One of Italy’s most highly rated golf courses, the Le Betulle layout at Gollf Club Biella was designed in 1958 by John Morrison through an attractive birth forest to the north of Milan. The property itself is especially pretty in Autumn (Fall) but the surrounding mountains provide an imposing backdrop to the golf for most of the year.
The visual stimulus of Biella, however, is quickly forgotten once you tee off, especially as the opening five holes are rather disappointing. Things do get much better from the 6th, with a number of really effective green sites on small rises, picturesque fairway settings and solid bunkering, but this course needs a serious overhaul and partial redesign to warrant the reputation it has among the European golfing fraternity. But wait, there’s more