Golf

For golf enthusiasts, staying at L’Olivaia offers an unforgettable vacation. Its position is strategic as it is surrounded by two courses of particular interest as well as being close to the historical course in Olgiata.

Golf Nazionale

Golf Nazionale owned by F.I.G. (Italian Golf Federation) was founded in 1989 – 1990. It is immersed in the Tuscia countryside and covers over 70 hectares. The project was designed and built by architects George and Jim Fazio and D. Mezzacane.

In 1991 it hosted the 37thedition of the World Cup of Golf and is home to the “Federal Technical Center” school.

A fascinating, challenging, and entertaining course, it has been appreciated by golfers throughout the world. It is considered one of the top ten courses in Italy, receiving ratings that place it at the top of the national scene year after year. The whole course offers a stunning view of the Cimini mountains and during the ‘tramontana’ (the cold northerly wind) you can also see the mountain ranges of Terminillo and Gran Sasso. The practice range ‘Driving Range’ is located a few meters from the first Tee box of the first hole. Its strategic position allows a pleasantly relaxing, pre-match practice. The double level tee boxes allow players to practice on grass throughout the year. In the event of bad weather conditions there are are six comfortable, under-cover Tee boxes. The area dedicated to the short game includes: two putting greens and a large chipping area with a large green and a bunker. Near the practice range there are three Executive Holes, where beginners can practice before trying the Championship course.

Golf Terre dei Consoli

This course represents a unique Italian golfing experience where technique and pleasure are perfectly framed in the enchanting setting of the Monterosi valley.

The project was carried out by the American architect Robert Trent Jones jr.

Strategically positioned between the Olgiata Club and the Federal Technical Center, the Terre dei Consoli golf course is a rare and exclusive jewel.

The 18-hole Championship Course follows the natural landscape of the valley integrating obstacles that raise its technical level seducing and challenging the golfer. These features are perfectly encompassed in the ninth hole called “The Island”, where the Green seems to emerge from a mirror of water. Planned and designed to be among the best courses in Italy, it is of upmost value due to its technical characteristics, suitable for hosting international competitions.

The National Golf School

The national golf school is located in a beautiful farmhouse, the school provides golf professionals with didactic and athletic training. In addition to the Professionals section, the school also hosts the secretaries section (established in 1987) to provide training for those who are responsible for the management of golf clubs . 

Golf Olgiata

Not far from the residence you will find Olgiata Golf, extending over the area of the ancient Etruscan city of Veio, once a powerful city not far from the Farnese Island, where the baronial manor of the noble Orsini family was built. It was located along the Cassia, a consular road commissioned by the magistrate Caio Cassio Longino around 154 BC. The Olgiata Golf Club course has 27 holes, it was inaugurated in 1961 and was designed by the English architect C. Kenneth Cotton and renovated in 1996 by the American architect Jim Fazio. Olgiata Golf Club has hosted the largest number of national and international competitions in Italy: it is unanimously recognized as one of the most beautiful and most prestigious golf courses in the entire Peninsula. The course is divided into two: the West course, and the East course. The West course is the oldest one consisting of 18 holes par 72, for a total of 6,347 meters. Here events of international level have been held, such as the 2002 Italian Open, the 1968 and 1984 editions of the World Team Professional Championships and numerous other F.I.G. competitions. The more recent East course, has 9 holes par 36, for a length of 2,947 meters. Although far from being an executive course, the East course is fully equipped and hosts numerous competitions.