Colony Club Gutenhof is located a mere 10 kilometres to the south of Vienna and with two 18-hole courses to choose from – East and West – this was Austria’s first club able to boast a full 36-hole facility.
The West course is widely considered to be the better of the two layouts. Both layouts opened for play in 1989 and were designed by Kurt Rossknecht and Hans Erhardt.
Both layouts are traditional parkland courses, which measure slightly more than 6,400 metres with par set at 73. Ryder Cup Captain Sam Torrance was enthusiastic about the Colony Club: "These two traditional parkland courses certainly belong amongst Europe’s best, as well as the signature holes, the course has an abundance of memorable holes."
The Colony Club has already played host to several international championships including the Austrian open in 1993 and the Austrian Ladies Open in 1996 and the club continues to grow in stature.