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Milano Golf Club

Italy, North Italy, Lakes District, Milan
5.3 (4)
Designer: Peter Gannon
Course Opened: 1927

The Milano golf course is a flat, dull and rather ordinary course designed in 1927 by Peter Gannon, the track most memorable for its location within Milan's world-famous Parco di Monza - the 11th tee here is actually built beside the Monza racetrack and soaks up all its associated motor noise.

While the terrain is quite unremarkable, the setting is picturesque and peaceful, the holes mostly cut through a tall forest of oak with flat fairways and small uncontoured greens that are often protected by flanking bunkers that are deeper and better positioned than most on the European mainland.

Nothing on the opening nine really stands out, but the 10th is a good long, uphill par three and both the 11th and 13th are shortish par fours with plunging final thirds that work rather effectively. The rest is fairly tame, driving is a rudimentary assignment and the smallish targets make for some difficult approach shots but unless you find sand the chipping and recovery options are neither varied nor overly taxing.

The Golf Club Milano is a prestigious golfing institution in Italy, and members do enjoy their recreation in a unique environment. The clubhouse and general ambiance is rather special, but the golf course doesn't reach the standards it ought at such a respected club.


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