The 27 holes of this charming club wind their way through uncontaminated pinewoods and salt lakes in a setting of rare natural beauty just a short distance from the sea. The first nine holes, along the pinewood, were built as classic Scottish links, whilst the second nine, surrounded by water obstacles, were inspired by the great American courses. The third nine holes, which opened in 2004, boast a completely innovative design that guarantees that the course is extremely enjoyable. The Italian Professional Championships have been held here on several occasions, as have all the most important Italian amateur competitions. A Mecca for international tourism, the golf club is surrounded by tourist facilities including top-class hotels.
TECHNICAL DATA: Red course: 9 holes, par 36, 3,234 metres, CR 36.4, Slope 126, designed by Marco Croze, 0 metres above sea level. Blue course: 9 holes, par 36, 3,038 metres, CR 35.2, Slope 125, designed by Marco Croze, 0 metres above sea level. Yellow course: 9 holes, par 35, 3,093 metres, CR 35.2, Slope 124, designed by Alvise Rossi Fioravanti and Baldovino Dassù, 0 metres above sea level.
FACILITIES: driving range, pitching green, chipping green, 2 putting green, golf carts and electric trolley, storage golf bags, club and trolley hire, golf school, pro shop, instructors available, bar, restaurant, car park, locker rooms for guests, 3 executive holes.
SEASON: open all year round, closed from 7 January to 5 February and every Tuesday, unless a bank holiday, from 1 November to 28 February.
HOW TO GET THERE: Take the Bologna - Rimini motorway and exit at Cesena. Take the provincial road towards the sea for 12 km and in Cervia, follow signs for Milano Marittima town centre and the golf club.
NEARBY: Ravenna (15 km), Rimini airport (30 km), Forlì airport (40 km), Bologna airport (80 km).
NOT TO BE MISSED: The Mausoleum of Galla Placidia and Teodorico, St. Apollinare Nuovo, St. Vitale, St. Apollinare in Classe, the tomb of Dante Alighieri, the natural Saline Reserve, Cervia Spa, and Mirabilandia amusement park.
Adriatic Golf Club Cervia
Via Jelenia Gora 6
48016 Milano Marittima - Ravenna - Italy
Web site: www.golfcervia.com