Verdura, Sicily

Olgiata Golf Club

Italy, Rome
4.5 (4)
Designer: Cotton & Mancelli
Course Opened: 1961

North of Rome and part of an exclusive residential precinct, the Olgiata Golf Club was created in 1961 to a design by architects Cotton and Mancelli. Much of their original layout remains intact today, with members golfing across attractive grounds and to greens and fairways that remain mostly in line with the initial design.

The problem with Olgiata is that the trees have grown and now cramp some holes too tightly, plus the earlier design features were never that good to begin with and are now looking a bit tired and dated. Some of the rolling terrain is well used, but at times holes fight the natural slope of the ground, while the bunkering is unexciting with mostly shapes being plain, round circular traps. The greens on the third nine are tiny.

This is a nice environment for golf and the houses around the course are impressive, but there isn't much to recommend about Olgiata.


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