Central Italy

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Lazio, Marche, Tuscany and Umbria comprise the Central area of Italy and these four regions are further subdivided into 22 provinces, from which a total of 91 golf facilities are affiliated to Federazione Italiana Golf, the national governing body.

The best courses in the region are situated around Rome. To the southwest of the Eternal City, there’s Fioranello, a 1970s David Mezzacane design, and Castelgandolfo, which Robert Trent Jones Snr. laid out in in the mid-1980s.

Fifteen miles north east of the city centre, you’ll find the engaging Marco Simone course, where Eduardo Romero won the Italian Open in 1994, and it's set to become a household name as the 2022 Ryder Cup will be held at the Rome club.

Another three Roman courses are nationally ranked. The first of these, Roma Acquasanta, was established over a hundred years ago by British expats and it still presents a challenge in the modern era. The second layout is the West course at Olgiata, which was laid out by CK Cotton in the early 1960s and is now part of an excellent 27-hole setup.

Last, but certainly not least, Golf Nazionale, is a Jim Fazio design that opened for play in 1990 and the site currently houses the headquarters of the Italian Golf Federation.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Central Italy

Olgiata (West)

1st Central Italy - Best in Area

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.

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Roma Acquasanta

2nd Central Italy - Best in Area

Laid out over an enchanting parkland landscape, with views of the Via Appia Antica, Aqua Claudius arches and ancient tomb of Cecilia Metella, Roma Acquasanta Golf Club seems suspended in a time warp...

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Golf Nazionale

3rd Central Italy - Best in Area

To the northwest of Rome lies the beautiful Golf Nazionale (formerly known as Le Querce Golf Club) set in 60 hectares of delightful undulating land. With fairways flanked by stately oaks...

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Castiglion del Bosco

4th Central Italy - Best in Area

In 2011, Tom Weiskopf was engaged to set out the golf course at Castiglion del Bosco within a fabulous Tuscan setting, draping the fairways across an exquisite landscape.

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Castelfalfi (Mountain)

5th Central Italy - Best in Area

The Mountain course at Castelfalfi Golf Resort and Spa is set in a 2,700-acre estate which is located less than an hour’s drive north of the walled mountaintop town of Volterra, in the heart of Tuscany...

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Argentario

6th Central Italy - Best in Area

The exclusive five-star Argentario Golf Resort & Spa is set on the Monte Argentario promontory which was once an island but is now connected to mainland Tuscany by three causeways that in turn form two lagoons.

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Poggio dei Medici

7th Central Italy - Best in Area

Set in the heart of Tuscany, Poggio dei Medici Golf Club is the quintessential gem. Host to the Ladies Italian Open from 1999 to 2003.

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Ugolino - Florence

8th Central Italy - Best in Area

Golf in Italy began in Tuscany with the foundation of Florence Golf Club in 1889, but a new course, designed by Cecil Blandford and Peter Gannon, was established for Ugolino Golf Club in 1933.

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La Bagnaia

9th Central Italy - Best in Area

The course at Royal Golf La Bagnaia is Robert Trent Jones Jnr’s first design in Tuscany and it’s set out as an “inland links” in the gently rolling hills to the south of Sienna...

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Le Pavoniere

10th Central Italy - Best in Area

La Pavoniere Golf & Country Club is one of three Italian projects that have been completed by the Arnold Palmer Design Company and it’s a mid-1980s layout that sits within an estate that once belonged to Prince Leopoldo de’ Medici.

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Central Italy Leaderboard

Rank Name Courses Played
1 Claudio Courses Played 11
2 Luca Giangolini Courses Played 9
3 Jim McCann Courses Played 8
4 Brian Ward Courses Played 8
5 Bodunkov Alexey Courses Played 6
6 Colin Braithwaite Courses Played 6
7 Ulrich Mayring Courses Played 5
8 Peter Wood Courses Played 3
9 Marcel Courses Played 3
10 Jorn Greve Courses Played 2