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Marco Simone Golf Club
Considered one of the most prestigious golf course in Italy, Marco Simone Golf Club, home of the 2022 Ryder Cup, is a must play if your are planning a golf vacation in "The Eternal City".
 
The club will be the third venue in continental Europe to host the tournament, following 1997 host Club de Golf Valderrama in Spain and Le Golf National in France, which will host the tournament in 2018.
Italy was selected on December 2015 ahead of Austria, Germany and Spain to host the 44th edition of the tournament, with the decision being made by a Bid Evaluation Committee comprised of representatives from the European Tour and the Ryder Cup.
Located just 11 miles from downtown Rome, the course, designed by architect Jim Fazio, has been opened in 1989.
The Championship Course (6343 m - 6937 yds CR 72,4 SR 140) is a true test even for the low handicap golfer.
 
Its challenging and engaging layout features tree-lined narrow fairways, lakes, and several elevation changes.
Every hole has its own distinctive peculiarity and playing this course is always a great experience.
Marco Simone GC  is named after an 11th century castle that is located right on the course with its tower visible from many holes (today Marco Simone Castle is the house of the golf course owner, fashion designer Laura Biagiotti).
 
The 1st hole is an interesting 500 meters long downhill par 5 which turns slightly to the right towards a small green protected by a lake and several bunkers. The 2nd hole can be considered the signature hole, or better the most photographed hole of the course, a beautiful 170 meters par 3 with a small lake protecting the green and Marco Simone Castle on the backgrounds. The par 4 4th is one of the most fascinating holes, not long but impressive with its massive bunker complex protecting the elevated green.
My favourite is the 501 meters 16th, a fantastic and demanding uphill par 5, reminding Jumeirah Earth's 18th, with a narrow creek running all the way from tee to green requesting real accuracy. 
 
Some of the main features of Marco Simone are the spaciousness of the property with great views of the surroundings and the breathtaking views of the Eternal City from the highest tee boxes. In a clear day Rome and St. Peter's Basilica can be seen from the 17th and 18th tees.
The Championship course will be completely renovated ahead of the tournament according to an official release from the Ryder Cup. More details on which firm is likely to lead this project will be released in due course.
 

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Circolo Golf Roma Acquasanta

When you say Golf in Rome and in Italy, you say "Acquasanta".

Established in 1903 as a 9 holes golf course (became 18 holes on 1913) along Via Appia on the south east of Rome, and just 3 miles from the Colosseum, Circolo del Golf di Roma Aquasanta is the oldest golf course of the country. 

The club actually dates back to 1885, founded by a group of British expatriates.

Its location is superb, a parkland layout inspired by the ancient british links which gently follows the undulations of the terrain, surrounded by mediterranean pines, cypresses and eucalyptus.

This golf course is in excellent shape.

Although just 6,429 yds from the pro tees, this par 71has a challenging layout with narrow fairways, well protected small greens and several holes are interested by the river Almone which crosses the course.

Some of the holes are really interesting. Short Par 5s like the straight 444 mts 10th and long Par 4s like the 408 mts 12th dogleg right bordered by the river on the right. 

My favorite, the 11th, is a downhill 120 mts Par 3 with the circular green protected by bunkers and water, and the 17th, one of the most challenging, a 391 mts Par 4 with a downhill fairway two water hazards to avoid before reaching the green.

Some of the views from the most elevated holes are incredible. 

From the Old Roman Claudian Acqueduct to the Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella, from the Roman Castles to St. Peter's Dome. 

Centuries of history around this magic golf course where time seems to have stopped.

Golf Club Parco de' Medici

The Sheraton Parco de' Medici boasts 27-hole of elegant, lightly tree-line parkland golf.

The Blue-White nines comprise the championship course, with the considerably shorter Red-nineserving as a good warm-up facility or somewhere to fine-tune any parts of your game that are currently misfiring.

Laid out on relatively flat terrain, the course has many excellent and challenging holes, with planty of stylish bunkering around the greens, and a pleasant array of pines, cypresses and weeping willows guiding you along the good-width, monde farways.

The only water you will be seeing are several small lakes and pound, principally found around the immacolate greens and approaches to them.

GOLF PACKAGES
2 Nights Stay  

(1 green fee per person incl.)

€ per person

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Double Room € 207,00
Single Room € 265,00
  Double Room: € 225,00
Single Room € 300,00
3 Nights Stay  

(2 green fees per person incl.)

€ per person

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Double Room € 290,00
Single Room € 380,00
  Double Room: € 325,00
Single Room € 440,00
4 Nights Stay  

(3 green fees per person incl.)

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Double Room € 365,00
Single Room € 480,00
  Double Room: € 415,00
Single Room € 505,00
7 Nights Stay  

(6 green fees per person incl.)

€ per person

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Double Room € 610,00
Single Room € 810,00
  Double Room: € 705,00
Single Room € 946,00

The above rates are net hotel and include:

• 2, 3, 4 or 7 nights accommodation in a superior double room, buffet breakfast and VAT.
• City Tax excluded.
• Free access to unheated outdoor swimming pool during summer
• Downtown shuttle bus (against payment, upon availability)
• Free access to fitness centre
• Daily newspaper at the Reception Desk
• Special discount at the Golf Club Bar and Restaurant (Not applicable in the outlets of the Hotel) On request “Golf Clinic” and lessons with our Pro -- Late Afternoon tee times during week-end and public holidays Services and benefits included in the package are not combinable, refundable and they cannot be splitted. Green fees are not reimbursable also when the Golf Course is closed due to Force Majeure. In order to receive the Green Fees you need to show your Handicap Certificate. Any changes in services, taxes or rates might occur without prior notice and shall be at the expenses of the contracting party.

