The first nine holes of a golf course, with 27 holes as a final goal, were laid out in the Adige Valley north of Bolzano on land belonging to the municipality of Eppan . In the midst of the extensive South Tyrolean orchards, a course was created with a sense of pure nature in the monotonous and highly industrialized orchard landscape. The creation of numerous interconnected water areas makes the golf course particularly atypical for today’s region. In fact, in the past and before the highly developed agriculture with fruit plantations, the Adige Valley was a swamp-like terrain characterized by water and flooded areas. In this respect, the golf course gives back to the region some of its original character.