Overview of the course
Hole 1 "Hope"
Par 4 - Hcp 5 - 297m Men Yellow, 245m Women Red
The hope for a great golf day is encouraged by a wide fairway that everyone should be able to reach. Balls curving slightly to the right will roll via the slope back towards the middle of the fairway. A large grass bunker on the left side defines the hole direction. The dogleg apex can be seen from a sand bunker below the vineyard, which only comes into play for long hitters. A small moat, which will not be a problem for anyone in strategic play, must be overcome to reach a large, slightly elevated green. The front of the green has no defence and is therefore very inviting. A large green bunker on the left and a small one on the right frame the green and, depending on the position of the flag, will affect the play of those who wish to attack the flag.
Hole 2 "According to Giglern"
Par 5 - Hcp 11 - 427m Men Yellow, 376m Women Red
A short par 5, especially for very good golfers. A large fairway bunker on the right is only worth a short cut for precise long hitters. Whoever tries to attack the green with the second shot will be surprised by four treacherous, invisible bunkers. No problem for the average golfer, as long as you always stay on the fairway. Their drive is intercepted by a collection hill on the right. The ball rolls back onto the fairway, ready to play. From the second landing zone, the green and bunker are clearly visible. However, the strike to the green should by no means be too long, in order to avoid the deep grass bunker at the back of the green.
Hole 3 "At the fire"
Par 4 - Hcp 17 - 285m Men Yellow, 240m Women Red
A short but strategically very interesting par 4. The drive is over a deep valley with a little creek. If you reach the landing zone well defined by three fairway bunkers, you have a relatively short, open shot on the green, which is well defended by another green bunker. Even the not so experienced golfer will play one or other par at this hole.
Hole 4 "Wolpertinger Corner".
Par 3 - Hcp 15 - 170m Men Yellow, 127m Women Red
A long downhill par 3 along a biotope that does not come into play. Some have said they saw the almost extinct Wolpertinger during the construction period in the evening. The slightly moving green is guarded on the left side by a sand bunker. From the front right to the back of the green, there is a deep grass bunker. No problem for the average golfer, for the top golfer it is a big challenge to place the ball directly at the flag from the grass bunker.
Hole 5 "On the wood"
Par 4 - Hcp 7 - 324m Men Yellow, 274m Women Red
A middle par 4, but despite its middle length it is not without difficulties of one kind or another. First, a long drive over a small valley with a stream should be placed as exactly as possible between the left fairway bunker (sand) and the large grass bunker on the right side. Only then can the large long green on the plateau be seen, the left half of which is defended by a deep sand bunker. From the right approach area, from where the average golfer will reach the green with the third shot, the flag can easily be played with a chip and run. Only a strike that curves completely to the right will result in being punished by the bunker or a group of bushes.
Hole 6 "Far away"
Par 5 - Hcp 9 - 459m Men Yellow, 413m Women Red
The part of the golf course furthest from the starting point. A medium par 5 with a dogleg on the first landing area, well-defined by two fairway bunkers. Bold long hitters will try to shorten the hole. Probably just once. Another large and relatively deep fairway bunker and hard rough areas to the right will not reward this attempt. Otherwise a relaxing hole with an open green, the green bunker on the right and left only comes into play for the weekend golfer if their shots are really unsuccessful. These bunkers are fully in play for long hitters who want to attack the green with the second shot.
Hole 7 "Fairytale Meadow"
Par 4 - Hcp 3 - 311m Men Yellow, 272m Women Red
A medium par 4. All kinds of meadow flowers thrive on large hard rough areas to the right, but these do not come into play. A wide landing zone awaits drives of different lengths without danger. Only long players should be warned against a hook or draw if they do not want to make the acquaintance of the left fairway bunker or the moat hidden behind it. The drive to the green is also a challenge because of the hilly landscape. Most players will get over the stream. Precision is required to hit the green and not to end up in the green bunkers.
Hole 8 "View of the sky"
Par 3 - Hcp 13 - 147m Men Yellow, 113m Women Red
A medium par 3, which is much longer to play than it seems due to its uphill formation. To reach the green with a high in the sky shot, you should always take two or three clubs more, depending on the wind. The green is defended by a large bunker on the left and a small pot bunker on the right. The hangs greatly making putting a particular challenge. An unfocused first putt can easily result in a third or even fourth putt.
Hole 9 "Homewards"
Par 4 - Hcp 1 - 350m Men Yellow, 295m Women Red
A medium par 4, but quite tricky. A wonderful view over the whole dogleg and the Rottal welcomes the players at the tee shot. The view extends over the whole hole to the green. The first shot should be placed deliberately behind the fairway bunkers to have an open shot on the green. The fairway bunker on the left protects drives from the border, the bunker on the right protects the ball from the pond. The long green is accompanied on the left side by a large bunker, which is designed to prevent curved balls from rolling off the slope on the left. A small bunker on the right side defends the flag position in the right rear area of the green.
