Best golf courses: Germany

Golf in Germany: There are now more than 650 golf courses to meet the demand in Germany, most of which are located around major cities such as Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Munich or Berlin, or again in favourite tourist locations like Bavaria or even way out in the country. The majority of clubs are private but they all admit visitors (who have to be bona fide members of a golf club). To make the most of your golfing trip, and to help in your planning, you can look up the location of the best courses in Germany on our customised maps.

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Munich
von Limburger & Harradine

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Munich

Designer

Original 9-hole course designed by Bernhard von Limburger (1959), extended to 18-holes by Donald Harradine (1980). Modifications made by Kurt Rossknecht (1996).
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Frankfurt
Städler, Christoph

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Frankfurt

Designer

German course architect Christoph Städler.
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Stuttgart
Gannon, Peter

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Stuttgart

Designer

Current layout designed by Argentinian-Irishman Peter Gannon (1927), who left the Catholic priesthood to become a golf course architect.
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Berlin
Faldo, Nick

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Berlin

Designer

Bad Saarow's courses are named after their designers: Arnold Palmer (1995), Nick Faldo (1996), Stan Eby (2001) and 9-hole Jake McEwan (2000).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Berlin
Palmer, Arnold

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Berlin

Designer

Bad Saarow's courses are named after their designers: Arnold Palmer (1995), Nick Faldo (1996), Stan Eby (2001) and 9-hole Jake McEwan (2000).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Dusseldorf / Koln
Unknown

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dusseldorf / Koln

Designer

The original design was by an unknown Englishman; improvements made by Christoph Städler (2007).
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Berlin
Preissmann & Krause

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Berlin

Designer

Original 9-hole course designed by club members, with contributions from Royal Air Force Engineers. Rainer Preissmann designed the expansion to 18-holes; David Krause Design reconstructed the old greens.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Berlin
Rossknecht, Kurt

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Berlin

Designer

All Motzener See's courses were designed by Kurt Rossknecht.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Weekdays only
Berlin
Hoffman, Karl

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Weekdays only

Nearest city

Berlin

Designer

Original course laid out by Cuthbert Butchart (1913); current layout designed by Karl Hoffman (1930).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Munich
Harradine, Donald

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Munich

Designer

Swiss-based, English architect Donald "Don" Harradine.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Koblenz
Grohs, Karl

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Koblenz

Designer

Karl F. Grohs
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Flensburg
Hansen, Rolf-Stephan

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Flensburg

Designer

German designer Rolf-Stephan Hansen.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Weekdays only
Bremen
von Limburger, Bernhard

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Weekdays only

Nearest city

Bremen

Designer

Original 18-hole design by Bernhard von Limburger (1964), which replaced a former 9-hole course. Course remodelled by Christoph Städler (2004).
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Weekdays only
Dusseldorf / Koln
von Limburger, Bernhard

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Weekdays only

Nearest city

Dusseldorf / Koln

Designer

German course architect Bernhard von Limburger.
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Dresden
Unknown

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dresden

Designer

Unknown
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Tues-Fri only
Dusseldorf / Koln
Hawtree, Fred

Visitors?

Tues-Fri only

Nearest city

Dusseldorf / Koln

Designer

Fred Hawtree
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Munich
von Limburger, Bernhard

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Munich

Designer

Current layout designed by Bernhard von Limburger (1962).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Schwerin
Eby, Stan

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Schwerin

Designer

Stan Eby (Schloss course)

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Weekdays only
Frankfurt
Colt, Alison & Morrison

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Weekdays only

Nearest city

Frankfurt

Designer

Original design by Harry Colt and John Morrison (1928); greens and bunkers remodelled by Christoph Städler (2007).
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Munich
Unknown

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Munich

Designer

Unknown

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Frankfurt
Althaus, Christian

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Frankfurt

Designer

Christian Althaus
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Munich
Krause, David

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Munich

Designer

Canadian architect David J. Krause.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Hamburg
Blesch, Michael

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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
Munich
Harradine, Peter

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Munich

Designer

Peter Harradine
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Hamburg
Pennink, Frank

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hamburg

Designer

Frank Pennink (A&B nines, 1985); Karl F. Grohs (C-nine, 1993)
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Dusseldorf / Koln
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dusseldorf / Koln

