Golfers Delight: Berliner Golf & Country Club Motzener See e.V.

Monday, September 12, 2005

Berliner Golf & Country Club Motzener See e.V.

Another tournament played yesterday, this was my first visit to the Berliner Golf & Country Club Motzener See e.V.. Located south of Berlin, the GC Motzen was hosting the Linde German Masters from 1994 to 1997. It features a 18 hole championship course, a short course was recently added.

Most of the time you will be playing up and downhill, only holes 12, 17 and 18 are flat out, but then these three are guarded by water. The par-3 12th hole is an island green, so a good ball placement is recommended (and yes, I lost two in the lake). On the long par-4 18th I also couldn't resist hitting my third shot over the water. Well, the 7 iron made it over the water, unfortunately I tried the 8 iron first. I also liked the downhill 9th, a short par 4 with a creek running through it.

Unfortunately, the holes 5 through 8 are pretty close to the adjacent autobahn, so you feel like playing on a motorway station when the wind carries the noise towards the golf course. Prenden's 18 hole course has the same problem, but the traffic isn't as heavy there, so it doesn't disturb as much.

At the end of the day I was able to shoot 35 stableford points despite my errant driving that almost drove me crazy yesterday. But then, suddenly and out of nowhere, I hammered a 200m 5 iron off the tee at the 15th hole. That was the higlight of the day, unfortunately the only one. But hey, that's the game!

P.S.: What do you know, there even is a song about Motzen

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