David Short Golf

Italy Golf Tour – 24 June 2017

24 Jun 2017 - 4 Jul 2017

£2,650.00
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Italy, excellent! We departed from Bologna in June 2016, and the 12 month wait to return is always a long one, with the excitement building as soon as the destination for the following year is decided upon. And for 2017, it is the Piedmont region of the Country. Accredited with more Michelin stars than any other region in Italy, Piedmont is an undiscovered paradise for foodies, wine lovers and golfers alike. Turin, or Torino as the Italians would have us say it, is the capital of the Piedmont region, with the city set on a flat plain, crossed by the river Po, the biggest and longest Italian river, and with jaw-dropping mountain views as the backdrop. On a clear day, we will be able to spot the highest European mountains from the city, the Cervino, the Monte Rosa and Monte Bianco.

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  • The golf tour actually extends from the south to the north of the Piedmont region; first exploring the southern rolling hills countryside, close to the border with Liguria, a sun-kissed place, rich in vineyards of Gavi di Gavi, a white DOC wine. We play some finest courses of this area. We will then travel north west to Turin and embrace this jewel of a city, crowned with the best courses of Italy.

    This tour simply personifies elegance, intimacy and grandeur at the same time, as is the character of Piemontese people, and it embraces breath taking scenery and superb golf courses, the most wonderful Italian culture and two quite beautiful hotel.

    Please look at the detailed Itinerary

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    Price Per Person

    PRICE PER GOLFER:
             £ 2,650.00

    PRICE PER NON- GOLFER:
            £ 2,050.00

    Single Room Supplement:
          £45.00 per person per night      


    For this event we can take:
    24 clients

    Notes on the Prices:

    Price includes:

    - Services of your Tour Host, David Short

    - 3 x Nights at the Bogogno Golf Resort

    - 7 x Nights at the Principi di Piemonte Hotel, Turin

    - Bed & Breakfast terms

    - 7 x rounds of golf with transfers included

    - Sightseeing as illustrated in the itinerary

    - 1 x Lunch with wine

    - 2 x Dinners with wine

    Price Excludes:

    - International airfares

    - Drinks or meals unless stated

    - City taxes where applicable

    Hosted by PGA Pro

    David Short

  • Saturday 24th June:              

    - Arriving into Milan Malpensaa Airport

    - Transfer to Bogogno Golf Hotel

    - Overnight at the Bogogno Golf Hotel

    When booking your flights for the Piedmont Golf Tour, please fly into Milan Malpensa Airport, but out of Turin Airport.  On arrival into Milan we will be met and transferred to the quite wonderful Bogogno Golf Hotel, which is located within the Bogogno Golf Resort, in the Piedmont region of Italy.  The delightful hotel boasts 30 spacious, sunny rooms.  The rooms, equipped with a range of modern amenities, have either a balcony or a terrace, as well as large windows overlooking the swimming pool and the greens.  The Golf Club Clubhouse is a stroll away, together with its rooftop bar and jacuzzi.  With two excellent courses on-site, the hotel provides the perfect opportunity for the tour to start at a relaxing and most enjoyable pace.

    Sunday 25th June:                

    - Breakfast

    - 18 holes Bogogno Golf Club – The Bonora course

    - Overnight at the Bogogno Golf Hotel

    - Welcome cocktail and dinner

    The Bonora Golf Resort comprises of two courses, the Bonora course and the Del Conte course.  Both courses were designed by the renowned American architect, Robert von Hagge.  Our first round is on the Bonora course, which takes us through some wonderfully scenic Lombardian landscape.  A mixture of woodland and farmland flanks most of the course, with vineyards just beyond and the Monte Rosa mountain chain in the distance.  The variety of scenery is matched by the variety of hazards that we will encounter too, with ponds, streams, expansive bunkering and thickish rough requiring us to employ consistent course management throughout the round.  The course is a great test of golf, surrounded by a captivating landscape.

    In the evening, we will enjoy cocktails and a welcome dinner at the hotel, which is included within the cost of the tour.

