The original course here at Frankfurter Golf Club was built way back in 1913, but the present course is largely the work of Harry S. Colt's team sixteen years later. Since then there has been only a single round of renovations, which were carried out in 2002 by German designer Kurt Rossknecht, who concentrated on improving the bunkers and on making the course a bit longer without doing violence to the holes. For its first few decades, the Frankfurter enjoyed a peaceful, woodland setting, and Colt kept the fairways correspondingly spacious. Now, however, players must endure the constant jumbo jet traffic to the nearby Frankfurt Airport. Nevertheless, the course continued to attract tournament play into the 1980s, when the German Open frequently came there, but Mark McNulty's 1987 score of 25 under par made clear the need to toughen things up before any more championships could be held at Frankfurter.