Golf Colline del Gavi - Golf course information & golf holiday offers
Opened originally as the Golf Club Riasco, the Colline del Gavi changed the name it had had for several years, in order to better collocate its geographic position. In fact, it is located amongst the vineyards of a hilly region wedged between Liguria and Piedmont and known precisely for the Gavi wine also referred to as Cortese, a white produced here in the province of Alessandria. The 18 holes, inaugurated in 1998, extend over 110 hectares, utilizing the morphology of the terrain including woods, hills, streams and ponds, which affect no less than nine holes. The course was designed with the goal of entertaining yet all the while challenging player's skills: natural obstacles such as trees and bodies of water make each hole different, constantly stimulating the need for new strategies. Add to that the differences in levels of the course which demand strong physical resistance.
In addition to the championship course, there is a 9-hole executive course with Hole 1, the most famous, which is proudly considered by members as “probably the most difficult par 3 in Italy”. The other holes also require a high level of experience, being very narrow and insidious due to the bunkers defending the green.
Equally, delightful is a stop at the end of the match in Cascina Spinola, a renovated historic farmhouse housing a charming and cozy restaurant just meters from the modern clubhouse.
Course championship : 18 / 9 holes, Par 73 / 62 6380 / 3790 m
Architect : Luigi Rota Caremoli
Topography : vineyards, hilly, wooded area, natural rough
Special features : Played by all golf levels.
The mostly sloping terrain makes play painful.
I really like the Colline del Gavi Golf Club; very warm and friendly atmosphere; all the holes on the course have a strong character and remain engraved in one's mind perfectly; all the par 5s (1,5,7,13,18) are wonderful, all reachable in two strokes by stronger players, but scoring par is within everyone's reach: watch out for the greens, many of which have rather steep slopes; never putt if you aren't clear on what line to follow