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Peter Fischer 47 Reviews

Nice course, bad care

Played in the summer 2018 the course was in a terrible state dry, hard, poor grooming and smelly water if any at all (mud) If the course is in good nick it could be a interesting place to play but when we played it was not and for that much to expensive...
friendly staff and a nice club house

Golf Traveller 1980 1 Review

Golf Course or Adventure Park?

A lot of blind holes, sideways sloping down fairways and rock solid greens make this course more a game-of-coincidents than real golf. Even as single digit hcp player, its hard to keep a straight shot on the track, as big bumps on the fairway make the ball bounce in any direction. Further, greens are vastly sourrunded by water, oob and sand. This is normally not a problem, but the greens wont stop your ball, no matter how much backspin you hit. Safezones in front of the greens are missing as well...
Its more of an adventure trip then a game of golf.
Maintenance seems ok, course and club itself are very nice to look at, beautiful old manor. The course marshal seemed rude.
Looks like somone tried to build an extraordinary course, but lagged the experience of golfing?!

Very expensive as well.

Rainer Sturm 6 Reviews
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Expectant anticipation fully confirmed

First there was the exuberant description in a golf journal, later the advance visit with great descriptions and now the on-site experience with 28 men's golfers (seniors) from the Golf Club Freudenstadt. Where a special key to the enthusiasm was the choice of the tournament format Vierer-Scramble. Thus the frustration of bad results, many ball losses etc. was prevented. Three-quarters had opted for e-carts, but the runners (though seniors) were easily through.
In my flight was a former groundskeeper, who has about 480 golf courses on his collection list worldwide, and was always enthusiastic about the layout, the bunker, the course of the course, etc.
But otherwise the enthusiasm of the whole group was great. A real highlight of our annual excursion. You have to have played this place. If the weather still plays along, grandiose photos are a nice reward.

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magictk 15 Reviews
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Left in Hesse

I played the course on 10.4.2019 with Leisurebraks. The reception was very friendly. Two greens were closed (for winter greens). For this there was a generous concession.

Play golf for 20 years and can not understand my exaggerated negative reviews. The course, ie tees, fairways and greens were in good condition. Although the greens were obviously aerated a few days earlier, they were absolutely faithful. Sure, the waves do not make putting much easier, but that's where the charm lies. Around the flag were at least 2 to 3 meters flat, so I want to call the greens as demanding, but fair.

Since it is an open area, wind is also an issue. This paired with constant uphill, downhill and inclines make the club choice the decisive criterion for a successful round.

The partially addressed negative points such as stones in the rough there were in the early stages of other top places like Winston or Wittenbeck also. Today, a few years later, nothing is to be seen. Here one must consider that the course was opened only in 2016, ie for a golf course is still young.

Overall, I liked the layout - especially the lanes 9 and 18 very well. About the great landscape setting was elsewhere sufficiently reported.

Those who enjoy the sporting challenge will find here an exceptional golf course. For those who are unfamiliar with the game strategy and are more into "shooting", they should rather seek their luck in simpler places and not let their freaks play free to the detriment of the owners.

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StevenWeek 1 Review
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Unfortunately it gets worse and worse

The condition of the place is a tragedy in all areas. Even 30 € I would not pay more. Incredible that you want to have 90 €. Since you (Hofgutmanager) actually times even run over your place and have the fairways, greens and paths once considered. Even the changes to hole 16, which are sometimes a good way, have hardly ever been made by real professionals. A look in the pond says it all. It looks very much very neglected. A look at the ball cleaning machine including towel says it all.

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67Golf 1 Review
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Interesting place

03.10.2018: We almost did not play the course because of the bad reviews. That would have been very annoying! The Vorbewerter must have had a bad golf day. Yes, the place is not easy, but very interesting. We played the course with Hcp 33 + 54 with trolley (no electric) and it went well (if you're playing). The first 9 holes are played up and down, the second 9 holes are laid out on terraces. After 4.5 hours we were in the fireplace lounge overlooking the green 18 and ate very delicious cakes. There are other little things there as well.
After it rained in mid-September and the course (like most courses) has green fairways again, it was fun to play here.
90 Euro Greenfee we think is a bit too much. We will gladly come again.

