The Achental Golf: Creating living space with water

If you want to talk about water, you’ve come to the right place. There are plenty of them, totaling 30,000 square meters of ponds. The golf course of the Golf Resort Achental in Chiemgau/Germany does not draw its difficulties from extreme length – but rather from tricky greens and plenty of wet. It is an 18-hole course on formerly agricultural land, which documents how large-scale water areas can be created with comparatively little effort, which are ecologically valuable, playfully attractive and optically a pleasure.

“I am positively impressed in principle,” sums up Wolfgang Selbertinger from the lower nature conservation authority of the Traunstein district office after an on-site visit to the facility in August. He oversaw the construction of the golf course from the beginning until the opening in 2013. “The water surfaces have become connecting axes that run through the entire area.” Gunther Hardt, Biodiversity Officer of the German Golf Association , agrees: “Here you can really experience the Chiemgau as a golfer. Nature and golf come together here.”