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acacias and artificial lakes. A number of important historic buildings lie close by such as the Torrechiara Castle, The Fontanellato and the forts of Colorna, Soragna and Canossa. Also close to Parma is Matilde di Canossa Golf Club, which enjoys magnificent views. Designed by Mario Croze, the course opened in 1987 created in a stunning landscape in a an area rich with Italian history. Croze created an 18 hole, par 72 course laid out over 6,200 metres of varied terrain making good use of the natural undulations of the land and the Quaresimo stream which flows through the course. Back to nature is the theme across Reggio Emilia and nowhere can the golfer be at one with his surroundings than at the very lovely course at San Valentino Golf Club. Lying in a deep wooded valley and enhanced by four lakes the club, originally just nine holes, added another nine last summer giving a testing and attractive championship par 69 layout. The club also boasts a hotel and conference centre plus and impressive array of leisure facilities. Mortadella ham & cheese German champion Bernhard Langer designed Modena Golf & Country Club and it is considered one of Italy’s finest. Wide greens and tees and the five artificial lakes have helped to make it a venue for the Italian Open. This is one of two clubs in Emilia Romagna offering 27 holes and the 9 hole course at Modena is a highly enjoyable executive course. Volume 3 • Issue 32 27