BECKENBAUER GOLF COURSE designed by Bernhard Langer
Regal golfing pleasure on lush greens and perfect fairways – the championship course created with Bernhard Langer as the architect seems to be one with the meadow landscape of the small river Rott and was already awarded a “world-class” rating the year it opened. The 18 holes in Penning, right beside the Audi Golf Course, do indeed pack a punch. They don’t hold back when it comes to challenges, but also offer sufficient opportunities for some serious success.
What makes this golf course so special is not only the quality of the hand-mown greens and fairways which remain tip-top even during the summer thanks to a double-row irrigation season. It is also particularly due its unique character and the atmosphere felt during a round which takes you along the Rott river and past paddocks with a view of small churches that pop up on the horizon.
It enchants with its attention to detail such as the stone walls which demarcate the greens or the small stone bridges over ditches and streams. Yet the challenge it presents to each and every golfer with its holes distributed over an expansive 80 hectare course is also not to be neglected. An array of ponds and flood plains on the completely level and easily accessible course require quite an amount of precision.
Some extremely long par 3 holes (up to 200 metres) call for a courageous and spot-on strategy. The course abounds with opportunities for spectacular shots, such as on holes 9 and 18, which are located right beside the Penning Estate. Both boast large bunker tongues and ponds on the way to greens that are effectively protected by water. It is not without reason that theBeckenbauer Golf Course is considered by many to be the most difficult at the resort. Yet each round is most often completed with the satisfaction of having played a grand round of golf.