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: 9 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.
SEASON: openall year round; closed on Tuesdays unless a public holiday-
HOW TO GET THERE: From Milan and Bologna: Take A1 motorway and exit at Fiorenzuola d’Arda. Follow signs for Fiorenzuola and after 2 km take the ring road towards Bologna. Take the fourth exit for Castell’Arquato/Vernasca/Lugagnano. After leaving the ring road, continue for 3 km then turn left for Lusurasco. After crossing the village, turn right and follow signs for Cortina. Once out of the village of Lusurasco, go straight at the crossroads and after two sharp bends stands Cortina di Alseno. After the village, follow the main road that bends to the left. The entrance of the club is opposite Hotel Cortina. By keeping to the right of the road, you will find the green golf club gates.
NEARBY: Piacenza (20 km), Parma Airport (40 km), A1 motorway (15 km), Bologna (130 km) and Milan (80 km).
DON’T MISS: The delightful mediaeval borough of Castell’Arquato, just 4 km away, castles and fortresses in the Provinces of Parma and Piacenza, theatres, museums and art galleries, the charterhouse of Parma, Parma and Piacenza cathedrals, the charming local wine cellars, the numerous food and wine tours this area offers, the spa town of Salsomaggiore and its wellness centres and thermal spas and Fidenza Village shopping outlet.
Golf Club Castell’Arquato
129014 Castell’Arquato - Piacenza
Web site: www.golfclubcastellarquato.com