Modena Golf & Country is definitely a pleasant surprise! Great parkland layout and a real challenge where pars will not come easy as the course requires both length and accuracy. There is a lot of diversity so you will probably need every club in your bag as Bernhard Langer and Jim Eng did a great job and I had a feeling I was playing a much older course with all the big trees around. The course is both fun and technical and even though my drives were not exactly on point that day I still think the course is almost too long for Average Joe... off the Yellow tees the course measures almost 6.100 meters but bare in mind that most Par-3's are quite short. The 18th hole is one of the best finishing Par-5's I have played - great risk and reward hole with its split fairways and water hazard which comes in play on every shot - aim left for an easy par, while right fairway is reserved for risk takers and potentially for very doable eagle or more realistic bogey on the other hand. Other memorable holes are dogleg left Par-4 5th hole. 7th is nice and friendly Par-5. Holes 8 and 9 are both nicely shaped Par-4's. Par-5 10th which is a double dogleg right and only very long and precise drive will give you the chance to go for the green in two. 11th is lovely short Par-3 but don't underestimate this beauty. Short dogleg right Par-4 14th is also a very nice hole. Beware of the monster holes: Par-4 2nd, Par-5 13th, Par-4 16th - take your bogeys and move on. :) Nice greens despite the recent aeration, the course in general was in good playing condition with no major complaints. Only the tee boxes would deserve more attention. Staff was very friendly and helpful so we could start on the 10th hole as the course was quite full. Modena Golf & Country Club is a proper country club as it also offers an 9-hole executive course, a driving range, tennis courts, two swimming pools, a billiard room, etc... The 50th Italian Open was also played here. This course definitely deserves more attention. A must play course if you are in the area.
Lovely undulating terrain with some great holes and quite of fun to play. As already mentioned there are some excellent holes here, namely the 1st dogleg right Par-4 with highly elevated green. Downhill Par-4 3rd, short but technical Par-4 5th with peninsula green. Short Par-4 14th which is quite similar to 5th but the clubbing is totally different. Downhill Par-4 17th hole is another good one. 9th hole is quite a challenge, same goes for uphill Par-4 18th. Greens can be quite a challenge. Condition of the course was good with no major complaints except the tee boxes were a bit poor. The pasta in the restaurant was good and the prices very affordable. Well stocked pro-shop with friendly and helpful staff.
Good old school parkland layout with some very nice holes. Very enjoyable track if only there was no Par-5 6th hole which is beyond stupid. Definitely a qualifier for World's 100 worst holes in my book. I guess the only way to get to the green without hassle is to hit your 140m club 3 times. Par-4 17th is my favorite hole, I also liked dogleg right 2nd hole Par-4, dogleg left Par-4 3rd and 11th. Fairways were okay but the greens were quite poor and this course for sure deserves better. Very special and unique clubhouse, unfortunately no proper pro-shop on site with no logo balls, etc... there is just a Chervo outlet. Sandwich in the clubhouse was a joke. Worth playing if you are in the area.