The design offices of Harradine Golf GMBH have moved from Niederbayern to a location close to Berlin where they occupy a newly renovated house right at the edge of the Golfpark Schloss Wilkendorf.
Recent commissions include the usual designs of new private and public courses although renovations, up-gradings, golf academies and golf resorts have lately been a very important activity.
The office is capably managed by Götz Mecklenburg in conjunction with Peter Harradine and all designs administered by the German branch are now produced at their new base near Berlin. Over 21 courses have been constructed in Germany since the beginning of their fortuitous and close cooperation which began 16 years ago.
Two examples of this collaboration is the current construction of the Am Nationalpark Bayerischer Wald Golf Course in Grafenau which was constructed to a very tight budget but still provides a splendid and very interesting layout with some spectacular holes. The second example is the recently opened Golfpark Gut Haà¼sern near Munich which is a bigger and more contemporary layout and a serious candidate for the BMW Open once the course has reached full maturity.
The Harradine ‘design philosophy’ seeks to deliver courses that are a challenge to the good players whilst avoiding unnecessary hazards and frustrations to the less experienced golfer who could actually abandon the game or choose a less demanding course. Harradine Golf is extremely aware of this problem and the layouts incorporate several techniques to overcome this delicate situation whilst ensuring practical and uncomplicated course maintenance and appropriate integration into the existing environment.
The Harradine policy and concept relies on the natural preservation and enhancement of existing sites so that the character is improved or enhanced in order to create a unique course for that particular location.
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