Golfing cognoscenti are beginning to talk about Austria’s great golf courses, set in breathtaking scenery and with an ideal summer climate for the game. Now golf holiday specialist Longshot Golf plans to bring Austria to a wider audience with the introduction of its first programme to the country, featuring Kitzbà¼hel, Zell am See and Kaprun and the Salzburgerland, between them offering a choice of 12 golf courses. These include the Jack Nicklaus-designed Altentann course, recently rated in continental Europe’s top 100.
The new Longshot Golf Austria programme is launched in the Spring 2004 edition of Backspin, the company’s newsletter that details special golf holiday offers and destination information to more than 40,000 UK golfers three times a year. Austrian packages are on offer from 1st May-31st October at three hotels for either three night short breaks or seven night holidays.
Explaining the move, which will also see Austria featuring on its website shortly, Sean Noble, Longshot Golf senior product manager, said, “There’s a great deal to recommend a golf break in Austria. Quite apart from the spectacular scenery and the class and location of top class courses within this, the climate is great for golf, reliably mild from May to October. There’s good tee-time availability and the green fees are low compared with those in southern Europe. In addition Austria is just a short flight time from a choice of three well-placed airports for regional clients – Birmingham, Southampton and Stansted.”
Three-night Austria breaks start from £309pp at the Wellness Hotel Schwarzer Adler in Kitzbà¼hel, including half board accommodation with return Fly-be flights from Southampton or Birmingham (seven nights from £469pp.)
Longshot Golf www.longshotgolf.co.uk