Developed by the Leonardo Caltagirone Group, the 18-hole championship course at the Terre dei Consoli Golf Club is located within an enterprising residential resort which lies to the north of the capital and it’s a Robert Trent Jones Jnr design that first opened its doors to golfers in 2011.
The name Terre dei Consoli refers to a territory that was considered precious to Roman Consuls during the days of the Roman Empire and Via Francigena, the historical pilgrim route from France to Rome, cuts across the course behind the par five 8th hole.
Unusually for a modern layout, the course is set with an out-and-back routing and as a result of this the 9th hole is located furthest from the clubhouse. With three par fives (including back-to-back three-shotters at holes 7 and 8) and only one short hole on the front nine, par is set at 38 for the outward half.On the way home, three short holes and two par fives sets par for the back nine at 35. The signature hole is regarded as the 150-yard 17th, played to an island green, but the 480-yard, downhill 15th – where a severely contoured green sits behind a small creek – also has much to commend it.