Hamburger Golf Club - Falkenstein


5-star : simply the best - golf courses don’t get much better than this.
   Hamburger Golf Club - Falkenstein Est. 1906

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Hamburger Golf Club - Falkenstein is home to a classic and very traditional golf course, typically regarded as one of the best layouts in continental Europe, and No.1 in Germany. Located on the edge of a large area of natural woodland, and just a kilometre from the banks of the River Elbe, this revered tree-lined heathland layout contains a wealth of wonderfully crafted, memorable and challenging holes.

There's plenty of heather on show here, bordering the predominantly tree-lined fairways. The mix of doglegging and straightaway holes attractively lace their way through quiet woodland avenues, inexorably heading to well-bunkered and subtly sloping greens. Falkenstein is definitely a course that will challenge your all-round game, and well worth going out of your way to play.

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Making Contact

Hamburger Golf Club
In de Bargen 59,
nr Blankenese, Hamburg D-22587
Germany
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Office   +49 (0)40 812 177
Pro Shop   +49 (0)40 812 177
Fax

  +49 (0)40 817 315

Email   info@golfclub-falkenstein.de
Website   www.golfclub-falkenstein.de
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Stephan Blume, Matthias Boje & Christian Lanfermann (PGA, Golf Professionals).
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined heathland.
Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Woodland.
 
Designer: Original design at this location by the English firm of Harry Colt, Charles Hugh Alison and John Morrison (1928); reworked by German designer Bernhard von Limburger (1960s).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 5838 5759 5078
Par 71 71 71
SSS or Slope 71.6 71.4 73.2
 
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How2Get There?

4 km NW of Blankenese / 15 km W of Hamburg.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Visitor fee, 18-holes when normal greens in use (not winter greens): €100 (weekdays only). Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays; only with a member at weekends.  Must book in advance. Proof of handicap required. Maximum handicap: 36 men & women.
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Other Information
Soft spikes preferred. Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Hamburger Golf Club - Falkenstein has hosted numerous top level tournaments including several German Open Championships (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Falkenstein). This is where a 24-year-old Bernhard Langer won his first German Open Championship in 1981, becoming the first German to do so since the founding of the tournament in 1911. Langer went on to win a total of five German Opens, the fourth oldest national open championship in Europe behind the British (1860), French (1906) and Belgian (1910).

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Published Ranking
2019 Golf World rating: 16th best course in continental Europe.
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Location

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Latitude: (53.571746)
Longitude: (9.773444)
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