Via dei due Ponti 110,
Roma, Lazio 00191
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb / hilly.
Rural countryside and woodland.
10 km N of Rome
From Rome's ring road (the Grande Raccordo Anulare-GRA), in the north of Rome, take exit 6, and follow direction Roma center on the Via Flaminia. After 3 km comes the difficult bit (via Due Ponti is the key!). Stay in the right-hand lane and follow the sign Roma Tor di Quinto/via Due Ponti (do not take the left-hand split, direction Flaminio-Corso di Francia). After tunnel, again stay in right hand lane and follow direction via Due Ponti (do not bear left direction Roma/Stadio). After bend, keep in right-hand lane (ignore the left turn) and stay on the via Due Ponti for 1.5 km to golf entrance on your right.
Parco di Roma Golf Club: The city of Rome may have been laid out on seven hills, but so, it may feel, was P.B. Dye's very dramatic and ambitious design at Parco di Roma. The Club's master-plan mapped out three 18-hole courses, of which only the first exists to-date.
The current layout, comprising 18 of the intended 54 holes, would apportion ten of the existing holes to Course 1, four to Course 2, and four to Course 3. This may explain why the current layout feels a little disjointed at times, and occupies some distinctly different environments.
Nearest to the clubhouse, the parkland-style par-4 1st, 16th and 17th, and the par-5 18th occupy the flattest terrain. A steep climb from the 1st to the 2nd hole brings you to a higher and markedly more open plateau.
Once you've navigated the twisting par-4 3rd, with its testing drive over a wide tree-lined ravine, you arrive at the dramatic "middle" section of the course. From the long par-5 4th through to the par-4 12th you'll be tested and entertained by many innovatively crafted holes, substantial elevation changes and a vast and varied array of bunkering.
The very testing closing duo are tightly wrapped alongside a small lake, which runs from tee-to-green on both holes. This is the only water you'll encounter on the course, which as with many P.B. Dye designs, is not one for the faint-hearted.
On your first outing the imaginative design, the constant undulations and often mesmerising greens, may feel a touch overwhelming. But the more you play this course the more you may grow to accept its unique and quirky challenges, while enjoying many fine views from the higher elevations.
Visitors welcome on weekdays; more restricted on weekends.
Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: 34.
Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2021].
Soft spikes only. Golf carts available for hire.
Parco di Roma has hosted many top level tournaments, including the Ladies European Tour's Italian Open (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Parco di Roma).
Parco di Roma is an exceptionally busy members' golf club. As the Green Fee pricing policy suggests, visitors are encouraged to play on weekdays, and particularly on Mondays. Visitor tee-times at weekends are difficult to obtain.
Italy's 46th best course (Golf World, 2022).
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
Via Condotti 85, 00187 Roma
+39 06 6992 5657Visit website
A luxury boutique hotel uniquely located on Rome's famed shopping street beside the historic coffee-house, founded in 1760. Listed as a national monument, the hotel was a stately home in the 1800s and is now fully renovated with air conditioning and all modern comforts. Several rooms have fireplaces and frescoed ceilings. A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World collection.
Parco di Roma; Roma Acquasanta
Marco Simone; Castelgandolfo; Parco de' Medici; Olgiata
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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