Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2023 Marco Simone Golf & Country Club, Rome, Italy
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Marco Simone Golf & Country Club

Biografia

Architect: Jim Fazio & Tom Fazio II 

Completely renewed to host the 2023 Ryder Cup, Marco Simone Golf & Country Club is a stadium golf course situated just half an hour’s drive from the Eternal City of Rome. The course lies within 350 acres of stunning Roman countryside, complete with a restored 11th Century castle and the rolling fairways and undulating greens will make for a true test of Europe and USA’s physical and mental skill.
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Par
7,268 6,646
Lunghezza in iarde Metri
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Buca 1
4
Par
445 407
Lunghezza in iarde Metri
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Experienced players can shorten the dogleg by playing the driver on the bunker located in the left corner of the fairway and then attack the well-protected green with a short iron. Less experienced players can instead play it safe with a driver on the right path but then will need a long iron to reach the green.
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Buca 2
4
Par
476 435
Lunghezza in iarde Metri
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Experienced golfers can play over the bunker with a good driver. To reach the green you then need a medium iron.For those who choose the safest line on the right side of the fairway, it is better to use a long iron for the second shot, paying attention to the bunker positioned 40 meters before the green.
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Buca 3
4
Par
453 414
Lunghezza in iarde Metri
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Strong players can try to cut the right corner of the dogleg, paying attention to the rough, and reach the green with a shorter iron. Those who choose the centre of the fairway, have a second long shot to reach the green which is well protected on the front-left side by two bunkers.
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Buca 4
3
Par
185 169
Lunghezza in iarde Metri
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The green can be easily reached with a short iron. Pay particular attention to the green which is well protected by two insidious bunkers on the right side.
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Buca 5
4
Par
376 344
Lunghezza in iarde Metri
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If the golfer decides to play the driver to get a second easier shot, he must keep to the right side of the fairway, while if he chooses to play in front of the water hazard, he must then use a medium iron to reach the green. Be careful of steep slopes on the green.
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Buca 6
4
Par
383 350
Lunghezza in iarde Metri
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Experienced players may play on the right side over the bunker and then attack the green with a short iron, paying attention to the deep bunker positioned in the centre. Players which play a shorter and central driver, will have greater difficulty in reaching the green at the top of the hill with a second shot.
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Buca 7
3
Par
219 200
Lunghezza in iarde Metri
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The kidney shaped putting green leaning to the right is challenging. The position of the flag is a fundamental and may change the way to play the hole. With a short flag a medium iron is enough, with the flag at the end of the green, a long and precise iron is necessary considering the small landing area of the ball. The green is difficult especially if you putt from a distance.
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Buca 8
5
Par
503 460
Lunghezza in iarde Metri
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The most experienced players can approach the shore of the water hazard with the driver and then decide to cross the lake, reaching the green with a long iron. Those who choose to get around the obstacle, must keep to the right side of the fairway, then can lay up with a medium iron and reach the green with a short shot. The kidney shaped green extends around the water hazard with an inclined surface, especially in the furthest part.
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Buca 9
5
Par
587 537
Lunghezza in iarde Metri
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When playing the driver, you should pay attention to the second bunker on the right side that is easily accessible. After a simple second shot, a short iron remains for the more experienced players while a medium iron for the shorter ones. Pay attention to the water hazard on the left side that runs along the entire hole.
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Buca 10
4
Par
455 416
Lunghezza in iarde Metri
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Experienced players, after a driver in the centre on the fairway, need a medium iron to reach the green which is well protected by two bunkers on the right side. Others may want to play it safe by using a long iron on the left side of the fairway and then attack the flag with a short iron.
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Buca 11
4
Par
330 302
Lunghezza in iarde Metri
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Experienced players can try to reach the green with the driver but must beware of an insidious depression in the ground on the right side. For those who prefer to play a shorter first shot, the second one should be a short to reach the flag. Beware of the fast and steep green.
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Buca 12
5
Par
554 507
Lunghezza in iarde Metri
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The driver needs to be precise to reach the green with the second shot. Less experienced players may play a second shot with an iron on the left side of the fairway and then attack the flag which is protected by three bunkers surrounding the green.
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Buca 13
3
Par
145 133
Lunghezza in iarde Metri
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Be sure not to play it on the left side of the hole!
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Buca 14
4
Par
495 453
Lunghezza in iarde Metri
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Experienced players can try to pass over the bunker on the left corner of the hole and then play a second shot with a short iron. Those who prefer to play if safe, should stay on the right side of the fairway, then will have to face a second shot with a long iron, or possibly decide to lean on the apron with a layup avoiding the risk of ending in the deep bunker on the right side.
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Buca 15
4
Par
478 437
Lunghezza in iarde Metri
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The most experienced players must keep to the left side of the fairway to avoid ending up in the bunker positioned on the right side.

Then a second shot, with a medium iron, is needed to reach the flag. Less experienced players need a long iron and must pay attention to the three bunkers protecting the green on the right side.
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Buca 16
4
Par
352 322
Lunghezza in iarde Metri
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Experienced players can try to reach the green with the driver but must be precise and keep away from the water hazard on the right side of the green.

Those who want to be play it safe, can reach the fairway before the water hazard and then attack the flag with a short iron. The green is well protected by two bunkers and the lake on the right side, hides many pitfalls. Be careful: it is extremely difficult to stop the ball on the green by playing from a downhill lie!
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Buca 17
3
Par
206 188
Lunghezza in iarde Metri
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Depending on the position of the flag, both experienced and inexperienced players will have to carefully assess which iron is the best choice.

It is recommended to avoid playing on the right side of the green.
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Buca 18
5
Par
626 572
Lunghezza in iarde Metri
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This hole has a wide fairway that allows powerful players to reach the green with the second shot. Be careful to the water hazard on the front left.

The more conservative players will be able to lay up on the flat left side of the fairway in front of the green and then play a short shot to attack the flag. Be aware of the slopes of the green which are difficult to define!
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