GC Eschenhof

The golf season in Germany has just started and, according to my feature about GC Gröbenbach, I have to recommend another course of the 69 hole golf park of Eschenried to you. It’s GC Eschenhof, an 18-hole parkland golf course just next to GC Gröbenbach. The club is also based on the pay and play concept so no membership is required.

This, in my opinion, is very interesting because of the fact that the course offers everything a classic 18 hole championship course needs. Long and tricky par5s, doglegs left and right and interesting par4s and 3s. Again you have to be able to make some solid shots, if you want to put down an acceptable score.

On almost every hole you have to navigate around the old trees that are so typical for the Golf Park Eschenried. It’s basically: Go straight, or go home! Beside the trees you shouldn’t underestimate the greens! They don’t have that much ondulation but during my round last summer they really screwed with my scorecard.

This time I would claim two goodsundays signature holes. The first one would be No. 7, a long dogleg par5 built around a horse paddock. I really liked the fact to play that close to those gorgeous intelligent animals. But they couldn’t help me on the greens, I double bogeyd this one.

The second one was the 18th. Again a dogleg and a huge task to savely take your score home to the clubhouse. I hit a long and strong drive and layed it up for a 7-iron to attack the well defended green.

I needed 138m to hit the middle of the green and avoid the water behind the green. Well it was a little bit too much temper but still I had two putts to save par, just perfect! In summary GC Eschenhof, is a always a good recommendation for ambitious golfers of all levels and the best part of it is: you can play it, with or without an official membership in  a German Golfclub.

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