"Brilliant team: creative and always with the focus on fair playability." GOLFmagazin 2014
A passion for golf course planning for more than 30 years
Originally, Christoph Städler founded golf course design firm 'Golf Promotion Team' in July 1987. Later run by partners Christoph Städler and Dirk Decker, the firm changed its name to STÄDLER GOLF COURSES in early 1994, and has since then operated in Münster and Rommerskirchen, Germany.
Our team of four golf course designers
In the meantime we’ve expanded the team to include Achim Reinmuth and Philipp Fleischhauer. They’re both landscape architects and/or ecology specialists, as well as keen golf players with single-figure handicaps. Städler, Decker and Reinmuth are Senior Members of the European Institute of Golf Course Architects (EIGCA), an organisation that only admits golf course planners with many years of experience behind them.
We’re passionate about our job and always totally committed to applying our expertise to meet your goals.
Christoph Städler has won several national and international amateur tournaments (including National German Champion 1979, International German Champion 1983), taken part in many European and World Cup tournaments and was on the German National Team from 1968 to 1987. Since 2006 he has been a successful member of the Senior National Team and in 2012 he won the German Senior Amateur Championship.
Dirk Decker has been an active golf player for almost 30 years and has had a single-figure handicap for over 25 years. From 1990 to 1994 he worked as a freelancer in Christoph Städler’s golf course design firm. He has been a partner in Städler Golf Courses since 1994. After golf, hunting is his greatest passion.
Achim Reinmuth, born in 1972, has been an active golf player for more than 20 years. He has held a single-figure handicap for 18 years and is an honorary member of Ostsee Golfresort Wittenbeck. In 1999 he graduated as a Landscape Developer, writing his dissertation on "Golf and Environmental Protection". He has worked at Städler Golf Courses since his graduation.
Philipp Fleischhauer is a graduate landscape ecologist and has had a single-digit handicap for more than 30 years. In 1990 he was a member of the club team of GC Schmitzhof when they were promoted to the 2nd national division. Philipp started working as a freelancer at Städler Golf Courses in 1997 while still a student, and has been a permanent member of the team since 2004.