Library

Aside from the course a hidden jewel of Menaggio's is it’s library. Found in a corner of the main lounge,it is housed in glass-enclosed shelves and contains a compendium of golf, an outstanding collection of writings on golf from around the world and throughout the ages, including commentaries, stories and histories of the game, it’s greatest players and courses. Menaggio and Cadenabbia Golf Club's library is widely considered to be one of the foremost collections of golf publications in the world. At last count it comprises over 1200 volumes. 480 of the publications have been carefully catalogued in minute script in a volume that is conserved with care and treated as a relic. Among the most important contributions to the library catalogue, are those made by a Mr. Tait in 1923. The listings record volumes dating from 1682, printed in Edinburgh and include numerous fascinating texts bound in fine leather with gold lettering including works such as : " How to Play Golf" by Henry Vardon (1912). "The Rules of Golf" by Norman Locker (1896), The “Art of Golf", by Sir W.G. Simpson, 1887.

A measure of the significance of the club’s library is conveyed by the contents of the letter sent by R.A. L. Burnett, the Historian and librarian of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club, to Antonio Roncoroni in 1985 in which Mr Burnett thanks Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club for having given him the opportunity to examine and photocopy some of the volumes held in the library.

We treat “our” library as one of the real treasures of Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club and for all of Italian Golf.