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KD 2 Reviews
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A joke!

But a bad one.
I can fully share the remarks made by Mr Wolf Bast.
Very bad condition starting from the fairways, Verbungswegen, markers / signposts (missing almost everywhere).
Do not be fooled by the pictures. The place is barren and looks like a gravel pit.
The staff, a bright spot, very friendly and helpful.
We took a kart for the second nine holes. That was made available to us free of charge because of the space condition.
Good golf battles are not rewarded but punished, as the balls jump due to the rock hard ground elsewhere.
A lottery.
Dream places look different, eg Frankfurt golf club.

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wolf bast 3 Reviews
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Worst golf course in the Rhine-Main area!

The beautiful advertising messages on the website about the golf course turn out to be a deception on arrival.

On the way to the golf course, it looks like a quarry of a quarry at a distance. Scenic no eye candy, although here, in the middle of the Taunus, has a beautiful landscape. Rather unusual, but very good to see how a golf course can spoil the landscape.

There are hardly any plantings. The golf course looks bare and unsightly. The planting of trees and bushes fell victim to austerity measures.

To the golf game:

The staff was friendly.

The golf course is a mean disaster for me to play. The floor was rock hard and dried out the balls jumped meters away, often in the adjacent fairway due to the close adjacent tracks.

Very often it is not clear which direction to play or where the green lies. On the deductions it lacks hints. We found other guests who felt the same way. You spend your time guessing which direction to play.

The arrangement of the tracks is also poorly planned. The paths between the individual tees are often long, sometimes the national road between the golf course must be crossed repeatedly.

The greens are also not in a great condition, with many untrimmed pitch marks and dry damage.

It becomes evil when the ball gets on the neighboring track. some of the tracks are so terrasiert terrasse that the neighboring train is 1 to 2 m below, it has been saved for cost reasons to make an attachment and you slip or falls on loose gravel down the slope.

The golf course in general makes a narrow and crowded impression. As a member told us, there was a dispute with the landscape architect who had created the golf course, as urged by the owners to squeeze on the already small area still a short course and a far too large driving rank. Already the proven size of the golf course shows that it would have better left it at a 9-hole course.

For the above reasons, I think the green fee for excessive overpriced. The price performance is not right here.

In my opinion, a mockery of the competition and the other golf courses in the Rhine-Main area means that this golf course is supposed to rank in the top 30 places in Germany. The member of the golf course we talked to saw the same thing and said that this good rating was probably due to the fact that the editors who carried out the evaluation were courted and hosted for free at the hotel for four days.

To the criticism by e-mail to the manager of the place responded as expected: not at all, it was ignored.

There are many beautiful golf courses in the Rhine-Main area. This certainly does not include the golf course Hogut Georgenthal. Definitely no recommendation!

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Duffy 1 Review
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TOP!!!

We played the course two days in a row. From unfair as in other reviews can be no question. On the contrary - as mentioned by others: good punches are rewarded, bad punishes - that's how it has to be. Care condition excellent - here our thanks to the greenkeepers, who also take care of players in the course maintenance. Already after four holes one thinks to have played a lot more, the place is so interesting, versatile and varied. Anyway, we'll be back soon.

