Staedler Golf Courses (SGC), the German golf design firm, was founded in 1987 by Christoph Städler, a former German amateur champion. Today the firm consists of four highly reputed golf course designers: principals Christoph Städler and Dirk Decker, chief designer Achim Reinmuth and designer Philipp Fleischhauer. Städler, Decker and Reinmuth are also members of the European Institute of Golf Course Architects and Städler and Reinmuth are both ‘Sustainable Design Leader’. One of SGC’s main strengths is its powerful teamwork, which has allowed it to win most of the entered design competitions.
By 2019, SGC had completed 53 new golf courses in Germany, Poland, the Netherlands and in the Czech Republic (most of them 18 or 27 hole courses) and more than 110 redesigns and renovations of existing golf courses. About 30 golf projects in Germany, Poland, Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia and Croatia are currently in the planning or construction stages.
Städler Golf Courses’ position as one of the most successful golf design firms in Europe has been achieved by its long-standing reputation for creating excellent golf courses at affordable costs, keeping construction work on schedule and on budget. The focus of its design philosophy is to create a fair yet challenging design, rewarding players of all skill levels with a joyful and exciting round of golf.