Despite the Nicklaus Design association being extremely prodigious in recent decades, the Golden Bear himself has not signed his name personally to many projects. Gut Altentann is one such signature creation, and since its inauguration in 1988, it has been firmly at the forefront of golf in Austria.
The reason Jack Nicklaus chose to take personal charge was probably that he was enchanted by the natural landscape indigenous to Altentann. The result is a course that is beautifully carved through the mature woodland of Mozart's homeland. From the championship markers, Gut Altentann can be stretched to 6,750 yards, which is not particularly long by modern standards. The quality of the design is such, however, that the course has been chosen to host the European Tour's Austrian Open.
Streams and ponds add to the overall aesthetic effect at Gut Altentann, which epitomises the joys of golf in beautiful Austria.