Ball Showcase: Frankfurt Golf Club


It’s been a while ago that I played the Frankfurt Golf Club but I remember that was a very fine day. I was invited to a BMW tournament which was hosted at this premier Frankfurt course. The club is somewhat the poshest you’ll find in the area and becoming a member there is both tricky and expensive. I wouldn’t go so far and say that I’d prefer being a member here, but the course is a pretty parkland-styled layout by Harry S. Colt, the teams are very, very good and get well supported by the club. It’s not normal that a golf team has one million Euro in the back to spend over a year only for training, equipment, travel, clothing and stuff. So it’s fair to say the Frankfurt GC members care for their teams.

In terms of course, as I already mentioned the course is a classic parkland. It is situated south-west of the city-centre, between downtown and the football arena or the airport and features a lot of forest. And this is basically what the course looks like. It’s a Wentworth-style I’d say, fairly straight holes, little bunkering when I remember correctly but trees wherever you look. So it’s the long and straight drive you are after standing on the tee. If you can’t do that, leave the big sticks at home.

Overall it is a great place to spend the day. This club is members only on weekends, so it’s pretty tough to get to play unless you know some people which invite you as guests. I keep my fingers crossed this will happen next year.

The club hosted some remarkable tournaments over the last decades: German Masters, German Open, International Amateur Championships, etc.

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