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Hamburger Golf Club

In de Bargen 59,

nr Blankenese, Hamburg D-22587

  • Office

    +49 (0)40 812 177
  • Pro shop

    +49 (0)40 812 177
  • Fax

    +49 (0)40 817 315
  • Golf pro

    Stephan Blume, Matthias Boje & Christian Lanfermann (PGA, Golf Professionals).

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).
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
5838
5759
5078
Par
71
71
71
SSS or slope
71.6
71.4
73.2

Location

Latitude:

53.571746

Longitude:

9.773444

How to get there:

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

Hamburger Golf Club - Falkenstein

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

Est. 1906

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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Visitors

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.

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].

Other information

Soft spikes preferred. Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities

Good

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).

Published ranking

2019 Golf World rating: 16th best course in continental Europe.
2020 Golf Digest rating: 2nd best course in Germany.

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