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Secretariat Opening Hours

Our club secretariat is open every Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

You are welcome to send us your inquiries, reservations, gift orders, etc. via email outside of the secretariat opening hours. Emails will be promptly answered by our team. Please send your email to info@golfclub-achensee.at.

We wish everyone a wonderful winter season and look forward to seeing you again at GC Achensee!

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Martinigansl Tournament

Our course was adorned in its most beautiful autumn attire, and the over 100 tournament participants enjoyed a wonderful day of competition. In the evening, everyone was treated to exquisite culinary delights at ‘Das Rieser’ hotel, and the winners were celebrated in style.

We would like to express our gratitude to Gabi & Ernst Rieser and their team for organizing this successful tournament day and the delightful evening event. We are already looking forward to next year’s ‘Gansl’!

Tournament – winnerlist

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Construction works

Currently, a new drinking water fountain is being constructed on the connecting path between T1 and T2. The ongoing construction will not affect gameplay.

your GC Achensee-team.

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Tee recommendations

Tee Color Selection – The tee colors are only recommendations during the game.
White: Men with WHI up to 14.0
Yellow: Men with WHI from 14.1
Blue: Men with WHI 45 to 54

Blue: Women with WHI up to 14.0
Red: Women with WHI from 14.1

“Tournament Tees:
For all tournaments, always refer to the tournament announcement to determine which tees are played with which handicap.

Please pay attention to the notice board at Tee 1 for all the day’s course information.”

We wish a good game!

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Opening hours

Secretariat   8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Golf shop8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Restaurant8 a.m to 10 p.m.
Starting times5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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No-play zones – what to consider?

The opening of Holes 1 and 18 is another highlight and a sporting enhancement to our course.

In light of recent events, we would like to remind everyone that if your ball is in a penalty area or an area marked as a no-play zone (indicated by red stakes with green caps), such as the pond on Hole 18, you must take relief with a one-stroke penalty as per Rule 17.1d.

Furthermore, a new penalty area or no-play zone (indicated by blue stakes with green caps) has been established on Hole 6. If your ball is in one of these zones, you must take free relief or a free drop without penalty as per Rule 16.1f.1.

You can obtain a compact golf rules guide at the club secretary’s office.

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Leading Golf Courses

The Golf and Country Club Achensee is a member of ‘Leading Golf Courses,’ placing it among the premier golf facilities in Austria.

The ‘Leading Golf Courses’ is an Austrian innovation. It was established over 16 years ago as a quality community. Enjoying golf at the highest level is the aspiration and promise of the internationally leading premium brand ‘The Leading Golf Courses’.

Currently, more than 50 golf facilities in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland bear this quality seal. It certifies to member clubs that they provide their members and guests with the highest quality on and around the golf course. The stringent criteria for admission and continued membership of the member clubs are assessed through regular anonymous quality tests conducted six to nine times each year.

Further information to Leading Golf Courses: www.leadinggolf.at

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Golf Rule Change 2023

“Play the ball as it lies, play the course as you find it, and if you cannot do either, do what is fair. But to do what is fair, you must know the rules.”
The golf rules are typically revised and reissued on a regular cycle of four years. After the significant update in 2019, it is now time for another revision this year. While most changes primarily concern specific regulations, the most significant alteration has occurred in the general area rule. It is advisable to consult the official publications and announcements from golf governing bodies to obtain precise information about the new rule changes.

Golf Rules: Key Changes as of January 1, 2023.

1. Procedure for Relief Back on the Line

The updated golf rules state that the ball must be dropped on the line. The reference point for the relief area in all directions, including forward (up to one club-length), is now the spot on the ground where the dropped ball first touches. However, the original ball’s spot or the point of crossing into the penalty area still determines the distance to the hole. The ball must come to rest in the area of the course where it first touched the ground.

Image illustrating relief options in a yellow-marked penalty area

  • The ball is played from “1” and crosses into the boundary of the penalty area at “X”.
  • The player may go back to the spot from which the last stroke was played (stroke and distance penalty – Rule 14.6) – Point 1
  • Relief on the line back – Go back on the line and keep the point of crossing the ball with the penalty area on a line with the flagstick – Point 2

2. Ball at Rest Moved by Natural Forces after Relief
If the ball at rest, after taking relief, is moved by a gust of wind or gravity and comes to rest in another area of the course, the ball must be repositioned without penalty.

(also known as the “Rickie Fowler Rule” following his incident at the 2019 Phoenix Open)


3. Penalties in Stableford

Penalties related to clubs, starting times, and undue delay are to be applied on each hole (following the stroke play regulations). Previously, these penalties were deducted from the overall net score. A hole can never have fewer than zero points.


4. Indicating Handicap on the Scorecard
The committee is responsible for calculating handicap strokes and determining the net score based on them. However, it is still the player’s responsibility to inform the committee if their handicap was not calculated based on all played results.


5.Ball Substitution: 
The penalty for an unauthorized ball substitution has been reduced from two strokes to one stroke.


6. Replacement of Damaged Clubs
If a club is damaged during the round (except through abuse), it may be replaced, repaired, or continued to be used.


7. Changes for Players with Disabilities

The relevant adjustments for players with disabilities have now been incorporated into Rule 25. These adjustments automatically apply to all tournaments, including all rounds played.


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Wintertraining & Indoor Golf

For all tireless golfers, there is an opportunity to train at the golf simulator in Hotel Wiesenhof in Pertisau. Reservation can be made directly at the hotel.

Additionally, our two golf pros, Thomas Fankhauser and Steve Gröbner, each offer golf technique training at the simulator. For inquiries and registration, please contact the professionals directly:

Thomas Fankhauser +43 650 6888662,   Email: thomas.fankhauser@pgaofaustria.at
or
Steve Gröbner              +43 664 4602061,   Email: office@stevegroebner.com

Wishing you a successful training session!

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Revision to Rules

Since January iPhones and other smart phones are allowed as distance-measuring devices in competition if the following conditions apply: the use of the device as a distance-measuring application must be allowed by local rule, provided it is not to access information that, if used, would cause the player to be in breach of the rules, such as club recommendation features.

 

 

 

 

 

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Important competition rule

The five-minute rule is now valid for every competition without being established by the Committee. If the player arrives at his starting point, ready to play, within five minutes after his starting time, the penalty for failure to start on time is loss of the first hole in match play or two strokes at the first hole in stroke play. Otherwise, the penalty for breach of this rule is disqualification. (Rule 6-3).