Today we take a look at Olgiata Golf Club, one of the most prestigious and important courses in Rome. This is a club with some serious history. It has hosted many important events and will host the Italian Open in 2017.
The Olgiata has 27 holes: the East Course and the West Course, inaugurated in 1961 and created by English architect Kenneth Cotton.
The West course is the oldest of the two, 18 holes that have hosted important events in the past like the Italian Open in 2002, and other international events. In 2012 it was redisigned by American architect Jim Fazio to renew and update with today’s modern game. It can be played as a Par 71, 72 or 73. The East Course instead, a more recent 9-hole course, is not so much an executive course, but rather can be considered an important course as well.
The Olgiata is surrounded by beautiful trees, and the club house and restaurant are simply the best.
The course offers wide greens with some serious ondulations. On a day with tough pin positions you really have to know how to putt to get away with a two putt everytime.
You need to hit the ball long to play well on this course, it’s a great challenge and a lovely walk.
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