Pulheim-Stommeln, North Rhine-Westphalia D-50259
18 holes. Open and tree-lined parkland. Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.
Woodland and open countryside.
A Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course
6 km N of Pulheim / 20 km NW of Cologne (Köln).
Golf Club Gut Lärchenhof: As you pass through the gated entrance and park alongside the hi-end Porches and Mercedes, you'll detect an unmistakable air of affluence and grandeur about Gut Lärchenhof. In the functional yet opulent clubhouse you'll be shown to your top of the range golf cart, as you prepare to tee it up on Jack Nicklaus's Signature design ... his only one in Germany.
This top-rated championship golf course exudes a relatively open feel. The tree-lined and open parkland layout contains plenty of stylish bunkering and a goodly array of water hazards ... as you might expect from the Golden Bear. Plenty of golfing challenge and good upkeep contribute to the appeal of this well-crafted and testing design. Definitely one to include on your play list if you are in the area.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: men 20.1; women 23.7.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.
Gut Larchenhof was founded by Dr Bernd Klasmeyer and has hosted many prestigious European Tour events including the Linde German Masters, Mercedes-Benz Championship and more recently the BMW international Open (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Gut Larchenhof).
Germany: 23rd best course in Germany (Golf World, 2022).
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
To secure the best rates and ensure availability, it's recommended to book your rental car in advance, especially during peak golfing season.
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Céline Boutier: with many successes as both an amateur and professional golfer, Boutier added a major championship title to her impressive résumé at this year’s Evian Championship.
Alex Cejka: buffeted by rain and high winds, especially on the high-scoring final day, Čejka prevailed over Pádraig Harrington in a playoff at Royal Porthcawl, to scoop the Senior Open Championship title.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
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