Castiglion del Bosco is one of the world’s most fascinating wine estates and one of the founding members of the Consorzio Brunello di Montalcino, established in 1967. The club offers a really nice 18 hole golf course designed by Tom Weiskopf. Weiskopf also designed Waikoloa Beach Golf Club in Hawaii or Zimbali in South Africa.
The opening hole is one of our favorite par 4’s anywhere. It is a very dramatic hole because of the location of the green, which is nestled next to, and slightly behind, a beautiful stand of trees. A bunker located on the left side of the fairway must be avoided at all times.This is one of the more natural settings for a golf hole on this property. This is a truly good starting hole.
Hole 2, is our favorite par 5 on the course. Meandering down and alongside of this hole is a ravine, a creek and a huge stand of trees. Bunkers on the left side of the landing area off the tee, and bunkers right and left short of the green, protect the approaches. A perfect par 5 that can be reached in two by longer hitters.
The signature hole at Castiglion del Bosco
Hole 13th is a very long, visually stunning and dramatic, yet severe downhill par 5. A big bunker guards the right side of this fairway, a cross bunker encroaches at 350 yards and two bunkers, right and left, protect the approach to the green. At 685 yards, this signature hole is one of the longest in Europe.
The closing hole has a slightly uphill dogleg-to-the-right par 4 that plays along the cypress-lined entry road. Off the tee, the great view of these majestic trees will almost always distract your attention, while bunkers protect the right side of the landing area and the green. This long par 4 sits on top of a ridge that overlooks both the back and front nine. This beautiful golf hole with its superb views is an unforgettable sight to behold. This is truly a wonderful finishing hole.
Note that the course is reserved for hotel and member’s guests