Date: Thu 08 Dec 2016

Redesign at Golf Club Sylt, Germany

Rolf Stephan Hansen and Peter Fjällman appointed for the redesign and development of the 18-hole golf course at Golf Club Sylt.

EIGCA Members Rolf Stephan Hansen and Peter Fjällman outside the club house of Budersand GC on Sylt, a links course designed by Hansen in 2007/2008.

EIGCA Members Rolf Stephan Hansen and Peter Fjällman outside the club house of Budersand GC on Sylt, a links course designed by Hansen in 2007/2008.

A conceptual illustration of the new par 5 fourth hole.

A conceptual illustration of the new par 5 fourth hole.

EIGCA Members Rolf Stephan Hansen and Peter Fjällman, together with German golf course architect Thomas Himmel, have been appointed for the redesign and development of the 18-hole golf course at Golf Club Sylt. The project will be carried out in two phases with construction of the first 9 holes in spring and autumn 2017.

"The aim of the redesign is not only to improve the overall quality of the golf course but also to strengthen the playing values and adapt the golf course to the specific nature which is characteristic of the island," says Rolf Stephan Hansen, and continues: "the golf club has purchased an adjacent land area that makes it possible to build four new golf holes which will enhance the routing of the golf course".

The 18-hole golf course was originally designed by Donald Harradine and opened for play in June 1989. The golf course and golf club is very appreciated by members and guests and during the summer months the golf course is extremely busy. Sylt is a popular tourist destination and many Germans have their summer residence on the island.

The golf club have been planning the redesign and development of their golf facility for a long time.

"Thomas Himmel won an architect competition regarding the redesign of the golf course some years ago and as my design proposal for three new holes on the short hole course were approved by the golf club and later on construction of those golf holes were supervised by Peter, it felt right that we three now are working together on the forthcoming redesign on the 18-hole course," explains Rolf Stephan.

The project will start with construction of the new four holes and a couple of green areas which will not interfere with golf play. The remaining green areas in the first phase will be constructed in the autumn 2017 and the last nine holes will be redesigned in 2018.

Click here to read more about Rolf Stephan and here to read about Peter.

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