Since it opened in 1974, Monticello has emerged as a star of northern Italy's golfing landscape, and has already hosted 4 Italian Opens. There are two 18-hole championship courses, and with its location within easy striking distance of both Milan and Lake Como, it is a real favourite with travelling golfers.
The Rosso - or Red - Course, is regarded as the premier layout at Monticello, and while it presents a good test for the low handicappers, it should not overawe the average player. Many of the holes are bordered tightly by impressive woodland, while there are also some demanding water hazards. The course was set out by Jim Fazio, who has designed courses across the globe including 2022 Ryder Cup host Marco Simone with his work touching exotic locations such as The Grenadines and Japan. The par-72 layout measures just over 7,000 yards from the championship tees and includes Major champions Greg Norman and Sandy Lyle as past winners at Monticello, both claiming the Italian Open here in 1988 and 1992 with -18 totals. A round here is well recommended when visiting this area and golfers are sure to experience a memorable day on the course.
The Blue Course may not be quite as exacting as its neighbour, but it still packs a decent punch. Also worth noting is the fact that both courses are maintained to the same excellent standard. Rounded off by magnificent alpine views, it is no surprise that Monticello is among the most prestigious golf holiday courses in Northern Italy.