Continental Europe was one of the last markets Jack Nicklaus managed to crack, where Gut Altentann was his first commission. Nicklaus clearly wanted to make a good impression his first time out, so he lavished attention on what was already a fine site with rolling countryside, plenty of trees and a variety of terrains. Some of Nicklaus' early work has "sharp edges," but here, well into his design career, are gentle changes of elevation and subtle movement, allowing the course to blend somewhat with its surroundings. Soon after completion, the course attracted the first of its three Austrian Opens, though it is a little short for today's top pros - but a challenge the rest of us would like to tackle. The castle at the heart of this former nobleman's estate was destroyed by fire in 1680, and later replaced by a barn that has been transformed into an excellent clubhouse.