Olgiata (West) - Central Italy - Italy

Olgiata Golf Club,
Largo Olgiata 15,
Roma 00123,
Italy


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  • Mauro Guerrini

  • Charles Kenneth Cotton, Jim Fazio

  • Aldo Trillini

C K Cotton laid out the original 18 holes at Olgiata Golf Club, one of several Italian courses that he designed or restyled in the 1960s. A second nine holes have since been incorporated into the same large estate that lies to the north of the capital.

In actual fact, the property was once a stud farm, producing world class thoroughbreds – like Nearco in the 1930s and Ribot in the 1950s – and a horse racing track still exists to the south of this massive golf and residential complex.

All 27 holes at Olgiata are set in sumptuous parkland surroundings where the terrain is mildly undulating and fairways are separated by avenues of magnificent mature trees. The two 9-hole loops of the West course fan out from the clubhouse in opposite directions with many of the well-bunkered holes gently doglegging left or right.

Tony Jacklin became Italian Open champion at Olgiata in 1973 and, more recently, Ian Poulter claimed the title here in 2002. The club has twice hosted the World Cup, the first time in 1968 when the Canadian two-man team of Al Balding and George Knudson lifted the trophy. On the second occasion in 1984, the Spanish winners from two years before, José Maria Cañizares and José Rivero, triumphed again.

In 2010 Jim Fazio performed an extensive renovation when fifteen holes were modified.

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Description: All 27 holes at Olgiata are set in sumptuous parkland surroundings where the terrain is mildly undulating and fairways are separated by avenues of magnificent mature trees. Rating: 4 out of 6 Reviews: 2

I played here last week whilst in Rome. I played all three nines. The East course is average and in poor condition. The West however is a superb layout and is well worth a look. The course weaves through umbrella pines and has some graceful elevation changes. The scale of the course is alluring and attractive. A good hard test fro players of all levels. It looks as though it would be in excellent condition normally however they are doing some MAJOR work currently to the back nine which has carved up the course enormously. I am sure it will be great after November 2011 but prior to that play else where. JCB LAY
4 / 6
Olgiata (West)
September 22, 2011


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Very mature parkland course in the vicinity of Rome. The second 9 holes are laid out along a number of big villas. Generous clubhouse - one of the chique golf clubs where rich Romans (and many international guests) play golf. The course is always in good condition but can be wet in winter, mostly on the 2nd half. I would rate Le Querce higher in terms of course design but Olgiata is in general a more spacious course with similarly good greens.
4 / 6
Olgiata (West)
August 29, 2010


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