Golfclub Augsburg was inaugurated in 1959, when the club secured a 20-year lease on sixty-seven acres of the Westliche Wälder Nature Park from Prince Fugger-Babenhausen, allowing architect Bernhard von Limburger to carve the original 9-hole Burgwalden course through the heavily forested property.
Not long after Augsburg was formed, nobody paid much attention when a local 8-year-old lad named Langer from nearby Anhausen started caddying at the club but they certainly sat up and began to take notice when he started winning tournaments not long after turning professional in 1972.
A second nine followed in 1981 after another lease was negotiated to double the acreage assigned to golf, with Donald Harradine called in to map out the additional holes. Kurt Rossknecht then renovated the layout in the mid-1990s, revising the 13th and 14th holes and modifying seven of the original greens.
Today, this very pleasant parkland layout extends to a reasonable 6,018 metres from the back tees, with both returning loops of nine concluding with a par five. Interestingly, once the opening three par fours are finished, golfers never play the same par in succession at any of the remaining fifteen holes.
The Augsburg Golf Club is a beautiful course in hilly terrain. This leads to interesting, varied and exhausting holes with many slopes and blind shots. You can clearly see the two construction phases of the course on the greens: Bernhard von Limburger's greens are small, strongly undulated and very well defended and are very challenging to putt at a slightly higher green speed. Unfortunately, Donald Harradine's greens can't keep up with them. Although larger and equipped with more pin positions, but also with significantly less movement and less interesting defense, they correspond to the usual Harradine standard. Overall, the course is very narrow and the three holes through forest with less than 50m distance between the trees / penalty area / OB are on the verge of claustrophobia. Carefree teeing off with the driver is rather a rarity overall. The inglorious highlight is the 12, which has been rebuilt as a par 5 (the sixth!) recently. It's so narrow that you only hit a middle iron of the tee and lay up the second shot again with a middle iron. To make matters worse, an oak tree was planted in the fairway. Whatever the idea behind it, it didn't work. Angela Moser, who, as far as I know, is a member of Augsburg, should get out her "Dozer" and thin out the 12 a bit! The condition was excellent, both fairways and greens were very good. Very fast greens would hardly be puttable anyway due to the ondulations. Last tips for the round: An electric trolley is an advantage and don’t forget your mosquito spray