Situated at an altitude of 1,000 metres above sea level on the western slopes of Lake Achen, the largest lake in the Austrian Tyrol, Achensee Golf and Country Club was formed in 1934, making it one of the oldest clubs in the country. The original course was a 9-hole affair that remained in play for almost seventy years until it was expanded to a full 18-hole layout at the start of the new millennium.
Tree-lined fairways are laid out inside a 155-acre property within the Karwendel Alpine Park, where the course is complemented by an 18-bay driving range, practice chipping and putting greens and a bunker for perfecting sand shot skills. It’s a modern golf facility located in a truly spectacular Alpine setting, with golfers enjoying wonderful views in all directions.
The course extends to 6,018 metres from the back markers, with par rated at 71, and it features five par three holes, the longest of which is played at the 18th. You’ll encounter the toughest hole on the card at the 505-metre 4th, where the fairway runs alongside a stream for most of its length before veering sharply left towards the green on the other side of the water.
This picture shows the view you get after duffing your drive off the "not so good first hole". I suspect most clubs would kill for such a hole. As you can see, it is (like the 18th coming back) still in the village, but you already see where you are heading for the rest of the round. I did play the course years ago, but paid no attention to the golf itself - I was simply overwhelmed by the views. On replaying yesterday I must say that this is not just a pretty face. There are actually some very good holes out there and the maintenance meld is great. I was especially suprised by the firm green surrounds, whereas the putting was just as difficult as ever. With the out-of-this-world views and the extremely solid golf I don't hesitate to call this the Banff Springs of the Alps.
One of the most beautiful golf courses in Austria. This course is not far from lake Achensee and it is a must play destination. The views are tremendous. The course is kept at a really high standrd, very nice greens and fairways.
Just the first hole seems not to be the best, seems like it was not enough space left for a hole. But the other 17 holes are spectacular.