The course where the pros play
As “Home of the BMW International Open”, Golfclub München Eichenried is the only German golf course with a worldwide degree of familiarity. The first BMW International Open was held here shortly after the inauguration of the course in 1989. Since then, Eichenried has hosted this meanwhile only tournament of the PGA European Tour in Germany over 20 times.
For many golfers it is a special challenge to play on a high-calibre PGA championship course such as Eichenried in the footsteps of stars such as Martin Kaymer, Rory McIlroy, Lee Westwood, Bernhard Langer, John Daly, Retief Goosen or Padraig Harrington. The course is always maintained at the highest level, and the course design is constantly adapted to modern requirements – with new, strategically placed bunkers, additional trees planted every year, modified water obstacles and extended tees.
27 holes for athletic golfers
Renowned golf course architect Kurt Roßknecht has created 27 holes with three 9-hole loops featuring many variations which all end conveniently at the clubhouse. And the course is located in the immediate vicinity of Munich. The consistently flat and long course requires a technically and tactically adept game of golf – ideal for athletic golfers. In scenic terms, the 150 hectare parkland course features an abundant stock of trees and many water-rich fairways with streamlets and ponds with elegant dry stone walls. Two half-island greens and nearly 90 bunkers complicate the approach to the greens.
A public 6-hole short course is ideal for practicing; Eichenried’s oddity, the 28th hole, is gladly utilised for teaching units – as well as photo and film shooting – by the eight (!) pros from Golf-Akademie München Eichenried under the leadership of head pro Patrick Wolferstätter. Thanks to heated and covered tee-off huts on the spacious driving range as well as indoor training facilities, it is possible to golf year-round at Eichenried.
The modern clubhouse with the restaurant “Nineteen” provides various lounges as well as conference and seminar rooms, also for non-golfers.
Among the nearly 1,400 members there are even 300 children and adolescents who enjoy the “BIRDIES” value programme and are athletically promoted in a goal-oriented manner. Many successes speak volumes. For instance, Marcel Siem was the second Eichenried youth champion in 1990 – today he is among the best in the world. And Stephan Jäger, who played at Eichenried from an early age, turned professional in the USA in 2012. Perhaps he will soon also contribute something towards Eichenried’s worldwide degree of familiarity!