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THE HISTORY

The Monticello Golf Club was opened in 1974 in a 140 hectares area thanks to the Alessandro and Giuseppe Panza di Biumo's spirit of enterprise who projected to build 600 villas/apartments in a golf course surround of two golf courses of 18 holes each, in an absolute spirit of originality for the Italian reality of that time, following the American concept of "resort". Their objective, which was completely met becoming a never matched example of the following similar realizations, was to create a sports and residential structure in which people could live appreciating nature and establishing a relationship among all resident members. The architectural town-planning was given to Arch. Luigi Caccia Dominioni. The golf courses, which are in continuous progress in comparison with the original layout, have been entrusted to different golf designers assuming the present features thanks to the last changes signed by Graham Cooke.

The international value of the structure was immediately recognized; in fact, in 1975 the club hosted the Italian Open won by Billy Casper. In the following years, the Italian Open was played six times again in Monticello welcoming several great players among the best in the world: Sam Torrance, Sandy Lyle and Greg Norman, who still holds along with Costantino Rocca, the 63-stroke record. International men's and women's amateur tournaments were played several times in the Monticello Golf Club. In 1999 it was also played the Amateur European Team Championships won by the Italian players. The 2005 European Boys Team Championships and the 2006 International Women's Open are the two most prominent events to have been held in Monticello recently.

At present, Monticello is a consolidated reality and with its two courses is one of the most important Golf Clubs in Italy. High level modern structures like the large Club House, the Restaurant, with its two terraces, the excellent Italian cuisine, the two outdoor swimming-pools and the indoor one, the Junior Club and the six tennis courts make our members and their guests very comfortable. In Monticello you can also find a prestigious Golf School with a high level teaching method: the Eagle Golf Academy run by Alberto Binaghi. The renewed Pro-Shop, managed by Golf'Us, offers a very broad selection of items ranging from equipment, with all the latest developments available on the market, a qualified variety of clothes and accessories among the most important labels to satisfy the most demanding golfers. The Club is open all year round except from January 8 to February 2. Monday is the weekly closing day (holidays excluded). The green fee Players are welcome during weekdays.

THE PHILOSOPHY

Golf is not simply a sport, but a meeting and a fight between man and nature. It is a continuous knowledge and challenge in complete respect of nature. Monticello Golf Club reminds you the spirit of this old sport in a wide green and coloured paradise with more than 600 apartments: the result is a complete keeping with our surroundings. The Club with its two courses, is the largest golf course in Italy and represents the national golf's pride. It is the best place in which it is possible to enjoy a high-level golfing experience at any time.

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Golf Club Monticello Via A. Volta, 63
22070 Cassina Rizzardi (CO), Italy

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+39 031 92.80.55
Fax
+39 031 88.02.07

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