An outstanding 9 hole parkland course, completely unexpected in this region, where hair-raising mountain golf is the order of the day. Not that this place has no views or sits at low altitude - it is in the heart of the Dolomite mountains, but in a wide valley (Val Pusteria / Pustertal). And it does have its undulations and panorama tees, naturally, but all in a very well-balanced and restrained way.

The site is small (par 34), but the golf isn't by any means. Despite its lack of length it is neither a push-over, nor artificially difficult - it's just a great design with a very natural flow of fun and challenging holes. The shaping is first class (Brian Jorgensen and Dan Kain even get credit on the club's homepage), the greens are quick, but not over the top and there is an interesting facet to every single hole.

The only drawback is that the course is shockingly overwatered to the point of plugged balls in the fairway and dripping wet feet. Unfortunately "green" does not describe the maintenance practices, but apparently the members' expectations for the look in an extremely hot summer. This is a real shame and not state of the art - all the more regrettable that they are not doing this to a mediocre wanna-be championship track, but a really good layout. The rating has been reduced accordingly.

An extension to 18 holes is already planned, but the existing 9 stand on their own. There is nothing here that can't be seen anywhere else, but the parts fit together like a jigsaw puzzle and should delight the largest part of the golfing population.