The 2023 Golf Ryder Cup has been assigned to this extraordinary territory and Rome has been chosen as the venue for the most important golf tournament in the world. The beautiful structure of the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club is among the most functional and innovative in Europe and will be the course where the famous event will be played.
Beyond the headquarters for the 2023 Ryder Cup, in Lazio there are 15 other first-rate courses where experienced players can enjoy the challenges. It is possible to organize an unforgettable vacation that combines sport, history and the Italian lifestyle with its famous cuisine that the whole world loves.
If you are based in Rome or in the outskirts or middle way between Rome & Tuscany, here’s the choice we have made for you!
The following Golf Courses distances are calculated from Rome Downtown
OUR SELECTION OF GOLF COURSES IN LAZIO REGION
The Rome Acquasanta Golf Club was founded in the early 1900s when a group of British and American diplomats chose the grounds of the Acqua Santa, owned by the Torlonia princes, to found this course. At that time golf was already widely practiced in the Anglo-Saxon world while little known in Italy and from this first course was born the passion that today has led golf to be a leading sport.The design of the course as it appears tod ay has remained very similar to that of the 1900’s and has 18 holes which are arranged on almost 6,000 meters and which can be concluded in Par 71.
The most difficult hole in the field is the number 12 because of its length and the presence of a dogleg on the right. To make the game more difficult, at this point it also has a water obstacle that runs along the entire hole on the right and, having reached the green, there is a bunker on both sides.
This course in the centre of Rome is at the centre of history giving a unique experience to those who practice this sport.
The Olgiata Golf Club is in an impressive residential area north of Rome along the Via Cassia, where green sports centres such as equestrian centres and a new golf course have been created in the countryside.
The first course was built in the 1960s and today the club consists of 2 different courses. The oldest, which is located to the west, is composed of 18 holes that are distributed over almost 7,000 meters length and has a Par varying from 71 to 73. The second is located to the east and is much smaller than the first: it is composed of 9 holes with Par 36. The Olgiata Golf Club covers about 100 hectares and is a site of great natural interest, a stone’s throw from the Etruscan area where the famous necropolis are located.
The Parco De’ Medici Golf Club was built in 1990 by the Roman family Rebecchini who decided to recover the entire area of 85 hectares by building different playing routes (white, blue and red course), transplanting about 4,000 plants, building 6 small artificial lakes and by raising the ground in several places to change the hole.
The course has 27 holes total divided between the different routes and arranged on a total of about 8,800 meters length, with Par 72 for the white and blue routes and Par 35 for the 9 hole red route.
Guidonia (30 minutes drive)
The Marco Simone Golf & Country Club is located on the eastern outskirts of Rome in Guidonia, a Foundation City (built in the twentieth century) where the first airport in Italy was built, today being partly a museum. The course is dominated by the castle of Duke Francesco Cesi, a building now considered a national monument, and the most striking part of the course is located at hole number 2 where the lake’s waters reflect the image of the castle.
The course was designed in the late 1980s and covers an area of 10 hectares, offering players 2 courses. The “Championship” course has 18 holes of high technical difficulty which are arranged in just over 6,000 meters and has a Par of 72.
The “Resort” course includes 9 holes distributed in just over 2,000 meters with Par 32.
These courses have been designed with respect to the vegetation present in the park: ancient oaks, walnuts and wild pines, flowering trees and bushes. The park’s wetlands are frequented by mallards, grey herons and cormorants, foxes, porcupines and pheasants. A paradise for those who want to spend an outdoor day in contact with nature just a stone’s throw from Rome. Going to play a game at Marco Simone is an experience to enjoy.
Castel Gandolfo (40 minutes drive)
The Castel Gandolfo Country Club is a playground with great charm in the Castelli Romani Park, the course has 18 holes positioned in almost 6,000 meters length (Par 72) with 3 lakes and 93 bunkers and was transformed at the end of the 1980s from a volcanic crater.
The Club House was created from a seventeenth-century villa by Cardinal Chigi, one of the most important families of popes originally from Siena. Castel Gandolfo is the centre chosen by emperors and popes for their summer residence. Emperor Diocletian began by building a villa
that occupied the territory of Castel Gandolfo and Albano and from which Lake Albano was dominant. Then on its ruins the famous Pope’s summer residence was born.
For those who cannot help but separate from their animal friends, the Castel Gandolfo Country Club is a “pet friendly” course.
Monterosi (45 minutes drive)
The Terre dei Consoli Golf Club is located in Monterosi just north of Rome along the Via Cassia built for when Roman troops once travelled to conquer the world. In the Middle Ages it became a stretch of the Via Francigena on which the pilgrims went to Rome to the tomb of St. Peter.
The holes present natural obstacles, lakes and huge bunkers perfectly inserted in the surrounding landscape. Inside there are 2 courses, the first called “Championship” consisting of 18 holes arranged on a total length of almost 7,000 meters, with Par 72.
The second course, called “Family Course”, has 9 holes located on almost 2,000 meters length and has a Par of 32. On this course even the less experienced players can try their hand at golf.
Very interesting is the hole number 9, called “The Island”, in which the green, under a play of lights, seems to emerge from the body of water.
AREA OF VITERBO: (withing Lazio Region)
Sutri (45 minutes drive)
The National Golf Club, Official Club of the Fig is located in Sutri, along the Via Cassia north of Rome and near Viterbo. Sutri is one of the most beautiful towns in Italy with its medieval centre and its large archaeological area where it is possible to enter into history starting from the Etruscans to find oneself in the twentieth century and it is possible to visit an especially interesting Roman amphitheatre.
