Bogogno | NCG Top 100s: European Golf Resorts

Bogogno is the leading resort on the NCG Top 100 European Golf Resorts list in the north of Italy, and it is easy to see why. With two championship level 18-hole golf courses, a stunning Golf Academy, an 80-room boutique hotel and a top-notch wellness centre & spa, Bogogno has something for everyone during a stay.

The resort is the home to two stunning 18-hole golf courses, both of which have their own feel to a round. The Conte Course plays in a links style, while the Bonora Course has more of a parkland feel. The resort also plays host to a Golf Academy, which has a team of five qualified professionals who are trained to give tuition and coaching on the driving range and short game areas that are encompassed by the Golf Academy.

Away from the golf, Bogogno’s hotel is a stunning place to spend a few nights during a stay in the northern section of Italy. 80 rooms are on offer for guests, with something for everyone. From Comfort Rooms, which are the standard at the Bogogno Resort, to Deluxe and Premium Rooms, the hotel also has a small number of Suites for the ultimate luxury stay.

Add to a luxury stay a trip to the Bogogno Spa, and your trip will be complete. Enjoy a massage or treatment from qualified professionals, or relax in a range of saunas, showers, baths and more. There is something for everyone at Bogogno, and with two stunning 18-hole golf courses, it is a wonderful place for a golf holiday.

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Bogogno Overview | NCG Top 100s: European Golf Resorts

Two Stunning 18-Hole Courses

Like several of the courses on the NCG Top 100 European Golf Resorts list, Bogogno is the proud home to two 18-hole courses - the Conte Course and the Bonora Course. Both play as Par 72s, and have their own challenges. The Conte is more of a links design, while the Bonora is the parkland challenge.

Conte Course
The Conte Course is a Par 72 championship course which has a links-style design to it. With wide open spaces, large lakes and wild rough away from the fairway, the Conte sure has a bite to it.

That bite also comes in the form of the course sitting at more than 7,050 yards from the championship tees, but the views of the Monte Rosa massif might just ease the pain. The course has been used as a Q School venue on the DP World Tour, as well as hosting the Vagliano and Junior Vagliano Trophies in 2017.

Bonora Course
The Bonora Course is the second course at Bogogno, but it is no easy ride. It is a touch longer than the Conte Course, at 7,100 yards from the tips, but plays as a parkland design instead of the links feel you get with the Conte Course. 

The course was designed to include the hilly area of the region, which is surrounded by streams and woods, for a proper parkland feel. There are two par-5s in the opening three holes, with the hardest hole on the course then coming at 4. A tough start to a round on the Bonora.

Bogogno Golf Academy

The Bogogno Golf Academy has been a part of the Bogogno Golf Resort since the start of the millennium. The Academy itself is the home to an incredible driving range and short game area, and also provides tuition for golfers who are looking to improve.

The driving range has 60 tees in total, with 48 on one side and 12 on the opposite end. 40 of those, including the 12 on the opposite side, are grass tees, with a further 20 matted tees, eight of which are covered.

The Bogogno Golf Academy also has a double training green, with a variety of different targets. That allows for a range of pitches, chips and bunker shots to be practised. Located right opposite the clubhouse, the training area consists of 36 holes, with all types of slope angles, arranged so that they can all be played at once.

In terms of tuition, the five-man team of Fabian Barrio, Carlo Zaretti, Andrea Ferrario, Simone Truchet and Agustin Bardas are on hand to provide tuition and coaching. Lessons can be given in Italian, Spanish, English and French, to accommodate a range of golfers visiting the resort.

A Stunning Hotel

The accommodation offering at the Bogogno Golf Resort comes in the form of an eco-friendly hotel. Built using recycled materials and with a low environmental impact, the hotel opened in 2014. 

The hotel has 80 rooms which come in a range of forms. There are Comfort Rooms, which are the standard at the Bogogno Hotel. Deluxe and Premium Rooms are the next level above, while the hotel is also the proud home to nine Suites.

Deluxe and Premium Rooms, along with Suites at Bogogno, all come with their own private patio or balcony, while all of these rooms look directly onto either the finishing hole of the Bonora Course or the hotel’s swimming pool.

Bogogno Spa

The Spa opened in 2014 as well, as a part of the hotel structure. This spacious and relaxing part of the resort is divided into two areas for guests to relax - the Wellness Programs area and the Massages and Treatments area. 

In the wellness section of the spa, there are plenty of options to help guests relax and rejuvenate themselves. There is a steam bath, Finnish sauna, vitarium bio sauna, mountain shower, crushed ice fountain, infrared sauna and more.

There are also a range of massages and treatments on offer from FC Rehab and Wellness, which is the Spa’s trusted partner. From sports massages, to wellness treatments, the team can provide all sorts of massages to help guests recover and de-stress.

FAQs about Bogogno

Where is Bogogno located?
Bogogno is situated in the northern part of Italy, just to the south of the Alps. Cressa and Bogogno are the two nearest towns to the resort, with Milan being around 50 miles to the south east of the resort.

What is the nearest airport to Bogogno?
Milan Malpensa Airport is the second busiest airport in the country, and is only 20 miles from the Bogogno Golf Resort. 75 airlines fly from the airport, making it one of the busiest airports in Europe. There are flights to more than 100 destinations, with several daily flights to the United Kingdom.

What golf facilities does Bogogno offer?
The Bogogno Golf Academy has a stunning driving range, which allows golfers to practice before going onto either of the two golf courses. There are 60 bays, with 40 of those using natural grass. Eight of the matted bays on the driving range are covered.

As well as the driving range, there is also a stunning short game area at Bogogno. The putting green has 36 holes on it, all allowing uphill, downhill and breaking putts, while there is also a dedicated short game area. A bunker allows sand shots, while a range of flags provide the opportunity for golfers to practice a range of short shots, including pitches and chips.

The clubhouse at Bogogno was designed by Francois Spoerry and has large communal spaces for golfers to enjoy and unwind following a round on either of the two golf courses. There is a large patio which overlooks the finishing hole on both courses. 

Does Bogogno offer golf lessons?
There are lessons on offer at the Bogogno Golf Academy. A team of five highly qualified PGA professionals are on hand to provide tuition and coaching, both on the range and on the course, in a range of languages. 

What are the green fees at Bogogno?
There are a range of prices to play at Bogogno, with the highest of those coming on a weekend during the high season (April-June, September-October). A round during these times would cost €120 on the weekend and €100 through the week.

Those prices drop down to €90 and €75, respectively, in the low season (March, July-August, November). They come down further for golfers playing during the winter season, with a green fee costing €75 on a weekend and €60 through the week from December to February. 

All of these prices are discounted for guests of the Bogogno Hotel, with a round in the high season coming down to €100 on weekends and €80 throughout the week. 

What accommodation is on offer at Bogogno?
The Bogogno Hotel has a range of accommodation options for guests who are visiting the north of Italy. 80 rooms are on offer at the hotel, which range from Comfort Rooms to Suites, with Deluxe and Premium Rooms also on offer. 

What other resorts and courses are nearby?
Castelconturbia is just 10 miles from Bogogno, and also occupies a place on the NCG Top 100 European Golf Resorts list. The next nearest resort is Andermatt, which sits over the northern border of Italy with Switzerland. Andermatt is around 125 miles from Bogogno.

Visit Bogogno’s website here.