GCI History

A COMMITMENT TO GOLF SPORT.

A COMMITMENT TO GOLF SPORT.

The BMW Golf Cup International traces its roots back more than a quarter century ago to a British based initiative, called the BMW Invitation Tournament. Amateurs were invited by various BMW dealers and played six regional tournaments, which were followed by the final at the famous Belfry golf course just outside Birmingham.


Five years on, the tournament expanded into Germany and by the 10 year mark, the BMW Invitation Tournament was renamed the BMW Golf Cup International and became a global competition for amateur golfers.


Today, with more than 100 000 amateur participants, from more than 46 nations, the BMW Golf Cup International is the most renowned and largest amateur golf tournament in the world. Qualifying tournaments in the respective nations pave the road to the once in a lifetime experience - competing in the prestigious and coveted BMW GCI World Final.

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