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Our favorite hotels for golfing in the mountains

Tee off in the mountains! Magnificent views and breathtaking scenery make golfing a special experience. We present our favorite hotels for golfing in alpine locations.

August 6, 2022


Glemm by AvenidA

Nature, relaxation and top culinary delights all in one: we're checking in! © Alpine Rentals/EXPA/JFK

From the lobby and the restaurant to the rooms and apartments, the Glemm stuns visitors with its high-end design and stylish interiors. The careful attention to detail that has gone into the high quality furnishings is visible in every corner of the hotel. The in-house wellness area is a haven of repose after a day spent outdoors. A panorama sauna offers guests unforgettable moments of indulgence with a breathtaking view of the mountains; various other saunas, cosy relaxation rooms and the heated outdoor pool leave nothing else to be desired. “Relax to the max,” that’s the motto of a soothing massage offered at the modern Glemm Spa. 

Glemm by AvenidA****S
Pfefferweg 285, 5754 Hinterglemm, Austria
Tel.: +43 6541 20770
Web: glemm.at
Price: doubles incl. half board from €240 per night

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AMRAI Suites

Design lovers will be at a loss for words. © Amrai Suites

The AMRAI Suites, a special hideaway in Montafon, present a unique architecture made of glass, local woods and copper elements, in reference to the local mining industry. Depending on the category, guests in the suites will find a fully equipped kitchen, infrared cabin, sauna, steam shower, fireplace, outdoor sauna, hot tub and balcony or terrace with mountain views. Guests can look forward to a culinary journey courtesy of the Montafoner traditional kitchen, that reinterprets traditional meals from the cook book of AMRAI's grandmother. The hosts proudly show their guests their favorite spots in the Montafon, in the midst of a unique mountain world. Since the place is slowly getting too small, we're looking forward to the opening of AMRAI's brother in December 2022!

AMRAI Suites
Außerlitzstraße 23, 6780 Schruns, Austria
Tel.: +43 5556 211200
Web: amrai-suites.at
Price: doubles incl. 3/4 board from €360 per night 

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THE ACHENTAL

Formerly a small equestrian farm, now an exclusive resort with 179 feel-good rooms and suites. © Nadine Rupp

Surrounded by beautiful countryside, Achental Resort offers sublime wellbeing, effortless luxury and first-rate service. Since opening 70 years ago, the hotel has grown from a small equestrian centre to an exclusive resort with 179 fabulous bedrooms and suites. It has an 18-hole golf course, an extensive wellness and spa area and a wide choice of restaurants. These range from exclusive fine dining to a mountain lodge serving rustic treats and Germany’s loveliest halfway lodge at the 10th hole, all of which provide culinary pleasure for all tastes and at all hours of the day. Golfers can tee off right on the hotel’s doorstep at the adjoining championship golf course, one of the Leading Golf Clubs of Germany. The PGA Premium Academy offers a range of courses for all skill levels – ideal for beginners and ambitious golfers alike! 

The Achen Valley
Mietenkamer Straße 65, 83224 Grassau, Germany
Tel.: +49 8641 4010
Web: das-achental.com
Price: doubles incl. breakfast from €340 per night

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HOTEL CASTEL

Swimming with a view: what a way to live the good life. © Michael Koenigshofer

Far from the crowds, yet only a five-minute walk from where the action is: this lovely five-star hotel sits above Merano and boasts an unrivalled panoramic location. The Castel offers an exclusive ambiance, with 25 bedrooms and 20 suites and the added treat of award-winning haute cuisine. In the two restaurants ÀlaCarte and Castel finedining, which was awarded two Michelin stars, acclaimed chef Gerhard Wieser and his team thrill their guests with an exceptional culinary experience. Since 2021, diners have also been invited to enjoy the delightful view from the new panorama terrace. The recently refurbished Meranesse fine Spa features a choice of saunas and several pools. Those who can wrench themselves away from these pleasures are amply rewarded with numerous activities in Merano and the surrounding region, from hiking, biking, e-bike tours and mountaineering to the more sedate activities of shopping, sightseeing and dining in this charming little city. Naturally, there are fabulous first-rate golf courses close by where guests can enjoy a round against the majestic mountainous backdrop. The choice ranges from classic South Tyrolean golf courses set among apple orchards and vineyards to a high Alpine course with stunning vistas of the impressive mountain peaks. The Golf Card entitles guests to discounts on golfing fun in South Tyrol. As a special treat for Falstaff readers, you can register at hotel-castel.com/falstaff300 and secure a voucher worth €300 for your first stay. 

