Munich, the capital of Bavaria and one of Germany’s most popular destinations, has so much to offer, from picturesque buildings and delightful cafes with excellent cuisine to great shopping facilities and a free-spirited atmosphere. Surrounded by natural settings only half an hour from the Alps, the city is home to folk festivals, fairytale landscapes and castles, not to mention the Oktoberfest tradition that attracts millions of visitors every year from all over the world to enjoy good beer and good times. More than 180 courses are located in the state of Bavaria, with around 60 great golf complexes located within an hour's drive of Munich and a number of these close to the city center. Visiting golfers report that few other major urban areas allow players to combine their favorite sport with sightseeing, culture and shopping quite as well as Munich does. The Golf Club Eichenried hosts the BMW International Open on the European Tour every two years and his therefore probably the most prominent course in Munich. This tournament attracts the best players from Europe and has been won by such famous professionals as Henrik Stenson, Lee Westwood and national hero Martin Kaymer. The oldest club in the area is the Munich Golf Club, founded in 1910 and located close to the downtown, and its course received a makeover from famous golf architect Pete Dye in 2006. Other courses to be added to your Munich bucket list are: Golf Club Feldafing, Golfclub Beuerberg, Golfclub Muenchen-Riedhof, Muenchen Valley Golf Club, Saint Eurach Golf Club and Tegernseer Golf-Club Bad Wiessee. All in all, Munich and its surroundings is undoubtedly among the best places to play golf in Germany.