Pannónia Golf & Country Club is located twenty-five miles west of Budapest (around 35 minutes by car), on the outskirts of Alcsútdoboz village. In this rural idyll, Hans G. Erhardt collaborated with Doug Carrick to design one of the best golf courses in either architect’s portfolio. Interestingly, around the same time, these two designers also jointly fashioned Fontana, the Austrian Open venue near Vienna, Austria.
Open for play since 1996, Pannónia Golf is laid out in the style of an old country estate that winds its way through a sweeping valley landscape that is blessed with defined elevation changes where the often-present wind can dent the scorecard.
Water comes into play at eight holes but none more dramatically than the 129-metre 17th where an island green sits precariously below the teeing ground. Pannonia’s greensites are striking and invariably raised, strategically bunkered, large and well contoured, placing a premium on accurate approach play. The Lake around the 8th hole provides a great environment.
The clubhouse was designed by the prominent Hungarian architect of classicism Mihály Pollack. The elegant clubhouse with its imposing entrance provides the backdrop for the Porticus Restaurant and Golf Bistro providing a level of service and culinary delights for all the golfers, day trippers or holiday makers passing through. The Porticus restaurant is available for company and private functions.