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.