THE GOLF COURSE
Golf at Castiglion del Bosco blends the magnificent Tuscan landscape and the playing challenges of a
Tom Weiskopf-designed, 18-hole championship course. After an exhilarating round, Members and guests can enjoy
the hospitality of the Club House, which features a pro shop, bar and Tuscan Griglia.
A hole-by-hole description by Tom Weiskopf
The Outward 9
This is one of my 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. I really just put
it where Mother Nature intended! This is a truly good starting hole.
My 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.
This is a very long straight-away par 4. It parallels the same wooded
stream bed as Hole 11; however, on this hole the stream is along the
entire left hand side of the fairway. A bunker protects the left side of
this green, so it is important to drive the ball in the fairway.
A medium length par 3 surrounded by bunkers in front of and to the
right of the green. Although this hole looks fairly easy, I am sure it will
be very challenging to most golfers.
A short straight-away par 4 with a bunker on the left side of the
fairway. A stream bed meanders down the entire right side of this
hole, and a pot bunker is located directly in front of the lateral green
presentation. A challenging hole with a lot of character.
A somewhat short uphill par 5 that plays along the streambed to its
right. The green is small and protected by a deep,singular bunker on
the right front. It can be reached with two good shots, but they have to
A straightaway par 4; however, the second shot goes uphill more
than 10 meters to a semi-blind green that is bunkered in front,
right and left. Though in fact they are well short, these two bunkers
appear to lie right on the green itself. This is a tricky little hole with a
demanding second shot.
This is a slightly downhill par 3, the shortest on the course, but maybe
also the most dramatic. It has a very small green which is protected
entirely by sand bunkers. It is one of my favorite holes and probably
the most picturesque on the course.
A medium-length par 4. The tee shot plays slightly uphill, leaving
another uphill second shot to a green that is protected by a deep
bunker on the front left.
The Inward 9
Standing on the tenth tee you get a great feel and sense for this
dramatic swathe of land. The tenth hole is a medium-length par 4
with a lot of character that plays downhill and has a vertical drop of
approximately 50 meters. The green is protected by a large bunker on
the right side.
With a slight dogleg to the right, this is a medium–length par 4. The
hole meanders along a beautiful stream and wooded ravine. The green
is very receptive, but is also guarded on the right by two long large
bunkers that serve to stop the errant shot from finding the water.
This is a straightforward par 4, slightly uphill from tee to green. Two
bunkers guard the tee shot landing area on the left and right. The hole
runs along the top of a ridge and gives the players, yet again, another
panoramic view of the Castiglion del Bosco property.
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.
A medium-length par 3. The undulating green sits on a ledge and
is protected by one bunker short right and another which guards its
A very short, potentially reachable par 4 and one of my "drivables"
that I try to include with most of my courses. There are bunkers on
the right side of the fairway, two bunkers along the right side of the
green and a ravine entirely down the left side of this hole, all of which
give this hole its personality and challenge.
This is a long picturesque par 3 with a hill on the right and the green
guarded by a ravine, trees and two bunkers on the left. Accuracy is a
key on this hole.
This is a short par 5, but is played almost entirely uphill. There is a
large bunker on the left side of the fairway that impacts the drive and
another very large bunker that protects the left side of a very small
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.