Area: Lake Maggiore
Par: 72 + 72
Teebox in metres:
Men: Bonora (5,880) + Del Conte (5,776)
Ladies: Bonora (4,907) + Del Conte (4,954)
Teebox in yards:
Men: Bonora (6,430) + Del Conte (6,316)
Ladies: Bonora (5,366) + Del Conte (5,417)
Designed by: Robert von Hagge
Opened in: 1997
Electric trolley: Yes
Closing Day: Monday
Designed by the American Robert von Hagge, the Circolo Golf Bogogno stretches over two championship 18 hole, par 72 courses and combines technical features of a high standard with the breathtaking natural beauty of the place: 220 hectares of uncontaminated terrain that include woods, lakes and streams, a majestic view over Monte Rosa and a mild climate.
The Club House is centrally positioned with regard to the two courses and has a large putting green. The double driving range with its "approach area" is situated nearby. The elegant Club House has been designed along the lines of the local country houses in the district. There are 150 residential units divided up into three distinct zones with villas measuring from 120 to 280 square metres and semi-detached villas measuring up to 100 square metres, all with private gardens, garages and panoramic views.
Comment from Peugeot Golf Guide
In 1996, Bogogno immediately became established as one of Italy's most spectacular courses, as one might expect from architect Robert von Hagge, who seldom has much time for "minimalism". It should be said though that the way he contours the terrain is never gratuitous and is designed to vary the viewpoints, to add difficulty and isolate holes when the terrain is flat. The visual aspect is very important and if you look closely enough there is almost a touch of Scotland here and there. However, this is Italy and the land of drama, and the backdrop of the Alps and Monte Rosa is enhanced by the graphic beauty of the course. Players will find the wide open space they need to perform but can easily fluff their lines. To keep your score down, you need nerves of steel and a good measure of skill, as there is no shortage of hazards in all shapes and sizes.
"Bonora" course: The very successful outcome of the first 18-hole course called for a repeat performance, and the result has been to form one of the best 36-hole golf resorts are to be found anywhere in Europe and more particularly in this region, where there is no shortage of excellent layouts. "Bonora" combines nine holes from the original course that with nine new and more difficult holes laid out over wide open space with a whole lot of water hazards. Harder to play then that is neighbour, it takes the golfer on a long and beautiful trek through golfing country because you only a return to the club-house as you walk up the 18th hole. But as orders with architect von Hagge, this is a consistently pleasant course to play, one that does not conceal unfair traps but which does reward good shots, even though it is a tough proposition for the normal good player. Inexperienced golfers can gauge the progress that they steal it needed to make. In other words, because feelings always matter more than figures, you should firstly take time out to widen your range of shots before thinking about carding a good score.
"Del Conte" course: opened in the 1996, Bogogno immediately became established as one of the most spectacular courses in Italy. This was only to be expected from course architect Robert von Hagge, who is hardly known for dabbling with a "minimalism". It should be said, though, that the way he shapes a course is never gratuitous and that any shifting of earth is done to add variety, throw in a difficulty or two or isolate holes when the land is flat. The visual aspect is also very important and the topography this creates gives the course an almost Scottish flavour. But here we are in Italy, the land of theatre: the backdrop of the Alps and Monte Rosa is highlighted by the course's graphic beauty. The actors here will find the wide open spaces which are fun to play on but not always easy to perform well with. You will need a strong nerve and good experience to last of the course and keep your score down. Like its neighbour "Bonora", this Del Conte course combines nine holes from the original course with nine new holes.
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