Castelgandolfo Golf Club

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Castelgandolfo Golf Club 18 Castel Gandolfo (Roma) Italy
Contact: Phone +39 06 93.12.301  - Web Site

Mansion built in the seventeenth century overlooks the crater of an extinct volcano. The residence, originally commissioned by Cardinal Flavio Chigi, is now considered the most charming club house among golf clubs; the crater, thanks to the creative flair of Robert Trent Jones Sr., has been transformed into a challenging  golf course, full of intriguing technical features. The naturally laid ground has been endowed with one hundred and one tricks among centenarian olive trees, oaks and cluster pines. The balcony of the club house offers a fascinating and complete panorama of the course: the 18 holes can be embraced in a single look, giving the feeling of an intimate and evocative atmosphere, while four centuries of history provide protection within the walls of the club house and the seafront shines in the background. In the charming halls as well as on the delightful garden of the terrace takes place the performance of Simone Succini, Chef of the restaurant, whose recipes of revisited regional cuisine fulfill the gusto of every guest.

Birth of the golf course
At the bottom of the citadel, where the hills slope down to the shores of Anzio and Nettuno, a lake, later dried, formed inside the old volcanic crater. During the Roman Imperial Age the swamp is converted into cultivable land irrigated by water from the Castel Gandolfo lake making it possible the cultivation of orchards and flower gardens. Robert Trent Jones Senior designes and builds in this location a wonderful 18-hole Golf Course in full respect of the existing environment, laying the fairways within a frame of vineyards, rose gardens, mimosa, Mediterranean pines, cypress and olive trees.The Club House is now housed in the villa originally built for Cardinal in Sassia Flavio Chigi, a nephew of Pope Alessandro VII, to host a beautiful lady called "la Pavona", Italian word for a female peacock. “La Pavona” is still the name of the villa and of the place.

Hotels nearby: 

La Locanda dei Ciocca 4* (Grottaferrata)
Locanda dei Ciocca is a refined structure surrounded by greenery: quiet and discreet, it enjoys a splendid panoramic view of rome, a particularly well-kept garden and all the best comforts for a relaxing stay. Its position, protected from traffic and perfectly placed in the heart of castelli romani, makes it an ideal solution for those looking for an elegant accommodation that does not give up comfort in the access routes to the capital. Completing the offer: free wi-fi, free parking, shuttle service to and from the stations of Frascati and Tor Vergata. The Osteria del Fico Vecchio, located just 200 meters from the inn, with the evocative atmosphere, unique and unrepeatable that its sixteenth-century walls are able to recreate, offers variations on the theme of roman-castellan cuisine with creative ideas that follow the natural rhythm of the seasons without sacrificing quality and simplicity. The inn offers 21 rooms equipped with color tv, direct dial telephone, air conditioning, minibar, large bathrooms with hydro shower or jacuzzi.

Villa Tuscolana Park Hotel 4* (Frascati)
This ancient and stylish Villa is situated in Frascati, one of the most typical towns of the Castelli Romani area, in the outskirts of Rome. The Grand Hotel Villa Tuscolana is a prestigious hotel, with conference centre and spa. It is a magnificent location to organize business stays or holidays, surrounded by elegant atmospheres and with a breathtaking view of the Eternal City.

Hotel Villa degli Angeli 4* (Albano)
The Hotel Villa degli Angeli is located on one of the shores of Lake Albano, where Alba Longa (the colony that came before Rome) rose. It is situated in front of the town of Castel Gandolfo (Roman Castles) and the Pope's summer residence. The hotel is easily reachable from Rome, and it offers its guests a refined environment steeped in the colours of the surrounding natural beauties. The hotel has 36 rooms equipped with air-conditioning, an LCD TV, telephone, free WI-FI, hair-dryer, minibar, and ensuite bathroom with a bath or shower. Villa Degli Angeli offers its guests a free internet point, 2 WI-FI lines and a concierge service to help the guests plan their free time in Roman Castles area and in Rome.

Hotel Castelgandolfo 4*             
In the Castelli Romani area, on the shores of the Lake Albano, the Hotel Castelgandolfo enjoys a privileged location in the historic centre of Castel Gandolfo a few meters from the historical summer residence of the Pope, the Papal Palace in Piazza Centrale. The hotel, recently renovated, provides elegant and comfortable rooms equipped with every comfort for a relaxing and comfortable stay and its strategic position will allow you to easily reach all places of historical and naturalistic interest, from the picturesque villages of the Castelli Romani for a journey to discover the local traditions between nature, food and wine, to the Eternal City with all its artistic beauties.

Helio Cabala 4* (Marino)
The main feature of Helio Cabala is certainly its location: the Eternal City in front, at the back the Lake of Albano and uphill Castel Gandolfo, with the Pope's residence, surrounded by the park of Castelli Romani. The Hotel is located nearby the Via Appia, over a hill overlooking the city of Rome, the Lazio seaside and the roman hills, and it's the perfect place to enjoy your stay combining business with leisure, relaxation with hiking and tours.

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