Golfers Delight: Golfanlagen Gross Kienitz

Friday, May 20, 2005

Golfanlagen Gross Kienitz

Yesterday I played at Golfanlagen Gross Kienitz for the first time this year together with Mario, an old friend from my hometown near Stuttgart.

Mario plays an impressive 8.6 handicap. Playing with single handicappers is always very fascinating to me as you can pick up very much from them and their approach to the game. Mario showed his class already at the first hole, shooting a birdie at the par 4 with a sandwedge from the fairway at 20m from the pole.

Gross Kienitz offers the 18-hole Robert Baker Course, the public 9-hole Sunset Course and a 3-hole practice course for beginners. So far I only played the Sunset Course, in my opinion a pretty interesting course: the first 4 holes are a good warmup, the most interesting holes are the par 4 fifth, the par 4 seventh and above all the par 5 eight. Water hazards are there when you don't need them, the fairway gets narrow in places where you'll land your tee shot. Quite a challenge for the beginner and also a good excercise for the advanced player.

The course was in a very good condition, the semirough was extremely thick, giving me some trouble where I didn't make the fairway. It is better to play the course this time of year, as they don't cut the rough too often. In the fall, the rough sometimes stands more than 50cm tall, so a ball in the rough usually is a ball lost.

Greenfee is reasonable, we payed 15,00 € on a thursday. During other weekdays, you pay 20,00 €, on weekend the fee is 24,00 €.


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