Date: Mon 22 Oct 2018

Renovation & redesign of Golf Club Büsum Dithmarschen by Holger Rengstorf MEIGCA

After a year of planning, the renovation of nine of the 18 holes at Golf Club Büsum Dithmarschen is soon to start.

The existing back nine will be changed and rerouted to offer more interesting but shorter holes for amateur players and guests. The course is situated on the North Sea coastline of Germany with wind a challenge to all levels of players so the chance to reroute the holes will offer more variety and options for all golfers in the future. Time of play will be considerably reduced on this loop and playing interest will be strengthened, which was a major drawback for the club.

Changes to the design and layout include renovation of bunkers, changes to tee locations, building of additional tees and a new hole for the new routing.

The members and the board agreed on some significant changes which will maintain the par of 72 but will reduce the playing distances of the regular men’s tees from just over 6000m to a little over 5700m and for women from about 5200m to just over 4700m. Such a decision is still rare by Clubs and members but it demonstrates how an open-minded approach will improve playability and enjoyment and therefore secure the future and success of the game of golf at this club.

Construction begins in Spring 2019.

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