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Berlin Blooms with Brand New Golf Courses

Posted on Mar 03, 2010. 0 comments

This striking travel article relates the seeming anomaly like this: "But let me offer a more mundane example of the way in which a visitor"s interests differ from those of an inhabitant. In Berlin I meet my friend Karin in a long narrow restaurant off Savignyplatz. It"s Saturday noon and I eat a late German breakfast of cheese and wurst and rolls, while she contents herself with a glass of champagne. She"s an agent and I"m a hack, and so mostly we talk books, what we"re reading, the things I"ve reviewed, the German novels she"s lately sold to American publishers. But we talk about Berlin as well, and she gives me a tip, something I should look into, something about Berlin that"s both new and not obvious. Golf courses." The article goes on to describe how Berlin was of course, not a golf playing city, not until 1989 commemorated the opening of the Wall and more land became suddenly available. But thanks to Berlin regaining the capital, and more well-known companies opening up international shops, golf courses are springing up all over the once desolate Brandenburg farmland. The author points out that while he was at first incredulous at the ideas of golf courses in Germany, he could reconcile it in his mind as a symbol of Berlin's reunification. On that note, why not do a little reunifying of your own when you plan a destination golf bachelor party in Berlin? If it's caught on somewhere as incongruous as Germany, no doubt the golf trend is truly huge. Celebrate the globalization of golf when you give our personalized golf putters as groomsmen gifts. The author of this article also describes the "cool Pilsner tingle" he equates with Germany. Pilsner and putters? If that doesn't spell awesome bachelor party, we don't know what does.

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