i can’t help it. something is pulling me onto the golf course. at 2°C and quite some fog i played a round at bachgrund golf club on thursday. this time i opted with my partner for the 18-hole championship course that is called ‘nessie’. it is a links-looking course with all the expected environment – just lacking the sea!
i never played a course like this, and i really enjoyed it! it is tricky to play it and hard to be good at it, because there are lots of water hazards, deep and hilly rough, ondulated greens, narrow fairways and a silly bunch of bunkers – unfortunately right at my driving distance!
so you have to play this course really thoughtfully and carefully. keep the ball in play and don’t risk too much. i only had two situations where i could use my driver. rest is wood, hybrid or even iron tee shots!
in these circumstances – cold, foggy, wet and first time being there – i played quite a decent round. sure, i had some 3-putts and even a 4-putt, but putting wasn’t on my training list yet this year. and i lost two balls in the water but overall i had fun, and that’s currently the most important thing for me. when it’s getting warmer and the greens are getting better and firmer, i definitely will practise that. promised.
if you’re living in the rhein-main area around frankfurt, i would really recommend to come here and play the nessie course. i doubt that this is the one and only links course of that kind in germany but there won’t be many. that’s for sure!
follow this link to the albrecht golf guide site to find some additional relevant information.