Golf Club Castelconturbia, Lake Maggiore, Piedmont
In 1898 the golf course of Couturbier was the only golf course in Piedmont and in Italy there were only two golf courses. This is even mentioned in some historical books.
Count Gaspar Voli, also famous for his frequent trips to Scotland, had managed to involve his neighbor, Count Avogadro di Collobiano, in his passion for golf, so he had a nine-hole course built on his estate. The course, whose secretary was Gaspar Voli, was 2000 yards long and par 36, as can be read in the old “Manual of the Game of Golf in Italy”.
The golf course was frequented by the Savoy nobles who traveled to the county of Conturbia to hunt foxes and, as photos from that time show, gentlemen with large mustaches and ladies with long white dresses and pretty hats played there.
Among other things we read: “The course is located on a terrain perfectly suited for golf. This golf course stretches over a wide and extensive meadow full of pleasant undulations and narrow valleys. The round is open, the well-managed ball is easy to find, but inaccurate shots are punished by heather and gorse. The Couturbier course will be perhaps the most important in Italy”. The place was in operation after various ups and downs until about 1963, when it was no longer open to the public but purely private, it fell into oblivion.
In 1984 it was re-established for the third time under the name of Golf Club Castelconturbia.
The driving range with its three practice holes was inaugurated in 1986 and then, one by one, the three courses until all 27 holes were ready for play in September 1987.
The modern 27-hole course, designed and built by Robert Trent Jones Sr., was constructed on an area of over one million square feet and includes u the area of the existing 9 holes, ideally situated among mature trees, streams, ponds and gently rolling terrain. Slight irregularities of the terrain to give shape, according to the architect, to one of his most beautiful works, one of his most successful golf courses, which blends harmoniously into the beautiful and intact landscape of the rural setting against the backdrop of the Monte Rosa massif.
The golf course of the Golf Club Castelconturbia is located in the county of Conturbia, near the seventeenth-century castle, upstream of the Ticino, where the waters of Lake Maggiore gradually become a river, in a beautiful setting of unspoiled nature.
The modern golf course of Castelconturbia Golf Club has been ranked among the 10 best golf courses in Europe and since 1987 and in all the following years the club has received the coveted award that recognizes the best courses in Italy and in 2003 the title of the best golf course. Twice (1991 and 1998) the Italian Open was held here and the course record is 66 strokes. held by Jose Maria Olazabal and Costantino Rocca.
- Season: February – November
- 27 hole golf course
- par 72
- Design: Robert Trent Jones Sr.
- Style: Parkland
- Club House
- Pro Shop
- Locker rooms
- golf academy
- driving range
- Putting Green
- Pitching Green
- Chipping Green