Fascinated by the incredibly scenic location of the Sterz farm in Beuerberg, in 1982 a Swissman Dr. Urs Zondler took on the challenge to create a very special golf course. The legendary Donald Harradine designed the layout and the course opened in 1983. Though it was one of Harradine’s late designs before he passed away in 1996, it remains one of his best.
You will feel instantly at home at Beuerberg, where a warm welcome and a wonderful ambiance compliment a fine golf course. In the foothills of the Bavarian Alps, the visitor is struck first by the stunning panoramic views across the south-east tip of Germany. But once you have played here, the golf course will be just as memorable.
Beuerberg has always been rated as one of the best courses in Germany, as well as consistently featuring in top-100 rankings on the Continent. 10 years after its opening, Beuerberg was chosen as No. 1 in Germany and repeatedly voted as the most beautiful in Germany. Actually, Beuerberg is No. 54 of the top 100 European courses and No. 9 Golf Course in Germany for 2014-2015, chosen by Top 100 Golf Courses of the World. In 1992, Beuerberg hosted the „European Ladies Open“. Needless to say that the club is part of the exclusive circle of „Leading Golf Courses of Germany“ and the “Finest Golf Clubs of the World”.
With the Bavarian Alps as its stunning backdrop, Beuerberg has a beauty that few courses can rival. The layout is impressive too: a challenging par 74 that mixes five par 5s with some tempting, short par 4s.
Laid out over 120 hectares, it is both quirky and imposing. Its par of 74 is affirmed with five par 5s, all of them demanding in their nature, but individual in their defenses. Three par 3s, the longest 187 yards, the shorted 154. There are also two superb short par 4s at the 5th and 10th, reachable at 273 and 312 yards respectively, but riddled with danger as trees encroach the fairway, bringing your ball-striking into sharp focus. The routing is also interesting, the first three holes playing straight, before the course cuts back at the 4th hole, a par 5, turning through small copses of trees and up and over the rolling terrain. A number of water hazards add to the test, and though not intimidating in their size, razor-sharp positioning is needed to avoid them, especially with your approach play. Although the course is not overly populated with trees, they do come into play on the apex of Beuerberg’s subtle doglegs, while framing the greens of several holes to add to the already tranquil setting.
There are a number of challenging holes, with hole 12, a par 5, being one of the capturing ones in terms of design. From the men’s yellow tees it tempts players to throw everything into their drive to set up an easier approach to the green, which is tucked behind a pond. Play it well and a birdie chance looms, play it badly and a seriously high number is the only result.
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