Hartl Golf Resort Bad Griesbach
Germany, Bavaria, Niederbayern, Bad Griesbach
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Amidst the green farmlands and rolling hills of Lower Bavaria, between Munich and the Austrian border, the charming spa town of Bad Griesbach is the setting for Hartl Resort, Europe's largest golf and spa resort. This Bavarian golf Mecca boasts no less than five championship golf courses, three of them designed by Masters winner and Ryder Cup captain Bernhard Langer and two by reputed German architect Kurt Rossknecht. Accommodation does not trail behind, with three luxury hotels, all featuring their own thermal facilities, and four charming golf lodges situated right on the fairways.
The ideal way of spending a week holiday at Hartl Resort would be to play on a different course for six days and take a rest at the spa on the seventh day! Of the resort's five 18-hole regulation courses, two were designed by Kurt Rossknecht and three by Bernhard Langer. These championship layouts are completed by three nine holers, a six hole course for newcomers without playing licence, and a special fun course for kids.
A special mention should be made to the Golfodrom®, Hartl Resort’s huge practice centre featuring state-of-the-art teaching and practice facilities. These include the main building, hosting the reservation centre, large proshop and huge 18-hole indoor putting green, and outdoor, the spectacular Golfodrom® 300 metre diameter circular practice, a giant 72-hole putting green and a golf academy. Hartl Resort is indeed a true golf and wellness paradise!
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• Maximilian Hotel
5 Star Hotel - 229 Rooms & Suites - Dining & Spa facilities
Hotel Maximilian is Hartl Life Resort's flagship hotel. The five-star hotel is not only known for its laid-back atmosphere, its creative cooking and a lively bar, but also for its beautiful Mediterranean architecture and health facilities. A feature of the Maximilian is the Bad Griesbach Ayurveda Centre. The medicine from India, with its gentle effects, is especially recommended for stress, exhaustion and for chronic pain. Particularly popular with golfers, the Maximilian was nominated "Best Golfhotel 2002" by Germany's Golf Journal.
The Maximilian Stuben table d'hote restaurant offers a choice of theme buffets as well as health and Ayurveda menu for guests following a treatment at the spa. Meals are served al fresco on the terrace in summer and there is also a separate dining room for kids. For gourmet fare, the Ferrara a la carte restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine accompanied by an extensive wine list. The 19th Hole hotel bar is the place for Apres-Golf, the Happy Hour or a nightcap with live music.
Maximilian Therme Wellness & Health Centre features an indoor thermal pool and an outdoor sport pool with fresh water, a sauna landscape with aromatic steam baths and a fitness studio with qualified instructors. The Aktivita Fitness (Active Life Care) and Ayurveda Vital Centre offers natural health and body treatments, backed by Gaby Hartl Resort's cosmetics. There is also a Medical Centre with ortho Dynamic and Physiotherapy treatments.
• König Ludwig Hotel
5 Star Hotel - 183 Rooms & Suites - Dining & Spa facilities
Konig Ludwig is the resort "Grand Lady". This chalet-style hotel is named after the King of Bavaria Ludwig II, famous for his extravagant lifestyle and fairy-tale castles built in the Bavarian Alps. The King Ludwig offers wellness and medical facilities as well as first class dining and accommodation. The hotel is ranked amongst Germany's Ten Favourite 5 Star Hotel and was nominated as Bavaria Favourite Wellness Hotel 2001/2002.
Accommodation comprises 200 rooms and suites, all with a writing desk, furnished flower bedeck balcony and lavish bathrooms. Junior Suites come with a lounge area and stereo system and Gallery Suites with duplex accommodation, en-suite bathroom, lounge area and stereo system. The 100 square metres Grande Suites are the epitome of luxury and come with lounge, two sleeping rooms with dressing closet and en-suite bathroom, winter garden, sauna, video recorder and Dolby-Surround stereo system.
For dining, the three traditional Bavarian "Stube" Konig Ludwig, Rottalstube and Kachelofen offer regional and international fare prepared with only freshest ingredients and attractively presented. A favourite amongst guest at the resort, Zum Heurigen is a traditional and cheerful Austrian wine bar serving culinary specialities from the neighbouring country, accompanied by an extensive list of the best vines from the reputed Austrian vineyards. The new Alois Stuben a la carte restaurant was named after Alois Hartl, founder of the resort an elected Best Hotelier of the Year in 1999. For drinks, aperitifs and night caps, there is also a Hotel & Lobby Bar with a cigar cellar.
