C.U.S. Ferrara Golf Club has a really unusual characteristic on the Italian golfing scene: situated in the enchanting area near the town park and overlooking the Estensi walls in the north of the city, it is less than 500 metres from the old town centre of Ferrara. Adjacent to the other university sports facilities, where it is possible to practice various disciplines under the guidance of expert instructors, C.U.S. Ferrara Golf Club offers rates that are accessible to everyone, thanks to a shrewd policy that doesn't only address the academic world. It was the first Italian golf course to reach a special agreement with the Italian Golf Federation. In fact, it was first extended in 1996 thanks to funding by the Federation itself, and since 2004 has offered 18 regulation holes over an interesting course marked here and there with autochthonous trees and plants.
TECHNICAL DETAILS: 18 holes, par 68, 5,446 metres, 18-hole course completed in March 2004.
FACILITIES AND SERVICES: practice course, driving range, putting green, trolley hire, golf carts, instructors available, 4 artificial tennis courts, gym, bar, restaurant, car park and changing room.
OPEN: open all year.
HOW TO GET HERE: Leave the A13 motorway at Ferrara Nord exit and follow signs for the city centre. After the railway underpass, turn left towards Copparo and follow signs for the municipal campsite - C.U.S.
NEARBY: Bologna (40 km), Padua (70 km), Venice (100 km), Lidi Ferraresi (60 km), Po River Delta and Mesola Wood (50 km).
NOT TO BE MISSED: Estense Castle, Palazzo dei Diamanti, Municipal Buildings, Palazzo Turchi di Bagno, Palazzo Prosperi-Sacrati, Palazzo Schifanoia, St. George's Cathedral, Ermitage Italia Foundation, Museum of the Nineteenth Century and Natural History Museum.