... was established in 1969 by the Royal Air Force as The British Golf Club Gatow, making it the second oldest club in Berlin-Brandenburg after Golfclub Wannsee and among the oldest in Germany.
The Berliner Golf Club Gatow e.V., its German counterpart, was founded in 1990 by British and German members of the British Golf Club Gatow almost as a club within a club, which took over from the Allied Forces following their planned withdrawal from Berlin in 1994.
Today, the course consists of 8 "old" holes that were part of the original British course built in 1969 (holes 1, 2 and 13 through 18), although the greens were completely re-constructed in 2004-5 (by David Krause), and ten "new" holes which were added (by Rainer Preissmann) in June 2001 (holes 3 through 12), completing the challenging 18-Hole course that is now in operation.
... was founded in 1994 and covers an area of approx 180 hectares, an expanse as big as Monaco. The driving range opened in 1995, followed by the North Course (designed by Rainer Preissmann) in the summer of 1996 and then the clubhouse and South Course (Robert Trent Jones Jr) in the spring of 1997.
11 new lakes were built on the two 18-hole championship courses and thousands of trees and bushes were planted. Thanks to these ideal new environmental conditions the variety of bird species increased by a third over the years with kingfishers, red milans, sea eagles, ducks, swans and many others now native to this area.
While the South course followed a more American design criterium, a classic landscape golf facility came into being on the North Course, which was developed in accordance with the traditions and use of forms that one finds in English landscape parks.
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