Italy prepares to host the 44th Ryder Cup

Rocco Forte Hotels

As Italy’s number one golf resort, Verdura Resort has played a prominent role in helping to raise the profile of Italian golf with players across Europe and beyond, and the country’s status in world golf is set to be elevated to a new level at the end of this month (September) when Italy hosts the 44th edition of the Ryder Cup – the biggest team competition in golf – for the first time in its burgeoning history.

The eyes of the golfing world will fall on Rome’s Marco Simone Golf & Country Club from September 29 to October 1 as Europe’s best players take on the United States in a bid to regain the trophy they lost two years ago. 

Originally designed by Jim Fazio in the 1980s, the course – a 45-minute drive from Hotel de Russie – has undergone a major renovation by Tom Fazio II and European Golf Design ahead of the biennial contest. A two-time host of the Italian Open, the course is renowned for its pristine condition and offers unparalleled views of lakes, the Marco Simone Castle and Saint Peters dome throughout, providing guests with a unique yet classic Italian setting to enjoy.