Hotel Castel*****
Keschtngasse 18, 39019 Tyrol near Merano, Italy
Tel: + 39 0473 923693
Web: hotel-castel.com
Price: Doubles incl. half board from €285 per person

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NATUR & SPA HOTEL LÄRCHENHOF

Urban chic with a view of the mountains. © Nature & Spa Hotel Lärchenhof

Located high above Seefeld on the slopes of Geigenbühel, surrounded by the Wetterstein and Karwendel mountains, this four-star superior hotel is in the very best company all year round. After enjoying the extensive hiking trails and bike routes on the hotel’s doorstep, the divine pleasures of the spacious wellness area await. The Lärchenhof skySpa on the top floor offers wellbeing with stunning views; the marVita Spa and the Aqua Arena pool are the perfect place for some well-deserved relaxation. The two restaurants serve up a majestic mountain panorama as well as sophisticat- ed cuisine made with local ingredients. Golf enthusiasts will find some of the region’s best courses right on their doorstep: as a founding hotel of the golf courses in Seefeld, the Lärchenhof provides access to several great courses – and guests get a green fee discount of up to 30%. As well as the two clubs in Seefeld, golfing pleasure awaits at the Golfpark Mieminger Plateau, a beautiful 27-hole championship course that is ideal for all handicaps. 

Nature & Spa Hotel Lärchenhof****S
Geigenbühelstraße 203, 6100 Seefeld, Austria
Tel.: +43 5212 2383
Web: hotel-laerchenhof-seefeld.com
Price: doubles incl. breakfast from €89 per night

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Ifen Hotel Kleinwalsertal

Traditional charm with a touch of modernity. © Travel Charme Ifen Hotel Kleinwalsertal

Framed in the mountain scenery of the Kleinwalsertal, the Ifen Hotel in Hirschegg combines history and modernity and impresses with incomparable views. For unique outdoor experiences, such as hiking, trail running and freeletics, proven experts are on hand to help. The culinary delights are renowned beyond the region's borders: In the Kilian Stuba, star chef Sascha Kemmerer creates gourmet dishes with a Francophile touch, the Carno zet serves regional delicacies, and Theo's combines the best of both worlds. From Walser game to freshly caught char – sustainability is a top priority. In addition to an extensive spa offer, a 25-meter outdoor infinity pool has recently been added. 

Travel Charme Ifen Hotel Kleinwalsertal***** 
Oberseitestraße 6, 6992 Hirschegg, Austria
Tel.: +43 5517 608 0
Web: travelcharme.com  
Price: Doubles with a minimum stay of two nights incl. breakfast from €270 per night 

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Mountain resort Werfenweng

Lots of light wood gives the rooms warmth and coziness. © Travel Charme Mountain Resort Werfenweng

In the middle of Salzburger Land, the mountain resort Werfenweng is a retreat for the whole family and a starting point for discovery tours at the same time. With the mountain railroad you swing up to lofty heights, discover the Werfenweng high valley while hiking or awaken your own sporting ambitions on a mountain bike tour. Further highlights: the Eisriesenwelt Werfen is the largest ice cave in the world, Werfenweng's local mountain Bischling is considered a paradise for hang gliders – and those who crave culture can visit the Mozart city of Salzburg, just 40 minutes away. The mountain village is a pioneer for soft mobility and deceleration; exquisite regional cuisine and a wide range of wellness offers in the PURIA Spa round off the relaxing vacation. 

