A Bernard von Limburger design from the early 1960s, the 18-hole layout at Golfclub Hamburg-Walddörfer was renovated by Christoph Städler in 2015/16, with the architect clearing trees, rebuilding bunkers and altering all the greens during the course upgrade.
Christoph Städler was kind enough to supply this exclusive quote about the recent course renovation:
With the exception of the fairway turf, it was a complete redesign/renovation of the golf course. All green complexes were redesigned, a few of them in locations with better sunlight access, and the same applies to the tee sets.
All bunkers were rebuilt and given more attractive shapes, many of them repositioned, in particular the fairway bunkers, in order to be replaced to locations where they influence the strategy of the better players.
One hole, the par three 10th, is completely new, avoiding the safety issues of the former one and aesthetically much nicer.
Three lakes were newly built or significantly enlarged, not just for improved strategy, but also for better appeal. The lake at the new 10th hole is also serving as an additional water reservoir.
The irrigation system was also renewed completely.
Last, but not least, a lot of inferior trees and bushes were taken away for better sunlight access and ventilation, thus improving the fairness of play and, even more important, the parkland character of a golf course which had been compromised by the underbrush growth.