Germany
 
 

Germany is set deep in the heart of Europe and it has left its indelible historical mark. Synonymous with reliable cars, Weltschmerz, Black Forest gateaux, poolside beach towels and the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall. With exciting and vibrant cities such as Cologne and Munich, Germany has plenty to offer between its world-famous museums, perched up fairytale castles and mouth-watering culinary delights. 

The natural scenery is pretty impressive too with expansive beaches, rugged cliffs and lovely heather in the north, the mighty Bavarian Alps in the south, the Rhine Valley, a 40-mile long Unesco World Heritage site in the west and the birthplace of free climbing, the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, in the east. 

Much of the northern part of Germany has sandy soil, which is often protected from development, so only very few golf clubs have been able to build on those free draining sites. Instead, clay and trees dominate the German golf landscape and so the parkland style prevails. Towards the south the soil becomes heavier and, while the average architectural quality of the courses is comparable, the high end cannot hold a candle to the north. 

According to the German Golf Federation there are now 728 golf courses in the country serving almost 640,000 affiliated golfers (2014). Golf is growing slowly in Germany, but it is still growing – although there are concerns that the traditional club membership isn't part of that growth. The majority of clubs are semi-private, so we are confident that you can get a game in most places if you call in advance.

Our rankings of the Top 50 Golf Courses of Germany were last updated in January 2016. Click the link to read the story.

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Hamburger Falkenstein
Falkenstein is an attractive golf course, which is routed in all directions of the compass. The wooded location provides a genteel oasis to play golf, away from the hustle and bustle of Hamburg’s city centre.

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Budersand Sylt
The scale of the challenge at Budersand Sylt is set out at the very first hole on the fringe of the property, played downhill to a fairway that then veers left and up to a green with a sand hill to the right for protection...

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Winston (Links)
The Canadian architect David Krause certainly moved the earth to create the Winston Links course, which is set in a sandy landscape, and is described as an inland links.

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Sporting Club Berlin (Faldo)
There are golf holes to spare at the Sporting Club Berlin – 63 in total – but the centrepiece of this golf resort, which is situated in Bad Saarow next to the beautiful Lake Scharmützel, is the Nick Faldo course.

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Hubbelrath (East)
Hubbelrath Golf Club was founded in 1961 and it’s located a mere 10kms east of Düsseldorf City Centre on 90 hectares of heavily forested and rather hilly land.

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St Dionys
St Dionys Golf Club is a course for the ball-striker and this undulating moorland layout is set on the edge of the glorious Lüneburg Heath.

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Frankfurter
Frankfurter Golf Club was a once a regular German Open venue and this historical layout was designed by Harry Colt and John Morrison in the 1920s.

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Hardenberg (Niedersachsen)
The signature hole on the Niedersachsen course is the par three 11th and its island green complex is shaped like a boar’s head, exactly as depicted on the Hardenberg family crest.

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zur Vahr Bremen (Garlstedter Heide)
At the Club zur Vahr nestles one of Germany’s best courses. Carved through a pine forest the layout is now called Garlstedter Heide and it’s even better after its 2004 facelift.

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Gut Larchenhof
Gut Lärchenhof Golf Club returned to the professional circuit by staging the BMW International Open in 2012 and 2014, thus continuing a proud tradition that began by hosting the German Masters and the Mercedes-Benz Championship.

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