How YOU can play the 2023 Ryder Cup course at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club
The Ryder Cup Course at the Marco Simone Golf and Country Club reopened to the public on October 4, 2023.
For the first month after the Ryder Cup, the club anticipates a surge in interest in playing the course and will institute temporary price increases on green fees.
From the reopening of the course to the public on October 4 until October 30, the elevated Ryder Cup green fee of €350 (€200 for 9 holes) will be in effect, while regional players will pay €175. Members’ guests will be asked to part with €90 on weekdays and €110 on weekends and public holidays.
The club’s low season runs through the winter from November 20 until February 26. During this timeframe, prospective visiting players will be charged green fees of €190.
During the club’s regular high season from February to November, visitors’ green fees are €220.
A 50% discount is applied to all rates for junior golfers under the age of 18.
The 2023 Ryder Cup course at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club is situated about an hour’s drive away from the centre of Rome. First-time visitors to Rome are advised to do their best to avail themselves of the prevailing traffic conditions.
For those out to avoid driving involving four wheels, accommodation is available effectively on the club’s doorstep.
About Marco Simone GCC
Marco Simone GCC is the first course in Italy to host the Ryder Cup and just the third located in continental Europe.
The venue lent a unique feel to what proved to be a memorable Ryder Cup that will likely prove a real boon for the stunning course in Guidonia Montecelio.
“Hosting the 2023 Ryder Cup for us is not only a dream come true but the beginning of a new journey,” Marco Simone club president Lavinia Biagiotti said of staging the event.
“The Marco Simone motto is ‘Playing the future’ and we are ready to host champions and amateurs from all around the world.”
The Marco Simone castle that looms over the course is a rich repository of history going back to pre-history.
The Marco Simone Golf Club sports a property that can boast the best-preserved example of a fifteenth-century palace in the Agro Romano area while the prominent castle can be dated back to the 11th century.
Italian fashion icon Laura Biagiotti was responsible for not only the restoration of the palace, which had fallen into disrepair after the Second World War, but also the construction of the golf course.
In 1989, some 19 years after purchasing the property, Biagiotti conceived the notion of building a golf course around the extraordinary palace. The course was designed with the aid of architect Jim Fazio.
Fazio redesigned the championship course after the Ryder Cup hosting rights were awarded to Marco Simone with the new layout debuting at the 2021 Italian Open.
In peak condition, the Marco Simone Championship course is a challenge to play and it has been known to get even more challenging out of season.
A cross-section of reviews reveals that the greens are usually well-maintained if a little fast. The rough can veer into the diabolical but the majority of public reviews of the course are positive.
The course redesign has also been well-received, and it ranks among the better professional tour courses that are open to the public year-round.
For more information on booking and membership visit the club website at golfmarcosimone.com.
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