Castelconturbia | NCG Top 100s: European Golf Resorts

One of the leading resorts in Italy, Castelconturbia has the added bonus of sitting at the foot of the Alps, with breathtaking views of Mount Rosa. It is not the only resort on the NCG Top 100 European Golf Resorts list in the region, but it is the only one with a golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr.

That golf course features 27 holes, and its current look is actually the third incarnation of Castelconturbia Golf Club. Robert Trent Jones Sr was the man to cast his eye over the last iteration, which came to fruition in the last 1980s. The 27 holes are set into three loops of nine, allowing for three different ways to play the golf course. Castelconturbia has also been a host of both the DP World Tour and the European Challenge Tour over the last three decades. 

The stunning practice facilities are another reason as to why both the DP World Tour and the European Challenge Tour have both held events at the Castelconturbia resort in the recent past. With a 30-bay driving range, ten of which are covered, and an in-depth short game area featuring approach targets, chipping area, bunker practice and putting greens, there is the room for all golfers to practise what they need to before going out onto the course.

The boutique hotel at Castelconturbia might only have 19 rooms, but each one is elegantly furnished and decorated, with a traditional Italian twist. The rooms all have balconies and terraces that look out over the course, with the finishing holes of all three loops coming into view. There are also views of Mount Rosa and the Alps in the distance. 

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Castelconturbia Overview | NCG Top 100s: European Golf Resorts

27 Challenging Holes

Castelconturbia is a golfing venue that has 27 holes, split into three loops of nine - the Yellow Course, the Blue Course and the Red Course. The course was re-founded for a third time in 1984, with the name of Golf Club Castelconturbia. The driving range was the first piece of the puzzle to be opened, two years later, with all 27 holes finally open by September 1987.

Robert Trent Jones Sr was the man to design the new 27-hole lay-out at Castelconturbia, with part of that design seeing the area that incorporated the existing nine holes be widened. With trees, lakes, streams and the natural rolling hills of the region, Jones was blessed with the land he was able to place the golf course on.

Each of the three nines is a Par 36, with both the Blue and Red Courses having two par-5s and two par-3s on the card. The Yellow nine features three par-3s, three par-4s and three par-5s, and is the shortest of the three loops at Castelconturbia.

Castelconturbia Golf Academy

Along with the 27 holes, Castelconturbia is also the home to some wonderful practice facilities. The driving range at Castelconturbia is situated along the right side of the opening hole on the Red Course. There are 30 bays, with ten of those being covered. 

Following some work on the long game, players can make their way to the short game area. There are three target greens in the approach section of the practice facility, in an area spread over 5,000 square metres. There are also bunkers to practise in, and specific areas cut into fairways and rough for different approach types. Castelconturbia is also the home to two putting greens. Between them, there are 27 holes to putt to, and the greens are the same speed as those out on the course.

Stefano Reale is the Head Professional at Castelconturbia, and he and his team are on hand to offer coaching and tuition for all golfers visiting the resort. From working with golfers on the driving range, to practising the short game, Reale and his time will help golfers of all abilities to improve.

Castelconturbia Hotel

The hotel at Castelconturbia might be one of the smallest at any of the resorts on the NCG Top 100 European Golf Resorts, but the level of quality is still very high.

There are only 19 rooms in the Castelconturbia Hotel, with each one being elegantly finished. Every room at the hotel comes with free Wi-Fi, a TV and stunning views of the internal garden of the property.

The hotel is also the home to a stunning restaurant, which has a large covered terrace. There, guests are able to watch play on the final hole of each of the three loops on the Castelconturbia Golf Course. There are specialities in both regional and international cuisine and wine. 

FAQs about Castelconturbia

Where is Castelconturbia located? 
Castelconturbia is situated in the northern part of Italy, in the Piedmont region of the country. It sits in the foot of the Alps mountain range, and is also just 45 miles from the centre of Milan by road.

What is the nearest airport to Castelconturbia? 
Malpensa International Airport is the closest to Castelconturbia. Situated in the northwest corner of Milan, Malpensa is the second busiest airport in the nation. It is just 15 miles from Castelconturbia and operates flights to more than 100 destinations each week.

What golf facilities does Castelconturbia offer? 
Along with the golf course, Castelconturbia is also the home to a stunning practice facility. There is a 30-bay driving range, with ten of those bays being covered and allowing practice throughout the winter months. There is also a short game area, including an approach section with three target greens, putting greens and bunker practice areas. 

The clubhouse sits in the very centre of the Castelconturbia property, and provides the perfect spot to have a bite to eat and a drink following a round at Castelconturbia. There is also a fully-stocked pro-shop, with a wide range from some of the best golfing brands in the world.

Does Castelconturbia offer golf lessons? 
Stefano Reale is the Head Professional at Castelconturbia. He and his team are on hand to provide tuition and lessons for golfers of all abilities. From those first learning the fundamentals of golf, to those who want to tweak something in their games, the team is prepared for all golfers. 

What are the green fees at Castelconturbia? 
During the high season (April-mid July, September-October), a green fee at Castelconturbia is at its most expensive at €120. For the rest of the year, prices can be as low as €80 to play 18 holes.

What accommodation is on offer at Castelconturbia? 
The Castelconturbia Hotel might only offer 19 rooms, but each of those has been elegantly decorated and furnished to ensure a relaxing stay. The rooms all back out onto the golf course, with views of the three finishing holes from every balcony.

What other resorts are nearby? 
Bogogno, another Italian resort with a spot on the NCG Top 100 European Golf Resorts list, is just five miles to the west from Castelconturbia. Andermatt and Bad Ragaz, the two Swiss resorts on the list, are within a three hour drive from Castelconturbia.

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