SalzburgerLand, like Tyrol has lots to offer in both winter and summer. Amazing ski resorts, nature, culture, lifestyle and some very nice golf courses. You can jump into the cool waters of the lakes and rivers after a challenging round of golf. You can clear your head on the next peak during a wonderful hike or bike ride. The local hotels and gastronomy make your golfing holiday an unforgettable experience. And a visit to Salzburg is mandatory, what a beautiful and vibrant city. It is also the birthplace of Mozart!
A round of golf definitely belongs in this list. What a great golf destination SalzburgerLand is! Not very well known to many European golfers, but it is absolutely recommended. An 8.4 indicates that SalzburgerLand is very suitable as a golf destination. This rating is based on several elements, such as the average review score of golf clubs within this destination and the density of above-average golf clubs.
See all 16 golf clubs in Salzburg
The great quality golf courses, the hotels and all of the other activities are already there. The great hospitality of the Austrians and high quality service has been known by millions of tourists for years. In short, this region deserves more attention as a golf destination. This is why many golf courses in Tyrol cooperate with courses in the equally beautiful region of SalzburgerLand, under the umbrella of Golf Alpin.
More than 30 golf courses work together under Golf Alpin, half of them in Tyrol and the other half in SalzburgerLand. Golf Alpin also offers the very popular Golf Alpin Card with attractive offers on the participating golf courses in Austria. The Golf Alpin Card is available at the golf courses themselves or at Golf Alpin partner hotels.
But now it is time for golf. We have written about golf in the Alpine countries several times in recent years and as you can see, we still can’t get enough of it.
Golfclub Gut Brandlhof
This premium golf resort is a very nice place to stay (and play). It’s located in the small Austrian town of Saalfelden. Gut Brandlhof has a very good restaurant and high quality Sport & Spa facilities as well.
The 18 hole golf course is beautifully located along the sides of the river Saalach. With panoramic mountain views, golfers have to cross the river six times in total to make it to the final hole. This can make it a funny experience, especially with golf shots across the river. The golf course has been built with limited space and some holes are quite close to each other. So it’s not an easy golf course, you need to be accurate and make good decisions.
You play very close to the steep sloping mountains, which provides a very special feeling. The course is flat so you shouldn’t need a golf cart. For the average golfer, the course is enjoyable as well as challenging. For golfers with a low handicap it is a nice golf course to practice on. The greens were also in good shape. Overall, it is a nice place to stay and to explore the beautiful surroundings with a lot of activities possible too!
Nine culinary pathways for true connoisseurs
In SalzburgerLand, the Via Culinaria takes you to around 300 delicious destinations along 9 culinary routes – to visit committed farmers, regional producers and passionate chefs. Whether it’s fish or meat, desserts or cheese creations, SalzburgerLand is known for its wonderful pleasures far beyond the counties’ borders.
The range covers Schnapps distillers, goat farmers to bee-keepers, from traditional pastry shops to fish farmers and top chefs. When the host stands in the kitchen himself and spices up the culinary experiences with his anecdotes, unforgettable pleasure experiences arise.
Golf courses near Saalfelden
Saalfelden and the surrounding area is a very good destination for golf. Within approximately 40 minutes drive, there are 5 golf courses, of which 4 have 18 holes and Golfclub Zell am See – Kaprun with 36 holes.
See all courses in the Saalbach-Hinterglemm region.
Golfclub Zell am See – Kaprun has a high rating of 7.8 on Leadingcourses.com. The course is surrounded by the impressive mountain range, the Hohen Tauern, and has an amazing view of the snow-capped glacier of the Kitzsteinhorn (3,203 m). It’s easy to feel very small amongst these giants. The golf course however is a walk in the park, as there is no elevation at all. It is highly recommended.
Golf in Austria
From Tyrol to SalzburgerLand and all in between it is safe to say that I have thoroughly enjoyed my time golfing in the Austrian Alps. I was able to soak up the breathtaking scenery while making my way around the great courses. And as a fan of culture and gastronomy, I was not disappointed with the plethora of restaurants, pubs and culinary tours that were on offer. The whole trip is made quite painless with the handy Golf Alpin Card too! Overall, it was a great trip and would recommend it to anyone who wants an active but peaceful holiday.