TIME TO PLAY: 5 Beautiful Golf Courses In Austria
Golf is a favorite pastime in many cultures worldwide, and traveling in a new country gives even casual golfers a unique opportunity to explore the culture through golf. Courses throughout the world have many of the same main features, but the surrounding landscapes and atmospheres provide a taste of what each area has to offer.
Austria is no exception—its beautiful views on courses nestled in the Alps or surrounded by rolling green hills are unrivaled, and the experience playing the courses themselves leaves little to be desired.
Here are five of the most beautiful golf courses to consider adding to your itinerary on your next trip to Austria.
Golfclub Kitzbühel highlights the area’s beautiful natural views and architecture throughout its 9-hole course. It earned the title for Austria’s Best Golf Course three years running from 2017-2019, and today it maintains its status as one of the most enjoyable and aesthetically pleasing options in the country.
Eichenheim is a beautiful 18-hole course nestled into the Kitzbühel Alps. Enjoy the driving range, the golf school, and world-class views on this par-71 course. The restaurant is also highly recommended by golfers and culinary critics alike.
Golfpark Mieminger Plateau
Golfpark Mieminger Plateau offers a captivating experience at the foot of the Mieming mountain. There are two courses here—an 18-hole option (par-72) for more advanced golfers and a 9-hole option for those who may be newer to golf or just playing for fun. The 18-hole course was upgraded to Championship status back in 2008.
Diamond Country Club
Diamond Country Club in Atzenbrugg, Austria, offers three courses. The 18-hole Championship course (par-72), designed by Jeremy Pern around the area’s lake, is well-maintained and gives golfers stunning views. To accommodate other needs, there’s a 9-hole course and a 7-hole course for shorter games.
Fontana Golf & Sport Club
Last but not least, Fontana Golf & Sport Club is a large-scale facility located outside of Vienna. Doug Carrick built the par-72 course around an artificial lake, which now sits in the center of holes 17 and 18 and offers its beach for use during the summer.