Now up to date on the Panorama Trail:

Yarrow, Achillea millefolium, stands here and there by the wayside.

According to legend, it was used to heal one of Achilles' wounds. The epithet millefolium is understandable: Its leaves actually seem to have a thousand other small leaves.

 

Our meadows and green spaces

The environmental authorities require compensation areas for the approval to build a golf course. Usually, the authority expects that up to one third of the area intensively used for the golf course is additionally provided as compensation area. In our case it is even much higher: the golf course consists of 18ha of land and 29.5ha of ecological compensation area. These compensation areas may only be extensively cultivated and also not fertilised. They provide habitat and shelter for insects and wildlife. Due to the late cutting time, even those plants that mature late are able to seed.

Thanks to years of professional work by our trained greenkeepers, flora and fauna and thus biodiversity can be promoted and increased. With a lot of manpower and natural raw materials such as sand, weeds are controlled mechanically and at the same time the lawn thrives. The newly sown grass varieties require fewer resources such as water and make a positive contribution to CO2 absorption.

The golf course architect Kurt Rossknecht has made optimal use of the hilly nature of the landscape and designed the golf course in such a way that there has been as little earth shifting as possible. The naturally given hills have been integrated into the course and practically all of the high-trunk trees have been adopted. Less than 35 per cent of the total area is sustainably maintained for play; this means that over 50 per cent of the course is left in its natural state.