Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Par for the Course

Well maybe it’s a little bit early to start hitting the links around Munich, but I’ve been told that there are quite a few nice golf courses on the outskirts of the city. Munich’s best connection to golf exists around the BMW International Open, which usually takes place in June at the Eichenried golf club north of Munich. It is a quite popular tournament in the European circuit, because it represents the last chance for Ryder Cup points. And the highlight of the Open, is any golfer who makes a hole-in-one wins a BMW Z8. Crowds of more than 60,000 watch the action every year. When the tournament isn’t going on, the course is actually open to the public Mon-Thur, and has three nine-hole courses. Some of the other top courses include Golfzentrum Muenchen-Riem, Golfclub Muenchen-Riedhof, Golfclub Holledau, Golfclub Erding Grünbach. You can find a detailed list of courses here. But I’d give it a few weeks before it’s warm enough to play without the snow.

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