Golf in Gastein
Nestled at the head of the Gastein Valley lies one of the oldest golf clubs in Austria. It was built in 1960 as a 9-hole course according to the plans of the German golf architect Bernhard von Limburger. He was a busy man - there are 74 new designs and 10 revisions known from his design work. The specialty of "Limmy," as he was nicknamed, was the use of clusters and rows of trees that seem to obstruct the line of play, narrow fairways, and small, difficult-to-start greens. Scattered water hazards and ditches are used only sporadically and on a rather small scale, encouraging strategic, accurate play. This is also the case on this course at the gateway to the Hohe Tauern National Park.
In 2002, the course was expanded to 18 holes. A very successful, harmonious expansion - as golfers confirm again and again. So don't be distracted by the impressive mountain scenery - the 18-hole course requires full concentration. The successful alternation of hilly fairways, more undulating greens in perfectly maintained condition with the old tree population and the breathtaking view provide a lasting memory not only on a sporting level. An attraction of the course is hole 14 ¬- called the Eagle's Nest. Even for experts, the "postage stamp-sized" green is a challenge. The rather exposed tee gives this hole its name
Golf - in harmony with nature
Strict requirements for course maintenance in Austria ensure that pesticides and artificial fertilizers are completely dispensed with in Gastein. A golf course is a piece of designed nature with streams, ponds and meadows. You will be amazed at the wildlife you can observe during a morning round of golf. No wonder that 103,000 people in Austria indulge in the "religion" of golf, and more are coming all the time. Perhaps a vacation activity for you! At the Golf Club Gastein get to the course maturity and thus fulfill a long-cherished wish.
Golf - makes you want more
The Thermenhotels Gastein are premium partners of the golf club and therefore our guests have 50% discount on the green fee at the golf club Gastein. You want to improve your game: Head Pro Adam Fisher offers customized courses with individual and group lessons - depending on your specific needs. In addition to expert instruction, the learning effect is enhanced by video analysis and video-assisted teaching aids. Adam Fisher has been a golf instructor since 1981, trained according to the strict criteria of the PGA (Professional Golfers' Association), he taught for 5 years at the golf resort and PGA Headquarters" The Belfry" the four-time venue of the "Ryders Cup". Since 1992 he has been Head Pro in Gastein
and contributes a lot to the harmonious and balanced atmosphere of the Golf Club Gastein.
Golf tournaments in Gastein
The sporting ambition is also fueled by regular tournaments open to guests. A special highlight is the International Ski & Golf Competition. This sporting event has been attracting celebrities from business, sports, politics and culture to Gastein since 1971. It is also something very special to combine competitions of summer and winter sports. This is where the unique location of the Gastein Valley comes into its own: at altitude there is still enough snow for the giant slalom competitions, while in the valley the sprouting grass and glowing greens invite you to play a round of golf. The varied supporting program makes this event a first-class social event.
Gastein is also the ideal starting point for golf excursions in the surrounding area. After all, there are 12 excellent golf courses for every taste in the surrounding area of 50 km.
To plan your perfect golf vacation, contact our reception staff!