We have been nominated in the World Golf Awards for "Italy's Best Golf Course" 2024

"Italy's Best Golf Course" Nominee

Following our success at the 2023 World Golf Awards, winning “Italy’s Best Golf Course”, we are pleased to announce that Royal Golf La Bagnaia has been nominated again for the 2024 edition.

This prestigious recognition is a testiment to our commitment to excellence. Our objective is to continue in delivering unrivalled experiences both on and off-course for our members and guests.

Thank you to all who voted for us in the 2023 edition and we appreciate your support by voting for us again for the 2024 award.


INV Award to Royal Golf La Bagnaia

We are pleased to announce that Royal Golf La Bagnaia has been awarded the INV (Impegnati Nel Verde) environmental recognition assigned by the Italian Golf Federation whose main goal is to stimulate ever greater attention to environmental problems within the national golf industry.

Following inspections, the Federation has decided to award us with the INV environmental recognition for the following categories:

  • Water
  • Historical, artistic, and cultural heritage

We would like to thank the Federation for these recognitions. But an even greater thanks goes to everyone involved at Bagnaia who got us there.


2024 Coring

Essential maintenance work will be carried out on our greens on Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th April and on Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th August.
This is coring, an important course maintenance practice that involves extracting small amounts of soil from the greens to prevent the soil from becoming compacted. The spaces are then filled with ‘topdressing’ sand, which helps the soil retain air space and facilitates downward root growth. This practice allows the grass to oxygenate and create new roots to grow stronger and more luxuriant.

Coring is carried out in order to:
– allow a correct exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide between the soil and the surrounding environment;
– decompact the soil avoiding the excessive formation of organic matter;
– allow the correct development of the roots of the stems;
– favor the deep penetration of water, avoiding surface stagnation;
– favor fertilization operations, thus ensuring the constant supply of nutrients;
– ensure optimal preparation for new grass seeds.

This type of maintenance is necessary to offer players a course that is always in the best playing conditions.

During this delicate phase of recovery it is even more important to observe the rules of label and therefore the repair of the pitchmark becomes fundamental to allow the green to recover as soon as possible.

Our golf course maintenance team try to keep disruption to a minimum; however, we would like to notify you of this necessary work in advance prior to booking your tee times. Only 9 holes are available to play on these days and green fee will be reduced accordingly.


Royal Golf La Bagnaia Awarded Italy Best Golf Course at the 2023 World Golf Awards

Royal Golf La Bagnaia  are delighted to have been named the ‘Italy Best Golf Course’ at the 2023 World Golf Awards. This esteemed accolade is a testament to the continued commitment to both on and off-course excellence at the venue which is nestled in the heart of Tuscany.

The World Golf Awards recognises leading golf destinations from across the globe, with a particular focus on celebrating excellence and innovation within the industry. Winners are selected through a transparent voting process that involves both industry professionals and general golfers.

Long regarded as one of Italy’s strongest layouts, Royal Golf La Bagnaia was crafted by world-renowned architect, Robert Trent Jones Jr. The venue has increased its off-course offering, with world-class cuisine that has become a firm favourite amongst both members and visitors to the destination. The on-site 5* Hotel provides luxury accommodation for those wishing to live the full experience at La Bagnaia.

We are immensely proud to receive this award, and it serves as a testament to the dedication and hard work of our entire team,” said Martin Shaw, General Manager of Royal Golf La Bagnaia. “We’re pleased that our commitment to providing an unparalleled golf experience, paired with the breath-taking beauty of Tuscany, has been appreciated so much by the golfing community”.

With an increased focus on golf in Italy following the successful hosting of the 2023 Ryder Cup, the country has seen visitor traffic increase over the past 12-months. Like other Italian layouts, Royal Golf La Bagnaia have seen a growth in the overall number of green fees, helping to increase the international awareness of the property.

A member of the IMG Prestige network, members of Royal Golf La Bagnaia benefit from access to a global collection of excellent golfing destinations. The IMG Golf Course Services team also assist with the global marketing and promotion of the venue, whilst also providing operational support for Shaw’s wider team.


AID Golf Tour 2023

The AID (Italian Disabled Association) Golf Tour 2023 competition was played in Bagnaia on the 3rd and 4th June.

We saw the best Italian players on the course competing for the podium with remarkable results, despite the fact that the weather was not the best.

On the first day the race was interrupted by a sudden storm which then arrived until the evening, not allowing some teams to finish the last holes, which finished the day after.

We were delighted to host the event and to be able to witness top-level golf.

A heartfelt thanks to the Association and we hope to see you all soon in Bagnaia!


Pro-Am 2023

Our 36 hole Pro-Am will return this year, taking place on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July, where 36 teams led by their Professionals will compete.

Registrations are open and filling up fast.

For more information or for registration, please contact our Secretaries by telephone on +39 366 655 0031 or by email at golf@labagnaiaresort.com

Our fantastic STAY and PLAY Golf & Hotel package options are shown below, enabling you to take advantage of the on-site accommodation and experience all that Bagnaia has to offer.


Vittorio 2nd place as best Italian Paralympic player

Congratulations to our member Vittorio Cascino, Italian Paralympic National Team player who took part last week in the Italian Disabled Open at the Royal Park i Roveri. Competing against players from all over the world, Vittorio finished in a very respectable 8th place.

Vittorio has now been chosen to represent Italy in the G4D Open Championship which will take place at Woburn, UK.

Congratulations Vittorio!


Roberta Liti joined the LPGA Tour

We are pleased to share with you that our member Roberta Liti, a student of our teacher Alessio, has become the fifth Italian to enter the LPGA, the main pro tour: <<A victory of perseverance>>

After two races on the Epson tour that marked a great start to the season and where she got 10th and 16th place, Roberta managed to snatch the LPGA card thanks to her 38th place finish at the LPGA Q-Series of December.

She was 2 times 7th at the Open Ladies of Italy.

Roberta says: <<It’s a dream come true and I would like to play at the Olympics>>

Rental Sets 2023

We are pleased to announce that we have renewed our rental bags with the latest generation sets to give all guests the opportunity to play on our course obtaining maximum performance.

Golf Sustainable praises Bagnaia for the environmental sustainability of the golf course

We are pleased to share with you an article written by Petra Himmel, journalist and Founder of Golf Sustainable, who visited Bagnaia at the beginning of December. Very impressed by the quality of our course however more interested in our water conservation methods and distribution of irrigation throughout the year. She wrote:


“The water becomes more expensive, and it becomes less. The energy to run the pumps is becoming increasingly expensive, and climate experts agree that heat waves and droughts like those in Italy over the past two years will be more frequent in the future. The circumstances for operating a golf course are changing”.


Petra then continues speaking of Bagnaia:


“At Royal Golf La Bagnaia near Siena, it’s early December as we talk to General Manager Martin Shaw about water management and grass. The view from the clubhouse is of Robert Trent Jones Jr’s excellent 18-hole course, which opened in 2011 and was laid out with Bermuda grass from the start. Between the holes, you can see the five lush lakes where the rainwater is collected in winter. (…) An on-site spring is available for emergencies, and the head greenkeeper keeps water consumption low anyway, thanks to constant moisture measurements. Irrigation is adjusted daily, and the course has coped recognizably well with heat and drought.”


To read the complete article and the interview with our Director Martin Shaw, click here