"Sanus per Aquam", the Latin for "health through water", is the motto at King Ludwig's Health & Spa Centre. Covering and area of 3000 square metres, the centre includes a Spa Landscape with four indoor and outdoor thermal swimming pools, pool bar and solarium, as well as a Sauna Landscape with Grotto, sanarium, Finish sauna, Roman steambath and whirlpool. These facilities are complemented by a Vital Centre with Active Sport Therapy, mud applications, massages and body and beauty treatments provided with Gaby Hartl Resort's Cosmetics.
• Fürstenhof Hotel
4S Star Hotel - 148 Rooms & Suites - Dining & Spa facilities
Furstenhof enjoys the most beautiful view over the Rott Valley at the resort. This luxury four star hotel, perched on top of a hill specialises in anti-aging medical therapy. The name "Furstenhof" means "Prince House", aptly defining the accommodation and amenities at this lavish hotel. Although the hotel is contemporary, the atmosphere throughout is typical Bavarian. Accommodation comprises 148 rooms, duplex and suites, stylishly decorated in cool shades and lavishly furnished. Guestrooms have flowered bedecked balconies overlooking the pool and the gardens, with the the rolling hills of Bavaria's lush countryside in the background.
The Furstenstube "Prince Room" is a stylish a la carte restaurant offering a choice of fresh fish and lobster specialities, both from the sea and the river. Table d'hote dining is served in one of the six atmospheric Stuberl, traditional dining rooms, offering regional cuisine and international specialities.
The 3000 square meters of the Furstentherme Spa are another "princely feature" of the Furstenhof. This state-of-the-art spa facility include several indoor and outdoor pools fed with thermal water, as well as an extensive Sauna Landscape. Spa treatments are complemented by the famous Kneipp therapy and a Beauty Farm with Gaby Hartl Resort Cosmetics. In Furstenhof's anti-aging centre, with the help of the latest technology, the factors that influence the aging process are ascertained in five steps and a program is developed to determine how the biological clock can be slow down.
• Uttlau Golf Estate
400 years old Bavarian farmstead - 29 Rooms - Dining facilities
Uttlau is an atmospheric inn set in a 400 years old traditional Bavarian farmstead. Surrounded by an idyllic landscape, this 29 room only hotel with flower bedeck balconies spreads around a charming inner courtyard. Guestrooms are comfortably furnished in rustic style and overlook the inner courtyard or the fairways. The Gaststuberl traditional "Guestroom" has a typical Bavarian atmosphere and serves hearty local fare. In season, meals are also served al fresco in the inner courtyard and barbecue are organised. Facilities at the hotel also include a sauna and a kindergarten.
Although not as luxurious as the other Hartl's properties at Bad Griesbach Therme, Uttlau will appeal to discerning golfers for its location, traditional atmosphere and historical surroundings, giving travellers a true taste of Bavarian lifestyle. Guests at Gutshof Uttlau can access Hartl Life Resort other properties' spa facilities or the Wohlfuhl Therme public facility at Bad Griesbach, a short distance away.
• Sagmühle Golf Estate
Traditional inn - 22 Rooms - Award winning restaurant
Sagmuhle is a charming, 22 room only golf retreat with an award winning restaurant. All rooms are comfortably furnished and several have a balcony overlooking the golf course. For dining, guests can choose between the lively Golfstuberl, acting as the clubhouse restaurant, the terrace overlooking the 18th hole, and the reputed a la carte Sonne Restaurant, distinguished with one Toque by the Gault Millau Gourmet guide and ranked amongst Germany's Top 6 Golf Restaurants.
Although not as luxurious as the other Hartl's properties at Bad Griesbach Therme, Sagmuhle will appeal to golfers for its location right on the fairways and casual club atmosphere. Guests at Gutshof Sagmuhle can access Hartl Life Resort other properties' spa facilities or the Wohlfuhl Therme public facility at Bad Griesbach, a short distance away.
• Brunnwies Golf Estate
Wooden chalet on Brunnwies golf course - 41 Junior & Senior Suites - Dining facilities
• Penning Golf Estate
Traditional-style modern estate between the Beckenbauer and Mercedes-Benz golf courses
Restaurant and Beer Garden - Outdoor swimming pool
Bad Griesbach thermal waters spring from depths of 497, 878 and 1,522 metres and are naturally warmed to temperatures of 30, 38 or 60 °C. They are indicated for rheuma, post surgery or injury rehabilitation and against osteoporosis.
