Hamburger Golfclub e.V. Falkenstein rated best golf club in Germany

The rankings of the best golf clubs and courses in Germany according to golfers, the Golfers' Choice Awards 2016, are known!

22 APRIL 2016, AMSTERDAM
Summary
Golfers have awarded Hamburger Golfclub e.V. Falkenstein with the title of best golf club of Germany in 2016, with an average rating of 9,26. The Golfers' Choice rankings are compiled based on 300,000 reviews from golfers across Europe on Leadingcourses.com.

Best German Golf Club: Hamburger Golfclub e.V. Falkenstein
Over 250,000 golfers visit Leadingcourses.com each month. Based on their rankings, Hamburger Golfclub e.V. Falkenstein, with an average rating of 9,26, has been voted 'best golf club overall' in Germany in the Golfers' Choice Rankings. The rankings for best golf club are compiled based on numerous aspects influencing the quality of the golf club, such as the golf course itself, the overall impression of the club, maintenance, facilities such as practice facilities, clubhouse and the perceived value for money.

The diversity of the landscape gives Hamburger Golfclub e.V. Falkenstein its own distinctive character. Between 1928 and 1930 this masterpiece of world-renowned English golf architects Colt, Alison and Morrison emerged in a protected landscape of delightful parkland with many heather areas - today's championship course Falkenstein. Since 1935 and until today many national and international championships have been played at Falkenstein. In 1981 Bernhard Langer was the first German to win the German Open at Falkenstein. It is the second year in a row that Falkenstein is rated Best Golf Club in Germany.

"We are very proud that our club is ranked number 1 golf club in Germany in the Golfers' Choice Awards 2016. It is an honor to be chosen in the first place, especially with the high density of good golf courses in Germany", says Falkenstein Managing Director Berthold Apel. "Falkenstein is a mature and challenging golf course which is often played by Leadingourses.com users. In particular by golfers from Holland and the Scandinavian countries, but all guests from all over the world are always welcome. We try to offer our guests the best possible stay, only the typical Hamburg weather we cannot influence. This prize confirms our work and we look forward to continue being a popular destination for all golfers."

The new number number 2 in the rankings is Golf Club St. Leon-Rot. This club with two championship courses, a nine hole executive course and a 5-hole children's course made a nice move from the 4th, to the 2nd place in de rankings. Golf Club St. Leon-Rot is rated with an 8,99. WINSTONgolf lost their 2nd place in the rankings and are now number 3 with a rating of 8,96. Hardenberg GolfResort is rated as 4th best golf club in Germany and Weimarer Land completes the top-5.

Hardenberg GolfResort offers good value for money
If you are price conscious golfer, then Hardenberg GolfResort is a good choice. With a greenfee of € 68,- on weekdays they do offer great value for money. If only the price-quality ratio is taken into account, then Hardenberg GolfResort scores an 8,89. Hamburger Golfclub e.V. Falkenstein comes 2nd in the ranking with an 8,90. The greenfee at the no.1 golf club in Germany is € 80,- on weekdays. The greenfee at Europäischer Golfclub Elmpter Wald is € 40,- on weekdays. They are 3rd with an 8,56.

Hospitality important for Golf & Country Club Velderhof
Not only the quality of the golf course, but also the service level and customer satisfaction are important for the experience of the golfer. When it comes to hospitality, Golf & Country Club Velderhof does a terrific job. They score a 9,00. Runner-up is WINSTONGolf with an 8,89 and Golfclub Dresden Elbflorenz e.V. completes the top-3 with an 8,65.

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Every year numerous rankings circulate, announcing the best golf courses in a specific country. The Golfers' Choice rankings of Leadingcourses.com stand out because they are based on the opinions of actual golfers, all of them available online at any time. This makes these rankings the most up-to-date, transparent and independent in the golf industry. Rankings are only compiled if enough reviews have been gathered for that specific country. In 2016, rankings will be published for The Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, France, Sweden, Turkey, Cyprus, Portugal, Wales, Scotland, Morocco, Tunisia, Mauritius and the United Arab Emirates in addition to Germany.

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At the end of 2015 more than 300,000 reviews of golf courses (in eight different languages) were available on Leadingcourses.com. All reviews on Leadingcourses.com are verified and manually approved by a dedicated content team. Golfers who have reviewed multiple golf clubs receive a higher status and his or her review will therefore have more weight (and thus impact) in the overall score of a club. To avoid any manipulation of its rating, various checks and balances are in place to track and signal questionable conduct by users. A golf club is only included in the rankings if they have received sufficient reviews.

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"The Golfers' Choice rankings of Leadingcourses.com stand out because they are based on the opinions of actual golfers, all of them available online at any time. This makes these rankings the most up to date, transparent and independent in the golf industry." Jeroen Korving, Managing Director Leadingcourses
"We are very proud that our club is ranked number 1 golf club in Germany in the Golfers' Choice Awards 2016. It is an honor to be chosen in the first place, especially with the high density of good golf courses in Germany" Berthold Apel, Managing Director Hamburger Golfclub e.V. Falkenstein
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