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Golf- und Land-Club Köln

Golfplatz 2, Refrath,

Bergisch Gladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia D-51429

  • Office

    +49 (0)2204 92 760
  • Pro shop

    +49 (0)2204 987 2095
  • Fax

    +49 (0)2204 927 615
  • Golf pro

    Thomas Riechert, Jens Bümming & Torsten Giedeon (PGA, Golf Professionals).

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:


  • Designer:

    Current layout (late-1950s) at Refrath designed by Germany's most renowned golf course architect, Dr Bernhard von Limburger (known as "Limmy").

SSS or slope






How to get there:

2 km NE of Refrath / 16 km E of Cologne (Köln).

Golf- und Land-Club Köln

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.

Est. 1906

Golf- und Land-Club Köln (in English, Cologne Golf & Country Club): Far from the madding crowd in a quiet forested setting, here you will find one of Germany's very best championship golf courses. Originally established in 1906, the club moved to east of the River Rhine in 1952, to a new course laid out by the renowned German designer Bernhard von Limburger.

This expansive and stylish tree-lined parkland course, laid out in two nine-hole loops, exudes a distinctly heathland feel. Scots pine and birch are much in evidence, although gorse and heather, which you might expect, are largely absent. From the get-go, Limburger's excellently crafted layout contains a predominance of gently doglegging holes, supported by four memorable par-3s and some glorious straightaway holes, especially at 4 and 14.

From the tee you'll need to be mindful of meandering streams (both reed-lined and stone-lined), which occasionally makes their presence felt. In greater abundance, strategically placed bunkers (often with long grass "eye-brows") guard the smallish greens. The par-4 13th and par-3 15th are played from a small hill, which provides the back-nine's only (short-lived) elevation change of any note.

Pick of the holes: among several contenders for top honours, the picturesque short par-3 15th is played from the small hill on the back-nine. A towering Scots pine (thankfully not in play!) rises up from the middle of the teeing ground. The par-3 12th is also notable for its solid defences, with water and three stylish bunkers to be avoided en route to the not overly large green.

List of courses: Germany - West


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome after 1pm on on weekdays.

Must book in advance. Proof of handicap required. Maximum handicap: men 28, women 36.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: €120 (weekdays). Members and their invited guests only on weekends (Sat/Sun).

Cash or German (EC) debit cards only for green fees; credit cards not accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].

Other information

Soft spikes only. This is a walking course; golf carts are not available for hire.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

Golf- und Land-Club Köln in Refrath has hosted several top level tournaments including European Tour and European Senior Tour events (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Koln G&LC - Refrath).

Following the relocation of the club in 1952 from Marienburg on the west side of the River Rhine to Refrath on the east side, a number of members chose not to move, preferring to stay with their nine-hole course. This original home of the Golf- und Land-Club Köln is now called Marienburger Golf Club-Köln.

Published ranking

Germany's 3rd best course (Golf World, 2022).
Continental Europe's 112th best course (Golf World, 2023).

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