In 2010 IN CITY GOLF took place for the very first time, in the middle of the beautiful scenery of Cortina d’Ampezzo. Cortina d’Ampezzo is called the “Queen of the Dolomites” and that for a reason: It is located at an altitude of 1224 meters in the middle of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Dolomites and combines alpine lifestyle with dolce vita. IN CITY GOLF took place in the heart of the city of Cortina d’Ampezzo for five years in a row and it will finally return there in summer 2022!
It all started on the Tofana with a spectacular promotion shot. The Tofana is one of the most famous Dolomite massifs and consists of three peaks, all of which are among the highest peaks in the Dolomites. As part of the Ampezzo Dolomites Nature Park, the Tofana near Cortina is probably the most outstanding backdrop that frames the Ampezzo Valley, and in the midst of this spectacular backdrop, the first tee-off with the small white ball took place in 2010. Especially for this, a scaffold was built at a dizzying height from which Karolina Kostner (figure skater), Jutta Kleinschmidt (first and only female Paris-Dakar rally winner) and Kristian Ghedina (ski racer and motor sportsman) were allowed to tee off into the snowy mountain panorama. In 2011 this breathtaking spectacle had to be surpassed and so it came to a golf tee shot that will probably never happen again in the history of golf, Giulia Sergas (Italian professional golfer), was allowed to swing her driver on the roof of a cable car gondola at 2,000 meters above sea level floating in the air.
In 2022 IN CITY GOLF will return to Cortina d’Ampezzo after stopping in Florence, Verona, Berlin, Livigno, Milan, Merano, Trento, Vienna and Innsbruck. Of course there is also a special feature for this edition: namely 9 of the total of 18 holes of the tournament will take place on the beautiful and idyllic golf course of Cortina. Luca Piccolomini, President of the “Cortina Golf” golf club, is looking forward to being part of this unique project. Just like the mayor of Cortina, Gianpietro Ghedina. The second 9 of the 18 holes will take place in the beautiful city, amidst the passers-by and numerous visitors. Between the numerous shops, bars and restaurants. A hole is even being built in the Olympic bobsleigh run and in the legendary Olympic ice stadium on the curling track. After 1956, the Olympic Winter Games will be held in Cortina for the second time in 2026.
So everything has already been put in the right direction for a successful and entertaining reunion in summer 2022!