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


Spring Offer Stay & Play Package

Come dive into history.

Stay in one of the most evocative medieval villages in Tuscany and relax playing golf in a unique setting.

In spring time, with a 3-night stay and an 18-hole Golf Round per guest, a special rate will be applied to the second Green Fee.

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La Bagnaia in the Golf World Top 100 as Best Resorts in Continental Europe

We are delighted to share that La Bagnaia Golf & Spa Resort has been named in the world top 100 golf resorts in Continental Europe.

Grateful for this goal achieved, we look forward to keep improving.

To read the article of the Golf World Top 100 click here

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Our member Vittorio Cascino participated in the opening event of the 79th Italian Open

The DP World Tour 79th edition of the Italian Open took place this past week where Royal Golf La Bagnaia member Vittorio Cascino was invited to play in the opening day Pro-Am Event participating in a team with Australian Professional Lucas Herbert.
Vittorio’s fantastic performance including an incredible eagle at the 11th hole contributed to a more than respectable 4th placed finish.
 
We are pleased that you have been able to meet your idol Francesco Molinari and hope that you can continue to work your way towards your goals on the course.

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La Bagnaia in the Leading Courses Best Golf Resort list

We are proud that La Bagnaia Golf & Spa Resort has been nominated in the Leading Courses list of the Best Golf Resorts in Europe.

Leading Courses is the only global platform managed directly by the golfing community! 

The platform provides golfers with reliable information and reviews of golf courses around the world based on the opinions of real golfers. 

Each month, over 400,000 golfers visit the Leadingcourses.com portal which has quickly become the leading golf review site in Europe. 

We would like to thank our guests who have left wonderful reviews, from which we will take inspiration to try and improve constantly.

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The Italian National Team conquered the title in the World Amateur Team Championship

For the first time the Italian National Team conquered the title in the World Amateur Team Championship / Eisenhower Trophy triumphing over Sweden.

With an extraordinary performance, the team made up of Pietro Bovari, Filippo Celli and Marco Florioli won with 541 strokes (- 31)

The tournament was played on two courses, at Le Golf National (Albatross Course, par 71), in Guyancourt, and Golf de Saint-Nom-La-Brèteche (par 72), in the city from which this club takes its name, near Paris in France.

It is the first time that Italy has won this tournament, which was born in 1958 and now it was the 32nd edition.

In the final round, Italy finished with 133 (-9) shots (Bovari 68, -3, Florioli 65, -6, Celli 70, -1) and got the better of Sweden (542, -30), leader after three rounds, at the end of a long duel with the result always in the balance and which was decided only in the last two holes.

“It was a resounding success” declared the President of the Italian Golf Federation, Franco Chimenti.

We join in the words of President Chimenti and we congratulate the Italian team for the prestigious result!

 

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2022 Coring

Our greens received their second coring of the year on the 1st and 2nd August.

Coring is an essential maintenance practice that includes removing “cores” from the greens and topdressing with sand. On this occasion, our greenkeeping team used 10mm cores.

Coring helps to avoid soil compaction and allow 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 preserve the health of the turf and for being able 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 maintenance team thank you for your understanding during the period of recovery and can’t wait to see you all face the course in it’s the best conditions.

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La Bagnaia takes third place in the Golf Digest ranking

Also this year the famous American magazine, Golf Digest, wrote the
ranking of the 10 best Italian courses that saw Tuscany as the protagonist region with 3 clubs on the list. First among the Tuscans, La Bagnaia Golf&Spa Resort took third place in the ranking among the best Italian clubs.

 

Happy and proud for this achievement, we will continue to do our best to improve further. A heartfelt
thanks to all the guests and members who support us every day and help us to pursue this goal.

 

To visit the page with the ranking click here.

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THE SHIRE LONDON JOINS IMG PRESTIGE

IMG announced that The Shire London has joined the IMG Prestige global network of world-class clubs and resorts. 

The Shire London is Seve Ballesteros’ only designed golf course in the United Kingdom. Set within 220 acres of Hertfordshire countryside, The Shire London is a unique course layout consisting of three distinctive styles; links, parkland and American. Alongside the championship golf course and contemporary clubhouse facilities, The Shire London is also home to the first Seve Academy. 

The Shire London has automatically upgraded to Prestige+, allowing the club to access a range of unique marketing services and opportunities which includes expert support in multiple areas such as PR campaigns, tour operator relationships, extensive media coverage through the IMG Prestige global channels and access to unique media partners.

Russell Hannah, Vice President, IMG Golf Course Services, commented: “We are delighted to welcome The Shire London to our network. The club is already recognised as one of the finest courses around London and we’re confident that any IMG Prestige member visiting will also thoroughly enjoy playing Seve Ballesteros’ only designed golf course in United Kingdom”.

Ceri Menai-Davis, Director, The Shire London, commented: “We feel extremely honoured to be part of the IMG Prestige global network. This is a fantastic benefit to our members as they really enjoy playing at other quality golf clubs around the world, whether they’re travelling on business or leisure. ​The extra coverage and added marketing benefits we’ll receive through Prestige+ are a fantastic complement to our agreement and we’re really looking forward to work with IMG.”

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2022 ROYAL GOLF LA BAGNAIA PRO-AM

IMG managed Royal Golf La Bagnaia will host the 2022 Pro-Am from 8th to 10th of July 2022.

Nestled in the heart of the enchanting Tuscan countryside, and located just 12 km outside of Siena, the stunning La Bagnaia Golf & Spa Resort provides a world class 5 star experience that is regarded as one of the best in Italy. The resort, a converted authentic medieval hamlet, features 101 rooms and suites decorated in an authentic Tuscan style. The hotel is composed of two separate hamlets, Borgo Bagnaia, hosting 72 rooms and Borgo Filetta, with its 29 rooms located 1 km away.

 

PRO-AM ENTRY FEE: €250

PROGRAM:

  • Registration & Welcome Pack

  • Practice round: 8th July (must be reserved in advance)

  • Saturday 9th: Round 1 – 18 holes

  • Lunch & Dinner with live entertainment

  • Sunday 10th: Round 2 – 18 holes

  • Prizegiving Presentation & Aperitif

FORMAT:

  • Teams of 4 including the Pro

  • Pro-Am limited to 35 teams

  • 36 holes, 2 best scores from 4

  • Professional Appearance fee: €450

  • Professional Prize fund: €4.000

  • Prize pool divided for the first 5 Professionals

STAY AND PLAY PACKAGE (Golf + Hotel):

  • €490 per person for single occupancy room

  • €1.650 team package (€550 per amateur, Professional included – based on three amateurs and one Professional sharing two double rooms)

For information & reservations, contact the Golf Secretary +39 366 655 0031 or infogolf@labagnaiaresort.com

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