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Tucked away down a narrow lane on the banks of the Rhine, Kempferhof is enveloped in thick forest that shrouds it from the noise and glare of the outside world, creating a stealthy little world of golf on the Franco-German border. Here you can play (and stay) in total tranquillity on a course that has been masterfully carved out of centuries old woodland. An exceptional golfing hideout.
One of Bernhard Langer's rare creations and being so close to Germany has many members from across the border (where the going is a lot hillier), most from the spa town of Baden-Baden. Soufflenheim is an up-market residential project, but thankfully the (rather plush) houses are only around the Clubhouse and the course soon stretches away into the calm of the forest. To aid golfing progress through the woodland there are several large clearings: however a substantial portion of these open areas have been filled with water creating several large lakes to hinder golfing progress!
Strasbourg is a traditional members Golf Club that welcomes visitors midweek and occasionally at weekends. The Club has 27 holes of well designed pure parkland golf over level land with varied species of tree lining each Fairway and defining the shape of each hole. The original 18 (Blanc + Jaune) has a little water in play at the far extremity of the course, elsewhere good Fairway bunkering provides food for thought on many shots. The newer 9 (Rouge) has more water and more trees (but a little less sand!).Wantzenau Architect: J. Pern (1996). 18 holes: 6,173m: par 72.
A tough test of golf as practically every hole has a large amount of water to skirt or traverse at some point along its length. Easy to walk as the terrain is flat. Warm and welcoming atmosphere in the traditional old Alsatian manor house that now forms the Clubhouse.
If you would like to try your hand at German golf then a short incursion over the border will bring you to the very pretty spa town of Baden-Baden with its attractive, if a little hilly, golf course.Amerschwir
A public course to the South of Strasbourg.