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Top 5 golfing destinations

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April 5, 2020

With glorious sunny days and panoramic views, golfing in the Alps is the perfect way to spend your summer. Choose your ideal alpine resort for a golf holiday in the Alps.

Normally we associate the Alps with winter sports such snowboarding, skiing and ice skating, but the Alps lately has become a popular summer destination.

Tourists love to come and enjoy the splendour of the mountains, whether by hiking, trekking or mountain biking. There are many golf courses in this area between Italy, Austria, France and Switzerland and we selected 5 golf courses in the Alps that we are sure you will enjoy the spectacular views, and a multitude of competitions and tournaments taking place across the summer months. Which one would you choose?


Robert Trent Jones Sr at Golf Club de Chamonix

Located at an altitude of 1,000m, Chamonix’s 18-hole golf course was designed by the world famous English-American golf course architect, Robert Trent Jones. This Golf Club is set on the valley floor between the Mont-Blanc mountain range and the Aiguille Rouges massif, it features magnificent views and numerous bunkers, water holes, streams and woodlands. At the beginning of October, Chamonix hosts the Maurice Herzog Trophy which is open to players with a maximum handicap of 2.4, giving them the opportunity to score points in the World Amateur Golf Rankings.

Crans Montana

The Serveriano Ballesterros Course at Golf Clubs Crans sur Sierre, Crans Montana

Considered one of the most prestigious golfing destinations in the Alps, Crans Montana is home to four golf courses overlooking the Rhône Valley. The most famous of these is the Severiano Ballesteros 18-hole golf course at the Crans-Sur-Sierre golf club. At 5,000 feet above sea level, the course is regarded as one of the most spectacular in Europe with unforgettable views over the Valais Alps. It also plays host to the OMEGA European Masters, an annual event taking place in early September. Another popular course is the Jack Nicklaus course, a stunning 9-hole golf course for medium to expert players. The Super-Crans and Noas courses are suitable for beginners, adults, children and families alike.


Golf was first introduced to Verbier in 1969, with the opening of the Par 3 Moulins course, located right in the centre of the resort. A second course, Les Esserts, was built at an altitude of 1,600 metres, providing breathtaking views of the surrounding mountain ranges which include Combin, Rogneux and Mont-Blanc. Open from May until November, the course is fairly short but has spacious fairways and greens as well as several natural hazards. This mountain course dominates the area with each hole provinding stunning views of the sourrounding mountain ranges, Combin, Rogneux and Mont-Blanc. This singular aspect of course design makes the walking easy and a round of golf enjoyable for players of all ages. Les Esserts is quite short, with very spacious fairways and greens, but the 18 holes feature many natural hazards, including numerous streams


This 18-hole golf course is located on the Mont-d’Arbois plateau at the foot of the mountains. Built in 1923 and remodelled in 1964, today it is one of the most famous mountain golf courses, incorporating special technical features in a unique environment.


Golf Club Matterhorn

In the Golf Club Matterhorn, the game will be played on an altered 9+-hole course on the greens at Täsch-Randa. New and unique in Switzerland is that with this layout one can play each hole from different tee locations. This means that one can play 18 holes on a 9+-hole course. Whoever has played the course twice has played 18 holes.

The lush alpine course welcomes locals and visitors alike for golf in a magnificent setting. The course offers all comforts including a clubhouse and restaurant as well as breathtaking views of the Breithorn (4,164 m) and the Klein Matterhorn (3,883 m) above Zermatt. Early bird, “Bring a Friend”, night-time golf: the club is always coming up with original new ideas.


Contact us to assist you with your summer vacation in the Alps. 


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