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Golfodergarnicht 8 Reviews
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Not unfair

Contrary to my Vorschreiber I found the place neither unfair nor dangerous. I played it the first time yesterday and was thrilled. Already the DR liked me with the bunkers and distance markings. Yes, the place is hilly and it always goes up and down. But if necessary, take a cart. I ran and enjoyed every hole. The place was never boring and very well maintained. Also the greens. Not too fast and not too slow. The tracks I found wide enough. And you could even play well out of the Semirough (I know places, you will hardly find a ball there anymore). Good punches are rewarded, bad punished, so I also lost 2 balls yesterday. 1 in the water and 1 in the forest, but not because of the place, but because of my game. Yes, some greens are "blind" to play. But you can still see the top of the flag anyway and therefore know if other people are standing on the green (you will not see a pennant) or the flag has been put back (then you will see the pennant). Or there is a bell that should be rung so that the next one knows that he is allowed to play. And if accidentally the ball gets on another track (I did not happen and I have only an average Hcp., But with nice driver lengths), you just have to call "Fore". It's like that everywhere The many sand bunkers seem impressive at first. But they are always only on the sides. I was therefore only 1 x in it. The people in the clubhouse were nice too. Unfortunately, I had to go directly after the 18 career away, otherwise I would have certainly tried the restaurant, because the food was earned after the round in any case.
Conclusion: a place that makes places like Mainz competition. Spectacular.

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jlippe 1 Review
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Unfair and dangerous

Although it has actually managed to place 18 interesting holes in this area, and it's great if you have a view of the whole place from almost anywhere. I feel the place but as unfair and (due to its narrowness) as dangerous. Quite a lot of blows must be played in secluded areas. Above all, the greens are barely visible, even on tracks that are only 300 meters long (hole 4 or 7) or par 3 (hole 8). Although the flags, but often neither Vorgrüns nor ondulierungen recognizable, even at normal distances of 100 meters. Dangerous it will be at the 16. First Day landed on our second hit a ball next to us, which came from the tee of 17. And on the second day a separate flight partner from the 17 played there as well. Also in other places the balls fly across. It does not help if the fairways of other tracks are often considered off. 90 EUR for a weekend round normal price is inappropriate. As a hotel guest there is 30%, strangely with a member or over coupon book 50%. Before a token with 25 balls for 3 EUR (for guests, 1.50 EUR for members) is also not from bad parents.

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Golfbaellchen66 56 Reviews
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Unique

Georgenthal is certainly unique. The area looks like a big funnel, in the middle the hotel / clubhouse, around 18 fairways. The fairways are not too wide, the roughs rocky (good idea to have an old wedge in the bag here) and the greens are big and very undulating. Just the layout of the course, which allows many places to view up to 16 fairways, makes the round an experience. Good scores are certainly the exception here, but this is precisely the ambition to "grab" this place.

One of the places you have to play.

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Hanny 1 Review
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Would like to play the course more often

Room was very interesting to play, we had a lot of fun with our group.
Those with the higher handicaps had their problems.
Will not play the place anyway.

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Jonni Milla 3 Reviews
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Sorry, do not go!

Have played this place last week and am totally horrified. What the architect has been thinking about is not in my head. I think the Greens are completely overpowered and can not cope with a normal mortal (handicap 14). For example Green 6: here you can not see the flag!

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Response from Eric Marschke, Club Manager at Hofgut Georgenthal
September 5, 2017
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Hello Jonni Milla, thank you for your feedback on our place. The architect of our golf course, Christian Althaus, had his own idea of ​​the design of the greens - they should also demand the best… More

Hello Jonni Milla, thank you for your feedback on our place. The architect of our golf course, Christian Althaus, had his own idea of ​​the design of the greens - they should also demand the best players and above all never get bored. We would, therefore, be very pleased if, despite your criticism, you would tackle the challenge of our place a second time. Best greetings from the Taunus

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Golferin1 4 Reviews
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Wonderful but very difficult place

We played the pitch 2 times. It is in excellent condition. However, it is a very big challenge: the fairways are almost never straight, always somewhere sloping and narrow. The greens are very difficult, since very onduliert. But we enjoyed this sporty place very much! Tip: Pre-programmed ball loss, therefore take enough balls with you.

