Via di Marco Simone 84/88,
Guidonia, nr Roma, Lazio 00012
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
Rural countryside and woodland.
9-hole par-32 Resort course (2060 metres)
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.
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.
Visitors welcome on weekdays (but closed on Tuesdays) and weekends. More restricted at weekends.
Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: 34.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.
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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