La Pinetina Golf Club
La Pinetina Golf Club, founded in 1971, is located 35km North of Milan and about 12km South of Lake Como.
The Golf Club is set in 158 acres of greenery immersed in the Pinewood Park in Appiano Gentile with its unspoilt forests of pines, silver birches, oaks and chestnut trees, away from roads, noise and everyday stress. The beautiful 18-hole Par 70 golf course follows an undulating terrain requiring a variety of different game situations, although accuracy is essential as the fairways meander through the dense forest. In addition, there are various water hazards such as the lake on the 11th hole, along with the various strategically-placed bunkers throughout the course that make it a very technically challenging course. The 5528 yard course is kept in excellent year round condition, and offers enchanting vistas: Monte Rosa, the Lombard prealps and, on the clearest days, the Apennines.
Apart from the Championship 18-hole course, the club offers a driving range, two putting greens, practice bunker, chipping green and a pitching green, together with the more recent addition of a 6-hole certified pitch & putt course. The clubhouse is welcoming and includes a well supplied pro shop, billiard hall, TV room and junior club. Buggies, hand and electric trolleys as well as bags and clubs can be hired.
La Pinetina Golf Club was the first golf club in Italy to obtain the ‘European certification of eco-compatible course’ from the ‘Golf Environment Organisation’ which promotes sustainability in Golf. This endorsement validates the commitment of the many years of safeguarding and improving the natural environment by adopting the best maintenance practices for the course, the equipment and clubhouse in order to minimise the environmental impact and optimise the use of materials and natural resources.
In 1982 the entire complex was purchased by the members and considerable structural and technical modernisation has been carried out since to bring the course to a higher standard: bunkers were extended, greens re-laid and this has ensured its standing as a world class championship course
18 Holes, Bar, Buggy Hire, Changing Facilities, Driving Range, Par 70, Pro Shop, Putting Green, Restaurant, Short game practice area