Configured as two returning nines within a compact 100-acre property in the grounds of the Oberzwieselau Castle, the course at Golfpark Oberzwieselau is the perfect example of how to squeeze a terrific golf track into a tight, landscaped parkland setting.
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.
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.
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.
The Balmer See-Hotel-Golf-Spa facility lies on the Pomeranian island of Usedom, overlooking the Achtrwasser lagoon, where the 18-hole Gelber and Blauer courses are complemented by the 9-hole Roter layout at an impressive 45-hole golf complex.
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.
Despite its Oberland location and close proximity to the Alpspitze, Zugspitze and Waxenstein mountains, the 18-hole course at Golfclub Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a mildly undulating, surprisingly walkable Alpine layout extending to 6,156 metres from the tips.
Situated an hour’s drive to the southeast of Munich, the course at Golfpark Gut Häusern is a Peter Harradine layout that hosted six editions of the Ladies German Open up until 2013 so its tournament pedigree tells you this is a test of golf.
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.
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.