Area: Lake Maggiore
Par: 36 + 36 + 36
Teebox in metres:
Men: Blue (2,970) + Yellow (2,915) + Red (3,080)
Ladies: Blue (2,579) + Yellow (2,565) + Red (2,706)
Teebox in yards:
Men: Blue (3,248) + Yellow (3,187) + Red (3,368)
Ladies: Blue (2,820) + Yellow (2,805) + Red (2,959)
Designed by: Robert Trent Jones
Opened in: 1984
Electric trolley: Yes
Closing Day: Tuesday
week-day: € 90.00
week-end: € 115.00
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"Italian Golf Manual" states that a golf course was first designed here
in 1898 covering the same area where the modern holes are to be found
today. The project for the present layout was designed and carried out
entirely by Robert Trent Jones Sr. The spot is ideal, set among age-old
trees, streams and ponds, over slightly undulating ground and the final
result is one of his best courses. The course blends magnificently with
the unspoilt rural countryside, with Monte Rosa as a backdrop. Today
this golf course is one of the most interesting in Europe, offering 27
holes over three courses, a notable variety of golfing challenges and a
routing which allows golfers to give their best.
This splendid golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. is considered one of the most beautiful in all of Europe because it is surrounded by century old forests and mountains. Its terrain is slightly ripply and its small lakes make Castelconturbia seductive not only because of its spectacular natural environment but also because of its technical characteristics. There are three courses - Red, Yellow and Blue - and each one is equally challenging. The various degrees of difficulty depend on the tee-off area which makes it possible for the high handicap player to also enjoy these courses. The fact that the Italian Open will be held here in 1998 (as in 1991) indicates that this Club also has courses that offer highly skilled golfers a competitive environment in which to play and show their skills. The Club also offers every convenience, all in close proximity to the courses: a large and attractive Club House with guest rooms, an excellent restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts and a gym. Its driving range and two putting greens are located directly behind the caddie master area.
The course and the most spectacular hole Hole 7 on the yellow course is a technically spectacular par 4. From the tee players can barely see the left dogleg. The first part of the hole is surrounded by pine woods which gradually turn into an oak tree area in the direction of the first stroke.When one is within range of the green, the view of a large open space facing the Club House and dominated in the background by Monte Rosa is unforgettable.One has only a minute to admire it before concentrating on the next shot where the green sits on top of a small pond that is inhabitated by ducks and surrounded by weeping willow trees. The emotion that this hole arouses can also be enjoyed in the evening from the Club House terrace where one can admire this green lit in the distance in a theatrical setting.
Comment from Peugeot Golf Guide
Although the three 9 hole courses can be combined to produce different layouts, the blue and yellow courses were the two chosen for the Italian Open in 1998. The hallmark of Robert Trent Jones is omnipresent, and not only in the jagged sand traps. The strategic aspect is particularly important, and watch out for the deceiving width of fairways.Remember, too, that there is always the right side from which to attack greens in the best position, especially since the greens in question are pretty huge with diabolical slopes and breaks; Golf here consists in cutting out mistakes and in stopping short of all-out attack. Castelconturbia requires a lot of thought and the ability to turn thought into deed, so inexperienced players will find it hard going. The course is on the flat side, although some of the raised greens require special care. A superb resort, not to be missed
Piedmont is in Italy's northwest and borders Switzerland and France.
True to the meaning of its name (foot of the mountain), Piedmont is a land of mountains. It is surrounded on three sides by the Alps, with the highest peaks and largest glaciers in Italy.
Monviso, the Piedmont side of Monte Rosa and the other spectacular mountains in the region, create incredibly beautiful landscapes, and ski resorts abound: Via Lattea and Sestriere welcome winter sports enthusiasts with their state-of-the-art facilities.
The Alps form the background for sweeping, picturesque valleys, e.g. the Val di Susa, Valsesia and Val d'Ossola.
The landscapes of the Langhe and Monferrato are hilly, rather, but just as beautiful, a succession of cultivated hills and vineyards that are dotted with small towns and castles.
Expanses of water and rice paddies, long rows of poplars and old farmhouses make up the typical scenery of the plains around Novara and Vercelli.
Lake Maggiore is the most sought-after tourist resort, including Stresa and the Borromean Islands, charming as they are with their ancient villas surrounded by beautiful lawns and gardens.
Yet, nature is only one of the many attractions in Piedmont.
This region has many other facets: from Turin – the Italian car manufacturing capital – with its history and remarkable cultural heritage, to other cities such as Cherasco, Alba and Ivrea.
Next up are the intriguing Medieval castles - like the imposing fortress at Ivrea - and prized works of architecture - the famous Residences of the Royal House of Savoy and the Sacri Monti (Sacred Mountains) certainly deserve to be mentioned.
The famous spa resorts of Acqui Terme and Vinadio offer treatments and therapy for a relaxing, reviving holiday.
Discoveries and surprises of all kinds are in store for visitors to the region, including a wide range of food and wine to suit every palate.
The region’s provinces are: Turin (regional capital), Alessandria, Asti, Biella, Cuneo, Novara, Verbano Cusio Ossola and Vercelli.