Some of the advantages of the Eifel can already be enjoyed at its outer edge, because excellent wines thrive on the slopes of the Moselle, Rhine and Ahr, while the Rur in the north impresses with its scenic beauty and the Eifel National Park. In its interior, the Eifel is characterized by gentle, undulating landscapes with idyllic valleys and villages as well as extensive forests, which are surrounded by mountain peaks such. B. the “Hohen Acht” (746 m above sea level) at Adenau or the “Black Man” (697 m above sea level) at Prüm. A geological peculiarity of the Eifel landscape are circular, water-filled crater holes, the so-called maars; they are of volcanic origin and are also called the “wet eyes” of the Eifel.
The quiet, yet charming landscapes in connection with gentle tourism have made the Eifel into a very popular golf region, in which the courses are harmoniously embedded in the surroundings. There are three options for golfing in the Bitburg area in the south-west Eifel; the facilities in Baustert (9-hole course, par 68), Burbach (Lietzenhof golf course, 18-hole course, par 70, public 6-hole course) and Wissmannsdorf (Bitburger Land golf resort, 18-hole course, Par 72) offer a lot of variety, although the courses in Burbach and Wissmannsdorf have greater technical demands due to their hilly topography.
There are also three offers for golf in the North Eifel and the Ahr region; the extensive facility in Bad Münstereifel (18-hole course, par 71) offers a lot of tranquility due to the adjacent nature reserves and is only about 30 minutes by car from Cologne. On the fairways of the golf course in Mechernich-Satzvey (18-hole course, par 72) one always has Zievel Castle in view, but old trees and streams form additional obstacles here; this is also the case on the course in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler (18-hole course, par 72, 9-hole course, par 27), which is why particularly precise strokes are required.
In the heart of the Eifel, right next to the town of Hillesheim, is the Golf Club Eifel e. V. (18-hole course, par 72); In slightly hilly terrain, it offers generous fairways without major gradients and, thanks to the natural tree population, also shady areas on hot summer days. Only a few kilometers north-west of the golf course is the ” historic water mill ” in the small town of Birgel; Here you can relax after a game of golf with very good food and drink and of course you can spend the night comfortably. The remarkable ensemble of ancient mills ( mustard mill , oil mill , grain mill and sawmill ) and half-timbered houses contains, in addition to the Eifel restaurant and Eifel hotel , a mill bakery and a schnapps distillery ; Guided tours and courses allow you to relive old traditions and manual skills and try them out for yourself. Due to its central location in the Eifel, the historic watermill in Birgel is an ideal location for a golf holiday, which will certainly last a little longer here.