I played Menaggio on a hot day in August. I would recommend taking a trolley or even a buggy but my friend and I carried our bags and paid the price after 18 holes. We were exhausted. It's a hilly course with lots of up and downs. It is also quite narrow so unless you're dead straight off the tee, you will find yourself in tree trouble.
The clubhouse is very Italian but inside full of treasures of golf history. The range is practical but also very narrow. The two loops of 9 lead you back to the clubhouse so you could take a break mid-round.
The course was well conditioned but a bit wet in patches and they were doing some work on the fairways. We played on a weekday afternoon and at times felt like the only people on the course. The greens rolled very nicely and not too quickly. The setting of course is wonderful, right above Lake Como with many wonderful views around the area.
If you are in the area, Menaggio is well worth a visit. It's a challenging course in a lovely setting.
Date: October 02, 2019