Bad Saarow, Brandenburg D-15526
18 holes. Open links-style. Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.
Bad Saarow's courses are named after their designers: Arnold Palmer (1995), Nick Faldo (1996), Stan Eby (2001) and 9-hole Jake McEwan (2000).
The 18-hole courses at Bad Saarow are: PALMER course (par-72, 6563 m from back tees, rating 75.5); FALDO course (par-72, 6468 m, rating 75.2) and EBY course (par-71, 5950 m, rating 71.5). Also the 9-hole MCEWAN Par-3 course (par-27, 1221 m).
7 km SW of Bad Saarow / 15 km S of Fürstenwalde / 72 km SE of Berlin (Brandenburg Gate).
The Faldo course at Golf Club Bad Saarow (formerly known as Sporting Club Berlin Scharmützelsee) is the centrepiece of this top-quality golf resort. The open links-style design, crafted by Britian's six-time major champion, is supported by the also highly-rated (and easier-going) Palmer and Eby layouts.
The excellent links-style Faldo layout, with its open character and many pot bunkers (133 in all), contains a wealth of challenging holes. Links golf enthusiasts will enjoy the square-cut teeing grounds, rolling terrain, rippling mounds and relative absence of trees ( ... although there's plenty of woodland around the perimeter ... but no roads or housing). Definitely a course that will challenge your all-round game in spades, and well worth going out of your way to play.
Stay & Play at Bad Saarow: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Maximum recommended handicap for Faldo and Palmer courses: 36 (men & women). Higher handicappers are recommended to start in the afternoon. Eby course: 54.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play rates and packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.
The Faldo course at Bad Saarow (formerly Sporting Club Berlin) has hosted several top level tournaments including European Tour and European Senior Tour events (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Sporting Club Berlin).
2019 Golf World rating: 50th best course and 34th best Stay&Play golf resort in continental Europe.
2020 Golf Digest rating: 3rd best course in Germany.
Parkallee 1, D-15526 Bad Saarow
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Surrounded by woods and meadows, the A-ROSA resort is located on the shore of the Scharmützelsee lake. This stylish and spacious resort boasts 190 luxury rooms and suites. A round of golf, a boat tour, spa treatment or a walk through the splendid natural countryside will allow you to relax and find your own personal rhythm.
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