Travel Charme Bergresort Werfenweng****S
Weng 195-198, 5453 Werfenweng, Austria
Tel.: +43 6466 391 0
Web: travelcharme.com
Price: doubles inc. breakfast from €147 per night

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Fürstenhaus am Achensee

A dreamlike scenery stretches before the front door of the lovely hotel. © Travel Charme Fürstenhaus am Achensee

Lake Achensee is one of the most beautiful bodies of water in Tyrol. Directly on the shore is the Fürstenhaus am Achensee, the perfect location for relaxation and experience all year long. The summertime beckons with sailing excursions, kite surfing, swimming and stand-up paddling – the boards can be rented at the hotel. Hikers and bikers are drawn to the Rofan Mountains. At the hotel itself, the PURIA Spa provides a time-out with beauty treatments and massage services. The cuisine at the Fürstenhaus is locally influenced: The fish comes from the mountain lake, the cheese from alpine pastures, the natural yogurt from the farm around the corner, the bread from the organic baker at the other end of the shore. From the terrace you can enjoy an incomparable view of the mountains and the lake. 

Travel Charme Fürstenhaus am Achensee****S
Seepromenade 26, 6213 Pertisau am Achensee, Austria
Tel.: +43 5243 5442-0
Web: travelcharme.com
Price: doubles incl. breakfast with a minimum stay of two nights from €306 

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HOTEL WALDRAST

Light flooded rooms illuminate the natural idyll. © Helmuth Rier

Only 300 meters from the lively village center of Siusi and the gondola lift, the family-run hotel is located in the midst of a natural idyll that invites you to both be active and do nothing. Up to the summit or down on the ground? Experience the surroundings as you wish: at the 18-hole golf course of S. Vigilio di Siusi, which is only a five-minute drive away, guests of Waldrast will find a place for their individual tee-off in front of a spectacular mountain backdrop – and will also receive a 20 percent discount on their green fee. Perfect for those seeking peace and quiet, and enjoy wellness and the finest alpine-Mediterranean cuisine. 

Hotel Waldrast Dolomiti****
Hauensteinweg 25, 39040 Siusi, South Tyrol
Tel.: +39 0471 706117
Web: hotel-waldrast.com
Price: doubles incl. breakfast from €105 per person

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HOTEL MARLENA

The rooms' pared-down design lets the panoramic view do the talking. © Klaus Peterlin

It's the combination of a wide range of leisure activities, culinary highlights from the vital gourmet cuisine and relaxing hours at the exclusive beauty area Marlen, that makes a stay at this four-star superior resort so relaxing. Hiking and cycling tours, city and culture or the in-house Rotsand panoramic tennis court make sure there's never a dull moment. Golfers will love the Marlena, as host Hans Inderst is himself a golf pioneer and founder of the Gutshof Brandis golf course in Lana. Guests benefit from a range of exclusive services and discounts not only here, but on all "Golf in South Tyrol" courses. Ideal for golf enthusiasts of all handicaps who value warm, discreet hospitality. 

Park Hotel Reserve Marlena****S
Conveyor road 6, 39020 Marlengo, Italy
Tel.: +39 0473 222266
Web: marlena.it
Price: doubles incl. breakfast from € 260 per night

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DIE HOCHKÖNIGIN

First-class comfort in a warm atmosphere and an excellent culinary offer for the whole family make the four-star superior resort a supreme hideaway in the mountains. © Lorenz Masser

The Hochkönig is not only one of our favorite peaks in the province of Salzburg, it's also the backyard mountain of the four-star superior resort, where a vacation becomes a royal event. The house is well-known for its first-class comfort in cordial atmosphere with an excellent culinary offer for the whole family. Around the hotel, a wide range of activities in the midst of the mountains ensures a grand time: hiking trails for every taste and all skill levels, 20 tours for mountain or e-bikers – and one of the most beautiful golf courses in the country. The 18-hole golf course of the Urslautal Golf Club is nestled in the picturesque setting with panoramic views of the Hochkönig and its mighty secondary peaks. Only a few minutes away from the Hochkönigin, all handicaps can play on the green, even in bad weather: the in-house golf simulator or an indoor round with host Josef Hörl defy the weather gods. With the Golf Alpin Card you can also tee off with a 30 percent discount. 

THE HOCHKÖNIGIN Mountain Resort****S
Hochkönigstraße 27, 5761 Maria Alm, Austria
Tel.: +43 6584 7447
Web: hochkoenigin.com
Price: doubles incl. 3/4 board €145 per person

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Text: Karin Cerny, Katharina Florian and Michaela Hessenberger

This article appeared in the Falstaff TRAVEL issue Summer 2022.

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