Claudio

I was born in Rome and start playing golf around the capital in 1988 having graduated in Business & Administration from La Sapienza University in Rome. Started to work in Investment Banking at Lehman Brothers in London, then moved to Milan, New York and finally Rome (where I’ve lived since 2004) and where I now work for Societe Generale.

I’m a keen golfer and love links courses – I’ve played 150 courses in my “career”, including all the British Open venues. Love to play golf with my friends and would like to play much more than my Saturday morning round. Believe that Italy is a fantastic country for golf vacations even though it’s not a popular destination for golf tourism. I’m looking forward to Italy hosting the Ryder Cup in Rome in 2022.

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West Cliffs 01/05/2022

1st Lisbon & Centre - Best in Area 2nd Portugal Ranking 15th Continental Europe Ranking
West Cliffs is an outstanding golf courseI played it on the early morning of April 20, with the wind blowing at more than 50km per hour, which made it an almost impossibl...

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Oitavos Dunes 01/05/2022

3rd Lisbon & Centre - Best in Area 4th Portugal Ranking 21st Continental Europe Ranking
Played the course on the early morning of April 24. Having read the latest reviews on the course I was almost going to cancel my reservation. I am very happy I did not do...

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Saadiyat Beach 16/03/2022

4th United Arab Emirates Ranking 5th Middle East Ranking
Do not completely agree with Tim (who wrote the last review of the course) as I remember better Gary Player courses (one close to Washington DC). Anyhow, the course is en...

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Abu Dhabi (National) 16/03/2022

11th United Arab Emirates Ranking 15th Middle East Ranking
Ok course. Very convenient as is litterally in the hotel but, apart for the spectacular club house behind the 9th and 18th green did not really leave me with great memori...

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Yas Links 16/03/2022

1st United Arab Emirates Ranking 1st Middle East Ranking
Quite a spectacular course, with 7 holes along the coast. Kind of the Pebble Beach of the Middle East. Did not give an higher rating just because the surroundings are not...

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Architects 02/09/2017

44th New Jersey - Best in Area
Played the course (which I played already several times few years ago) on Sep 2nd and found it as pleasant and fun as I remember. While I am not really able to judge the...

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Plainfield 02/09/2017

3rd New Jersey - Best in Area 57th USA Ranking 66th North America Ranking
Played on the 31st of August in a perfect cool and sunny day. Course was in great shape with perfect very large fairways, very fast greens and a quite hard rough. Liked v...

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Rye (Old) 27/08/2017

2nd Sussex - Best in Area 17th England Ranking 45th Britain & Ireland Ranking
What a wonderful surprise! Having played 19 out of the top 20 courses in the British Isles I believe Rye definitely should be among them. Even though the course is a priv...

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Aviara 27/08/2017

Gem USA - Best in Area
Good course but definitely too expensive for what you get. I gave it 4 balls like I did for Torrey Pine and Maderas but it deserves a lower ranking. It does not have the...

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Maderas 27/08/2017

74th California - Best in Area
Nice course with beautiful views of the desert and one of the best you can play in the San Diego area, ideally at a $85 twilight rate. Not particularly long but with quit...

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Torrey Pines (South) 27/08/2017

26th California - Best in Area
Played on August 17 the South Course for the fourth time. Even though playing the course that you watch on TV is always fun I have to agree with other reviews which consi...

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Royal Mougins 30/12/2015

6th South East France - Best in Area 32nd France Ranking
Nice course hole by hole but not a lot of fun to play. I don't like to play courses where you can easily get lost and where holes are not one next to the other but you ha...

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Golf Nazionale 26/03/2015

3rd Central Italy - Best in Area 9th Italy Ranking
I might be a little bias as I have been playing on this course for 25 years now, but i feel pretty honest saying that is one of the top 10 golf course in Italy and has no...

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