Oberstaufen-Buflings was designed as a 9 hole executive course by Thomas Himmel and has since evolved into a full 18 holer with a number of compromises. The farthest part of the course, which contains holes 6 through 10, utilises a valley head that is so steep that many players just cut it off and go directly from #5 to #11. The transitions from #2 to #3 and from #13 to #14 are also very inconvenient.

The other compromise is that due to the site's shape the bulk of the layout consists of par 3s and short par 4s, which leads to repetetive shot values. It's still quite a bit of fun to play most holes, but upon arriving on the 18th green a "been there, done that" kind of feeling can set in.

Maintenance is very basic, which is appropriate for this type of course and the economics behind it. But the biggest draw of the venue is the practice facility - easily the best in the entire region.