• Maximilian Hotel
Medical Centre, indoor thermal and outdoor sport pool, sauna landscape and fitness studio
• König Ludwig Hotel
Own thermal springs with spa, sauna landscape and spa therapies
• Fürstenthof Hotel
Own thermal springs with spa, sauna landscape and spa therapies
• Gaby Hartl Health & Beauty Resort
Beauty and health therapies. Gaby Hartl high-quality cosmetic line. Treatments offered at the 3 hotels
• Therme Bad Griesbach
Public spa facilities. 1,600 sq.m. total wet area and 13 individual pools
Hartl Golf Courses
• Brunnwies Golf Course
Bernhard Langer (1996) 18 holes - 6.029 m./6,596 yds - Par 70 - SSS 69,6 - Slope 120
Laid out through the rolling hills of the Bavarian countryside, Brunnwies is a steep course indeed, although the excellence of Bernhard Langer’s design will somewhat take the attention of players off the natural surroundings. The architect took special care of contouring the terrain from tee to green, outstandingly shaping and defining the holes, which will linger in the player memory for long.
• Beckenbauer Golf Course
Bernhard Langer (2002) 18 holes - 5.987 m./ 6,550 yds - Par 72
German football legend Frank Beckenbauer and German golf legend Bernhard Langer are behind Bad Griesbach latest jewel in its golfing crown. Inaugurated in May 2002, this course is a championship and challenging layout with rolling fairways stretching in the Rottal valley with plenty of water hazards.
• Mercedes-Benz Golf Course
Bernhard Langer (2003) 18 holes
The Mercedes course is the result of the partnership between the famous German car manufacturer and Hartl Golf Resort Bad Griesbach. The design of the layout was entrusted to German world class player and two times Masters champion Bernhard Langer, who will have designed no less than three courses at Bad Griesbach.
• Uttlau Golf Course
Kurt Rossknecht (1989) 18 holes - 5.884 m./6,437 yds - Par 82 - SSS 71,0 - Slope 124
Open course laid out through the hills of the Bavarian countryside. Buggies are recommended for lesser fit players.
• Axel Lange Generali Golf Course
Kurt Rossknecht (1989) 18 holes - 5.731 m./6,270 yds - Par 71 - SSS 70,4 . Slope 130
Open course laid out through the hills of the Bavarian countryside with splendid panoramic views. The signature hole is the ninth, climbing a hill with a slope of 48 metres and considered as one of the 10 most beautiful hole in Germany. Buggies are recommended for lesser fit players.
HARTL GOLF TUTION
27 holes: Engled Course (Par 30) + Jagl Course (Par 27) + Pfeiffer Course (Par 27)
Putting Greens (18-hole indoor + 72-hole outdoor), Chipping Green, Driving Range (21 heated + 109 covered + 200 grassed tees)
The Golfodrom is the largest practice centre in Germany and the world’s biggest golf Academy, both complemented by a 27 hole golf course. Golfodrom Practice comprises a large driving range with 109 bays, 21 of them heated for winter play, a 27 hole indoor putting green and a 72 hole outdoor putting green covering an extension of 4000 square metres.
• Golf Academy
36 Golf Pros (at the Golfodrom®)
The Golf Academy is the largest in the world and has no less than 37 PGA pros teaching both professional players, expert golfers and complete beginners. Tuition is done both in group or individually, using the UGLS (Universal Golf Learning System) learning method. Teaching is backed by a team of Physiotherapist specialised in golf injuries and mechanics.
• Engled, Jagl & Pfeiffer Courses
3 Nine hole courses (par 3 & 4)
The perfect complement to the Golf Academy, Golfodrom’s twenty seven holes are formed by the three nines Engled (par 3/4 holes), Jagl (par 3 holes) and Pfeiffer (par 3 holes).
• Chervò Junior Golf Course
Six hole par 3 course for kids
• Hacker's Field
Six hole fun course for newcomers
Munich - Salzburg Golf
Although you golf till you drop at Hart'l, your gateway to the resort will be the historic towns of Munich (Germnay) or Salzburg (Austria), both some 60 miles away. Aside their rich heritage, these also have an outstanding golf offer.