Hole 10 "Start over"
Par 4 - Hcp 14 - 285m Men Yellow, 236m Women Red
A dogleg to the right, a short par 4, which is really exciting because of its slopes. The drive has to be hit slightly uphill precisely into one of three fairway bunkers well defined landing zones to get an unobstructed view of the lower lying green. Also the shot on the green, at most a 9 iron or Pichting Wedge, requires highest accuracy, if you do not want to land in one of the two bunkers defending the green.
Hole 11 "Matterhorn".
Par 3 - Hcp 10 - 185m Men Yellow, 130m Ladies Red
A long par 3, steep uphill. Only the very good golfer will reach the green. The average golfer should in any case reach the generous plateau in the green area, preferably on the right side, to escape the large green bunker on the left in front of the green and from there save the par with a precise strike to the flag. The direct ascent to the plateau is a mountaineering challenge. To save energy for the rest of the round, all golfers are recommended to use the cart path uphill.
Hole 12 "Perfection"
Par 4 - Hcp 16 - 293m Men Yellow, 252 Ladies Red
A dogleg to the right, a short par 4 on a small green, but this should not be underestimated. A huge grass bunker on the right side, which extends over 120m from the landing zone to the right around the green, will impress the very good golfer more than the average golfer, who always prefers playing from a grass bunker to playing from the sand bunker. The good golfer benefits from the downhill position at its apex. The cleverly placed ball will roll down the hill towards the green. A shot on the green, at most an 8 or 9 iron, requires precision and perfection. The flag positions in the left green area are defended by a small sand bunker.
Hole 13 "Left Feeling"
Par 4 - Hcp 6 - 347m Men Yellow, 299m Women Red
A medium par 4 slightly uphill. The drive should at best reach the landing zone between a fairway bunker on the left and a large grass bunker on the right. From there the green, well defended by two bunkers, becomes visible. On the way to the green you feel embedded in the dunes of famous left hand courses.
Hole 14 "Mousetrap"
Par 3 - Hcp 18 - 131m Men Yellow, 100m Women Red
A short par 3 to play downhill following a slightly longer connecting path after hole 13. The left side of the green is protected by a large bunker landscape with two bunkers in front. Since the green is open on the right, average golfers are advised to keep heir balls as far right as possible in order to escape the treacherous bunkers on the left. The right green bunker will primarily catch balls that have been hit and curved too long.
Hole 15 "Breathtaking"
Par 5 - Hcp 8 - 447m Men Yellow, 398m Women Red
A medium par 5 that needs to be played carefully. You are probably breathless if you has covered the long, path from green 14 to the tee at 15, which is beautiful to look at because of the wonderfully arranged biotope areas. The view down into the valley into the narrow landing zone defined by the fairway bunker and stream is breathtaking for very good golfers. After a depression it goes uphill again. The 2nd strike still does not give a view to the flag. The weekend golfer will try to reach the green with the fourth stroke to play a safe bogey. Maybe you can even make par with a brilliant putt.
Hole 16 "View of the Alps"
Par 4 - Hcp 12 - 316m Men Yellow, 259 Women Red
A medium par 4. The exposed tee shot allows a fantastic view over the whole Rottal. With good visibility, a beautiful view of the Alps opens up. Only those who hit a safe drive will reach the landing zone above the stream, which cannot be seen by both rear tees and is defended by a fairway bunker on the left. The weaker player has to choose between caution and risk, and maybe start with the iron. The second shot uphill aims at an inviting, yet well defended green on a plateau.
Hole 17 "Hollow Alley"
Par 5 - Hcp 4 - 478m Men Yellow, 431m Women Red
From the tee you have a wonderful view over the small valley basin with a clearly visible stream. Most golfers should have no difficulty crossing the stream with the drive. If you're not sure, set up the ball. A fairway bunker lurks to the right of the landing zone and must be avoided. Now once again cheerfully up the hill to be rewarded with the view to the flag. Even less well struck balls will roll back towards the middle of the fairway due to the hills to the right and left. The way to the green is now dead straight, but be careful. Because shortly before the green, there is still a small moat, which must be surmounted. The long hitter should be warned about this and the two green bunkers defending the relatively small green!
Hole 18 "Tension"
Par 4 - Hcp 2 - 364m Men Yellow, 309m Women Red
A long, very difficult par 4, especially for very good golfers who must attack the green with the second shot and who will plunge into great distress if they do not succeed in making two perfect shots. The average golfer should always play this hole as a par 5, as the green can only be reached with a long, precisely placed drive between two fairway bunkers and an equally precise, long second shot. A large green bunker that extends from the middle of the green on the left to the front of the green stops a ball from rolling onto the green. Successfully mastering this hole, will give golfers of all levels unimaginable satisfaction and motivate them for a new round of golf on the Bella Vista Bad Birnbach golf course, perhaps the next day or next week, at the latest next year.