Golf, Cooking and Wine Tasting on Lake Como, Italy

6 Nights | 5 Rounds of Golf | 3 Wine Tastings | 5 Cooking Classes | And much more…

The Nesbitt party recently took a golf vacation with PerryGolf to Lake Como, Italy that encompassed far more than just golf alone. Enjoy the slideshow of pictures above as they showcase stems and pieces of the Italian cooking classes the group took. The golf vacation – “Golf, Cooking and Wine Tasting on Lake Como, Italy” is one the most popular golf trips our clients enjoy to Italy.

The Nesbitt party wanted their couples golf vacation to be perfect – and so it was. Fresh flowers and colors every night, along with two aprons made uniquely for each traveler with both the PerryGolf logo and their own name embroidered on it combined with exceptional golf and wine tastings made their Italian Golf Vacation a romantic one to remember.

The Itinerary: Golf, Cooking and Wine Tasting on Lake Como, Italy.

Sightseeing Options in Lake Como.

Where Did The Nesbitt Party Stay?

Villa d’Este:Set on the shores of Lake Como, the Grand Hotel Villa D’Este is located in one of the most important crossroads between Italy and Northern Europe. This ancient Villa, dating back to the 16th century is surrounded by 10 acres of private park and garden. The main house, built in 1568 and known as the Cardinal’s building, counts 127 rooms while the trompe l’oeil masterpiece known as the Queen’s Pavilion, inaugurated in 1860, has 31 rooms. In 1873 the two Villas combined into one property became Villa d’Este. The 158 guest rooms are all equipped with air conditioning, minibar, cable/satellite TV, internet access / dial-up, hairdryer and Jacuzzi. Every room is different both in size and decor and boast period furniture, oil paintings, sofas and chairs with Como silk covers, silk brocade drapes, linen sheets and walk-in closets. Some rooms have balconies or terraces.

Where Did the Nesbitt Party Play Golf?

Le Robinie. Considered one of the most demanding courses in Italy. Nicklaus created a masterpiece of hills, terraces, bunkers and lakes and the course is already considered one of the best in Europe. The arena shape of most of the holes allow a clear sight of every hazard, while the water hazards are all on the sides of the holes.

Monticello – Red Course. Designed by Raffaele Buratti, modified and improved by Jim Fazio, this course has hosted seven Italian Open tournaments. The natural setting is wonderful with wide and flat fairways surrounded by the mountains, two artificial lakes and 200,000 trees complete this really unique golf course.

Menaggio. The course is set in the hills overlooking Lake Como and requires precision to play over the natural terrain, the narrow fairways and the steep inclines. The attractiveness of being among the ”open” courses is not one of the worries of the club, which prefers discretion. The course has a wonderful backdrop of the central alps. Be sure to visit the library considered the most precious concentration of golf publications in the world.

La Pinetina. The course stretches across 64 hectares of land within the Tradate-Appiano Gentile park and is surrounded by a still unspoilt nature. Enjoy the wonderful panoramic views characterized by the presence of water hazards and well-kept and quick greens.

Villa d’Este. The course lies beyond the wonderful lake of Montorfano in a splendid setting in the sunny Brianza. The course is at an altitude of 1200 ft in what may be described as a Scottish landscape. The course was designed in 1926 by Peter Gannon and the 18 holes wend their way between chestnut groves, birch and pine woods. It is considered one of the most varied and difficult par 69 course.

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