 

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Fioranello Golf Club

Fioranello Golf Club was founded in 1979 in the suggestive Roman countryside.

A gem designed by architect David Mezzacane perfectly integrated in a beautiful natural setting, between the ruins of the Roman acqueducts and the incomparable view of the Castelli Romani.

Today the complex offers a magnificent 18 hole course that takes full advantage of the natural characteristics of the Roman countryside which doesn’t have to distract the player’s attention from the difficulties of the course.

The difficulty of the holes is quite balanced, and accuracy and strategy are essential.

The scenic, exclusive club house with its large swimming pool, its vegetation rich in elms and pines uninterrupted by the outlines of old farmhouses and Roman aqueducts all combine to give Fioranello its unmistakable atmosphere.With regard to the facilities, there is a bar in the centre of the club house, a restaurant with view over the Castelli Romani and a swimming pool in the garden.

Golf Parco di Roma

The terrain is wide open, with sand, water and rough being the real hazards.

The absence of trees might appear to be a limit to course challenge.

However, inexperienced golfers should be warned that Parco di Roma is a difficult layout whichever tee-box you play from. Buggy recommended .

Playing in Parco di Roma Par 72 Championship Course is a different and exciting experience.

The club has no closing days.

 

Olgiata Golf Club

Located 15 miles north of Rome along the Via Cassia on the Olgiata quiet residential complex, Olgiata Golf Club is a magnificent classic tree-lined parkland golf course.

Opened 1961 it features 27 holes (18 holes West Course and 9 holes East Course) designed by english architect C. Kenneth Cotton and restyled by architect Jim Fazio in 1996.

During the years it hosted many important international tournaments including the Eisenhower Trophy in 1964, the World Cup on 1968 and 1984, the European Tour Italian Open on 1973 and 2002 (won by Ian Poulter) and the Challenge Tour Roma Open in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Before 2012 withdrawn, Rome was a proposed bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics Games, and Olgiata GC was chosen to host the golf tournament. 

For this reason the West Course on 2010 went under a €1 million renovation project supervised by Tom Fazio, where 15 holes have been modified, changed or totally redesigned. 

The West course today is 6,547 meters (7,159 yds) long from the back tees and is one of the few Par 73 in Italy with a 75.5/138 Rating/Slope.

It's a quite challenging long layout surrounded by trees and outstanding villas featuring undulating fairways, elevation changes, strategically placed bunkers and water hazards coming into play on several holes such as small creeks designed to protect some of the very fast greens.

Today is compared by many to Wentworth West Course.

Olgiata's West Course is really a great golf course  and after the last renovation I am positive it will be hosting soon a main European Tour tournament.

Golf Nazionale (Le Querce)

Considered by many one of the toughest and most challenging golf courses in Italy, Golf Nazionale is also recognized as one of the best courses in continental Europe.

Formerly known as La Querce Golf Club (The Oaks in english), is located near the little town of Sutri, just 30 miles north of Rome, in the beautiful Lazio countryside setting.

Designed by Jim Fazio, with the help of the italian architect David Mezzacane, Golf Nazionale follows the natural contours of the hilly terrain of the area. 18 great holes, some of them with marvelous panoramas, featuring elevation changes, forced carries, deep rough, undulated greens, numerous strategically placed bunkers, and several water hazards.

With a course rating of 73,8 and a slope of 145 from the back tees, Golf Nazionale is a true test of target golf even for the most skilled golfer.

Opened in 1990, it hosted the 1991 World Cup of Golf. And since then, numerous national and european tournaments.

Golf Nazionale is home of the Italian Golf Federation and the National Golf School and it's not a coincidence the golf course is venue of the yearly selection to became a golf pro member of the PGAI (Professional Golfer's Association of Italy).

An intensive program of renovation of the fairways and the greens is taking place. 

If you'll be a planning a golf vacation in Rome, Golf Nazionale is absolutely a must play.

And you are looking for a place to stay in the area a pretty guest house with 23 rooms adjacent to the golf club is available for both members and guests.

GOLF PACKAGES

Golf package 2 nights  - Euro 175,00
Rate, per person, include:
2 nights in twin room
B&B basis
1 round of golf
Golf package 3 nights- Euro 285,00
Rate, per person, include:
3 nights in twin room
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2 round of golf
Golf package 4 nights -Euro 395,00
Rate, per person, include:
4 nights in twin room
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3 round of golf
Golf package 7 nights-Euro 675,00
Rate, per person, include:
7 nights in twin room
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5round of golf
Country Club Castelgandolfo

A par 72 , 18 holes, 6205 metre golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones inside a volcanic crater.

It has a 17th century club house, allowing view on the entire course, and it  offers many bunkers, mini lakes, artificial obstacles and thousand of other traps such as age-old olive trees and oak trees, to increase the game experience.

Hole 4 is in the list of the best 150 holes in the world.

The Castel Gandolfo Country Club is located at about 20 km from Rome, near the Pope’s holiday residence.

The club has no closing days.

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