From 10 to 13 October the most important golf event in Italy will take place in Rome.
Founded in 1925, the Italian Open has been part of the European Tour since its first season in 1972. The competition will see the major players on the world stage for an event that will combine the sporting aspect with entertainment, thus also involving the non golfers.The Olgiata area, which has existed for over 3000 years, already has been the scene of many other prestigious events, such as two World Cups, an amateur World Cup, a Dunhill Cup final and three Ladies European Tour tournaments, will host the route to 18 holes designed by the English architect C. Kenneth Cotton, object of a deep restyling in 2012 by the US architect Jim Fazio.The structure is completed by a second nine-hole course, for a total of 27 holes and a club house inspired by American country clubs. Among the champions in the race Francesco Molinari, already winner of two editions of the Italian Open; Thorbjørn Olesen, who will return to Italy to defend the title he won in the previous edition; and, again, Justin Rose, the third Ryder Cup Olympic champion and Paul Casey, number 19 in the world for the first time in Italy. 76th Italian Open. Olgiata Golf Club. Largo dell’Olgiata, 15. Admission: from €15 to €20; subscription 4 days €50. Information and reservations: Tel. 0630889141. www.openditaliagolf.eu