Best golf courses: Austria

Golf in Austria: a land of mountains, Austria has quickly built up a number of golf courses which are the ideal complement to the country’s many skiing resorts. Often located in idyllic natural settings, the picture postcard appearance of most courses is a joy to behold for foreign visitors. With Alpine golf, greens surrounded by vineyards and courses attached to luxurious spa resorts, it is hard to overlook Austria’s rise as a veritable destination for golfing holidays. To make the most of your golfing trip, and to help in your planning, you can look up the location of the best courses in Austria on our customised maps.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Vienna
Howes, Jeff

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Vienna

Designer

Canadian golf course architect Jeff Howes.

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Linz
Rossknecht & Erhardt

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Linz

Designer

The German-Austrian design team of Kurt Rossknecht & Hans-Georg Erhardt.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Vienna
Rossknecht & Erhardt

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Vienna

Designer

Kurt Rossknecht & Hans-Georg Erhardt designed both the East and West courses.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Salzburg
Langer, Bernhard

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Salzburg

Designer

Bernhard Langer
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Vienna
Pern, Jeremy

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Vienna

Designer

English golf course architect Jeremy Pern.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Salzburg
Phillips, Kyle

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Salzburg

Designer

Kyle Phillips

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Vienna
Howes, Jeff

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Vienna

Designer

Current layout designed by Jeff Howes.
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Vienna
Carrick & Erhardt

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Vienna

Designer

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

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Salzburg
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Salzburg

Designer

Jack Nicklaus
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Linz
Lamberg, Max

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Linz

Designer

Max Lamberg
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Linz
Austrogolf

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Linz

Designer

Austrogolf
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Klagenfurt
Noskowski, C.

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Klagenfurt

Designer

First nine holes designed by Crystof Noskowski from Paris in 1930s; extended to 18-holes in 1954 (designer unknown).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Klagenfurt
Dye, Perry

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Klagenfurt

Designer

Perry Dye

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Linz
Harradine & Erhardt

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Linz

Designer

Original design by Donald Harradine; revised by Hans-Georg Erhardt.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Weekdays only
Graz
von Limburger, Bernhard

Visitors?

Weekdays only

Nearest city

Graz

Designer

Original design by German golf course architect Dr Bernhard von Limburger. Renovated by Michael Pinner (2000).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Vienna
Rossknecht & Erhardt

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Vienna

Designer

Kurt Rossknecht & Hans-Georg Erhardt.
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Salzburg
Unknown

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Salzburg

Designer

Unknown
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Vienna
Preston, Keith

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Vienna

Designer

Keith Preston
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Salzburg
Harradine, Donald

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Salzburg

Designer

Donald Harradine
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Vienna
Rossknecht & Erhardt

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Vienna

Designer

Kurt Rossknecht & Hans-Georg Erhardt.

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Innsbruck
Harradine, Donald

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Innsbruck

Designer

Donald Harradine
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Klagenfurt
Rossknecht & Erhardt

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Klagenfurt

Designer

Kurt Rossknecht & Hans-Georg Erhardt.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Innsbruck
Fahrenleitner, Diethard

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Innsbruck

Designer

Diethard Fahrenleitner

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