Ulrich Mayring

My name is Ulrich Mayring, I am based in Germany and currently play off 12. Continental and sometimes non-continental Europe are my main stomping grounds and for this site I am performing the duty of German Correspondent. Essentially that means I need to play and review a lot of German courses and help with the rankings.

At http://gcescale.mayring.de I have described my guidelines for judging the quality of a golf course. For me the leaders in their respective countries turned out to be Cruden Bay, St Enodoc, Ballybunion Old, Kennemer, Hamburger Falkenstein, Acquasanta, Hardelot Les Pins and Seefeld-Wildmoos. True, these are all classic courses, but I also applaud the modern efforts at Belle Dune, Föhr, Le Querce, Millstätter See, Cihelny, Gerre Losone and Harre Vig.

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Seddiner See (Süd) 25/07/2016

5th North East Germany - Best in Area 23rd Germany Ranking
If you like playing from sand, then this is your course. The Trent Jones philosophy of "hard par, easy bogey" is certainly operating here, but I wonder how many players f...

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Feldafing 03/06/2016

4th South East Germany - Best in Area 28th Germany Ranking
The six word abstract: great summer course for straight hitters. Generally, I'm not a fan of tree-lined courses. Sure, trees are nice and occasionally magnificent, but t...

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Schwanhof 27/05/2016

9th South East Germany - Best in Area 39th Germany Ranking
I enjoyed playing here. It's a classy place, but not aloof in any way. Sure, the clubhouse does serve some quite sophisticated food for a price and I saw a greenkeeper cu...

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Regensburg 27/05/2016

11th South East Germany - Best in Area 44th Germany Ranking
Let's start this review with the patio - it must be one of the most stylish 19th holes anywhere. None of the terrors that lurk out on the course are visible, in fact ever...

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Passeier Meran 16/03/2015

13th Northern Italy - Best in Area 30th Italy Ranking
I have played about 20 rounds on this course and never get tired of it. Its location in the Alps (even though it is at an altitude of only 650 metres) is magnificent. The...

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Gut Lärchenhof 15/10/2014

4th West Germany - Best in Area 20th Germany Ranking
Gut Lärchenhof is one of the most expensive courses in Germany and thus immaculate conditioning and a splendid clubhouse can be expected. However, the super casual mental...

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St Eurach 02/10/2014

7th South East Germany - Best in Area 33rd Germany Ranking
The location of this course is a mixed blessing. On one hand there's very little wrong with sitting close to Lake Starnberg and the Alps, on the other hand there's a lot...

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Beuerberg 02/10/2014

6th South East Germany - Best in Area 32nd Germany Ranking
This used to be Germany's No. 1 ranked course in the 1990s, when a member of the club was heading the rankings panel of various Golf magazines. The well-connected owner a...

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St Leon-Rot (St Leon) 25/08/2014

10th South West Germany - Best in Area 35th Germany Ranking
I suppose if you want a championship venue like the Belfry, then the late Dave Thomas could guarantee that. But to me the second take at St. Leon-Rot is somewhat less imp...

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St Leon-Rot (Rot) 25/08/2014

8th South West Germany - Best in Area 31st Germany Ranking
After the first hole I wondered whether I'd be in for a right snoozefest, but the second hole makes up for the slow start. A short par 4 (see picture), perhaps a bit too...

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Bad Münstereifel 05/08/2014

3rd West Germany - Best in Area 17th Germany Ranking
Be warned, this is not a "me too" course. It is loads of fun, but it will also brutalise you. I suppose you can go low here, if you play conservatively, but where is the...

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Altenhof 28/07/2014

7th North West Germany - Best in Area 21st Germany Ranking
I played here a couple of times, it is the best golf in the area, although history (and hickory) buffs will not want to miss charming Kitzeberg near Kiel (parts from 1902...

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Hubbelrath (East) 14/07/2014

1st West Germany - Best in Area 3rd Germany Ranking 44th Continental Europe Ranking
To me Hubbelrath was a revelation. Coming in I knew it was a prestigious course and probably the best in the area, but I didn't expect it to go beyond regional stardom. H...

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Köln 13/05/2014

2nd West Germany - Best in Area 10th Germany Ranking
Ok, to make this a 2nd tier Surrey course (which would be 1st tier Germany) we'd have to start by thinning out the broad-leafed trees except those on the perimeter of the...

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Hanau-Wilhelmsbad 28/04/2014

13th South West Germany - Best in Area 48th Germany Ranking
In my eyes this is the best of the high-profile championship courses in and around Frankfurt. It's a traditional club with modest traffic, an unhurried atmosphere and qua...

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Schloss Langenstein 24/04/2014

5th South West Germany - Best in Area 19th Germany Ranking
I wouldn't call this a parkland course as such, because there aren't many trees and certainly none that come into play, which I personally find very refreshing. The relat...

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Cihelny 17/03/2014

9th Czech Republic Ranking
Super fun! This is actually a very far cry from the typical "Hit and Run" job by a famous name in an underdeveloped country. The terrain at first appears to be not entire...

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Royal Fagnes 10/03/2014

4th Belgium Ranking 76th Continental Europe Ranking
The prototypical faded classic. I am talking about the town, as well as the thermal springs and the golf course. So in that sense there is harmony: what used to be great...

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