Golf Marco Simone

4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Golf Marco Simone Est. 1992

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Golf Marco Simone: With a clubhouse that would befit a Roman Emperor and a golf course designed by Jim Fazio, you can be sure of a memorable outing at this excellent golf facility. Located on the eastern outskirts of Rome in the grounds of an 11th century castle, the course occupies pleasantly open and undulating terrain. The layout's natural flowing contours create one of Rome's most elegant golf courses. But also one of its most challenging.

Good definition is given to the holes by large round bunkers, which are liberally included in the layout's substantial earthmounding. The undulating fairways are well-spaced, but never overly wide.

Although the opening pair may have you thinking water hazards will feature on every hole, small lakes and ditches only return on a further four holes, after the opening duo. The par-3 2nd makes an excellent signature hole for Marco Simone, the imposing castle and its tower perfectly mirrored in a pond that separates the teeing ground from the putting surface. The par-5 16th makes up for a relative absence of water on the more undulating back-nine. A ditch menacingly meanders its way up the middle of the fairway from tee-to-green.

Although predominantly quite open, one or two tree-lined holes pleasantly add to the layout's variety. From the course you will enjoy scenic vistas across the city of Rome to the west, while to the east lies a rural idyll of rolling hills and scattered villages.

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Golf Marco Simone
Via di Marco Simone 84/88,
Guidonia, nr Roma, Lazio 00012
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Office   +39 0774 366 469
Pro Shop   +39 0774 366 469

  +39 0774 366 476

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Golf Pro
Stefano Pietrobono (Head Pro).
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
Surroundings: Rural countryside and woodland.
Designer: Jim Fazio
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6361 6037 5320
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 73.4 72.4 73.5
At the Same Location:
9-hole par-32 Resort course (2060 metres)
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How2Get There?

18 km NE of Rome
From Rome's ring road (the Grande Raccordo Anulare-GRA), in the northeast of Rome, take exit 12 (Centrale del Latte), and head east (away from Rome). After 3.5 km at roundabout turn right onto the SP23a, towards Palombara. After 1.3 km at roundabout, turn right into Via di Marco Simone. After o.7 km golf entrance is on your left.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays €70; weekends €90. [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 Tuesdays) and weekends. More restricted at weekends.  Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: 34.
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Other Information
Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities
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Did you know?

Golf Marco Simone is owned by Laura Biagiotti, one of Italy’s greatest fashion designers. Once dubbed the "Queen of Cashmere," she continues, with her daughter, to direct one of the largest fashion houses in Italy - the House of Biagiotti. Since 1980 she has lived in the 11th century castle that you see from various parts of the golf course.The castle was lovingly restored to its ancient splendour by Biagiotti and her husband Gianni Cigna, who passed away prematurely in August 1996. | The castle and golf club, share their name with, but are not related to Marco Simone, a famous former Italian professional football player. | Onsite apartments and residences are available to rent within the Marco Simone complex. | Golf Marco Simone has hosted many top level tournaments, including the 1994 Italian Open Championship. For more details see Top Golf Tournaments at Marco Simone.

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Latitude: (41.960703)
Longitude: (12.634363)
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Grand Hotel Duca d'Este 4-star
Via Tiburtina Valeria 330, 00011 Tivoli Terme (Rome)
+39 07 743 883

The Grand Hotel Duca d'Este is situated in Tivoli Terme, on the Tiburtina Valeria way, an old consular roman road. The hotel is located 20 km north-east of Rome's centre, in an area with many historical sites such as Villa d'Este, with its 100 fountains and panoramic restaurant, and Villa Adriana, with its traces of ancient civilization, set in a park of 120 hectares.

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Golf within 30 km Roma Acquasanta; Parco di Roma; Castelgandolfo
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Aurora Garden Hotel 3-star
Via Emanuele Ciaceri 12, 00156 Roma
+39 06 411 6673

A pleasant 3-star hotel located just 8 km north-east of the centre of Rome.

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Golf within 30 km Olgiata; Parco de' Medici; Roma Acquasanta; Castelgandolfo
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