Marco Simone Golf and Country Club

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Marco Simone Golf and Country Club
Marco Simone Golf and Country Club logo.jpg
Club information
Marco Simone Golf and Country Club is located in Rome
Marco Simone Golf and Country Club
Location in Rome
Marco Simone Golf and Country Club is located in Lazio
Marco Simone Golf and Country Club
Location in Lazio
Marco Simone Golf and Country Club is located in Italy
Marco Simone Golf and Country Club
Location in Italy
Coordinates41°57′28″N 12°37′54″E / 41.95778°N 12.63167°E / 41.95778; 12.63167Coordinates: 41°57′28″N 12°37′54″E / 41.95778°N 12.63167°E / 41.95778; 12.63167
LocationGuidonia, Rome, Italy
TypePublic
Owned byGianni Cigna and Laura Biagiotti
Total holes27
Tournaments hosted1994 Italian Open
Websitegolfmarcosimone.com
Course Campionato
(Championship Course)
Designed byJim Fazio & David Mezzacane
Par72
Length6,343 m (6,937 yd)
Slope rating140
Course Nord
(Resort Course)
Designed byJim Fazio & David Mezzacane
Par32 (9 hole course)
Length2,060 m (2,250 yd)

Marco Simone Golf and Country Club (also known as Golf Marco Simone) is a golf course in Guidonia, Rome, Italy. It is 10 miles from the city centre of Rome and has 2 golf courses, an 18-hole Championship Course and a 9-hole Resort Course. In 2015 it won the bid to host the 2023 Ryder Cup.

History[edit]

The golf club was named after the castle of Marco Simone.[1] The castle was a Roman fortified manor farm. The tower was built approximately in the year 1000 and later in the Middle Ages additional buildings built around it.[1]

In the 1970s Laura Biagiotti, the Italian high fashion designer, and her husband Gianni Cigna both lived in the restored castle. By 1989 the golf course had been designed and built. The architects were Jim Fazio and David Mezzacane.[2] The golf course was the venue of the 1994 and 2021 Italian Open golf championships, which were won by Eduardo Romero and Nicolai Højgaard respectively.[3]

Bidding for the 2022 Ryder Cup[edit]

Ryder Cup Europe only received four bids for the 2022 Ryder Cup when the bidding closed on 30 April 2015.[4] On 14 December 2015, Rome announced that it was to host the 2022 Ryder Cup, beating off bids from Germany, Austria and Spain.[5] On 8 July 2020, the PGA Tour announced that the 2020 Ryder Cup was postponed by one year due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This consequently pushed to 2022 Ryder Cup back one year to 2023.[6]

Course Campionato
Tee Rating/Slope 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Men Pro 72.4 / 140 501 170 490 343 157 323 406 373 389 3152 342 179 476 378 385 330 501 179 421 3191 6343
Men 72.4 / 137 487 146 477 329 153 314 388 350 356 2999 322 169 459 365 375 304 483 162 399 3038 6037
Women Pro 75.4 / 138 445 135 440 304 140 285 361 309 344 2763 313 153 442 337 350 294 445 145 374 2853 5616
Women 73.5 / 134 400 130 428 295 130 275 350 284 334 2626 300 135 422 327 336 275 425 124 350 2694 5320
Par 5 3 5 4 3 4 4 4 4 36 4 3 5 4 4 4 5 3 4 36 72
SI All Tees 9 17 5 7 15 11 1 13 3 10 12 14 8 6 16 2 18 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The History". Marco Simone Golf & Country Club. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Marco Simone Golf Club - Championship Course". Golf Advisor. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
  3. ^ "Italy to bid for '22 Ryder Cup". ESPN. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
  4. ^ "The 2022 Ryder Cup: Formal Submissions Made" (Press release). Ryder Cup Europe. April 30, 2015. Archived from the original on May 30, 2015. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
  5. ^ "Rome to host Ryder Cup 2022" (Press release). sportsmirchi.com. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
  6. ^ "Ryder Cup, Presidents Cup Postponed A Year". voyages.golf. July 9, 2020. Retrieved September 6, 2021.

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