    Monday 26th June:               

    - Breakfast

    - 18 holes Golf Club Castelconturbia – Yellow and Blue courses

    - Overnight at the Bogogno Golf Hotel

    Today we head to one of the finest golf courses in Italy, the Castelconturbia Golf Club.  Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Castelconturbia opened for play in 1984 to a standing ovation.  There are three loops of nine, Yellow, Blue and Red and it is the Yellow and Blue combination which we will play, which indeed is the combination used for the Italian Open, when it is hosted here.  To score well we will need accurate approach shots.  The Castelconturbia greens are huge and very difficult to read, and the pin positions are at best challenging!  A magnificent golf course and quite a challenge.

    Tuesday 27th June:               

    - Breakfast

    - 18 holes Bogogno Golf Club – The Del Conte course

    - Check out and transfer to Turin

    - Overnight at the Principi di Piemonte, Turin

    Our second round on-site is on the Del Conte course.  The Del Conte course is more open and flatter than the Bonora course, and indeed has less water hazards as well. However, despite being an inland course, it actually has the feel of a links course. Plenty of earth-mounding has been deployed to create a dune-like definition to many of the fairways, with significant bunkering also playing its part.  The course is a wonderful compliment to the Bonora course, given that it is more forgiving and allows a little more freedom to express our golf game.  The setting is again tremendous and the course leads us to other areas of the Bogogno Estate.

    Having completed the round, we will transfer to Turin in the late afternoon and check-in to the rather wonderful Principi di Piemonte Hotel.  The hotel provides luxurious, modern rooms, right in the centre of Turin, less than 5 minutes' walk from the Egyptian Museum.  Built in the 1930s, the Principi di Piemonte is elegant and stylish, with lounges and a bar offering great views over Turin city centre and also a gourmet restaurant.  There is also a wellness centre at the Piemonte Hotel, with massage rooms and a Turkish bath.  The rooms at the Principi di Piemonte are beautifully decorated and spacious.  They come with large LCD TVs with Sky and Wi-Fi access. Free newspapers are also provided.

    Wednesday 28th June:          

    - Breakfast

    - 18 holes Royal Park Golf Club

    - Overnight at the Principi di Piemonte, Turin

    Today we play the famed and picturesque Royal Park Golf Club, home of the PGA Italian Open since 2009.  Designed by Robert Trent Jones in 1975, the course is full of his signature touches; strategic deployment of water holes, eclectic bunker design, etc. We have to be versatile and technical with our shots here as the greens are heavily defended and can be hard to hit. The putting surfaces are nicely contoured, and pose a good challenge.

    Thursday 29th June:            

    - Breakfast

    - Walking tour of Turin

    - Overnight at the Principi di Piemonte, Turin

    A day away from the fairways, to enjoy a little sightseeing, some shopping perhaps and to relax in the wonderful city.  Our guide will meet us at the hotel for a two hour city orientation tour.  The city was the first capital of modern Italy and since then has been an imposing regal city.  The Dukes of Savoy built their opulent palazzi here, and they became the official royal family of the newly united Italy in 1861.  The historic centre is filled with sumptuous baroque palaces and art nouveau mansions, and a labyrinth of arcades lined with fashion boutiques, funky aperitivo bars and romantic restaurants serving delicious Piemontese cuisine.  There is an amazing Egyptian Museum whose collection rivals that of the Cairo Museum and which is bigger than the Egyptian collection at the British Museum.  A must see is the Mole Antonelliana, once the biggest Italian synagogue, donated to the Italian government by the Jewish community and transformed into an amazing Museum of the Cinema.

    Friday 30th June:                  

    - Breakfast

    - 18 holes Le Fronde Golf Club

    - Overnight at the Principi di Piemonte, Turin

    A short transfer of about 35 minutes with take us to the Le Fronde Golf Club.  The course is located on a plain surrounded by the mountains of Val di Susa. The course is very technical and alternates between challenging holes and more relaxing and forgiving holes.  The accuracy of our shots is the crucial strategy to achieve a good score.  The positioning of the lakes, bunkers and trees also requires us to employ a very thoughtful and considered approach to the round.

    Saturday 1st July:

    - Breakfast

    - Wine tasting and lunch, the Italian way!

    - Overnight at the Principi di Piemonte, Turin

    There are wine tasting tours, and then there are wine tasting tours arranged by our long-standing partner in Italy, Sabrina Santi.  Over the years’ Sabrina has organised some truly memorable days for us.  Today we travel to the Barolo and Barbareso wine and precious white truffle region.  We will visit the cellars of Cordero di Montezemolo, in the village of La Morra.  Since 1340, 19 generations of this family, one after another, have managed the Monfalletto property, which is at the heart of the production of Barolo wine.  Elena Cordero di Montezemolo will be our host for lunch, which will be complimented with fantastic wines.  After lunch, we will drive back across the Piedmont plains to reach Turin in an hour.

