Lake Achen

Golfing on Lake Achen

The Achensee GC is not just the oldest golf course in Tyrol (opened in 1934), but also one of the best-known and most beautiful 18-hole golf courses in the Tyrolean Alps. The flat golf facility begins in the village and takes golfers into a nature paradise of mountain pastures and old forests – with views of the near Karwendel mountains.

The golf region around Lake Achen (German: Achensee) has much to offer. Its wonderful combination of golf, lake and mountains makes for heavenly golfing vacations. With a length of 10 km, Lake Achen is the largest swimming lake in Tyrol – and its water is pure enough to drink. You can go sailing or surfing or you can take a cruise on the lake to admire the play of colours on the crystal clear water. The Karwendel and Rofan mountains provide a picturesque scenery for the region’s two golf courses and also form one of the largest and most important natural reserves for ibex, chamois, marmots, golden eagles and many other rare animals and plants. This landscape of pristine mountains and valleys extends over 920 km², all the way to Bavaria, and offers visitors a unique enjoyment of nature on more than 100 Alpine pastures.

The second golf facility in the region, the 9-hole golf course Alpengolf in Achenkirch, is located on the other side of the lake and is perfect for a round of golf while your kids explore the Lake Achen Adventure Park or the Atoll Achensee spa.

If you have been a little too ambitious on the region’s two golf courses, we recommend trying the unique Tiroler Steinöl® (shale oil). It is extracted from oil shale mined 1500 metres above Lake Achen and contains active ingredients derived from prehistoric sea creatures and plants. The oil is a traditional elixir for aching joints and muscles. At our golf hotel on Lake Achen you can test and purchase several Tiroler Steinöl® products.


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Facts why you should decide for a golf vacation at the Lake Achen

and why the Lake Achen region is worth a golf vacation

A wonderful golfing vacation is not just about beautiful golf courses and great golf resorts. It’s the “little things” that can make all the difference. Below you will find a list of further criteria to help you make your decision. Is there anything else you require for a blissful golfing vacation?


Shipping on Lake Achen

Take a cruise on Lake Achen!

A flexible way to explore Lake Achen and all the beautiful places on its shores is by purchasing a day ticket for a lake cruise, allowing you to hop off and hop back on as often as you like.


Atoll Achensee

6500 m² of spa, sports and splish-splashing fun with a bathing area for children, the playing and adventure ship “St. Benedict”, an adventure park and playground, a pool with a panoramic view, a penthouse spa, a bouldering gym, etc.

The heart of the facility is its rooftop infinity pool, which offers a fantastic view. On rainy days, the Atoll is like a ray of sunshine!


Adlerhorst observation deck with Airrofan Skyglider

Breathtaking views and a flying adventure that takes brave passengers down 600 metres at 80 km/h

It’s all about views and adrenaline! The Adlerweg, an award-winning long-distance hiking trail in Tyrol, boasts two new attractions on Lake Achen: The Airrofan Skyglider and the 360° observation platform on the Gschöllkopf mountain.


Großer Ahornboden in the Karwendel mountains

Giant trees in a splendid mountain scenery

500 cattle graze between the maple trees in the heart of the Großer Ahornboden natural reserve, a gem of nature in the Karwendel mountains. The landscape here is spectacular. The maple trees are covered by rare kinds of moss that can otherwise be found only in China. The trees are home to endangered species of birds and bats. Walled in by ancient rocks that tell stories of tropical oceans and huge masses of ice, this place embodies the special, unique character of the Karwendel mountains in a nutshell.


Visit the cheese factory on the Engalm dairy farm!

Tyrol’s largest mountain pasture village at 1250 m above sea level

The cheese factory processes the milk from the Engalm dairy farm to make butter and cheese. In the mornings (until about 10 a.m.) you can watch the master cheesemaker as he makes the Enger Bergkäse mountain cheese.


Lake Achen Adventure Park

A high rope course in a Tyrolean forest

Outdoor adventures for visitors of all ages: high rope course, archery, tandem flying, canyoning, via ferrata, etc.
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