Best Golf Courses in Germany

The top golf courses to play on a trip to Germany.

The top ranked venues to play in Germany and best golf courses.

Best Golf Courses in Germany

Looking to play the best golf courses in Germany? picks out the top courses to play in Germany.

Germany offers tourists a climate that is temperate. The skies are often cloudy, the winters are cold and the summers are warm, with temperatures at that time of year usually in the 21C to 27C range.

Some golf courses manage to stay open for most of the year with a peak season during the spring and summer months across a vast span of the country.

In general, Germany is a country that has plenty to offer golfers with a lot of favourable user reviews for the country’s golf courses. Here are our best golf courses in Germany:

Budersand Sylt Golf Club

Budersand Sylt Golf Club

The Budersand Sylt Golf Club‘s golf course is a fairly new addition having been built in 2008 on an area of land that served as a military base for water planes during WWII.

It is located on Sylt, an island situated off the north of Germany to the west of Denmark.

The course is a par-72 venue at a total length of just 6,584 yards with architect Rolf-Stephan Hansen developing a links-styled course.

A resort course, golfers who play at this venue can expect undulating and narrow fairways and wide-open terrain that is seaside.

Errants shots more commonly land in long grasses than bunkers, however, the course is located in a dune landscape. The dominating colors of the terrain are green and light-brown earth tones.

Hamburger Golf Club Falkenstein

Hamburger Golf Club Falkenstein

Located in Hamburg, Germany, the Hamburger Golf Club has a rich history having opened in 1928.

It is a par-71 course with a total length of just 6,298 yards. C.H. Alison was involved in the original design while David John Krause performed some updating work in 2008.

This is a parkland-styled course in a forested area and the fairways often have overhanging trees.

The oldest course to make our list for Germany, this club is very welcoming to guests who are looking for a round of golf in a venue that offers tradition.

Gut Laerchenhof Golf Club

Gut Laerchenhof Golf Club

Located in the North Rhine-Westphalia area of Germany, Jack Nicklaus and David Heatwole built the golf course at the Gut Laerchenhof Golf Club in 1997.

Today, it is a par-72 challenge at a total length of 6,951 yards and the course has hosted the BMW International Open previously on the DP World Tour.

This private venue has a small lake, hilly and rolling landscapes, irregularly shaped bunkered, and the course is forested along its edges with some trees overhanging on fairways.

As a par-72 course that is less than 7,000 yards in total length, golfers will have to use skill, precision, and intellect in place of strength.

Winston Golf Club (Links Course)

Winston Golf Club Germany

The Winston Golf Club‘s Links Course in Gneven, Germany was built in 2011 and is the most modern course to make our shortlist.

It plays as a par-72 affair at a total length of 6,981 yards.

David John Krause, who is well known for golf course architectural work in Germany, built a course with towering dunes at the Winston Golf Club.

But one thing golfers should be aware of if they are heading to this “Links Course” is that it is not a seaside venue as most might expect.

It’s well inland but there are lakes and ponds in the area and a nature preserve.

Golf Resort Bad Griesbach (Brunnwies Golf Course)

Golf Resort Bad Griesbach

The Brunnwies Golf Course is located in Bavaria, Germany, at the Golf Resort Bad Griesbach.

Kurt Rossknecht and Bernhard Langer designed the course in the mid-1990s and came up with a par-71 contest at a total length of 6,686 yards.

That makes it another quality German course that does not have significant length to it.

Golfers should expect wide fairways, large greens to aim for, hilly terrain, viewpoints of the Bavarian woodlands and a golf course perimeter that is often forested.