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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Köln 13/05/2014

1st West Germany - Best in Area 7th 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

16th South West Germany - Best in Area 62nd 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 17th 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

10th 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

8th Belgium 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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Eichenheim 04/03/2014

9th Austria Ranking
I'm afraid I'll have to voice a dissenting opinion. And I don't do this lightly, since this course has garnered praise from everywhere, was designed by a renowned archite...

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Seefeld-Wildmoos 04/03/2014

19th Austria Ranking
Seefeld-Wildmoos was Donald Harradine's favorite course and the 9th, a par 3 with a vertical drop of 60 meters, was his favorite hole. I'm not too sure about the latter s...

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Taunus-Weilrod 03/02/2014

4th South West Germany - Best in Area 15th Germany Ranking
The Taunus region may not be a full-fledged mountain range, but it certainly is hilly enough to satisfy even the hardiest of thrill-seekers in golf. Take a look at the en...

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Wendelinus (A & C) 28/01/2014

1st South West Germany - Best in Area 9th Germany Ranking
This is not your father's golf course. Traditionalists may disapprove of the boisterous game performed here, but to me it's brilliant fun and why shouldn't there be diffe...

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Jakobsberg 21/01/2014

2nd South West Germany - Best in Area 10th Germany Ranking
The club sports a quote on its homepage that says something to the effect of "it's hard to describe the extraordinary, but easy to recognize it." That, in a nutshell, is...

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Frankfurter 15/01/2014

9th South West Germany - Best in Area 36th Germany Ranking
The course is routed through a densely forested area, which used to be outside the city, but nowadays is located fairly centrally in Frankfurt due to urban growth. As a c...

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St Dionys 03/01/2014

5th North West Germany - Best in Area 12th Germany Ranking
In my mind this is the second best heathland course in Germany after Hamburger Golf Club Falkenstein. Not that we have so many that it makes much sense ranking them, but...

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