Feature Review Golf Senza Confini Tarvisio
Par 70, 5,755 yards
Golf Senza Confini Tarvisio Is situated 800 metres above sea level, and offers a mountain trail of a golf course following vast natural fairways on the plateau. Originally designed by Giacomo Cabrini in 1992 and expanded in 2003 to 18 holes by the Canadian architect Graham Cooke who dealt with the restyling, the course has two separate identities.
The first nine holes are spread across terrain that rises and falls and wends its way through the splendid Tarvisio forest, while the second nine holes, featuring several lakes, extend across mostly flat terrain.
Many of the greens are hidden between large fir and beech trees, protected by bunkers and steep depressions that make approach shots difficult. There are some lovely par threes with beautiful backdrops.
You may want to use a buggy as there are several steep climbs and some walks from tee to green that require you to walk the same route twice. The overall design is quirky and provides a terrific challenge. The finishing holes on the flatter ground are reminiscent of American layouts, with effective use of natural lakes. Be sure to take a moment to enjoy the panoramic view of the valley from the fourth green.
There is a webcam facility to check out the weather at the course and you must sample the food at the restaurant, which offers an unforgettable Italian gastronomic experience. The vice-pesident of the club is also the resident chef and has attracted Michelin listings for the quality of the food. For five months of the year the course is closed as it is covered in snow and attracts skiers.
The nearby Villa Russiz vineyard and cellars, including a wine tasting, is well worth a visit. The cellar contains a collection of classical wines attracting global plaudits. And you can buy some of the produce at the end of your visit.
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