    Sunday 2nd July:                   

    - Breakfast

    - 18 holes Circolo del Golf di Torino

    - Overnight at the Principi di Piemonte, Turin

    After breakfast, we take a short drive to the Circolo del Golf Torino, famed as the former stomping ground of the Molinari brothers.  To paraphrase Edoardo Molinari, “Everything on this course is built around golf.  No roads or buildings or other obstacles get in the way of your drives here.”  The resort has two courses, of which the most challenging is the Percorso Blu course.  It was designed in 1924 by John Morrison, and subsequently modified under the supervision of Graham Cooke.  Age-old trees are almost everywhere but the fairways are wide enough to avoid any risk of claustrophobia.  The greens are well defended by bunkers on a course that has classic Britain character.  A few stretches of water have been cleverly brought into play, but here again it is always possible to make up for our mistakes.  In all, this gives an easily walkable, very pleasant and well-landscaped course that is demanding enough for low-handicap golfers and not too tough for high-handicappers.  The other course, Percorso Giallo, is more or less the same sort of layout only with more water in play and presents an excellent additional layout.

    Monday 3rd July:                  

    - Breakfast

    - 18 holes Biella Golf Club

    - Gala Dinner

    - Overnight at the Principi di Piemonte, Turin

    Biella is both one of Italy’s fashion production centres that have made such a name for Italian design, and also the site of one of the greatest golf courses in Italy, where architectural design plays second fiddle to the beauty of the landscape and terrain that were just made for golf.  Yet it still took the designer skills of British architect John Morrison to perfect the chemistry.  Again, there is British feel to this course, which brings strategically located bunkers into play, along with ditches and no end of oak, chestnut and birch trees.  Add to all this a remarkable touch of variety and we realise that sobriety does not necessarily mean monotony.  A great test of golf in superb surroundings, and a real high for us to end on in terms of golf experience in Piedmont.

    To bid farewell to another superb Italian tour, we will enjoy a feast of a Gala Dinner.  There is something utterly unique about golfing in Italy, and it will again be missed for the next 12 months until we return in 2018.

    Tuesday 4th July

    - Breakfast

    - Check out of the hotel

    - Transfers to Turin Airport

    After a leisurely breakfast, we will check out and be transferred to Turin Airport to commence the journey home.  Arrivederci!

    Event Date has passed

    Price Per Person

    PRICE PER GOLFER:
             £ 2,650.00

    PRICE PER NON- GOLFER:
            £ 2,050.00

    Single Room Supplement:
          £45.00 per person per night      


    For this event we can take:
    24 clients

    Notes on the Prices:

    Price includes:

    - Services of your Tour Host, David Short

    - 3 x Nights at the Bogogno Golf Resort

    - 7 x Nights at the Principi di Piemonte Hotel, Turin

    - Bed & Breakfast terms

    - 7 x rounds of golf with transfers included

    - Sightseeing as illustrated in the itinerary

    - 1 x Lunch with wine

    - 2 x Dinners with wine

    Price Excludes:

    - International airfares

    - Drinks or meals unless stated

    - City taxes where applicable

    Hosted by PGA Pro

    David Short

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    Event Date has passed

    Price Per Person

    PRICE PER GOLFER:
             £ 2,650.00

    PRICE PER NON- GOLFER:
            £ 2,050.00

    Single Room Supplement:
          £45.00 per person per night      


    For this event we can take:
    24 clients

    Notes on the Prices:

    Price includes:

    - Services of your Tour Host, David Short

    - 3 x Nights at the Bogogno Golf Resort

    - 7 x Nights at the Principi di Piemonte Hotel, Turin

    - Bed & Breakfast terms

    - 7 x rounds of golf with transfers included

    - Sightseeing as illustrated in the itinerary

    - 1 x Lunch with wine

    - 2 x Dinners with wine

    Price Excludes:

    - International airfares

    - Drinks or meals unless stated

    - City taxes where applicable

    Hosted by PGA Pro

    David Short

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