Golfpark Strelasund in Western Pomerania close to the Baltic Sea
Ten years after its foundation on an old Prussian country estate Golfpark Strelasund has developed into one of the top golf resorts in Northern Germany with two 18 hole championship courses, two hotels, a spa and a country pub. Golfpark Strelasund is located near the Baltic Sea in the green heart of Western Pommerania close to the Hanseatic cities of Stralsund and Greifswald and the islands of Rügen and Usedom. Golfpark Strelasund can be easily reached by car via highway (Autobahn) A 20. International travelers can also use the airport or the ferry terminal of Rostock, both are a 50-minute-drive from the resort. Twenty percent of the resort guests come from Scandinavia, especially from Sweden which is hardly surprising since this area was once known as "Swedish Pommerania". Golfpark Strelasund got its name from the Forth of Strelasund which divides the island of Rügen from the mainland.
Far away from the humdrum of big cities Golfresort Strelasund Canadian golf course architect David Krause designed two golf courses in the village of Kaschow, different in style but playable and challenging for golfers of all levels. Opened in 2007 the championship course "Mecklenburg-Vorpommern" offers a trip through this East German state since each hole is named after typical parts of the region like Rügen, Fishland-Darß-Zingst, Müritz etc. All holes of the "Insel Clourse" which opened in 2012 derive their names from the islands of the Forth of Strelasund (Hiddensee, Zudar, Greifswalder Oie etc.). Both courses take full advantage of the spectacular, varied landscape of the area. After the round golfers can enjoy a wonderful view from the clubhouse over the hole No. 1 and the island green "Rügen" of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern course. Guest can hone their game on a driving range with a spacious short game practice area and at a golf academy lead by a PGA professional.
The story of Golfresort Strelasund began around the start of a new century when the entrepreneurial family Bremer from Hamburg bought the country estate. From the beginning the family planned to build a state of the art golf resort. From the old farm and residential buildings only the old tenant house had survived the storms of time. The old tenant house, vacant since 2002, was carefully restored so the old building fabric could be preserved. In 2006 a small hotel with 16 individually styled rooms opened its doors located only a par 3 from the golf course. Hotel and golf course proved to be a hit so a new wellness hotel with 31 single- and double rooms with a spacious spa area, different saunas, swimming pool and rooms for massages and cosmetic treatments was added in May 2009. After finishing the "Insel Course" in 2012 eight comfortable furnished vacation homes and eight holiday flats were built only a par 5 away from the golf course.
But Golfresort Strelasund has even more to offer: Adjacent and directly connected to the clubhouse the old country pub "Frettwurst" offers breakfast and fresh regional cuisine all day long. Until the fifties of the last century the pub was run by Lebrecht Frettwurst and his sisters Klara and Anna. It used to be a popular destination for a day out for the village people of Kaschow. With "Klaras Tanzhalle" (dancing hall) and "Rademachers Feierscheune" (celebration barn) it also offers space for larger groups. With "Hanseatischer Golfclub Greifswald" another 9 holes can be played only 25 Minute away. Golfpark Strelasund has a special offer valid till April 15. Play one round in Strelasund and another at "Golfclub Schloss Rantzow" on the island of Rügen for € 99.
Even keen golfers should find the time to explore the area around Golfpark Strelasund, especially the old Hanseatic towns of Stralsund (www.stralsund.de - info available in English and Swedish) and Greifswald (www.greifswald.de - info available in English).
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Press info: Helma Scheffler- Golf -Travel –Lifestyle