Book a golf holiday in the historic capital of Italy
Steeped in history and famed for its many historical and archaeological sites, a golf holiday in Rome is the perfect choice if you're looking for great golf combined with city delights. The enviably mild climate and classic terrain combine to produce some spectacular layouts. Highlights include Marco Simone Golf & Country Club, host venue of the 2023 Ryder Cup, and Sheraton Golf Parco De’ Medici Hotel & Resort, where 27 excellent holes can be enjoyed.
This beautiful region of western Italy provides the perfect location for a golf trip, with an impressive mix of culture, history, cuisine, and plenty of sightseeing nearby.
Why book a golf holiday in Rome?
- Explore the capital of Italy and centre of Roman mythology
- Tourists flock to Rome to visit the Roman architecture & Vatican City
- Home to the 2023 Ryder Cup in Rome - Marco Simone Golf Club
- The perfect city & golf break option, with plenty of great golf resorts (such as Sheraton Golf Parco)
A great location for a city golf break
Italy is known for its delicious cuisine, stunning architecture, and its beautiful vineyards, with the city of Rome at its heart. It’s not just the pizza & pasta that keeps golfers returning here, but the unbeatable golf courses and fantastic accommodation. You’ll find the golfing experience of equal quality to the likes of Sardinia & Sicily, with the greens immaculate and well-maintained. Some of the best golf courses in Italy reside here.
A golf holiday in Rome means beautiful fairways, sightseeing, luxury and relaxation. There is plenty to be enjoyed off the course with a rich culture and a range of activities to soak up within the ideal climate. Rome is also easy to get to with regular flights to and from the UK.
What makes a golf holiday to Rome so special?
Rome is truly an excellent golf destination thanks to the scenic, well-maintained fairways. Previous host of the Italian Open, Marco Simone Golf & Country Club, is located just 30 minutes from the city centre. Stretching over 200 acres, the Championship course is challenging yet enjoyable, with exquisite views of the Marco Simone Castle and Saint Peters dome to enjoy. The golf club is the host of the 2023 Ryder Cup and has recently been redesigned with a new immaculate layout for the event.
Sheraton Golf Parco De’ Medici Hotel & Resort is home to one of our favourites due to its unique arrangement of water features that help to create truly exciting golf holes and an element of danger throughout the round.
There are three loops of 9, the Red Course the Blue Course and the White course which are nothing short of spectacular. Each has its fair share of history with the White Course having been developed on the private hunting grounds of Leo X and the Blue Course having an ancient Roman dwelling near the final fairways.
The Robert Trent Jones designed Golf Club Castelgandolfo is equally as impressive, with plenty of bunkers, mini lakes, artificial obstacles and other traps such as age-old olive and oak trees, to increase the game experience.
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Where you should stay in Rome
Alongside the great golf options, there is a range of luxury hotels and resorts in which to stay, each offering a unique experience. We personally recommend Sheraton Golf Parco De’ Medici Hotel & Resort.
Equipped with 622 guest bedrooms, two restaurants, two swimming pools and a Turkish Bath, this four-star resort is the perfect base for your golf holiday in Rome. It features an excellent on-site 27-hole golf course and is a fantastic place to explore the city, located just 12km from the centre. You can enjoy excellent views across the greens and lakes throughout your round at the championship golf course, then retire to the clubhouse for a drink and soak up the Italian hospitality.
Located in the historic town of Frascati, famous for its white wine production, the 4-star Hotel Villa Mercede is the perfect accommodation to help you explore the golf that Rome has to offer, but away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. What's more, the hotel is based near some of the finest golf courses in Italy, including Castlegandolfo and Marco Simone Golf Club – perfect for those looking for some world-class golfing experience and a local Italian atmosphere.