The German Golf Route stretches all the way across Germany and gives you the chance to experience the wonders of the golfing world, whether you're a beginner or an experienced golfer. Whether it is the ever-changing scenery or the sport, the hidden gems along the route will leave you lost for words.
As one of the most established ball games, golf is no longer the reserve of wealthy, elite sportsmen but rather a popular hobby for young and old players alike, and far from a dull pastime. Essentially, players aim to get the golf ball into the small hole on the green in as few shots as possible. Yet, the sport that on first appearances might seem little more than a leisurely stroll is not for the faint-hearted. For example, it will take you around four hours to complete an 18-hole course, walking a distance of almost 9km and making use of virtually every muscle in your body. Germany's golf scene offers a wide range of varied options set amid captivating scenery. Almost every region now boasts a beautiful green and you can find destinations offering packages of every stripe, for seasoned golfers with good handicaps, golfing beginners and even those who just want to give it a try. Beginners are welcomed as valued guests and many clubs do not set a minimum handicap, merely requiring players to have completed a golf proficiency course. But it is up to each player to decide which is the best course for them. A trip along the German Golf Route gives you the chance to enjoy over 11,600 fairways spanning nearly 700 golf courses from Passau in the south of Germany to Flensburg on the Danish border, and there is accommodation to suit every budget and taste. Whether a long-established golf club or golfing for all levels, anybody who gives golfing a try will be hooked.