It is now 20 years since, the first and only golf club in South Tyrol has been inaugurated in Monte San Pietro. It was a 9-hole course that was a
real forerunner. 7 different fields and practice fields that have followed over the years testify this. However, the Petersberg Golf Club is and
will always remain the most important one: indeed, it is here that the pioneers of golf in South Tyrol have started their careers! The following
are the most significant stages of this beautiful story:
- 1986 - 1988: the Thaler family entrust architect Marco Croze to start with the playground's project, while the design of the clubhouse is edited by their friend and arch. Walter Pichler. Works began in 1988 and in autumn of the same year most of them can be considered concluded. By
September of the same year 9 greens, the putting green as well as some parts of the fairway are complete.
- September 19, 1988: A group of 15 people together to the notary Gianguido Isolde - who later became a member in turn - establish the Petersberg Golf Club. At that time, the only shareholder, who could count on a long-standing experience, was Rudi Rimbl. It was thanks to him that an agreement was reached between the Golf Club and Weisshorn AG. The agreement sanctioned in fact a fruitful collaboration that successfully characterized the last 20 years. In December of the same year, the Club already had 44 members.
- 1988 - 1989: During these two years, Hans Peter Thaler worked for the "Golf Club La Rocca" of Parma and the "Golf Club Garland" in Liguria, where he learned the basics for the future management and maintenance of the Club.
- May 1989: Inauguration of the driving range. The first teacher was Chris Mawdsley, who cooperated with the Golf Club for 7 years.
- August 1989: Inauguration of the head quarter of the Club as well as of the entire 9-hole course. The Club has now around 100 members, and on August 13th the first tournament took place. Barely a year after, the GC reaches 150 members, at that time, the maximum allowed number of members.
- July 1990: President Joachim Dalsass retires. He was replaced by Hartmann Gallmetzer.
Although the very positive start of the structure, the Thaler family decided to improve the structure during the summer months and to turn the club into a 18-hole course. However, since many of the additional 9 holes are located in the woods, the required permissions took a bit longer as expected.
During this year the maximum number of members has been further increased to 200.
- 1992: Beginning of the works for the 9-hole course, which was inaugurated approx. a year later, on August 6. Since then, South Tyrol had its first real Golf Club!
- 1994: This year represents the first full season for the GC. A year of many tournaments and some heated discussions between the Sports Commission and the members of the Weisshorn AG. They argued the fact of whether to consider a golf tournament just a sporting event or a social event. The various discussions have finally led to the withdrawal of the Sports Commission and opened some debate about golf as sport.
- 1996: Master Chris Mawdsley is replaced by Martin Turley.
- 1997: Erwin Kiem is the new elected president and the focus is concentrated on the game of golf and on the latter as a sport. This year the Club has approx. 370 members.
- 2001: The Club is still evolving. In fact, this year is characterised by the field's enlargement from par 67 to par 71. During the same year also the first edition of the Club journal has been published.
- 2004: The Council is re-elected and Dieter Schnabel is confirmed as president.
- 2008: After several years, Schnabel decided not to reapply. In its place Christof Huber are elected as president, and Isolde Edith as his deputy.