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Hackerwiese 5 Reviews
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Sporting challenge

A place in very good maintenance condition, fast, difficult greens (even now already in March), challenging trajectory and blind holes. The paths between the orbits are not quite ready yet, but that does not detract from the joy of playing. About 36 Hcp you do feel safe with this place any favors, as there are for getting started easier.
To play varied, the greens are well defended by bunkers.
Very nice training facilities, nice Secretariat and nice seating in the courtyard.
If one is not quite as good on foot, from the expiry of carts is no shame.
All in all, recommended!

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Golftraveller4U 1 Review
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Hammer Conditioning, ... love again

Admire the beautiful late summer weather, I played with this new system. Stunning views, a path more beautiful than the other. Here and there, steeper climbs, but overall to play well. Always different The Cobblestone is here and there a little tedious. Top overall package of short course, great range and pitch area and the championship course. Although not really a links course, but with a similar charm.
Gladly again, care and quality of grass Fairs great.. and especially the cool Hefeweizen in the cozy courtyard.

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reiner2304 328 Reviews
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Mountain and valley in Georgenthal

Played on 10/04/2016. Who has come only to the idea of ​​building a golf course in this valley? The 18-hole course with hotel, huge putting green and PAR 3 short course is about 12 km from the A3 Cologne-Frankfurt motorway, and is of course not a "real" links course. Access is via a few villages in the middle to nowhere. The space is separated by a road with traffic but manageable and is otherwise in peace and nature. However, it is a "mountain goat" and who is not able to walk well, does well to a cart to take. There are to tackle some climbs and blind shots. Compensates is you who you are each up for great Ausbliche on the entire valley's facility. There are some interesting elevated tees into the depths, as in three of the five PAR 3. Boring is the place never, there is plenty coming into play water hazards, bunkers (currently in about 50% more or less without sand and therefore as ground under repair). Not only are the fairways, especially the greens are heavily undulated. The green of the 18 for example is extremely out of mountains and valleys and is huge. Anyone who wants to can end after 2.6, 9.13 or 16 holes round the way, because then each again is at the clubhouse. The signage is good. The condition was perfect down to the under construction Bunker, some larger areas next to the fairways are still "ground under repair". On the tees and fairways everything was very hard in order and the greens, but true. Of course with such a young plant a few weaknesses, such as partially the paths between the reductions, which were not always attached. Of course Rough, but in my view not so threatening. I am at least come back with more balls off, as I had before. Possibly Rough was also just cut. It is of course as always to remain useful on the fairway. I (HC 22) have almost always cut off except for PAR 3, with the driver and felt not the tracks as close as in other places. Higher HC should possibly use the front tees and lower HC should consider the strategic game so no frustration arises. In Proshop I became friendly service from the staff. The changing rooms in the upper floor are functional. The rule green fee is certainly in proportion a little too high, but because of the bunker there was currently a discount of 20%, which was OK. A surcharge for guests without hologram is not charged golfsport promoting manner. The season on a Tuesday afternoon at a slightly overcast sky was very manageable. As a single player I could without a reservation going immediately and am also not emerged. The cobblestones around the clubhouse grounds and to the tees 1.3, 10 and 14 is uncomfortable for Trollyzieher. Here should be considered a change. All in all I can recommend the round here, but you should a pedestrian be in good condition. Since there is a hotel on site, is should always be to find a way to the round something to drink and eat.

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Coralstrand 14 Reviews
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Challenging, too expensive care (Bunker flushed)

This links course is a real challenge (narrow fairways, large elevation changes, blind spots) to the golfing skills (HCP should already be in about less than 25, otherwise it makes only limited fun) as well as physical fitness (large differences in height).
Unfortunately the place in relation to our places in the Cologne area is overpriced 30%. (WE = € 100, - green fee) The fairways and greens are in good condition, but the bunkers are partly flooded and blue.
Ultimately, my challenge is not worth the inflated price green fees.

