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clubhouse restaurant is one of the best 10 golf club restaurants in Italy. even more exciting, there are lakes, bunkers and spectacular ravines Move south towards the Adriatic coast, you’ll come across a real find for lovers of both spa and golf in Le Fonti Golf Club at Castel San Pietro Terme. Le Fonti measures 6,480 metres, par-72, and is situated in the pretty Torrente Sillaro valley, with its particularly mild and healthy micro-climate, near the renowned spa centre. Off course attractions include the Castel San Pietro Spa centre, the Dozza Fortress and the Ippocampus Horses Centre. Towards the sea, you’ll find the Adriatic Golf Club at Cervia. Its 6,246-metre, 27-hole layout winds between pine woods and salty lakes in a natural setting close to the ocean. The first nine holes are like classic Scottish links, whilst the second nine, surrounded by water obstacles, were inspired by the great American courses. The Italian Professional Championship has been held here on several occasions, as have the most important Italian amateur competitions. Surrounded by the striking chalk vein and by the green Apennine range, the 18 holes of Riolo Golf & Country Club’s modern layout stretch over more than 200 hectares of unspoiled terrain. The layout of alternating flat and sharply sloping holes demands both strength and accuracy. To make the game Rimini Verucchio Golf Club stretches out across the green Valmarecchia park, with an unrivalled view of San Marino, Verruchio and Torriana. With its 18 championship holes and an additional seven executive holes reserved for beginners, the Rimini Golf Club course is fascinating. Designed by Brian Silva, it has softly undulating fairways dotted with bunkers and numerous lakes that have water games. Rimini is a popular resort with fine beaches and lively town attractions. The Riviera golf resort meanders along the right bank of the River Conca, The 18-hole course was planned by the famous designer Graham Cooke to adapt to the gently rolling hills of the countryside near San Giovanni in Marignano. As well a 9-hole executive Pitch & Putt course, two 18-hole putting greens and brand new pitching and chipping greens there is a driving range with heated, floodlit stations. If you are looking for a different kind of golf holiday, with gastronomy and culture, Emilia Romagna has everything you need. You will get the best out of life both on and off the golf course. For information and tourist packages on the Adriatic Coast www.adriacoast.com For information and tourist packages on Spa Centres www. emiliaromagnaterme.it For information, hotel bookings, tee times & tourist packages: Emilia Romagna Golf c/o Cervia Turismo Via Evangelisti 4, 48015 Cervia, Ravenna, Italy For information and tourist packages on the Cities of Art www. cittadarte.emilia-romagna.com Tel: 00 39 0544 916280 / 72424 Fax: 00 39 0544 972911 Email: info@emiliaromagnagolf.com For information and tourist packages on the Apennines www. appenninoeverde.org emiliaromagnagolf.com Volume 3 • Issue 32 29