Best golf courses: Germany - East

Germany - East: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in this country or region. 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 for the rating definitions.
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Berlin
Faldo, Nick

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Berlin

Designer

Bad Saarow's four golf courses are named after their respective 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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Berlin

Designer

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

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Berlin
Preissmann & Krause

Visitors?

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

Visitors?

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

Visitors?

Weekdays only

Nearest city

Berlin

Designer

Original course laid out by Cuthbert Butchart (1913); current layout designed by Karl Hoffman (1930).
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Dresden
Unknown

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dresden

Designer

Unknown
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
Berlin
Trent Jones II, Robert

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Berlin

Designer

South course: Robert Trent Jones II (1997; lead designer Kyle Phillips).
North course: Rainer Preissmann (1996).

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).
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).

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