Whilst staying at the nearby Bogogno, my partner and I decided to take the opportunity to play the 27 holes at Castelconturbia. Being so highly ranked we were expecting an excellent course in great condition. Sadly we were extremely disappointed.
Disregarding the significant amount of repair and drainage work around the course, the bunkers were in terrible condition, being several days since they last saw a rake!
The course itself was also fairly uninteresting compared to the excellent Bogogno courses close by. I have played a few Robert Trent Jones' courses and they all seem to be similar in character - large, American style courses, lacking any consideration for the local surroundings.
I cannot understand why this course is ranked so highly - in my opinion neither the design of the course nor it's condition were anything above an average public course in the UK.
Date: July 10, 2018