Argentario Golf Club will host the Italian Open in 2025
Following the resounding success of the 2023 Ryder Cup in Rome, the Argentario Golf Club in Tuscany will host the Italian Open on the DP World Tour in 2025.
The Club, which is home to the only course in the country with PGA National Italy status, has been given the honour of staging the 82nd edition of this prestigious event and will welcome an international field of top European golfers.
“I could not be more proud to be hosting Italy’s National Open in 2025 and I know that the whole team at the Resort is also looking forward to being a part of this momentous week and to welcoming both players and spectators,” comments Augusto Orsini, owner of Argentario Golf & Wellness Resort and president of Argentario Golf Club.
“The Italian Open will be a fantastic opportunity to showcase our championship course and our golf and wellness resort as well as the region of the Maremma, which has so much to offer in terms of nature, cultural and historical cities, charming hilltop towns as well as a host of water sports, trekking and cycling options.”
Thanks to support from the Italian Golf Federation (FIG), Franco Chimenti, the region of Tuscany, the President of Tuscany, Eugenio Giani, and Regional Councillor Leonardo Marras, the Italian Open returns to Tuscany after more than 40 years.
Adrian Meronk is the current Italian Open champion following his victory in May at the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club, the venue for this year’s Ryder Cup. The Pole, who narrowly missed out on a place in Luke Donald’s European team, held off two Frenchmen, Romain Langasque and Julian Guerrier, to win by a shot.
The par 71, 6,218 metre Argentario golf course was established in 2006 and awarded PGA National status in 2019 by The PGA, joining an exclusive collection of some of the finest golf layouts in Europe, including Gleneagles (PGA National Scotland), the PGA National Cyprus at Aphrodite Hills and the Antalya Golf Resort which is the PGA National Turkey.
Located in a protected natural area just five minutes from the Duna Feniglia Nature Reserve, Argentario overlooks the Orbetello Lagoon, the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Monte Argentario hillside to offer breathtaking panoramas from almost every hole on the course.
Both the course and driving range were designed by the architect, David Mezzacane, and professional golfer, Baldovino Dassù, with several holes subsequently reshaped by Brian Jorgensen. The front nine weaves its way around the rugged hillside and natural Mediterranean vegetation featuring cork-oak woods, whilst the back nine meanders in and out of ancient olive groves with a number of water hazards regularly coming into play.
A refreshing breeze mitigates the temperature whilst adding an extra challenge to the game, which, on this course, requires a combination of accuracy and power.
All this guarantees that this varied and technically challenging course will provide a good test for visiting professionals in June 2025. The players will no doubt appreciate the Argentario Golf Academy with its extensive driving range and practice facilities.