An exciting season on the European Tour continues with the BMW International Open set to take place in Cologne next week.
The event, which runs from June 24-29, returns to the scenic Rhineland region of Germany for the second time.
The only European Tour event in Germany will open with the entertaining Opening Show Event on Tuesday, followed by Wednesday’s Pro-Am tournament – which will feature Olympic gold medallists, football stars and big names from the world of show-business.
On Thursday, the stage belongs to the pros, led by World Number Two Henrik Stenson and the new US Open champion and home favourite Martin Kaymer. Admission is free on Thursday and Friday.
Given normal weather conditions, there is sufficient free parking on the tournament premises (address for Sat Navs: Golf Club Gut Lärchenhof, Am Steinwerk, 50259 Pulheim).
However, if there is adverse weather, visitors will be diverted to alternative car parks, from which free shuttle buses will ferry visitors to and from the tournament.
For all parking updates simply go to www.bmw-golfsport.com or use the free BMW International Open App (available for iOS and Android).
For those using public transport, a free shuttle bus service will run to and from the Köln-Worringen S-Bahn station (S-Bahn line S11). This service is in operation from Thursday to Sunday (26th to 29th June) from 07:00 to approx. 20:00.
The Public Area (open from 08:00 to the end of play every day from 25th June) once again is packed full of entertainment. Highlights include the BMW iDrive Course, on which the fully-electric BMW i3 can be tested, and the ‘Ryder Cup Experience’, which offers visitors the chance to win tickets to the Ryder Cup.