Designer

A Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Kassel
Rengstorf, Holger

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Kassel

Designer

Original layout dates from 1997. Redesign from 18 to 27 holes by Holger Rengstorf (2014).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Nuremberg
Marsh, Graham

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Nuremberg

Designer

Australian designer Graham Marsh.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Hamburg
von Limburger, Bernhard

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hamburg

Designer

German course architect Bernhard von Limburger.
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
Frankfurt
Kothe, Ernst

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Frankfurt

Designer

Original design by Ernst Kothe; remodelled and renovated by Canadian David Krause (2008).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Kassel
Krause, David

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Kassel

Designer

Niedersachsen course designed by Canadian architect David Krause (2003). Göttingen course: back-nine designed by Englishman Donald "Don" Harradine (1971); front-nine added by German architect Wolfgang Siegmann from Hanover (1987).
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Dusseldorf / Koln
Sziedat, Dieter R.

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dusseldorf / Koln

Designer

Dieter R. Sziedat
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Dusseldorf / Koln
Zimmermann & Gidman

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dusseldorf / Koln

Designer

South course laid out by Dieter Zimmermann (1984), with some reworking by Simon Gidman (1997). North course designed by Simon Gidman (1997).
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Dusseldorf / Koln
von Limburger, Bernhard

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dusseldorf / Koln

Designer

Bernhard von Limburger designed both the East and West courses.
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Koblenz
Jarsombek, Wolfgang

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Koblenz

Designer

Wolfgang Jarsombek (inspired by the style of Robert Trent Jones Jr).
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Kassel
Harradine, Donald

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Kassel

Designer

Donald Harradine
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Dusseldorf / Koln
von Limburger, Bernhard

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dusseldorf / Koln

Designer

Current layout at Refrath designed by Bernhard von Limburger (late-1950s).
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Konstanz
von Limburger, Bernhard

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Konstanz

Designer

Original 9-hole course at this location designed by Bernhard von Limburger, extended to 18-holes in 1980s.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Dusseldorf / Koln
Tomizawa & Grohs

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dusseldorf / Koln

Designer

Hirochika Tomizawa in collaboration with Karl F. Grohs of Deutsche Golf Consult.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Weekdays only
Dusseldorf / Koln
Hoffman & von Limburger

Visitors?

Weekdays only

Nearest city

Dusseldorf / Koln

Designer

Original design by Karl Hoffmann (1930); reworked by Bernhard von Limburger (1939/40).
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
Flensburg
Moodie, Ken

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Flensburg

Designer

Kenneth W. "Ken" Moodie of Scotland.
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Freiburg
Benz, Bradford

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Freiburg

Designer

American golf architect Bradford Benz.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Koblenz
Hoffman & Mackenzie

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Koblenz

Designer

Original design by Karl Hoffmann, Charles A. Mackenzie (Alister's brother) and Major Fahrenholtz (1928); with some reworking over the years.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Munich
Rossknecht, Kurt

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Munich

Designer

German course architect Kurt Rossknecht designed the original 18-hole layout, and the extension to 27-holes in 2002.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Munich
Unknown

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Munich

Designer

Unknown
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Munich
Rossknecht & Dye

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Munich

Designer

Munich GC's Strasslach course dates from 1964, and was extended to 27-holes by Kurt Rossknecht (1996). The course was remodelled by Perry Dye (2006).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Weekdays only
Munich
Fehring, Heinz

Visitors?

Weekdays only

Nearest city

Munich

Designer

German golf professional, instructor and course designer Heinz Fehring.
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Frankfurt
Städler, Christoph

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Frankfurt

Designer

German course architect Christoph Städler.
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Konstanz
Unknown

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Konstanz

Designer

Unknown
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Munich
Langer, Bernhard

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Munich

Designer

Bernhard Langer designed the Brunnwies (1989), Beckenbauer (1989) and Porsche (2003) courses at Bad Griesbach. Kurt Rossknecht designed the Uttlau and Lederach courses (1989).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Munich
Langer, Bernhard

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Munich

Designer

Bernhard Langer designed the Brunnwies (1989), Beckenbauer (1989) and Porsche (2003) courses at Bad Griesbach. Kurt Rossknecht designed the Uttlau and Lederach courses (1989).
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Munich
Langer, Bernhard

