In 2009, nineteen years after Golfclub Lauterbach was formed, the club’s course was renovated to keep pace with the modern game. Set within a 250-acre property in the Vogelsberg region, this lovely layout’s now fit for purpose in the modern era.
Designed by Michael Pinner, former architect at Nicklaus Design, the Golf-Park Winnerod course is set out on rather hilly terrain to the north of Frankfurt, with terrific views of the surrounding woodland landscapes of Taunus and Vogelsberg.
Located less than half an hour’s drive north of Frankfurt city centre, the 18-hole layout at Bad Vilbeler Golfclub Lindenhof ends somewhat unusually with a par three hole which plays across water to a peninsula green in front of the clubhouse.
The Donald Harradine-designed Sonnenalp course at the Golf Resort Sonnenalp-Oberallgäu lies at one of the most southerly points on the map of Germany, close to the Austrian border, so expect to ski here rather than golf during the winter months.
The Waldsee Golf-Resort operates next to the little town of Bad Waldsee in Baden-Württemberg’s Upper Swabia region. The New course was the second 18-hole layout to appear at the resort in 1997, measuring a healthy 6,415 metres with a par of 72.
Golf Club Nahetal operates a woodland course that’s laid out over undulating terrain, requiring golfers to play a few blind shots during their round here. Fairways are also rather narrow in places so you could say it’s a bit of a tough track.
A modern design from Christoph Städler, the golf complex at Mainzer Golfclub offers a variety of golfing options, including an 18-hole layout, a 6-hole short course, a floodlit, double-sided driving range and a practice area with six greens.
Although it features one of the longest holes in the country (the 569-metre 9th), the Golf Club Wiesensee course measures a modest 5,917 metres in total so, despite the gargantuan par five hole at the end of the front nine, it’s by no means a long slog.
In 1979 Bernhard von Limburger designed his last course near Wiesbaden for the Golf Club Main-Taunus. At this point he had worked on more than a third of all German courses in existence.
Situated close to the German border with Luxembourg, the course at the Bitburger Land golf resort is a hilly parkland layout that first opened its doors for play in 1994.