212 GC St. Veit-Längsee [0]

STEP BY STEP – You can’t accuse the people of St. Veit of having rushed this golf course out of the ground. The first plans originated in the 1980s.

After 20 years of planning, the Golf Club has finally become reality

Aus Golfrevue 1/2008

These were recycled from the media at regular intervals. All castles in the air without any foundation. Now, just 20 years after the first wholehearted promises, there is no stepping back anymore: The 18-hole course, situated on a solar terrace above the Längsee, has become reality.

 

Mr. Gerhard Mock, mayor of  St. Veit is also happy about the finally finished course, who has taken this project personally over the target line – financing and sponsorship included. „If I have to take once again such a decision, I would rather go without it. It was clearly a more difficult task after all, than expected“, according to the mayor about many calamities in the course of the project engineering and planning. Above all, the UVP (environmental compatibility check),which intervenes strongly with the design of Wolfgang Haluschan (Austrogolf) and the general set-up, including club house and so forth, brings several deductions by itself: A par 3 at the beginning and the 18th  hole, which lies half a day trip away from the club house, are the coarsest „sins“, that had to be committed.

 

Also the ninth fairway (par 5) is just within viewing distance to the club house. Only a “Halfway Station” will have to keep the ball rolling there. The rest will be taken care of over the coming years (probably not by itself, but it will have to). The route is ideal – the gentle redesign is no disgrace: Remarkably small, only affectionately with mounds accented greens and partly (not only unpleasant for Slicer) hanging fairways, which, without collection area end into a final rough, will not be liked by some of the golfers. Finally, let’s start the game.

 

On the other hand: Now one has waited so long for a golf course – who wants to overrate such small things? Not us and neither all members of the club. And the golf club Saint Veit-Längsee has already more than 400 members, which proves, how desperately the project was expected in the region. Mock: „We are surprised about the popularity and we are pleased. The whole region shows positive attitude, as far as the golf course is concerned.” Back to the already mentioned Par 3, which opens the course. Unusually on the one hand, on the other hand, the Royal Lytham & Saint Anne starts with a Par 3 as well, which has several times been home of the British Open. The fact that this hole on the Jacques Leman’s golf course – this large-scale watch enterprise of St. Veit took over the sponsorship – was originally planned as a Par 4, which trained eyes quickly recognise: It is very rare, that you find fairway bunkers at a Par 3. Then the omnipresent rough follows – either high and cruel, or trimmed and friendly – for possible Slice hits: The tender hillside situation of the almost 500 metres long Par 5 – the Fairway tips away to the right – doesn’t make it any easier. The following situation on hole 3 could be pretty tough for short hitters: To start with, you need to cover a ditch from the tee before you find an uphill challenge towards the Green. However, that was it in regards to gradient and seclusion of the remaining course: The remaining 15 fairways  spread out compactly on the slopes above the Längsee. And if you look at the area from the bird’s-eye view, it absolutely reminds of a traditional “in-out-course according to Scottish model.

Until now, no real “Signature-Hole” has been established yet, but maybe hole 8 with the island green would be a candidate? Or maybe the excessively long uphill hole 13? Like many other holes is that one a real “Slice-Killer”. At most Rainer Mente will be glad about it. The farmer, who owns the land, where the golf course was set up, will probably soon be able to open up a “2nd hand ball” trade. The fifth tee and fairway lie shoulder to shoulder to his manor and small paddock.

At the end of the day, everybody is happy to have a chance to finally play golf in this region – including the mayor, who takes this opportunity to actively join the club’s community. “This springtime I will pass the licence of playing golf”, Gerhard Mock promises. We are going to check up on that. And that is a promise as well, Mr. Mayor!

 

Adresse:
Unterlatschach 25, 9313 Sankt Georgen am Längsee
Telefon:
+43 4213/41 41-30
Fax:
+43 4213/41 41-33
Email:
office@golfstveit.at
Webseite:
www.golfstveit.at
Präsident(in):
Meinhard Aicher
Manager(in):
Thomas Kogler
Sekretariat:
Beate Krische
Öffentlich:
ja
Loch:
18 Loch
Par:
72
Länge:
5325 m bis 6057 m
CR Gelb:
71,5
CR Rot:
72,8
Slope Gelb:
122
Slope Rot:
127

Übungsanlage
 
Beschreibung:

Driving Range, Putting-Green, Chipping-Green und Übungsbunker

Beheizte Range:
nein

Greenfee:
 
Art:
18-Loch-Fee
Greenfee:
Mo–So € 50,– (für anerkannte Clubs)
Mo–So € 75,– (für nicht anerkannte Clubs)
Ermäßigungen:

Jugendliche von 14 bis 18 Jahren € 22,–

Golfkarten:
Steiermark Golf Card Golf Alpin Card
Nur Rangefee:
€ 6,–

Amateur:
Gert Gattereder, Uli Paulsen, Johannes Steiner
Schlagzahl/Jahr:
69
Pro:
Lloyd Saltman
Schlagzahl/Jahr:
63
Golfschule:
ja
Telefon:
04213 414130
Email:
office@golfstveit.at
Headpro:

David Lever

Pro:

Nicole Gergely

Golfschnuppern:
ja
Datenstand: 2016-05-11

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