Largo Olgiata 15,
Roma, Lazio 00123
27 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Woodland and residential.
C.K. (Ken) Cotton with later revisions by Jim Fazio.
9-hole par-36 East course (2947 mtrs from back tees).
20 km NW of Rome
From Rome's ring road (the Grande Raccordo Anulare-GRA), in the north of Rome, take exit 5 (Viterbo/Cassia Bis) and head north (away from Rome) on the SS2bis, direction Viterbo. After approx 9 km take the Formello exit, and head south on the Via Formellese Sud, direction Olgiata. After approx 3 km turn right onto the Viadotto dell'Olgiata. At roundabout follow signs to Golf.
Olgiata Golf Club: One of the busiest and most prestigious golf clubs around Rome, Olgiata is home to the 18-hole West course, complemented by the 9-hole East course. Discreetly weaving its way past many large and imposing villas, this classic tree-lined layout is one of Rome's top-rated parkland golf courses.
Maintained to an excellent standard, the two pleasantly undulating nine-hole loops of the West course radiate out from the clubhouse in opposite directions. Both these nines contain several gently dog-legging and elegantly crafted holes, at times played on flattish terrain, at other times over gently undulating slopes.
With avenues of mature trees lining the holes, and plenty of stylish fairway and greenside bunkering, the course presents a fine array of golfing challenges. Small ponds and water ditches put in rare appearances; top-quality shot-making is demanded when they do.
Golfers familiar with the West course on the Wentworth Estate, one of London's finest layouts, might just see some similarities with Olgiata's West course, one of Rome's finest. The value of the surrounding real estate might also bear some comparison.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends. Very restricted at weekends. Closed on Mondays.
Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: 34.
Players generally walk this course.
Olgiata has hosted many top-level tournaments, including the Eisenhower Trophy, and on more than one occasion the prestigious World Cup of Golf and the Italian Open Championship. For more details see Top Golf Tournaments at Olgiata GC.
Just 10 km from the Golf Club is Lago di Bracciano an important tourist destination in the Lazio region, and a vital part of Rome's water supply. One of the major lakes of Italy, Lake Bracciano is a crater lake of volcanic origin, and is the largest lake around Rome. It has a circular perimeter of approximately 32 km, with the towns of Bracciano, Anguillara Sabazia and Trevignano on its shores. The lake's surface is 160 metres above sea level and its deepest point is 165 metres.
Italy's 10th best course (Golf World, 2022).
Continental Europe's 157th best course (Golf World, 2023).
Via Cassia 1736, Roma 000123
+39 06 3089 1772Visit website
Hotel Cassia offers comfortable and functional accommodation in the quiet, residential northern part of Rome, conveniently connected to the historic centre by a regular overground rail and bus service. The hotel is within easy reach of attractions such as the archaeological park of Veio, beautiful Lake Bracciano, the motor racing circuit at Vallelunga, the Olympic Stadium and the Vatican City.
Olgiata; Parco di Roma
La Querce; Parco de' Medici; Roma Acquasanta; Marco Simone
Via Flaminia Nuova 821, 00189 Roma
+39 06 333 2604Visit website
With its 90 rooms and 90 apartments each with separate entrances, the Flaminio village is an excellent substitute to traditional hotels. With very reasonable rates, in high or low season, it provides a buffet breakfast, first-class restaurant and airport shuttle service. Situated on the north side of Rome, it is located only one kilometre from Parco di Roma Golf Club.
Parco di Roma (1 km)
Olgiata; Marco Simone; Roma Acquasanta; Parco de' Medici
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
To secure the best rates and ensure availability, it's recommended to book your rental car in advance, especially during peak golfing season.
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Céline Boutier: with many successes as both an amateur and professional golfer, Boutier added a major championship title to her impressive résumé at this year’s Evian Championship.
Alex Cejka: buffeted by rain and high winds, especially on the high-scoring final day, Čejka prevailed over Pádraig Harrington in a playoff at Royal Porthcawl, to scoop the Senior Open Championship title.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
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