At 7,845 yards, the North course at GreenEagle is one of the longest courses anywhere, built to host professional tournaments and even the Ryder Cup. Besides the usual Tour styling, its defining element is the extremely undulated greens.
Norderney is one of seven populated Frisian Islands off the North Sea Coast and the 9-hole links course at Golfclub Norderney – configured with three par threes, three par fours and three par fives – dates back to 1927, when the club was founded.
There’s more than a touch of traditional Scottish or Irish links golf to be found on the 9-hole layout at Nordsee-Golfclub St. Peter-Ording. One of Germany’s most northerly golf courses, it’s situated less than 100 kilometres from the Danish border.
Situated near the city of Kiel, Golf-Club Kitzeberg is one of Germany’s oldest clubs. Nearly a hundred years passed before the club’s original 9-hole course was doubled in size – just in time to celebrate Kitzberg’s centennial at the start of the new millennium.
Fifty years after opening in 1964, the Bernhard von Limburger parkland layout at Golfclub Hamburg-Ahrensburg underwent a large-scale renovation by Christoph Städler, involving the renewal of tees and putting surfaces, along with a new island green at the par three 12th.
Laid out within a lush parkland setting to the southwest of Hamburg, the course at Golf-Club Buxtehude was renovated by David Krause in 2016, when the architect renewed putting surfaces, refurbished bunkers and updated the irrigation system.
The course at Artland Golfclub lies within a nature preserve in the Teutoburg Forest, where some of the holes resemble those found on a typical English-style parkland layout and others look like they’re replicas from a Scottish or Irish links.
The Göttingen course at the 36-hole Golf Resort Hardenberg was developed in two stages, with the front nine laid out by Donald Harradine in 1971 and the back nine following sixteen years later, with Hannover-based Wolfgang Siegmann completing the 18-hole design.
Set in extensive grounds, with an old manor house as a grand clubhouse, the three nines at Gut Kaden are named – in somewhat uninspiring fashion – A, B and C.
Formed in 1997 when an 18-hole layout was set within a 220-acre site on the east bank of the wandering River Ems, the course at Golfclub Emstal is a Tony Ristola design that’s characterised by large sandy waste areas on a number of its holes.