Golf Club Girasoli
The Golf Club Girasoli, established in 1991, is the 2nd 18-hole course at the La Margherita Golf Resort, nestled deep in the heart of the majestic Piedmont countryside. Constructed by incorporating the landscape’s naturally undulating terrain and using local grasses, the Golf Club Girasoli is the perfect reflection of a classic Italian golf course.
The fairways on the Golf Club Girasoli were designed to utilise the natural undulations of the land to full effect providing a true test to your golfing ability, and here players will need to think carefully to overcome the course’s many challenges. The fairways are made up of natural grass making them visually appealing yet more challenging, whilst the rough areas can be unforgiving for any wayward shots.
The Golf Club Girasoli offers a well-balanced 18 holes with some of alternating lengths. For example, the 512-metre-long 10th hole contrasts vividly with the 263 metre 2nd hole, an intriguing par 4. A round on the Golf Club Girasoli is very entertaining, and provides a sociable and fun golfing experience. Look out for the signature hole, a stunning Par 5 with a circular green surrounded by water; this hole certainly epitomises the element of nature on this course, and combines it with an invigorating challenge. Another excellent hole includes the 9th, a daunting Par 3, with a lake to cross before you make it to the green.
18 Holes, Bar, Changing Facilities, Club Hire, Par 71, Pro Shop, Putting Green, Restaurant, Short game practice area, Trolley Hire
This technically challenging course is filled with an array of water features, vineyards and forests which are ready to capture your ball. However, the main challenge on this stunning course is the contoured landscape of the Italian countryside. With nature being the golf course’s main protagonist, players here can find their skill set being pushed to its limits. Yet proudly, the Golf Club Girasoli was one of the first ecological golf courses in Italy, and to this day they only use local grasses and non-toxic weed killers, and the architects have incorporated a lot of the landscape’s original flora and greenery.
Conveniently for travellers, the Golf Club Girasoli is situated between Turin, Piedmont’s capital city, and Alba, making it highly accessible for all. Despite being situated so close to a major city, at the Golf Club Girasoli the tranquil ambience of the Italian landscape can be appreciated by all. Furthermore, Piedmont also boasts a good golfing climate during most months of the year, making the Golf Club Girasoli a fantastic golf course that is easy to experience.