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One of the most attractive and interesting golf layouts in Germany. Fulfilling all the criteria of a top, world class golf design, it is shaped by the guiding philosophy of its architect Jack Nicklaus: "A good shot should not be punished." Consequently, it is challenging and diverse, but always fair - rewarding players who use intelligence and precision rather than strength alone.

Up until now, Gut Lärchenhof remains the only course in Germany designed by Jack Nicklaus.

The degree of difficulty was planned so that the final parts of both the front nine and the back nine feature the most challenging holes, which ensures an exciting finish. Each fairway was individually modelled, all drive zones designed so they are visible from the tee, and the hilly green landscape demands a precise short game.

Type of grass - Bent and Poa
Height of cut - 2.3 mm
Speed/stimpmeter reading - 12’
Any specific comments - Very good
Type of grass - Poa and Rye Grass
Height of cut - 10 mm
General width and contouring - Tight fairways in landing areas
Any specific comments - Mown with greens mowers twice before play
Type of grass - Rye Grass and Poa
Height of cut - 10 mm
Any specific comments -
Type of grass - Rye Grass and Poa
Height of cut - semi - 32 mm
- intermediate - 64 mm
- rough - 90 mm
Any specific comments - Very consistent, uniformed and penal
Weather in advance - Very hot and dry. No rainfall leading up to the event.
Forecast for tournament -
Opened 1996
Course designer - Jack Nicklaus
Special features - Outside the maintained 90 mm rough you have long wispy grasses framing the fairway shapes
General playability - Very good course to play, good play rewarded
Undulating / flat - Flat course
Tree lined / exposed Tree lined.
Many / few water hazards - Water hazards on 50% of the holes
Changes to the course -
Any other features of the course or the event - Course in fantastic condition.

Card of Course

Golf Club Gut Laerchenhof

HoleParYardsMetres HoleParYardsMetres
14357326 104417381
24425389 113157144
35547500 124465425
43189173 135519475
54436399 144455416
64435398 155519475
75577528 163194177
83215197 174397363
94469429 184456417
Out3636503339 In3635793273

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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1WALLACE, MattENG18-10
T2OLESEN, ThorbjørnDEN18-9
T2KAYMER, MartinGER18-9
T5RAI, AaronENG18-8

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