• Munich Golf
The Greater Munich metropolitan area has over 25 golf clubs within an hour drive from Maximilianstrasse. Munich flagship and Bavaria's oldest club is the Munchener Golf Club, founded in 1910. Further leading facilities include Kurt Rossknecht's three layouts at Munchen Nord Eichenried, venue of the BMW International Open 2002, and Schloss Egmating and Gut Thailing, both east of the city. The area biggest facility is the Munich Eschenried Golf Centre, with two championship courses, a nine hole Academy course and a new eighteen hole due to opened in 2003. These facilities are complemented by several courses in the "Five Lakes District", a short drive south of Munich. Foremost courses in this area are the vintage lakeside Feldafing, founded in 1926, and Donald Harradine's championship venues at Beuerberg and St. Eurach, all distributed around Lake Starnberg.
Clubs around Munich tend to be crowded during weekends and advanced booking is strongly recommended, when not alltogether restricted to members. They will also require foreign visitors a proof of club membership and handicap certificate. The golf season in the region usually runs from mid-April to mid-November, although play on winter greens is usually available at most locations. Munich is also the annual venue of the famous "Golf Europe Munich" International Trade Fair for Golf
• Salzburg Golf
There are several excellent golf courses around Salzburg. Eugendorf is a championship layout managed by Salzburg Golf Club, who also run two further courses at different locations: the romantic nine holler at Schloss Fuschl, on Lake Fuschl, and the Rif Training Centre at Hallein, south of the city. But Salzburg's foremost course is Jack Nicklaus first design in Europe at Gut Altentann. Ranked repeatedly as one of the two best golf courses in Austria and amongst the finest clubs in Europe, Gut Altentann has been the venue of the Austrian PGA Open on two occasions.
There are also two outstanding nine hollers in the region. Salzburg Klessheim Golf & Country Club is a singular layout right at the outskirts of the city. This layout built in 1955 was completely revamped by Robert Trent Jones Junior in 2000. Meandering though avenues of ancient trees on the stately grounds of Klessheim Castle, this course is a real test of accuracy for players. The club has tennis courts and a swimming pool, while the adjacent baroque Klessheim Castle, once the gathering place of the Habsburgs, now hosts the Salzburg Casino and Congress Centre. Also built in 1955, but in neighbouring Germany, Berchtesgaden Golf Club enjoys a unique alpine setting near the romantic lake Konigsee and, at 1.000 meters, it is Germany's highest course.
Bad Briesbach & Lower Bavaria
Since the early 1970's, when the first thermal springs began to bubble up in the broad valley of the river Rott, the small city of Griesbach in Lower Bavaria changed its name to "Bad Griesbach" and become one of the most innovative spas in Germany. And when the first meadows were turned into rich golf greens and the picturesque landscape modelled with ponds and bunkers at the end of the 1980's, Bad Griesbach was on its way to becoming the top golf resort in Europe. Surging from deep under the earth at temperatures ranging from 30 to 60 degrees Celsius, the thermal waters of Bad Griesbach are indicated for rheuma, post surgery or injury rehabilitation and against osteoporosis.
Bad Griesbach is located at the heart of the lush countryside of Lower Bavaria, close to the Austria and the ancient border town of Passau, chosen by famous 19th century naturalist Alexander von Humbold as one of the seven most beautiful cities in the world. Right on the Austrian border at the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers, this millennium city was considerably enlarged by the prince-bishops of Passau, who made it their residence and capital of the largest Danubian diocese. The wonderful Baroque buildings that dominate the city were built after the great fire of 1662. Landmarks include the citadel, with a wonderful view of the Old Town and confluence of the three rivers, and the confluence itself Dreiflusseck, literally meaning "3 river corner".
Sightseeing is best enjoy taking a river cruise. Passau is a regular stop of Danube cruises sailing from upstream Regensburg to the downstream Austrian cities of Linz and Vienna and further down to Budapest (Hungary). The city also lies on the scenic "Route of Kings and Emperors", an historic commuter road with the Habsburg monarchs residing in Vienna, being crowned in Frankfurt and overseeing the Diet (Parliament) in Regensburg.
Address & Contact
94086 Bad Griesbach im Rottal
Bad Griesbach thermal resort, Lower Bavaria (Southern Germany)
Munich F.J. Strauss Airport (MUC) 120 km.
Salzburg W.A. Mozart Airport (SZG) Austria, 100 km.
Hotels: All year
Golf Course: March through October
Golfodrom® & Golf Academy: All year
Moderate/Continental, with cold winters and warm summers