To celebrate the staging of the Ryder Cup in Italy for the very first time, the Argentario Golf & Wellness Resort has launched a range of special Ryder Cup stay-and-play packages in 2023.
They are aimed at golfers who would like to play the host course at the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club before or after the matches between Europe and the USA.
With the golf spotlight firmly on Italy in the build-up to one of the world’s top sporting events that takes place from September 29 to October 1, Argentario is the ideal base from which to access the Marco Simone as it is just two hours away by car.
And thanks to a partnership with its distinguished neighbour, guests staying at Argentario will be offered a reduced green fee at the Marco Simone layout.
Prices start from Euros €1,095 per person for a five-night stay in a double superior room, based on two people sharing, which includes B&B, three rounds of golf at Argentario, a welcome dinner and daily access to the Espace Wellness Centre.
The packages are available from June until the end of October this year with some blackout dates before and during the staging of the Ryder Cup.
For those looking for a more exclusive experience, there are a collection of independent luxury villas overlooking the golf course available to rent that benefit from access to all the facilities and services on the five-star property.
The resort packages (for five, six and seven nights) include golf over the Argentario Golf Club championship course which was awarded PGA National Italy status by The PGA in 2019, joining an exclusive collection of prestigious courses such as Gleneagles, PGA National Scotland, at Aphrodite Hills (PGA National Cyprus) and the PGA National Turkey, Antalya Golf Resort.
Opened in 2006, the Argentario course is considered one of Italy's finest golf layouts. Designed by architect, David Mezzacane, and professional golfer, Baldovino Dassù, the 6,218 metre, par 71 track overlooks the picturesque Orbetello Lagoon and the Tyrrhenian Sea to offer stunning panoramas from several holes on the front nine which meanders through ancient cork-oak woods.
The contrasting back nine is set amongst established olive groves and a variety of water features that cross the course, adding extra difficulty to this challenging course.
The club's PGA National Golf Academy features several practice areas for chipping and putting, a host of driving bays as well as a TrackMan IIIe simulator, a state-of-the-art platform for analyzing the golf swing whether you are a high handicapper or beginner.
Off the course, Argentario boasts a wellness proposition that is second to none. The extensive, well-equipped 2,700 m² spa includes a fitness centre with Technogym equipment, bio-sauna with chromotherapy, Kneipp circuit, heated indoor swimming pool with saline water, six massage cabins and tanning showers in which to tone and indulge whilst the Espace Wellness Centre focuses on relaxation and pampering with its many massage and treatment rooms and the opportunity to regenerate and rejuvenate both body and soul.
For those who like to be very active, fitness sessions can be undertaken with the in-house Personal Trainer in the gym or at the outdoor fitness station and guests can choose from tennis, padel, mini football or jogging on the paths around the property which is set in 77 hectares of typical Tuscan terrain surrounded by a nature reserve.
Argentario also boasts a highly-regarded gastronomic offering created by in-house chef, Emiliano Lombardelli, in the elegant Dama Dama Restaurant, named after the fallow deer that occasionally roam the Resort, whilst for a more informal experience, there is healthy Mediterranean fare with Tuscan influences available in the Club House Restaurant overlooking the 18th green.
Both restaurants focus on the flavours and colours of the Maremma with healthy dishes using organic produce from small, carefully-selected local farms and, at certain times of the year, directly from the hotel’s vegetable garden and orchard.
The style of the hotel itself combines glamour and charm set against a backdrop of modern Italian design that is beautifully curated by Milan-based Andrea Fogli. His strong use of black and white throughout the property gives it a fresh and chic feel. In the majestic, high-ceilinged entrance, for example, a dramatic white spiral stairway flanked by huge picture windows contrast to great effect with the intense blue Tuscan sky and Mediterranean landscapes.
The Resort’s 73 rooms and suites all have sleek, contemporary interiors, where the black and white theme extends and is complemented by the use of local wood and natural stone whilst the private decked terraces are the perfect spot for privacy and relaxation.
To book your Tuscan vacation, call the resort on: +39 0564 810292
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