20 - 24 June 2018. Golf Club Gut Lärchenhof. Cologne.


20 - 24 June 2018. Golf Club Gut Lärchenhof. Cologne.

30th BMW INTERNATIONAL OPEN.20 - 24 June 2018. Golf Club Gut Lärchenhof. Cologne.

Germany’s long-standing tournament is celebrating its anniversary: The BMW International Open has been around for 30 years! Three decades of world class golf, sheer driving pleasure, a fantastic atmosphere and a thrilling fringe programme for the whole family. The anniversary tournament will take place at Golf Club Gut Lärchenhof (Pulheim near Cologne) from 20th – 24th June. Don’t miss out on the highlight of the golfing year in Germany and be part of the celebrations! In keeping with tradition, admission will be free from Wednesday to Friday.


Regular tickets and Fairway Club tickets for the 30th BMW International Open are on sale. Click on the link below to order them online.

The Masters Champion.

Last year, Sergio García was one of the top favourites at the BMW International Open – and rightly so. In the end, the reigning Masters champion narrowly missed out on the title, finishing runner-up. In 2018, he will have another opportunity to overcome the strong opposition at Golf Club Gut Lärchenhof. The Spaniard has proven countless times in the past that he has the ability and nerves to come out on top.

The Race to Dubai Champion.

2017 was Tommy Fleetwood’s year: After an outstanding season on the European Tour, the Englishman held off challenges from the likes of Olympic champion Justin Rose to win the prestigious Race to Dubai. As such, he is obviously one of the top favourites at the 2018 BMW International Open. If it were up to Fleetwood, who turned pro in 2010, he would add to last season’s success with victory at Golf Club Gut Lärchenhof.

The only German winner.

Two-time major winner and crowd favourite Martin Kaymer will once again take his place among the attractive field at the 30th BMW International Open. For Kaymer, the only German ever to have won this iconic tournament, this is a special anniversary: It is exactly ten years since the man from Düsseldorf lifted the coveted trophy in front of his home crowd at Golfclub München Eichenried. A perfect occasion, on which to target a second title in 2018.



When the BMW International Open was last held at Gut Lärchenhof in 2016, Henrik Stenson got the second victory after 2006. Before that, the Swede finished second two times in a row - and went on to win his first Major just a few weeks after his victory in Cologne.


Wednesday, 20th June
Pro-Am Tournament
Thursday, 21st June
1st Round
Friday, 22nd June
2nd Round
followed by the cut
Saturday, 23rd June
3rd Round
Sunday, 24th June
Final Round
Presentation ceremony
Gates open
From 7 am until one hour after end of play (Wednesday from 8 am)
BMW International Open Anfahrt


In the event of fine weather, it will be possible to park directly at the event venue. All visitors will be able to park free of charge on officially marked parking spaces.
However, shortly before you travel to the event venue, please check this website, facebook.com/BMWGolfsport oder call the BMW Event Hotline (+49 89 - 999 2 9999)  in order to find out about any replacement car parks which may be used on account of the weather conditions, and from which you will be transported to the event venue by a free shuttle service.
You have no entitlement to a parking space. Please follow the instructions of the car parking team. You will be assigned the next free parking space. The organiser will not be liable for any damage to cars in the car park. Visitors accessing the car parks do so at their own risk.

By car.

Golf Club Gut Lärchenhof can be reached from the nearby Worringen (A 57) and Köln-Bockemünd (A 1) motorway exits. Please follow signs to the tournament.

Am Steinwerk

50259 Pulheim

  • By S-Bahn and free bus shuttle service.

    Take the local train (S-Bahn) line S11 to the Köln-Worringen station and use the free shuttle service to the tournament site. The buses will run continuously throughout the day at regular intervals, Thursday to Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to approx. 8:00 p.m.

  • Important information for visitors.

    Visitors entering the tournament venue do so at their own risk. In particular, the organiser will not be liable for injuries to visitors caused by stray golf balls hit by a player in the tournament. It is forbidden to bring along tape recorders, film and video cameras, animals, sharp objects and weapons. Please ensure your mobile phone is on silent and your flash functionality is switched off at all times. Mobile phone photography for personal use is permitted throughout the week in all areas of the course. Mobile phone video capture is allowed throughout the week in non-competition areas only, such as practice facilities and mobile phone zones. Phone calls are allowed in non-competition areas only, such as practice facilities and mobile phone zones. Failure to comply with these regulations will lead to the person being ejected from the event venue.

  • Increased Security Measures.

    Please note that there will be increased security checks in place across the whole golf course. Bag searches will also be performed on all event days. Small handbags and backpacks are allowed. Travel bags and suitcases are prohibited. It is not possible to store them at the tournament grounds. These measures are in place for your own safety. Thank you for your understanding if this leads to any waiting time. Always follow the instructions given by event organizers or security employees. Failure to do so will result in your ejection from the event grounds.