10 Marzo 2022
Ryder Cup Italy 2023
People often talk about the Ryder Cup as one of those rare sporting events where, if you’re fortunate enough to visit, you leave remembering more than what you’ve seen.
Like a trip to Tuscany and Castiglion del Bosco, the sounds and smells are forever etched in the memory, too.
At the Ryder Cup it might be the sounds of thousands of feet rushing for a position to see the green or the swoosh of a player’s club, followed by thunderous cheers and claps.
Or the scents of freshly cut grass at first light, as greens and fairways are prepared, then of food and drink wafting through the air all day long.
At Castiglion del Bosco, Europe’s finest golf and wine experience, our Members and their guests know all about Tuscany’s heady sensations; from the sound of birdsong in the trees in the morning, insects in the grasses in the afternoon, to the earthy flavors of rustic Tuscan food and delicious Brunello di Montalcino wines, enjoyed slowly, outdoors, in the warmth of the evening.
In the sweeping views of the Val d’Orcia, a UNESCO protected landscape, and the tranquil rural setting of Italy’s only private, members-only golf club – in contrast to the hustle and bustle of Rome – surely there is no place better to provide the perfect accompanying Ryder Cup experience than Castiglion del Bosco?
“My idea of heaven still is to drive the gravel farm roads of Umbria and Tuscany, very pleasantly lost,” wrote American novelist Frances Mayes in her 1996 book Under the Tuscan Sun.
For those who chose to venture north of Rome, there is a unique opportunity to experience the very best of Tuscany: picture postcard landscapes, exquisite hospitality, fine wines and, at Castiglion del Bosco, world class golf.
While The Club at Castiglion del Bosco is private, with play reserved for members and their guests only, we enjoy deep friendships with the finest clubs around the world. And we welcome the opportunity to invite members from these clubs to visit The Club and share our unique golf and wine experience.
We eagerly anticipate a friendly match with Ryder Cup hosts Marco Simone and will welcome guests from the world over to our Weiskopf Invitational (June 2022).
The great Tom Weiskopf, our esteemed course designer. We should not forget one very special fact about Tom’s Tuscany masterpiece: knowing that 18 holes of golf at Castiglion del Bosco would never be enough, Tom wisely created a final challenge, the 19th ‘Brunello Hole’.
For members and their guests, this delightful closing short hole is an opportunity to settle a match and compete for a Magnum of Brunello.
This way we can all have our time in the sun; like Costantino Rocca, the Italian who famously defeated Tiger Woods in Spain at the 1997 Ryder Cup. Or his compatriot Francesco Molinari, who became the first European golfer to win all five matches at the 2018 Ryder Cup in France.
And where better to raise a glass to toast a hard-fought win than at one of the world’s most beautiful wine estates, Castiglion del Bosco, home of prestigious Brunello di Montalcino wines.
For club groups and members planning trips to Italy and The Ryder Cup, we invite you to reach out and kindly introduce yourselves. To celebrate The 2023 Ryder Cup coming to Italy, we will be offering a limited number of special guest tee times, by invitation, and would be happy to speak with you about the possibility of visiting.
Please contact The Club at Castiglion del Bosco’s General Manager, David Waters: email@example.com