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Munich

Designer

Bernhard Langer designed the Brunnwies (1989), Beckenbauer (1989) and Porsche (2003) courses at Bad Griesbach. Kurt Rossknecht designed the Uttlau and Lederach courses (1989).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Nuremberg
von Limburger & Himmel

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Nuremberg

Designer

Original design by Bernhard von Limburger (1960); modified by Thomas Himmel (1988).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Hanover
Palmer, Arnold

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hanover

Designer

Arnold Palmer & Ed Seay
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Frankfurt
Städler, Christoph

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Frankfurt

Designer

Course renovated by Christoph Städler (of Städler Golf Courses) in 2001.
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Dusseldorf / Koln
Katthöfer, Uli

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dusseldorf / Koln

Designer

Original 18-hole layout designed by Brigadier Michael Jones. Current design by Uli Katthöfer (2004).
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Munich
Rossknecht, Kurt

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Munich

Designer

German designer Kurt Rossknecht.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Konstanz
Whitman, Rod

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Konstanz

Designer

Canadian designer Rod Whitman.
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.
Visitors welcome
Stuttgart
Langer, Bernhard

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Stuttgart

Designer

German golfer and course designer Bernhard Langer.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Berlin
Lyle, Sandy

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Berlin

Designer

Scottish golfer and course designer Sandy Lyle.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Nuremberg
Pate, Jerry

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Nuremberg

Designer

Jerry Pate & Reinhold Weishaupt
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Berlin
Trent Jones Jr, Robert

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Berlin

Designer

South course (Robert Trent Jones Jr, 1997); North course (Rainer Preissmann, 1996).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Hanover
Städler, Christoph

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hanover

Designer

German course architect Christoph Städler.
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.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Weekdays only
Munich
Harradine, Donald

Visitors?

Weekdays only

Nearest city

Munich

Designer

Swiss-based, English architect Donald "Don" Harradine.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Stuttgart
Schreiner, Hannes

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Stuttgart

Designer

Red/Rot course (Hannes Schreiner, 1997); St Leon course (Dave Thomas, 2001).
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Stuttgart
Thomas, Dave

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Stuttgart

Designer

Red/Rot course (Hannes Schreiner, 1997); St Leon course (Dave Thomas, 2001).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Berlin
Langer & Rossknecht

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Berlin

Designer

West course (Bernhard Langer, 1997); Ost/East course (Kurt Rossknecht, 2003).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Weekdays only
Stuttgart
von Limburger & Himmel

Visitors?

Weekdays only

Nearest city

Stuttgart

Designer

Current layout designed by Bernhard von Limburger (1969); renovated by Thomas Himmel (2005).
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Flensburg
Harradine, Donald

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Flensburg

Designer

Swiss-based, English architect Donald "Don" Harradine.
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Frankfurt
Harradine, Donald

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Frankfurt

Designer

Swiss-based, English architect Donald "Don" Harradine.

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
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Erfurt
Städler, Christoph

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Erfurt

Designer

All Weimarer Land's courses were designed by Städler Golf Courses (Christoph Städler): Feininger course (2011); Goethe course (2011) and 3-hole Short course (2010).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Saarbrucken
Jarsombek, Wolfgang

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Saarbrucken

Designer

Wolfgang Jarsombek
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Hanover
von Limburger, Bernhard

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hanover

Designer

German course architect Bernhard von Limburger.
2-star: Reasonably okay course - if better courses not available.
Visitors welcome
Frankfurt
Städler, Christoph

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Frankfurt

Designer

Original course designer unknown. Course renovated by Christoph Städler (of Städler Golf Courses) in 2002.
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Schwerin
Krause, David

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Schwerin

Designer

Designed by Canadian course architect David Krause.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Schwerin
Rengstorf, Holger

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Schwerin

Designer

Holger Rengstorf
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Munich
Dudok van Heel, Joan

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Munich

Designer

Dutch golfer and designer Joan Dudok van Heel.
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Weekdays only
Munich
Rossknecht, Kurt

Visitors?

Weekdays only

Nearest city

Munich

Designer

German designer Kurt Rossknecht.

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