Designed by: Marco Croze
Opened in: 1991
Previously hosted: Italian Women’s Open in 1993-94, the PGA’s Champions Trophy of Europe in 2008, and the Alps Tour, Servizitalia Open in 2012.
White: 6,938 yards
Yellow: 6,701 yards
Black: 6,457 yards
Red: 5,837 yards
The Par 72 18 hole course at Lignano is routed through a quintessentially Italian setting close to the sandy beaches of the Adriatic shoreline, and offers golfers embarking on an Italian Golf Holiday a superb test of golf, as well as dramatic views throughout their rounds.
Pockets of trees line the fairways and demand a certain degree of accuracy from tee to green without being overly penal for offline shots, while a couple of large water hazards which come into play on four holes on the front nine as well as three on the back, not to mention a pair of large sandy waste areas that come at holes 9 and 15, add to the challenge further still.
The abundance of water brings a lot of risk vs reward to the table throughout your round, where no matter your ability, fortune may favour the brave, while ill-timed errant shots will no doubt be punished, making it an ideal place for groups to enjoy some competitively natured fun while away on holiday.
The club also boasts decent practice facilities including pitching and putting practice areas as well as a full length driving range with nine covered bays, which golfers are invited to use prior to heading to the first tee.