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80 SUMMERS KEEP YOUNG – No: I don’t even try to tell the whole story of 80 years of golf in Semmering. There was a publication put down five years ago.

 

More history than many other courses together – it's a traditional alpine course and the clubhouse is a legend

More history than many other courses together – it’s a traditional alpine course and the clubhouse is a legend

You can read the history in fast motion like this: In 1926, the southrail company (owner of the Semmering-Bahn) hired an English golf-architect, to design 9 holes round about the dairy farm of the southrail hotel, founded in 1882. Back then, Semmering was at the start of a career as summer resort par excellence. Luxury hotels like the Palace, Panhans and Southrail hotel (even the duke of Windsor was a regular there), with their tennis courts, pools (in Panhans there was even an alpine lido), saunas and golf courses, would have been able to keep up easily with modern wellness-palaces. I even dare to say: Wellness was invented in Semmering.

The village of Semmering itself used to be an artificial colony of hotels and mansions, and step by step, out of the demand in providing rooms for wondering visitors of the Semmering-Bahn and moneyed aristocracy, a summer resort was born. The golf course became member of the german golf association. “In former days it was used as cross-country ski trail and ski jump facility – the old ski jump was placed, where you nowadays find hole 7”, Fred Krenosz, oldest active member with knowledge even about the volplane tournaments, remembers. In 1931 the Austrian Golf Association was founded by GC Semmering, GC Wien, Country Club Lainz and Dellach. In 1933 the well known poster artist Hermann Kosel created the famous poster art – an inglorious interregnum of a poring deer -, which, apart from icons, always used to be the trademark of the club.

Fairways as acres
In the run of 80 years, lots of things happened: During the war, the course was set up as acre and grassland for livestock feed. Until the year of 1962, it was set back to the original course. After the sale of the hotel in 1973, the GC Semmering changed for a short time into golf and country club Semmering. In 1978 the old club was reactivated. After another selling of the, in the meantime, closed hotel in 1993, the course was taken over by the brothers Anton and Egon Presoly. (Their heirs are the actual owners) How many changes there might have been – the base is still the same as before.

The dairy farm is still centre of attention, well-hearted led by Cake-Queen Herta I (Weninger). Because this house is part of the protection of historical buildings and monuments scheme (if you take a close look at the gable, you will find some faded inscriptions of the southrail hotel), necessary amendments are not allowed to be done – unfortunately, but on the other hand, thank God for that. The order of the fairways was changed in comparison to the original course (the old first hole is now hole number five), but the hanging fairways with its blind pins stayed as they were, so Honorary Secretary Schilowsky: Now, the first tee, for example, lays closer to the Green (Security reasons, Green number 2 is too close) and a new pond eases the lack of water. If you are planning a visit to Semmering: Maybe you can meet up with Fred Krenosz. He knows a lot of anecdotes, like the one from the old Greenkeeper Anton, who was still mowing with a scythe – and you best listen to these stories after a round at a nice cup of coffee and a cake.

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Adresse:
Meiereistraße 3, 2680 Semmering-Kurort
Telefon:
+43 2664/81 54
Fax:
+43 2664/8154
Email:
gcsemmering@golf.at
Webseite:
www.gcsemmering.at
Präsident(in):
Dr. Christl Wolf
Manager(in):
Dr. Christl Wolf
Sekretariat:
Brigitte Bauer
Öffentlich:
nein
Loch:
9 Loch
Par:
62
Länge:
3352 m bis 3786 m
CR Gelb:
61,0
CR Rot:
61,2
Slope Gelb:
95
Slope Rot:
98

Übungsanlage
 
Beschreibung:

Ein Puttinggrün, ein Chippinggrün und eine Driving Range, abseits der Spielbahnen bieten Profis und Amateuren perfekte Trainingsmöglichkeiten.

Beheizte Range:
nein

Greenfee:
 
Art:
Tagesfee
Greenfee:
Mo–Do € 40,–
Fr–So, Fei € 50,–
Ermäßigungen:

Jugendliche bis 18 Jahre 50 %

Nur Rangefee:
€ 8,–

Amateur:
Harry Blaschek III
Schlagzahl/Jahr:
59 / 2013
Amateur:
Kurt Lechner
Schlagzahl/Jahr:
59 / 2013
Golfschule:
nein
Telefon:
+43 664/595 69 47
Headpro:

David Holloway
25 Min. € 25,–

Pro:

Golfschnuppern:
nein
Datenstand: 2016-05-11

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