Budersand Golf Resort

Hubblerath Golf Club

Germany, West Germany, Dusseldorf
5 (2)
Course Opened: 1964

Built on a dramatically undulating, heavy clay property close to Dusselldorf, the Hubblerath Golf Club is one of the most tiring courses to walk in this part of Germany. The hills are mostly attacked directly from the front, with numerous roller-coaster style fairways falling and rising into decent elevated targets. These greens are usually softly contoured and protected by nicely shaped and sited bunkers. One of the few holes to use side slopes is the 5th, which has a terrible fairway that kicks all average golfers down into the right rough and must be one of the hardest fairways in Europe to hit. The average player has a long, blind approach while the bomber can just take a line over corner trees planted to prevent such a play and hit into an open area. Either way it's a poor hole, but remove trees and reshape the fairway to allow aggressive golfers to hit down the left and weaker balls to feed further right and it would work well.

In all Hubblerath isn't a bad course, it just needs some sensible tree clearing and to make better use of its terrain. Holes like the 10th are uncomfortable because of both trees and slopes from the tee while the par three 7th crosses two ponds but tree branches interfere with play and can catch balls not directly in line with the pin.

Definitely could be a flag-rated course, but a long way to go before it wins such an accolade.


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