Hamburger

Hamburger

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Course Information

The Hamburger club was founded in 1906, playing over a nine-hole course that was by all accounts vert wee regarded.

However the popularity meant the club sought a full-size venue and in 1928 the members instructed the board to seek a suitable site for an 18-hole course. 

The Altona Mayor Max Brauer offered today’s site at Falkenstein and the in-vogue English architectural firm of Colt, Alison and Morrison engaged to design the new course. 

It opened in 1930 and has remained more or less untouched every since, save for Bernhard von Limburger creating the 2nd and 3rd to replace two of the original holes.

We rate it as Germany’s No.1 and some panellists would have it even higher in our Continental European list.

This is a classic heathland that would not look out of place in Surrey, based on free-drawing sandy soil and lined by pines and heather.

Routed superbly by Colt and his team, it darts all over the site in every direction, with the club’s course map brilliantly showing not just the changes of direction but also where the blankets of heather are located.

We rate it as Germany’s No.1 and some panellists would have it even higher in our Continental European list.

• A comprehensive review of this course will appear here by December 1.

Information

Colt, Alison & Morrison, Bernhard von Limburger

+49 (40) 81 21 77

Hamburger Golf-Club e. V. , In de Bargen 59 , Hamburg , Germany , 22587