Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese, in collaboration with Italy4Golf, is now offering an exclusive five-night luxury golf vacation that combines unparalleled golfing experiences across the country with instruction and play with a member of the 2023 European Ryder Cup championship team, helicopter transport, wine-tasting, cultural golf cart tour, and more. Rounds of golf in Rome at Marco Simone Golf Club, Tuscany at La Bagnaia, and Puglia at San Domenico are highlights of the package that also includes luxurious accommodations at the five-star Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese.
Day One – Arrival and City Exploration by Golf Cart: Guests are welcomed to Rome with a private transfer to Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese, followed by a unique city tour via golf cart to kick off the trip. The day ends with a tasting menu at Settimo, the hotel’s fine dining restaurant renowned for its authentic cuisine and panoramic rooftop views of Villa Borghese and the rest of the Eternal City.
Day Two – Golf with a 2023 Ryder Cup Star: An unforgettable round of golf at the Marco Simone Golf Club, host of the 2023 Ryder Cup, with a celebrated member of Europe’s 2023 Ryder Cup team. The Tom Fazio II redesign of the course was completed in 2021 with numerous risk and reward opportunities to highlight the rolling countryside. This is followed by a private visit to Villa Medici, a masterpiece of Renaissance architecture and the home of the French Academy in Rome. Guests will enjoy a private promenade through its elegant gardens and terraces toasted by some sparkling prosecco.
Day Three – Wine and Golf in Tuscany: A morning helicopter ride whisks guests away to Tuscany’s prestigious Royal Golf La Bagnaia, offering a scenic 18-hole course amidst rolling hills and lakes. The course, Robert Trent Jones Jr’s first design in Tuscany, is located on 320 acres in Siena, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Post-golf, guests visit the famed Avignonesi winery in Montepulciano for an exclusive wine tasting and tour. The day concludes with a scenic heli-transfer back to Rome over the Tuscan vineyards.
Day Four – Leisure: A day reserved for personal leisure, exploration, or relaxation in Italy’s capital city.
Day Five – Golf and Aperitivo in Puglia: The adventure continues with a helicopter ride to Puglia. Here, guests will enjoy a round of golf on the stunning 18-hole links-style San Domenico Golf, famed for its breathtaking views of the Adriatic Sea. Characterized by strategically positioned bunkers and intricate mistral-oriented design, the course winds through gentle slopes, zigzagging among centenary olive trees and glimpses of the ancient city of Egnathia. The day’s luxury is capped off with an exclusive aperitivo at a chic beach club.
Day Six – Departure: A seamless private airport transfer marks the end to this unforgettable golf journey.