6037 m, Par 72.
Spread out among vineyards which frame the Custoza hills in the west of Verona, located in an immaculate, picturesque landscape, the Verona Golf Club offers an itinerary for the elite following the traditional golfing tourism of north Europe. The property company was founded in 1960 by two enlightened gentlemen such as Alberto Farina and Harold Gent who were joined in the following year by a limited number of other members and in particular Gianfranco Fedrigoni, Giacomo Galtarossa, Patrizio Tiberghien and Italo Cannella. In 1963 a new 9-hole course, skilfully mapped out by John Harris, was opened and, in the following decade, new 9 holes had already been added, as a result of the increased interest the initiative attracted. In the last five years, and on occasion of the 40th anniversary of the foundation of the Club, the circle has undergone a complex and studied renovation process of its core areas – the reception buildings and the course, which werw attentively and skilfully designed by Baldovino Dassù and Alvise Rossi Fioravanti. At the first nine holes, which are enveloped in copious vegetation and made challenging by a green which is well supported by mounds and bunkers, there follows a conclusive sequence that is characterised by ample and ondulating fairways which are nevertheless technically harmonius with the initial part of the course.
Thanks to its historical background, its beautiful course, its comfortable clubhouse and, last but not least, the helpfulness and efficiency of its staff as a whole, the Golf Club Verona can easily be considered as one of the most prestigious ones in Europe. Several competitions took place and still take place at the Golf Club Verona such as: two Open Championships, various editions of Italian Championships and Pro-Am. From the very beginning the Verona Golf Club has been a supporter of an agronomic, ecocompatible system of management with a low impact on the environment, and this year it has acquired the prestigious green flag. This recognition is given to that small number of golf clubs which take part in the “Committed to Green” project and have achieved first national, then European certification.