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Tourgolfer 1 Review
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Anonymous Golf Course

This course requires straight game. The fairways are in places very hilly and narrow, so the balls often end up with straight game in the Rough. Because the roughs up and much weed is there, you can no longer find the balls. The high ball loss is inevitable.
The edges of the bunkers are often surrounded with high grasses / weeds. If the ball should land even one of these bunkers on the edge, one can assume that the ball is no longer playable.
Unfortunately, there is no private clubhouse. One can, with hotel guests sitting in the hotel lounge or can be deposited outside in the courtyard. If you're unlucky, the seating will be assigned in the outdoor area with seminar participants of the hotel.
To nice to sit sometimes in summer while enjoying a cultivated beer and with a great view of the golf course, there is the adjacent restaurant, Giorgios'. Unfortunately, this Monday and Tuesday is closed and not open all day from Wednesday to Sunday.
The place is nice to look at, but a lot of fun you do not have as a beginner or as a player with a higher handicap.
Since the golf course (Golf Club were it exaggerated) is still young, there is hope for improvement.

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Mike62 2 Reviews
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Air upwards

I just played the square in fine weather. By the nature of the plant many haircuts and second punches are blind. Taken together with narrow fairways and thick rough cost the balls. The Driver can be mE mostly in the bag, on the last 3 holes can then unpack it again. The bunkers were not playable because optionally provided with weeds and / or exposed drainage. The court may make with more knowledge of the terrain more fun, to me it was always looking for some time at the clock to find my balls. As a guide: I play with -21.6 ie the marbles flying reasonably straight. I think the normal price too expensive. I had 3 days earlier to play the great pleasure in Wittenbeck on the Baltic Sea. There were 60 € a caddy Book, an expression with incorporated provisions and indeed challenging but beautiful place. Georgenthal is physically demanding on by the constant and on who is not able to walk well, you should treat yourself a car.

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Olligator 41 Reviews
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"Budersand in the mountains"

The place is amazing! Links course style in the Taunus hills. Very good condition of the fairways and the (extremely undulated but slow) greens.
Much "up and down". Without at least one E-Trolley very sporty to go.
He should smooth 5 star worthy, if it does not (yet) so there are some restrictions:
- We have due to a storm or more specifically, probably because the insurance company has not yet paid the damage, almost all bunkers unplayable. Unfortunately, this is not handled openly, it found no information on the homepage and not on Facebook. Also we were when booking not noted, nor at check-in!
- No lightning shelters in the whole place!
- Some extremely poor gravel roads on which it is preparing little joy to ride the trolley.
- The food definitely does not have reserves. Pretty little card, for € 3 surcharge we got all 12 chips on our burgers.

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MSchmitz1909 2 Reviews
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Anzuschauen- nice not nice to play

We played the course in early July 2016 the best weather. After the website and the photos had caught our attention, we went with great anticipation to Georgenthal.
The reception was quite friendly. We were made aware at the outset that the bunker at the time were not recordable, the green fee is therefore reduced - 80 instead of 100 €.
The practice facilities are generous and good (strongly undulating greens, very new Titleist range balls).
Right at the beginning of the round, we realized that this place is not forgiving and you should let the driver mostly in the bag. The rough is so thick and high that one finds almost no ball. Moreover, there are few stones.
As the tough and dry fairways are very tight, turnovers are inevitable. There are also water hazards on the greens and ditches that cross the fairways. The greens are very strongly undulated. However, these were very slow and dull. Perhaps this is due to the young age of the place. However, it definitely did not enjoy it, to putt. The course is quite hilly, with most tracks play is relatively short.
I've played this year in Scotland on some links courses, but these forth had so little to do. Scenic space is very successful. We also had plenty of time to appreciate the area as the round with 4h 45min and took extremely long and the flights have made no move before us to let us play through the single handicapper in 2 Flight.
Clubhouse and restaurant have a good impression.
I would not go back and can not recommend the place. The idea and intention to build this place were certainly good, but have not been implemented well in my view.

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