Circolo del Golf di Roma Acquasanta


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Circolo del Golf di Roma Acquasanta Est. 1903

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Circolo del Golf di Roma Acquasanta: As in many countries, healthy debate rages as to which golf club is Italy's oldest. Established in 1889, Florence Golf Club (now Ugolino Firenze) lays claim to this title. But Rome Golf Club, which set-up on its Acquasanta site in 1903, would point to 1885 as the actual date the Club was founded, thus making it the country's oldest. Leaving this debate to one side, there is no doubting the old-style charm and sense of history that surrounds Rome Golf Club Acquasanta. Perhaps lacking sufficient length to satisfy all today's biggest-hitters, this very pleasant, rolling parkland layout, has stood the test of time, and still provides golfers of all levels with a thorough and enjoyable examination. The rise and fall of the course, as it follows the natural contours of this surprisingly rural environment (you are less than 5 km from Rome's centre !), constantly demands good course management and skilful shot-making. The sometimes narrow and often gently sweeping fairways are lined, although never too densely, with attractive mediterranean pines, eucalyptus and cypresses. Relatively light bunkering is deployed around the usually small and circular greens, which, like the rest of the course, are excellently maintained. In addition to the pleasant rural countryside around the course, which is also home to several ancient constructions (not least the aqueduct), farther into the distance you look onto a scenic array of villages, hills and mountains.

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Making Contact

Circolo del Golf di Roma Acquasanta
Via Appia Nuova 716/a, Acqua Santa,
Roma, Lazio 00178
Italy
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Office   +39 06 780 3407
Pro Shop  
Fax

  +39 06 7834 6219

Email   golfroma@golfroma.it
Website   www.golfroma.it
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Golf Pro
 
Mario Peri (Head Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Rural countryside.
 
Designer: Unknown
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 5854 5101
Par 71 71
SSS or Slope 71 72.3
 
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How2Get There?

5 km SE of Rome
From Rome's ring road (the Grande Raccordo Anulare - GRA), in the south-east of Rome, take exit 23 (Appia) and follow direction Roma center on the Via Appia Nuova. After 6 km the golf club is on your left, but you'll need to drive to the next traffic lights, make a U-turn, and drive back (approx o.8 km) in the opposite direction.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays €100; weekends €120. Reduced junior, senior and weekday morning (before 10:30am) rates. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays (but closed on Mondays) and weekends. More restricted at weekends.  Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: 34.
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Other Information
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Roma Acquasanta has hosted many top level tournaments in its time, including the Italian Open Championship in 1950 and 1980 (see our Tournaments section > by Venue > Rome GC). >> The Club's name makes reference to the network of aqueducts that supplied Ancient Rome with its water requirements. Built between 312 B.C. (AquaAppia) and 226 A.D. (Aqua Alexandrina) it has been calculated that in imperial times, when the city's population was well over a million, the distribution system could provide each inhabitant with more fresh water than we generally use nowadays. For most of their length the early aqueducts were simply channels bored through the rock, the depth of the channel maintaining a shallow gradient throughout the length of the aqueduct. Only in the final stretches was the conduit raised on arches, to give a sufficient head for distribution of water within the city. You will get a good view of the remains of one such aqueduct when you play the par-5 7th hole.

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Published Ranking
2016 Golf Digest rating: 8th best course of the 280 courses in Italy.
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Location

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Latitude: (41.855316)
Longitude: (12.537074)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Appia Park Hotel 4-star
Via Appia Nuova 934, 00178 Roma
+39 06 716 741
www.appiaparkhotel.it

The Appia Park Hotel is situated a few steps from the Appia Antica archaeological sight known as "Regina Viarium". All rooms are tastefully decorated and feature soundproofing, air conditioning, direct line telephones and mini bars. In-room electronic safe deposit boxes and satellite television are included in the room rates. A covered parking is available.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km Roma Acquasanta (1 km);
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Golf within 30 km Parco de' Medici; Castelgandolfo; Parco di Roma; Marco Simone
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Sheraton Roma Hotel 
Viale Del Pattinaggio 100, Rome 00144
+39 06 54531
www.starwoodhotels.com

Surrounded by the lush greenery of the EUR district, the Sheraton Roma Hotel & Conf Ctr is located between the historical city center and Fiumicino/Leonardo Da Vinci Airport. The hotel lets you immerse yourself in the best of Italian living in its 640 guestrooms.

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Golf within 10 km Roma Acquasanta; Parco de' Medici
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Golf within 30 km Parco di Roma; Marco Simone; Olgiata; Castelgandolfo
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