Städler & Reinmuth creates par-28 course at Golf Resort Weimarer Land

  • Golf Resort Weimarer Land
    Städler & Reinmuth Golfdesign

    The fifth hole, one of two that have been built into a beech forest

  • Golf Resort Weimarer Land
    Städler & Reinmuth Golfdesign

    The par-four eighth has several bunkers which can be avoided by playing safe into the wide fairway

  • Golf Resort Weimarer Land
    Städler & Reinmuth Golfdesign

    A water hazard lies just ahead of the tee on the fourth hole 

  • Golf Resort Weimarer Land
    Städler & Reinmuth Golfdesign

    The new Städler & Reinmuth course is a par 28 of approximately 1,500 yard

Amber Hickman
By Amber Hickman

Golf Resort Weimarer Land in Blankenhain, Germany, has a new option for beginner golfers and those looking for a short, enjoyable rounds following the opening of its new short course by Städler & Reinmuth Golfdesign. 

The nine-hole course, named Königin Luise after the 18th century Prussian Queen, opened in July 2022, joining the resort’s two eighteen-hole courses, also designed by Städler & Reinmuth. 

Matthias Grafe, owner of Weimarer Land, wanted the par-three course to be very playable for new golfers while also providing seasoned players with short, yet enjoyable, rounds.  

Städler & Reinmuth added six new holes to three already built on the site. The course is now a par 28 with a total length of approximately 1,500 yards, made up of eight par-three holes and a par four, over rolling topography against a forest backdrop.  

Two of the new holes, each approximately 110 yards, were built into a mature beech forest and the longest hole on the new course is the par-four eighth, defended by several bunkers, but with plenty of space to play around them.  

Städler & Reinmuth aimed to retain an element of challenge without overwhelming newer players. 

“Hole four will be remembered by most players as the tee shot has to be played over a larger water hazard,” said architect Achim Reinmuth. “However, it is more of a visual problem rather than a distance problem.” 

To accommodate the growing popularity of Weimarer Land, plans for the next 18-hole course have been launched with zoning and design currently being planned. Once the fourth course is completed Golf Resort Weimarer Land will be the largest golf resort in Germany.