Discgolf
on the Schmittenhöhe

Disc golf on the Schmittenhöhe

Exploring Zell’s landmark mountain on a playful hike

A hike that combines sports and play? It might sound unusual but the Schmitten has got it on its list of activities to do – in the form of disc golf. Hike from target to target through the breath-taking scenery of the Pinzgau. The regular stops for throwing your disc ensure fun and action for all ages. 

Disc golf – an exceptional Schmitten experience

As the name suggests: Like standard golf, disc golf is played on a green lawn. You also need to complete a number of holes with as few strokes – or in this case: throws – as possible. The target, however, is not an actual hole but a basket. And instead of golf balls, you throw a disc (resembling a frisbee) across the course. That’s where the name “disc golf” comes from. 

Be it golf or disc golf: Both require endurance, focus and patience! Sounds like a holiday activity your family would enjoy? Then go ahead and try it … 

The Disc golf course in Zell am See 

18 targets across a distance of 3.5 kilometres await you on the disc golf course up on the Schmitten. The downhill course promises fun, leisurely hiking and stunning panoramic views of Lake Zell and the surrounding mountains. You start at 1,850 metres above sea level at the Sonnkogel mountain station. From there, you play your way down – target by target – to the Sonnenalm at 1,400 metres. 

By the way: The length of the shortest hole from tee to pin is 30 metres and the longest one is 160 metres. The par is at 57. Find out how many throws you need … 

Various levels of difficulty for even more fun

You’re playing disc golf for the first time? Then the three easy targets are perfect for you! They let you “dunk” the disc and are located along the Easy Line of the course. Disc golf pros and aspiring pros can try their luck at the Pro Line with targets 2, 3 and 4. For reference: Stefan Bachleitner (Sumodrivers Weng) is the current record holder on the Schmitten with 49 throws. 

Here’s how much Disc golf on the Schmitten will cost you

You’ve got a valid cable car ticket? Great! It gives you access to the disc golf course for free. All you need is a frisbee. Disc golf discs are available against a deposit of EUR 10 per disc either at the info centre at the valley station of the Schmittenhöhebahn or at the mountain station of the Sonnkogelbahn. 

Schmitten disc golf: course map and basic rules 

You would like to get a better idea of the disc golf course up on the Schmittenhöhe? Discover the various stations along the action-packed hiking trail on our map. It also includes important information about the course and the basic rules of disc golf – for even more fun in Zell am See! 

Important: Don’t forget to bring sturdy footwear! You enter the Schmitten course at your own risk! 

Download Discgolf-map here!

 

Exciting alternatives for your summer in Zell am See

Disc golf doesn’t sound too appealing to you? Or you already know the course? No problem! Up on Zell’s landmark mountain, you have plenty of alternatives to choose from. Take off: either at the E-Motorcross Park or while paragliding over the unique mountain landscape. Young holiday guests will love Schmidolin’s Adventure World. 

Maybe a little less action-fuelled but still highly recommend: the special theme trails on the Schmittenhöhe. Herb Trail, High-Altitude Promenade, Mystical Forest or Sisi Trail – hike and explore the stunning mountain landscape!