The course consists of 18 holes distributed over 6,400 meters and with Par 72. The undulating terrain on which the course stands is located 300 meters above sea level, surrounded by oak trees and crossed by a horseshoe-shaped moat .
The most difficult hole is the number 4 which has an initial bunker and then on the whole left side the green it is defended by a large oak and 2 bunkers, with slopes both from the right and from the left. For those who want to stay overnight, the National Golf Club has a guesthouse with 22 rooms.
Tarquinia (75 minutes drive)
The Marina Velka Country Club is located in Tarquinia in the province of Viterbo, a few kilometers from the coast and the splendid medieval town declared a UNESCO heritage site for its important Etruscan necropolis.
The course is in the hills and has 9 holes arranged in 2,700 meters length with a Par of 35. Playing these holes it is possible to admire a interesting panorama between towers and medieval walls, the sea, the Cimini mountains and the valley of the Marta river.
The most difficult hole is number 4, built in an elevated position and is located near one of the many Etruscan tombs in the area. Playing on course field gives a unique feeling of being immersed in a thousand different natural environments and in the history of the world.
OUR SELECTION OF GOLF COURSES IN SOUTHERN TUSCANY REGION:
Argentario Peninsula (2 hrs drive)
The Argentario Golf Club is nestled in a verdant valley, covering 77 hectares awarded with the “BioAgriCert” environmental certification. The range of services include the Driving Range, the Club Hourse Restaurant & Bar, and the Golf Academy. It is the only PGA licensed golf facility in Italy.
In 2019, Argentario Golf Club became the PGA National Golf Course Italy, and is the only PGA licensed golf facility in Italy.
The golf course is located in a protected natural area, only 5 minutes from the Duna Feniglia Nature Reserve and 25 km from the Parco dell’Uccellina Reserve. The Orbetello Lagoon, the sea and the hillside offer a beautiful panorama and create a microclimate that allows golf to be played at any time of the year.
The Argentario Golf Academy, awarded with the title of “PGA National Academy Italy”, features the TrackMan IIIe simulator, a last-generation platform for analyzing your swing, whether you are a pro or an amateur.
The 18-hole golf course and the driving range, which were inaugurated in 2006, have been designed by the architect David Mezzacane and the professional golfer Baldovino Dassù. The holes were subsequently shaped by Brian Jorgensen: the result is a varied, spectacular and technically challenging course. Among the
18 panoramic holes with mostly small greens, two dominate the sea and the lagoon, one is immersed in the Mediterranean vegetation, and another features water hazard running along one side of the green. A refreshing breeze mitigates the temperature and adds an extra challenge to the game which, on this course, requires a combination of accuracy and power.
Saturnia (2 hrs drive)
The Terme di Saturnia Golf Club is located in the the wide beauty of the Maremma countryside. You’ll be playing one of the few GEO-certified courses in Italy.
Terme di Saturnia Golf is a championship, Par 72, 18-hole course, designed to merge with the surrounding hills, carefully conserving natural habitats.
Professionals relish the many challenges; beginners soon discover the pleasures of golf in these inspirational surroundings.
Excellent facilities include an extensive practice area with 43 driving ranges and manicured putting greens. The Club House is home to La Stellata, a typical trattoria with panoramic Tuscan views. An 18-hole championship course, extending 6,316 metres across 70 hectares and meticulously maintained using Saturnia’s natural thermal waters. Designed by Ronald Fream and the Golf Plan, each hole has its individual characteristics, numbers 1, 2, 6 and 13 are especially challenging with lakes and bunkers to negotiate. There is also a less challenging but equally stunning 9-hole course.
At every tee you will want to pause and take in the scenic Tuscan hills, it is simply stunning. End your round with refreshments on the clubhouse terrace or meet your friends for lunch at La Stellatta trattoria overlooking the course
Our Hotel Selection:
Rome : 4 or 5 stars according to the budget
• Fendi Private Suites *****de-luxe: https://www.fendiprivatesuites.com/
• Hotel W ***** : https://www.marriott.it/hotels/hotel-photos/romwv-w-rome/
• Hotel De Russie ***** https://www.roccofortehotels.com/hotels-and-resorts/hotel-de-russie/
• Melià Villa Agrippina *****: (with swimming pool) https://www.melia.com/en/hotels/italy/rome/villa-agrippina-gran-melia/index.htm
• Hotel Savoy Rome **** https://www.savoy.it/en/index
• Hotel Bernini Bristol**** https://www.sinahotels.com/en/h/sina-bernini-bristol-rome
Many other hotels, boutique hotels, 4 or 5 stars available on request
• Hotel La Posta Vecchia *****deluxe (near Fiumicino Airport and the cruise port of Civitavecchia): https://www.postavecchiahotel.com/en/
• Hotel Civico Zero ****sup (Marina Velka near Civitavecchia Cruise port – Golf course 5 minutes) https://www.civicozeroresort.com/
• Il Pellicano *****deluxe (2 hrs drive from Rome – beach and 10 minutes drive from Golf Course) https://www.hotelilpellicano.com/en/
• Argentario Golf Resort & Spa Hotel ***** (2hrs drive from Rome / pool & Spa – Golf course within the resort) https://www.argentariogolfresortspa.it/en/resort/
• Monte Argentario : Boutique Hotel Torre Cala Piccola**** (2hrs drive from Rome, beach nearby – Overlooking the bay – Golf course 10 minutes drive) https://www.torredicalapiccola.com/en
• Saturnia Golf & Spa Hotel***** (2hrs drive from Rome / pool & Spa with sulfur waters – Golf course within the resort) https://www.termedisaturnia.it/en/