GC Norderney

Norderney Golf Links is the first course of my project “The History List”. Originally I wanted to play this course because it’s the only true links in Germany. I was surprised to hear from the friendly staff at the office that GC Norderney was founded in 1922 which makes it more interesting for me to play. I have a real passion for old or links courses and in this case I got what I wanted.

It was a cold and very windy day – hard to play but so much fun. The first tee shot was straight into the wind. I hit a funny three wood for almost 150 meters which was quite interesting and it ended up in the rough – double bogey on the first hole.

But I tried to keep calm and went on playing this amazing golf links. Hole number three provoked my enthusiasm for this course. A short par 3 with 155 meters with the trees on the right and the dunes on the left.

Next was a par 5 with the tee shot on a little rise over some trees. This time downwind straight on a very typical links fairway, so the ball bounced somewhere else and ended up in the rough again. Doesn`t matter –this is what it`s all about, this is golf. Surprisingly I was still able to play par.

Between every hole I really enjoyed the nice landscape and the details of GC Norderney.

During my round I realized that I liked the first 7 holes more, they are in the middle of the dunes and much more challenging. The last 3 holes of this nine hole links course where flat and not so impressive

Anyway, I took a drink in the clubhouse and played another round.

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