CASTELGANDOLFO GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
Millions of years prior, this site was part of a volcanic rim and the soils and landscape features were not ideal for golf when Robert Trent Jones was employed to create the layout. As the ground slopes toward the middle of the site in an amphitheater-style shape, the housing estate was fine because the homes could be built high to overlook the course. The clubhouse is also a feature, the building a restored villa that was originally built for the nephew of Pope Alessandro VII and enjoying views of the surrounding hills and suburbs of outer Rome. Trent Jones had to work hard on the golf, though, and unfortunately today’s layout is hardly one of his most memorable.