Discover Germany, Issue 35, February 2016

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Main image: Gut Deinster Mühle’s country and golf hotel. Left: The restaurant and bistro‘s entrance.

Playing golf and enjoying fine dining on historic grounds The country estate Gut Deinster Mühle lies in the middle of 165 acres of geest landscape with green fields, lakes, woodlands and streams. Easy to reach from the old Hanse cities Bremen and Hamburg, Gut Deinster Mühle, with its 800 years of fish-farming tradition, today has become a hotspot for fine dining, relaxing holidays and golf enthusiasts. TEXT: JESSICA HOLZHAUSEN I PHOTOS: GUT DEINSTER MUEHLE

It is a combination one seldom finds: around hotel and restaurant Gut Deinster Mühle not only lies a well-kept golf course, the country estate also farms its own fish in the surrounding lakes. The restaurant Alte Lohmühle and the smaller bistro Fisch & Meer are famous for their trout specialities. Fish farming has a long tradition at Gut Deinster Mühle: its existence was first recorded in 1235. Today around 6,000 square metres of trout ponds lie on the estate’s grounds. Quality produce, individual service and hospitality are key factors for Gut Deinster

Mühle’s culinary success.The kitchen chefs not only use the locally sourced fish, but also seasonal vegetables like asparagus or beef from organic highland kettle kept in the region. Tradition and new culinary inventions are both parts of the kitchen philosophy. The gastronomy is part of Gut Deinster Mühle’s country and golf hotel with its 20 comfortable rooms. The hotel’s breakfast room and the terrace offer great views towards the Gut Deinster Mühle’s main attraction: the golf school’s driving range.

Offering many new challenges, the golf course ensures fun and a learning experience for all levels – from beginners to advanced and professional level. The Gut Deinster Mühle golf school engages professional trainers to give a hand when beginners make their first golf swings in the putting, chipping and pitching area. They also aid those aspiring to reach a new professional level on one of the two courses – one with 18 holes, the other with four. The golf school is a member of the Professional Golfers Association of Germany, an association guaranteeing the highest training standards. Golfing in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, in the middle of a beautiful geest landscape, for many golfers is an incentive to come here repeatedly and maybe join the Deinster Mühle golf club. With great sense for detail, golf architect David John Krause has integrated the golf course into the natural landscape making use of its lakes, streams, old beech and oak trees.

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