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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Architects 02/09/2017

28th 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 56th USA Ranking 64th 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 24th England Ranking 53rd 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

73rd California - 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

63rd 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

25th 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 34th 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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Real Valderrama 29/12/2014

1st Southern Spain - Best in Area 2nd Spain Ranking 7th Continental Europe Ranking
Frankly speaking, a little disappointing. Valderrama is definitely a nice course in exceptional condition, but does not live up to the expectations. Personally I enjoyed...

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Real Sotogrande 29/12/2014

2nd Southern Spain - Best in Area 3rd Spain Ranking 10th Continental Europe Ranking
Wonderful course. Played there in September 2014 and even though unfortunately half of the fairways were completely burned as they were planting new grass, I really enjoy...

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Finca Cortesin 29/12/2014

4th Southern Spain - Best in Area 5th Spain Ranking 19th Continental Europe Ranking
One of the best non links course I have ever played. Really enjoyable. Wonderful views and many scenic holes. The only pitty is that you definitely need to ride a buggy a...

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San Roque (Old) 29/12/2014

11th Southern Spain - Best in Area 26th Spain Ranking
Nice course but definitely one or two notch down vs. Finca Cortesin and Sotogrande. Expected a better maintenance given the premium price. A course to try if you are in t...

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San Roque (New) 29/12/2014

14th Southern Spain - Best in Area 32nd Spain Ranking
Better than its older brother, San Roque New has been a nice surprise. Very enjoyable course with many challenging holes and with different difficulties. Water comes into...

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