Fontana Golf Club

Fontana Allee 1,

Oberwaltersdorf, Niederösterreich (Lower Austria) A-2522

  • Office

    +43 (0)2253 606 2202
  • Pro shop

    +43 (0)2253 606 2204
  • Fax

    +43 (0)2253 606 2200
  • Golf pro

    Jack Eckardt (PGA, Head Golf Professional).
  • Academy

    Fontana Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Open rural countryside.

  • Designer:

    Original co-design (1997) and later modifications (2018) by Canadian course architect Doug Carrick and Hans-Georg Erhardt of Austria.

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6490
5718
4945
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
75.1
70.8
72.0

Location

Latitude:

47.977738

Longitude:

16.314196

How to get there:

1 km W of Oberwaltersdorf / 29 km S of Vienna.

Fontana Golf Club

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1997

Fontana Golf Club is home to one of the best championship golf courses in Austria. This tree-lined and open parkland layout provides a wonderful test for your all-round game, with Doug Carrick's excellent design containing many attractive, skilfully crafted and challenging holes.

This demanding, yet fair course, with its many stylish bunkers and not insignificant water hazards, is one of Austria’s best. A good-size man-made lake, complete with sandy beach alongside the clubhouse, makes for a testing finish. The par-3 17th and left-to-right doglegging par-5 18th both require tee shots across the lake. A must play if you are in the area.

Fontana's impressive clubhouse accommodates a restaurant, a pro shop, as well as a private fitness and spa area, which is complemented in the summer by the club’s own bathing lake with sandy beach.

Stay & Play at Fontana: onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

List of courses: Austria

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (May thru' mid-Oct): Mon-Thur €140; Fri-Sun €155.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].

Other information

Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

Fontana has hosted numerous top level tournaments including the European Tour's Austrian Open on several occasions (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Fontana GC).

Fontana was founded by its owner Frank Stronach, an Austrian-Canadian billionaire businessman and politician. Born to working class parents, Stronach built-up Magna International, an international automotive parts business, before entering politics in both Austria and Canada, and establishing a large horse-racing business.

Published ranking

Austria: No.1 course in Austria (Golf Digest, 2020).
Europe: 87th best course in Europe (excl Britain & Ireland) (Golf World, 2019).

Where2Stay

  • Fontana Luxury Accommodations

    Fontana Allee 1, 2522 Oberwaltersdorf.

    +43 2253 600 2012

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    At Fontana you can golf on one of Austria’s top golf courses, or expend your energy on the tennis courts or in the fitness centre, and afterwards enjoy a sauna or steam bath.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Fontana

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Schloss Ebreichsdorf

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Colony Club; Fohrenwald (35 km).

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