La Rocca course at Golf Del Ducato stands in the heart of the Food Valley, where golf and gastronomy blend to form a magical union. Founded in 1985 on the outskirts of the Boschi di Carrega reserve and just 10 minutes from Parma, it stands amid oak and acacia woods, splendid small lakes and gently rolling hills that give life to an extraordinary parkland of 18 holes with unforgettable views. The club restaurant is renowned for its traditional regional dishes and local specialities, focusing in particular on two excellences that are famous worldwide - Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and Parma ham. Initially part of the landed estate of the Farnese family and then of the Bourbons, the city of Parma offers the exclusive charm that only exists where history and culture have marked the passing of time.
TECHNICAL DATA: 18 holes, par 72, 6,103 metres, inaugurated in 1985, designed by Marco Croze, it has since been partially redesigned and modified by Luigi Rota Caremoli, 295 metres above sea level.
FACILITIES: practice green, pitching green, putting green, chipping green, golf carts, club and cart hire, pro shop, golf academy available, bar, restaurant, car park, locker rooms, TV lounge, pool, 9-hole pitch & putt.
SEASON: open all year round, closed Mondays, unless a bank holiday.
HOW TO GET THERE: 13 km from Parma. Follow directions for Collecchio, Fornovo and Sala Baganza.
NEARBY: Parma (13 km), Salsomaggiore (20 km), Piacenza (40 km), Bologna airport (100 km), Milan airport (110 km).
NOT TO BE MISSED: The city of Parma, home to “Piazza del Duomo”, the cathedral, the Baptistery, “Madonna della Steccata”, St. John the Evangelist’s church, the University, Regio Theatre, the National Archaeological Museum, the National Gallery and the Doges’ Palace.
Golf Del Ducato
Via Campi 8
43038 Sala Baganza - Parma
Web site: www.parmagolf.it