One of the classic Italian courses, designed by Cotton & Harris and built in 1959, the golf club is situated on splendid rolling countryside with marvellous sweeping panoramic views across the surrounding hills and plains. Its layout is constantly being up-dated and in recent years, it has played host to the Italian Amateur Championships many times as well as to a great number of top level professional competitions. The smart and elegant clubhouse blends in well with the surrounding countryside and is the ideal place to sample the refined cuisine of the club restaurant, which has been named amongst the top ten club restaurants in Italy on more than one occasion. The club’s facilities are completed by a splendid summer swimming pool, open from June to mid-September. In 2000, Peter Alliss made some changes to the course.
TECHNICAL DATA: 18 holes, par 71, 5,846 metres, inaugurated in 1959, designed by Cotton & Harris, partly restyled by Peter Alliss, 116 metres above sea level.
FACILITIES: driving range, pitching green, putting green, hire of golf carts and trolleys and sets of clubs, golf school, pro shop, bar, restaurant.
SEASON: open all year round, closed on Mondays (except bank holidays).
HOW TO GET THERE:
A1 motorway: from Milan, take the Valsamoggia exit, then continue on the SP 569 towards Bologna and exit after about 2 km. At the first roundabout, turn right and before leaving the flyover, turn left at the sign for Ponte Ronca. After 300 metres, turn right for Golf Club Bologna.
A1 motorway: from Rimini or Florence, take Casalecchio di Reno exit, then follow signs for SP 569 towards Vignola – Maranello. After about 9 km, take the exit and follow signs for Ponte Ronca. At the roundabout, take the third road on the right and before leaving the flyover, turn left at the sign for Ponte Ronca. After 300 metres, turn right for Golf Club Bologna.
Via Sabattini 69 – Monte San Pietro (BO)
Web site: www.golfclubbologna.it