Golf in Austria: ‘hidden gems’ and ‘formidable venue’
Story published at 9:58, Wednesday, July 20th, 2016
Austria has a few stereotypical images: The Sound of Music, Lederhosen and yodelling spring to mind but the reality is that Austria has few peers as an all-year-round holiday destination. Everyone knows about the Alpine winter skiing but few know that during the summer months Austria’s 140+ golf courses offers many hidden gems and some formidable venues offering top quality golfing holidays, short breaks and golf weekends.
Golfpark Metzenhof, situated between the ancient towns of Steyr and Enns, has launched golf breaks packages for the independent traveller looking to combine a hidden gem golfing experience with discovering the culture and cuisine of Austria. These short breaks are designed to allow visitors to create their own travel itinerates – Linz is only a short drive away and is served by direct flights from Stansted via Ryanair.
Priced from €245 per person, for two nights includes accommodation, breakfast one round at Golfpark Metzenhof and one round at nearby Golfresort Kremstal and use of the extensive practice facilities
Also available are 3 night breaks from €350 with an additional round at Herzog Tassilo
Golfpark Metzenhof is also home to the PGA of Austria where its generous practice facilities make it an ideal location for the training of all PGA Professionals in Austria. With a large driving range with covered bays, chipping and pitching area, two putting greens and a 3 – hole practice course. It was voted best new course in Austria in 2010 since then it has hosted the PGA of Austria Championship. This centre of excellence is an ideal place to begin your discovery of the delights of golf in Austria.
Golfresort Kremstal & Herzog Tassilo are situated nearby and also offer splendid views of the Alpine offering parkland layouts and suitable for all levels of golfer.
This variety of golfing experience coupled with the warmth of the Austrian hospitality makes this the perfect place for the golfer who wants to combine quality golfing opportunities with the culture and heritage of Austria – it is hard to overlook Austria’s rise as a veritable destination for golfing holidays.
GOLF + AUSTRIA www.golfandaustria.com