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ABSOLUTE TRACTION – The story about the GC Kamptal-Donauland, opening in 1995 in Lengenfeld close to Krems, needs to start with a flashback.

 

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Main character is Otmar Gschwantner, son of a farmer in Lengenfeld, who started off as factory worker and part-time farmer, continued as tennis and squash court operator, vintager and golf course owner and is still professing non-golfer. This CV shows straight away some of his remarkable qualities. Toughness: “I have always been a poor farmer’s son.” Feeling: When tennis developed, I started to build courts and indoor-tennis centres.” Courage: “All people from Lengenfeld have shaken their heads back then, thinking, that now he has lost it.” A real lunatic: “And then I was thinking, now I am going to build a golf course – even though I didn’t have a clue at all.” Vision: “I just bought pieces of land, which I needed for my golf course, because I knew: If I don’t make it, the lease is going to kill me.” Humbleness: “I thank God everyday” and Phantasy, dived through due to Gschwantner’s shoals in the early years.

LengenfeldNEU5With pressure of the bank he buys a discarded wagon from Wagon Lits, which he put, movie-like, straight in front of the club house (all we say, is: 48 tons of weight). Gschwantner uses this wagon as inventive 30-bed hostel. He organises wine-experience events, which made in drinking sessions the Stableford-Tournament possible. He leads his club restaurant as a sort of wine restaurant, which even impresses golfing, Asiatic diplomats. And with his and his family’s charm – they work as members of the management team – he thrills the life of the club and the tournaments in a sympathetic way, which seems in the era of “Teflon-tourism” almost distinct.

Fun instead of Stress
Yes: Some golfer definitely come to Lengenfeld just to hear Otmar Gschwantner laugh. (His laugh eases daily tensions like a foot reflexology) No: It is well worth going there, because of the golf course. Otmar Gschwantner is no golfer, but perhaps because of that fact he is honest enough to admit: Lengenfeld is no championship course and will never be one. But who wants, after paying the Green fee, fight 18 stakes, which can only be conquered a few days in a year? On the other side: This area definitely qualifies for some pleasurable rounds – nature designed many fairways already. You find space off the tee, almost only flat and escape-friendly bunkers, Greens big enough to hit them from far away and the Grass on the Green not too fast, so you do not despair with a cold putter.

Lengenfeld2001The new 18 holes fit very well to the existing ones. Obviously they are more modern, for example in regards to bigger tee boxes, (this is going to rub off on the old 18 holes, for example as far as drainage is concerned) but they are similar in character, because they have to: The new 18 holes don’t make a new course itself, but are mixed up with the old ones. That is why: Both courses – named Kamptal and Donauland – start and end comfortably at the club house. The designer of the extension, Peter Mayrhofer, has to be praised especially for 3 very successfully arranged corners. The first one (5/6/7/8 from Donauland course) stays in mind due to the prominent terrace within sight of the fire station (Otmar Gschwantner: “In the beginning, people were thinking that this will be the golf hotel.”).

The second one, which lays in direction of the airport Krems-Gneixendorf, (holes 12 and 13 of the Donauland course) distracts because of its marvellous view, being one floor on top of the rest of the course. And the third one was enhanced by Mayrhofer with a massive pond in the middle: Two Par 4 and a long downhill Par 5, which isn’t made for hydrophobics, surround the water hazard as holes 12/13/14 from the Kamptal course. This corner was overdue: When you were playing on the old 18 holes, the now used meadows were hanging like carrots in front of your nose and not just golfers were asking: “When will they build extra fairways here?” One word to the club house: The already existing one will be extended with a new building. Because the new one looks so different to the old one – made of wood and glass and partly built inside the slope – both will go together very well. The teamwork with architect Franz Gschwantner (not related) brings out another of Otmar Gschwantners positive qualities: With all his projects he showed a good feeling in regards to the correct partner (Is this the reason for him being Mayor of Lengenfeld with most preference votes of all candidates?)

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Adresse:
Am Golfplatz 1, 3552 Lengenfeld
Telefon:
+43 2719/87 10
Fax:
+43 2719/87 10-5
Email:
office@golflengenfeld.at
Webseite:
www.golflengenfeld.at
Präsident(in):
Dr. Wolfgang Teichtmeister
Manager(in):
Ali Kern, Petra Lackner-Gschwantner
Sekretariat:
Petra Lackner-Gschwantner, Regina Hieke, Andrea Postler
Platzname:
Kurs Kamptal
Öffentlich:
nein
Loch:
18 Loch
Par:
71
Länge:
5373 m bis 6023 m
CR Gelb:
71,6
CR Rot:
73,9
Slope Gelb:
129
Slope Rot:
122

Platzname:
Kurs Donauland
Öffentlich:
nein
Loch:
18 Loch
Par:
72
Länge:
5302 m bis 6051 m
CR Gelb:
71,3
CR Rot:
73,1
Slope Gelb:
122
Slope Rot:
124

Übungsanlage
 
Löcher:
6
Beschreibung:

6-Loch Kompaktanlage
Überdachte Driving Range mit Pitching & Chipping Area, Putting Green

Beheizte Range:
nein

Greenfee:
 
Art:
18-Loch-Fee
Greenfee:
Mo–Fr € 59,–
Sa, So, Fei € 69,–
Ermäßigungen:

Jugend und Studenten 50%

Golfkarten:
Heart of Golf
Nur Rangefee:
ab € 6,–

Golfschule:
ja
Name:
Golfschule Lengenfeld
Telefon:
+43 2719/87 10
Email:
office@golflengenfeld.at
Internet:
www.golflengenfeld.at
Headpro:

Petr Michalek, Thomas Hofstätter
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Datenstand: 2016-05-12

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