Antognolla Golf Selected to Host the PGA of Italy Championship 2019
Antognolla Golf is proud to announce to be the host venue to the 2019 PGA of Italy Championship by +Energia.
2019 will see the 43rd edition of the PGA of Italy Championship, which this year is supported by title sponsor +Energia and is the premier annual event for PGA of Italy Golf Professionals. The inaugural Championship was played in 1977 and previous winners have included names such as Constantino Rocca and Francesco Molinari, the current reigning Open Champion. Returning to defend his crown at Antognolla will be Luca Cianchetti, who triumphed in 2018 at Castelgandolfo Golf Club.
“The owners are excited that Antognolla has been chosen to host the PGA of Italy Championship. We have made huge progress in the last 18 months at Antognolla Golf and hosting this prestigious event is a great reward for all the hard work from the team and investment from the owners. We look forward to welcoming the Italian professional golfers to Antognolla and the Umbria region and we are confident they will enjoy playing in this most stunning location”.
The PGA of Italy Championship by +Energia will be played over three rounds, between the 14th and 16th September. The first two rounds will be a Pro-Am format, with the final round being for the Professionals only, to battle it out to be crowned the PGA of Italy Champion 2019. Competitors will this year be competing for a prize fund of €40,000.
Antognolla Luxury Resort & Residences - A new chapter in the history of Antognolla has begun, as the castle and estate are transformed into an exclusive international resort. Featuring a luxury hotel and one of the country’s finest golf courses, as well as a limited number of sumptuous residences, the project is one of the first of its kind in Italy. Integrating new building of the highest standards with historic original architecture and an unspoilt natural environment, Antognolla represents a unique marriage of authentic, ancient Umbria, with ultra-modern comfort and luxury. Original historic architecture will be preserved as a key element of the development, while new building will reflect the history, style and beauty of this exceptional place. www.antognolla.com.
Antognolla Golf - One of the most spectacular and challenging golf courses in Italy, the eighteen-holes at Antognolla feature long, cliff-lined fairways, beautiful water hazards and large, undulating greens. Conceived by renowned designer Robert Trent Jones Jr, the clever layout makes Antognolla an exciting and satisfying course for golfers of all abilities. The team at RTJII have carefully guided the improvements to the course as part of a significant investment in irrigation systems, total bunker renovation programme, tee resurfacing, introduction of unirrigated native fescue areas and substantial drainage to ensure all year-round playability. A new Golf Course Superintendent has also joined the team to deliver playing conditions comparable with the best courses in Europe. www.antognolla.com/golf