The course has been drawn out within the nineteenth century park of Villa Papafava, designed by Jappelli. Within this park, where big open spaces are alternated with woods and a beautiful lake, Marco Croze, one of our best golf architects in Italy, drew out a course with 18 holes adding some difficulties to the already existent ones, ensuring the golfer to fully enjoy himself on every hole. The Club House has been restored from a rural cottage of the 1700s and it has been furnished with much care and detail in a style that brings to mind those club houses of England. The architecture together with the characteristics of the landscape make the Golf Club Frassanelle, one of the most "English" Golf Clubs in the Veneto region.
THE COURSE: (18 holes par 72 with a development of 6.180 metres) has been designed with modern principles, with insidious, undulated greens for the presence of the numerous water obstacles like lakes and streams. Each hole requests maximum concentration and a game strategy completely different from the one used on the previous hole. The changing-rooms have a sauna and solarium, guaranteeing the golfer complete relaxation after the game.