Snow Golf World Championship 2008

Older readers might remember my trip to the Snow Golf World Championship this January. Despite the not so good weather conditions, it was loads of fun. These days, the announcement for the 2008 event went out and the venue has been changed to Obertauern (Austria), one of the snow-richest places in Austria. Fairways and Whites should be in much better conditions than this year.

But the organisers Annabell and Christian Hölzl also modified the format. This year it was an individual competition, but 2008 will see a two player scramble format. The entry fee for a two man team is 500,00 € per team (plus tax), this will cover the tournament, participation in the players nihgt and champions nights parties. Travel and lodging go extra. You can sign up online for the event here.

Date: January 24-26, 2008

Venue: Obertauern, Salzburg, Austria

Play format: Two Person Scramble team valuation under Stableford Rules (9 holes). Two golfers form a team.

Player’s Field: max. 65 teams (130 amateurs)

SNOWGOLF arena “Gnadenalm”: The 9 hole Championship Course (Par 35) is built into the landscape around the “Gnadenalm”, creating a dreamlike snow-scape in Obertauern´s impressive mountain region. The snow fairways are prepared by snow machines, with out of bounds set by natural deep snow. The putting surfaces (“Whites”) are prepared by hand.


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