Best golf courses: Hamburg

Hamburg: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in and around this city. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key below for the rating definitions.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Hamburg
Blesch, Michael

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hamburg

Designer

North and South courses designed by Michael Blesch.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Hamburg
Pennink, Frank

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hamburg

Designer

Frank Pennink (A&B nines, 1985); Karl F. Grohs (C-nine, 1993)
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Hamburg
von Limburger, Bernhard

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hamburg

Designer

Original design by German course architect Bernhard von Limburger (1964); renovation and modifications by Christoph Städler (2016).

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Weekdays only
Hamburg
Colt, Alison & Morrison

Visitors?

Weekdays only

Nearest city

Hamburg

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).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Not Saturdays
Hamburg
Morrison, John

Visitors?

Not Saturdays

Nearest city

Hamburg

Designer

Original design by John Morrison (1957); redesigned by Canadian course architect David Krause (2004).
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Weekdays only
Hamburg
von Limburger, Bernhard

Visitors?

Weekdays only

Nearest city

Hamburg

Designer

German course architect Bernhard von Limburger.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Hamburg
Morrison & Grohs

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hamburg

Designer

Original layout at Travemünder designed by John Morrison (of Colt, Alison & Morrison) (1928); largely redesigned and the C-nine added by Karl F. Grohs & Udo Barth (1992).
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Hamburg
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hamburg

Designer

Lakes course (Jack Nicklaus, 1999); Old course (Wolfgang Siegmann, 1986).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Weekdays only
Hamburg
Gratenau, Harald

Visitors?

Weekdays only

Nearest city

Hamburg

Designer

Original design by Harald Gratenau; later improvements made by Udo F. Barth.

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Weekdays only
Hamburg
Krause & Steel

Visitors?

Weekdays only

Nearest city

Hamburg

Designer

David Krause & Donald Steel

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