The 27-hole golf complex at Ostee Golf Resort Wittenbeck sits close to the Baltic Sea coastline, just a couple of kilometres inland from the small seaside town of Kühlungsborn.
Designed by respected architect Christoph Städler, the 18-hole Eikhof course appeared in 2007, a decade after the 9-hole Höstigen layout first opened for play at the resort.
The course is laid out in a links style, with extensive bunkering and mounding, but half the holes also feature water hazards so there’s a distinct parkland feel to proceedings too.
In fact, there’s an eclectic mixture of design elements at play here, though the sandy soiled fairways play reasonably firm, offering plenty of strategic interest during a round on the Eikhof course.
This course is a real challenge for any decent golfer. The Course Eikhof is a mixture of parkland, inland links and open-country. Located on a hill overlooking the Baltic Sea, it requires every golfer a maximum of concentration and game strategy. The constant wind, which often blows strong here, makes the game a difficult task.
The often raised tee boxes and partially blind second shots require the ability to safely control its driver and irons. Especially the par5‘s are all very difficult to play and after a long drive you need a thoughtful layup to pitch into the green. If you don’t have the ability to control your mid irons very well, you will be brutally punished. Also the Par3's are difficult, because usually the wind affects the ball flight very much. The tight fairways with lots of sand traps and water hazards do not make the game easier. Outstanding are the holes 6-9 and 15-18. Christoph Städler designed a real test here, which is certainly one of the hardest courses in Germany. If you are in good shape and like to face challenges, you should definitely play the course, otherwise you should enjoy the view and not be frustrated by your score and the balls you’ve lost. This is certainly not a place for high-handicapper. Good players who can control a long drive and read difficult putting surfaces will enjoy the round and like this championchip course.