Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Castelconturbia Golf Club opened for play in 1984 to a standing ovation. It’s located about one hour’s drive to the north of Milan and it has bags of Italian style.
Castelconturbia is one of Italy’s most challenging courses and with three nine-hole loops there are a number of playing combinations.
If you want to play the Italian Open course, you’ll need to play the Blue and Yellow nines (the Red course makes up the 27 holes) and, if you want to score well, you’ll need to have some accurate approach shots in your armoury.
The Castelconturbia greens are huge, and very difficult to read so it is certainly a course that will test both your leg strength and you brain power as the pin placement can be rather difficult to read.
With some great distant mountain views to take in and a strategic and varied course, Castelconturbia should be added to any serious visiting golfer’s itinerary and, what’s more, the club is friendly and the facilities are pretty good too. In many ways, Castelconturbia is reminiscent of The Wisley, both come from the same design stable, both have three loops of nine holes and even the clubhouses are remarkably similar.