Overall impression of Golf park Schloss Wilkendorf
In a beautiful environment just 20 km east of Berlin you find Golf Park Schloss Wilkendorf. Two times eighteen holes for your leisure and your golf addiction.
Before you drive on to the golf platz terrain you can practice at the golf academy. A separate building, three holes, driving range and putting and chipping green.
Not that these facilities are not available at the golf courses. In perfect conditions you can practice on various greens and driving ranges.
During my visit I was invited to play the Sandy Lyle course. A par 72 championship course that will exist 20 years in 2015. This course is more challenging than the West side course .
Nicely created in the existing terrain. Not to many water hazards but this is compensated by the amount of fairway bunkers. Signs and routing is all very fine. You HAVE TO stay on the fairway, because losing your ball in the side fields cost a lot of time and in my case every time my ball. (I had an awful start and lost 3 balls 🙁 )
Club house annex restaurant with lovely terrace and good shower facilities. Everything is taken care of and the staff is very friendly.
I was enthusiastically welcomed by manager who for example explained me that the score card is made out of recycled paper that you can write on, even when it’s been in the water.
It was the first time during my ‘365 Days of Golf’ road trip that I was checked for ‘payment’ by a Marshall. Good system, where you have to hand in a piece of your personal score card, for his administration. Friendly guys with love for the course.
Around the courses they are building second (holiday) houses. So if you like a house on the course, check out the possibilities. That’s why it looks a bit unfinished by arrival for the next few years. You don’t notice this at all while you are playing. Really quiet course.