Golf in Veneto - Best Undiscovered Golf Destination in the World 2013
Exploring Veneto through its vineyards, the treasures of its art in history; enjoying breakfast on the boat in front of Piazza San Marco, Venice, finally to end the day sipping Prosecco on board of a fluvial yacht (the Houseboat) along the Sile and the Brenta, as you cruise by the elegant Palladian villas. These are just some of the experiences that Veneto offers.
There can be no doubt that exploring nature off the beaten path, discovering lesser-known wonders and observing the most popular places from a different perspective, riding a bike or walking along the paths of faith, awakens new sensations
A certain solemnity fills the soul at the sight of the rough paths carved out by soldiers during the Great War, along the Piave river and over Monte Grappa, from the plain Asiago to the highest peaks of the Dolomites and down to the sea – the roads traveled by Hemingway – and we sense the strong fighting spirit of those mountaineering troops as they battled their way through the region.
Every visit, every site tells a story or celebrates an event and provides an opportunity to diversify the holiday playing golf on manicured courses that cover the whole territory, from the hinterland to the coast, from the mountains to the valleys of the lagoon.
Training on the golf courses where Matteo Manessero got his start, competing with the scores posted on the walls of the Club houses, signed by Italian Open and European Tour winners, are all part of the experience of playing golf in Veneto, which is also the winner of the prestigious Best Undiscovered Golf Destination in the World 2013.
Veneto boasts historic courses managed respecting the tradition of the Club where a sophisticated but familiar, relaxed atmosphere welcome the player, and keep the hectic routine, the obligations and the clock at bay.
Enjoy the countryside surrounding Venice through its flavors and the Prosecco wine, the traditional cuisine and the unique atmosphere of the antique Villas built by the Venetian noble on the countryside, called the Venice Garden. All this just a short drive from the ancient Serenissima Republic of Venice. With good reason, Arnold Palmer, John Harris, Stan Eby designed some of the most impressive courses in Italy there.
Veneto Hills and Spa
Veneto Hills Golf & Spa offers us views, landscapes and panoramas which change color and aroma in the space of a few kilometers, passing from the lagoon, with its pungent aroma of brine, fishing boats and sand to the exhilaratingly sweet and fruity fragrance of the hills, and the earthy smell of undergrowth and the riverbanks. Padua, Verona, Vicenza, Venice and the Villas. Tiny villages conceal great treasures. The cuisine of the Veneto Region is a range of unique, exclusive flavors, which vary according from place to place.
The Dolomites and Veneto Mountains
The north of Veneto boasts a breathtaking natural wonder: the Dolomites, a paradise all year long. Cortina, nicknamed the Queen of the Dolomites, offers perfect views of snowy peaks that turn pink at sunset. This natural show is called “enrosadira”, an expression in the local idiom which means “the evening pink”: it is a phenomenon caused by the peculiar geological formation of these mountains, where the sunset provides a lovely backdrop for what has become the local custom of sipping an aperitivo while enjoying the scenery. This gem is border on the south by the Prealpi hills and rolling landscape of Asiago’s High Plateau, another sophisticated, restful destination for outdoor activities, winter sports, summer sports, golf, and cultural events.
Verona and Lake Garda
Known worldwide as the setting of Shakespeare’s tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of the most significant historic cities of Italy. What is striking about Verona is the extraordinary wealth of its art, history and culture, from the Roman remains with the Arena (the unique open air theatre known where magnificent operas are staged), to Celtic, Medieval and Renaissance masterpieces of unrivaled value. There are an equally large number of natural and cultural attractions, such as Lake Garda, the Lessini mountains and the Valpolicella area, renowned for its wines. Lake Garda is just a short distance from the city and has enchanted all visitors since a first illustrious tourist and promoter, Wolfgang Goethe, visited it in 1786.