Everything in the green zone
The whole island of Sylt is a natural paradise. Boasting four golf courses, this North Sea island can also claim to be golfing heaven. Each and every course perfectly blends in with the natural landscape, offering breathtaking views of what many regard as Germany's most beautiful island, and the omnipresent North Sea. As hardened fans will attest, a round of golf on Sylt is nothing for fair-weather golfers. Needless to say, there are many perfect days with ideal golfing conditions. But when battered by inclement weather, outplaying the elements is a challenge in itself, which makes playing on Sylt highly compelling. It's no coincidence that the course at Budersand is regarded as one of Germany's most exciting by those in the know. Strikingly similar to the acclaimed links courses in Scotland – Budersand has few trees, many bunkers and difficult roughs with tall grass. A heavy gust is par for such courses and outsmarting the wind becomes part and parcel of the round. However, Sylt also has other less demanding – but in no way less fascinating – courses, such as the Morsum Golf Club at the most easterly tip of the island, or the Sylt Golf Club overlooking the tidal flats or the Marine Golf Club Sylt next to Westerland airport, the latter of which is also a links course. A golfing holiday on Sylt is always a highlight.