Castel Gandolfo Golf, Rome

Crater Golfing in Castel Gandolfo

Castel Gandolfo is a town located 24 kilometers south east of Rome, in the Lazio Region. Overlooking Lake Albano, it is considered one of italy’s most scenic towns, where we also find the Pope’s summer residence – the Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo.

If you happen to pass through here you must stop and visit the wonderful Castelgandolfo Golf & Country Club.

Castel Gandolfo Golf, Rome, Lazio

Country Club Castelgandolfo

The club house is a villa built in the XVII Century by Cardinal Flavio Chigi, a nephew of Pope Alessandro VII. This remarkable mansion sits on the edge of the volcanic crater, a crater which the talented Robert Trent Jones Sr. skillfully turned into a challenging  golf course that includes 93 bunkers, 3 ponds and artificial obstacles among century-old olive and oak trees and maritime pines.

From the terraces of the Club House the views are truly breathtaking. It takes one single glance to see 18 holes engraved in the crater.

Every year, this must-see (and obviously must-play) golf course, hosts numerous important tournaments.


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