A delightful, if somewhat basic, 9 holer in the middle of Germany's principal heathland area, the Lüneburger Heide. The course was built in the 1960s by the British military, when heathland wasn't viewed as the sacred natural treasure it is today. Hopes for turning it into a full-fledged venue of international repute are obviously slim, although the site certainly has the potential.
It plays firm and fast in many spots, although maintenance practices are clearly home-made and the greens leave something to desire. The trump card, besides the natural setting, is the remoteness of the place and the down-to-earth mentality of the club. It's exhilarating to play here as a guest for small coin, but the slightly unimaginative routing does not bode well for club members. It's not much of a consolation that they have different tees on every hole to make the back nine less repetetive.