Golf Club Eppan “The Blue Monster”
Eppan a.d. Weinstraße (BZ) • South Tyrol •
The Golf Club Eppan with its golf course “The Blue Monster” is located in the mild South Tyrolean Etschtal between the villages of Eppan, Andrian and Terlan on the South Tyrolean Wine Road. Redesigned in 2015, the golf course includes a 9-hole course and The Lodge Hotel golf hotel in the south of South Tyrol. Nine challenging golf holes on more than 10,000 square meters of perfect greens and many small lakes, surrounded by a dreamlike mountain scenery, inspire every golf lover.
The extremely flat topography and the relatively high water table were decisive factors in the planning work and the main reason for creating a course with plenty of water. The artificially created lakes also serve as a water reservoir for “The Blue Monster” golf course. A positive side effect of the many water areas is to make a significant contribution to the landscape and ecological enhancement. Furthermore, additional so-called extensive areas complement the golf course and result in a unique natural landscape.
A course with challenges for risk-taking professionals and at the same time a course with a safe sense of achievement for beginners, that makes the golf course “The Blue Monster” in Eppan attractive for everyone. Relatively wide fairways create pleasant “bailouts” so as not to overtax weaker golfers. With more risk-taking, success increases, but penalties can also be higher. This “risk-reward philosophy” is a core principle of the golf course in Eppan on the South Tyrolean Wine Route, in addition to the strategic creation of other obstacles such as bunkers and solitary trees. The choice of five different tee positions makes the golf course extremely flexible and therefore suitable for any level of play.