THE ENCHANTING RHINE GOLF TOUR
HILVERSUMSCHE GOLF CLUB
Host of the KLM Open
This club is one of the most exclusive in the Netherlands and celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2010. In recent years, the course, located in the Kievitsdal, has been renovated by architect Kyle Philips, with the original landscape and aspects of the former architect Harry S. Colt being retained wherever possible. In 2010, all renovations were completed for the Hilversumsche Golf Club to host the KLM Dutch Open for the 25th time. Ranked 49th in Europe, the heathland course of the Hilversumsche last hosted the Dutch Open from 2010 - 2012 with Martin Kaymer, Simon Dyson and Peter Hanson each triumphant over the beautiful Phillips and Colt designs.
GOLF CLUB Lage Vuursche
Den Dolder, Netherlands
Ranked 72nd in Europe, this championship course was a collaboration between Kyle Philips and Robert Trent Jones II, ambitiously turning the flat farmland into its former glory of rolling terrain flanked by woodlands. With a stunning maintenance and fantastic design features this track is deservedly in the European top 100 courses.
Kölner Golf Club
Designed by leading German Architect Heinz Fehring, who also coached 2 times Masters Champion Bernhard Langer, this little gem is a mere 8 km from the Unesco World Heritage Site of the Cologne Cathedral. The links course is a Par 63 short course with a slope rating of 115, so it is still a challenge. The driver tends to stay in the bag and as typical of links courses shot making is the key to scoring well.
Mainzer Golf Club
Near the fabulous city of Mainz, a vision came true. A 18-Hole Championship Golf Course, built in 2007, with spectacular scenery located in the middle of a former stone quarry. So different are the front 9 compared to the back 9 holes. Tied swath, narrow rocky ledges, high steep faces are guiding the game on the Canyon Course. On the Panorama Course your view will widen to the beautiful landscapes of Rheinhessen and the Rheingau, two wine regions geographically located left and right side of the Rhein river. In a unique kind of harmony, each fairway is perfectly integrated into the local landscape. Right here, a place has been created, which both stands for a sustainable, ecologically prestigious project as well as a true challenge for golfers at any playing level.
GOLF CLUB LE KEMPFERHOF
Ranked 49th in continental Europe, this 1990 Robert von Hagge design is one of the most beautiful courses in the Alsace region. Situated in a beautiful 85 Hectare park, the 19th century former hunting lodge doubles as the Golf Club. Plenty of water and bold bunkering typify this very challenging golf course. Situated just a few miles south of the capital city of Europe, Strasbourg, the course is the perfect complement to the region.
Golf Saint Appolinaire Basel
Measuring 6,800 meters from its longest tees, this 18-hole par 72 championship course shows its tournament class. Thanks to 5 strongly staggered tee boxes, the course also offers recreational golfers the chance to enjoy a relaxed round from the front tees.
Every hole has its own unmistakable character and associated strategy. The large, decisive water hazards and bunkers guarantee an exciting round of golf in the former fruit garden of the Cistercian monks who built the monastery in the 12th century