WLG WELCOMES GOLFCLUB ADAMSTAL
Stunning Alpine venue and long-time member of The Leading Golf Courses Austria joins union
When Franz Wittmann, Adamstals president and key driving force behind the latest developments, states “You will not find anything like the golf course Adamstal in Europe, maybe even worldwide“, he is not exaggerating. Because, besides the “Championship-Course” being a real challenge, it can easily be considered one of the most overwhelming natural spectacles in the world of golf. Having been a perfectionist in his time as famous Rallye Driver, Wittmann’s devotion and strength of will was essential in turning Adamstal into a true golfing gem – not only concerning the golf course. The clubhouse, a beautifully restored late 19th century farmhouse, also is a popular place to be due to its cosy, welcoming atmosphere, the attentive service and great regional kitchen.
The 9-hole Wallerbach Course and the 18-hole Championship Course were designed by Canadian golf architect Jeff How who had learned his craft from Jack Nicklaus. How has skilfully made use of the richness and diversity of the Alpine grounds and has carefully incorporated streams, slopes, clearings and rock formations into the thus extremely varied holes. Despite having to cross a full 550 meters in altitude, the Championship Course is a treat for golfers of any handicap as there are 5 tees to choose from at each hole. A good place to recover would be Grandma Herta’s Halfway House before facing Adamstal’s highest point, the “Unterbergrast” (Lower Mountain Respite) at 730 metres. But, of course, there are carts for those less good on foot. The “Hausbergkante” (House Mountain Edge), Adamstals 11th hole, had been the highest point on the course before its reconstruction and was elected as the most beautiful hole in Austria for several times. It offers stunning views across the mountain scenery and towards the hole’s grounds which fall away from the tee in an almost dramatic fashion.
The amazing mountain course is known to impress international pros and amateurs alike with its beauty and uniqueness. Which is why Franz Wittmann even after 20 years still is convinced, that “Playing in Adamstal is an experience you will not likely forget!”. A point of view shared by the World of Leading Golf team and the mystery testers that have gone to see and play it. The association is proud to see the club join forces with the other members and believes it to be a great asset to the union.