Italy: Blossoming Golf Destination

Villa d’Este is scenic and challenging and one of Italy’s many elite golf options.

Toward the end of Tiger Woods’ post-Masters press conference an Italian journalist asked the freshly jacketed champion about the 2022 Ryder Cup, which will be held for the first time in Italy.

Woods brushed off the query. The event is three years away. His answer was unimportant, anyway. The question – and the performance over the last year by Woods’ final round playing partner Francesco Molinari – are examples that golf is thriving these days in Italy, a country with 250 courses and 90,000 regular golfers.

2022 Ryder Cup in Italy | Marco Simone Golf & Country Club

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club | 2022 Ryder Cup
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club | 2022 Ryder Cup

It’s official. Italy will host Ryder Cup 2022 at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club.

Established in 1989 by the fashion designer Laura Biagiotti, Marco Simone Golf & Country Club was created to be suitable not only for relaxed play but also for international championships.