In de Bargen 59,
nr Blankenese, Hamburg D-22587
18 holes. Tree-lined heathland. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
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).
4 km NW of Blankenese / 15 km W of Hamburg.
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.
Visitors welcome on weekdays; only with a member at weekends.
Must book in advance. Proof of handicap required. Maximum handicap: 36 men & women.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].
Soft spikes preferred. Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.
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).
Germany: 2nd best course in Germany (Golf Digest, 2020).
Europe: 14th best course in Europe (excl Britain & Ireland) (Golf World, 2021).
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