Sundowner at Golf Club Main-Taunus

Since I joined a club after my return to Germany there’s only little reason not to play my home course or an affiliated club. Reason 1) could be to see more of the local courses that I haven’t been to or 2) play with some mates after work.

And no 2 is exactly what we did for the second time in this season. We left the office a bit earlier, headed direction Wiesbaden and played a sundowner at Golf Club Main-Taunus. That’s 40 EUR for a start later than 5.30pm and off you go, trying to finish 18 holes with the last bit of daylight.

The first time we did that couple of weeks ago, we were accompanied by a member who added valued information about the course and the course management (and he even paid for the drinks afterwards). This time however we played as a three-some, two colleagues and myself. As this was only the second time we played the course and we couldn’t even finish the round last time, there were some holes completely new to us, whereas others we sort of remembered how to play best.

The weather on Wednesday was great, still sunshine till late but not too warm to get stressed. We played along very nicely, sure we had some mishits but overall this was a very relaxing and enjoyable round of golf – and such a good reason to leave the office early. We really should do this more often!

The sundowner with two golf buddies. 5.30pm till the sun is gone… managed to play 18 though!

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Good thing in this club you don’t need a tee time. You turn up, pay the greenfee, place your ball in a spiral and once it’s your turn, you go off and have some good time.

The course was in great shape and the architecture is very interesting. Not overly crazy but the good old parkland-style that you would think of. The course was designed by Bernhard von Limburger, in his days the most known and influential German designer. He’s responsible for famous courses such as Club zur Vahr Garlstedt, Stuttgart Solitude, Hubbelrath Düsseldorf, Feldafing and many more. There is water coming into play on numerous holes whereas the fairways are generally pretty wide, bunkering is fair too.

There would be much more to say about the course, the most important however is, that I really like it and I even might consider it as one of the best I played here in the region.

Overall we had a very pleasant evening and shot the obligatory selfie for the other colleagues on the 11th hole (right after I lost a ball in the water in front of the green). We managed to get the 18 holes finished when it was getting too dark to play, sat down for some beers and enjoyed the day – a proper Wednesday.

Evening 18 holes in Wiesbaden, Germany. What a nice course!

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