The exciting new PGA European Tour course, the Fleesensee Hotels and Sports, hosts the inaugural Golf Championship Fleesensee this week as European Seniors Tour makes its second visit to Germany of the season.
It is the first Tour event to be held at Golf and Country Club Fleesensee, the fifth flagship venue for PGA European Tour Courses. The golf facilities, designed by European Golf Design, are a golfer's paradise, with 72 holes including the Schloss and West Championship courses, in addition to an 18-hole course and two nine-hole academy courses. Lessons take place at the Golfodrom, a circular driving range 400 metres across with video teaching booths, 90 covered tees and 200 open air tees for practice in any situation. The Golf Championship Fleesensee will be played over the Schloss Championship course.
Australian Ian Stanley will be looking for a German double this week following his victory in the Coca-Cola Kaiser Karl European Trophy in July. With only six tournaments remaining this season, the race for the Order of Merit is hotting up and most of the leading challengers are in Germany. Noel Ratcliffe is another Australian to have won in Germany having claimed the Senior German Open in 1997. After his victory in The Scotsman Scottish Seniors Open a fortnight ago he is lying fourth in the Order of Merit and victory could take him to the top.