Lush hidden valleys, awe-inspiring mountain peaks & spectacular golf
With some of the most scenic courses in Europe, Switzerland is amongst the fastest growing golf destinations on the continent. With a regular European Tour stop in the shape of the Omega European Masters at the magnificent Crans Sur Sierre and other fabulous offerings including Golf Club Leuk, Golf Club de Sion and Golf Club de Sierre, there is untapped golfing greatness to be found when playing golf in Switzerland.
Why play golf in Switzerland?
- Play within jaw-dropping, dramatic Alpine landscapes
- Many luxury shops & fine dining restaurants
- Superbly maintained courses with excellent facilities
- Vibrant cities with a high standard of living
Popular destinations in Switzerland
The dizzy heights Swiss golf
Swiss golf has been a relatively recent phenomenon, thanks in part to the continual popularity of the Omega European Masters, held annually at Crans Sur Sierre. This mountainside course doubles up as a ski resort for several months of the year with the layout designed to offer incredible views of the beautiful Swiss Alps, most notably from the seventh tee box.
The altitude here can see the ball travelling up to 15% further, with those able to keep their tee shots straight able to make some great scores. This course is truly one of a kind and a perfect golf destination for those looking for something new from their break.
Elsewhere in Switzerland, the Golf Club Leuk is the country’s first links-style layout and was designed by Scottish architect John Chilver-Stainer. The course is located in the Rhone River Valley and offers stunning views of its natural mountainous surroundings. The course is just 30 minutes from Cran Sur Sierre, providing a wonderful option for those looking to play multiple courses on their break.
Also located just 30 minutes from Cran Sur Sierre, is the Golf Club de Sion. This course is surrounded by the hills of Valere and Tourbillon, ensuring one of the most picturesque rounds of golf in Europe. Whilst the golf here isn’t as challenging as others in the region, it will be sure to keep you on your toes with water hazards and long winding fairways throughout.
For those looking to dine in style after the round, Golf Club de Sion is home to the ‘Bistro Golf’ restaurant, a fine-dining restaurant set in this spectacular part of Switzerland.
Why golf in Switzerland?
Although golf isn’t the most well-known sport in Switzerland, the few courses which do exist in the country are some of the most intricately designed in all of Europe and make perfect use of the striking natural landscapes the country is known for.
A few of the notable courses of Switzerland include the magnificent links design of Golf Club Leuk, the spectacular views of Golf Club de Sion and the mountainous course of Golf Club Crans Sur Sierre.
What makes golf in Switzerland truly special is it’s a golf experience unlike anywhere else in Europe, the courses are designed in a way that perfectly encapsulates not only the natural contours of the land but also allows golfers to truly appreciate the beauty of region they are in.
Plus, with regular flights available from across the UK and a marvellous array of top-notch hotels, Switzerland is becoming more and more of a customer favourite.
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Savour the luxurious views
Switzerland is a destination which has it all in terms of accommodation. Due to its popularity among the skiing community and for business, golfers have plenty of options when it comes to accommodation from quaint hotels to larger resorts.
Hotel de l'Etrier is a charming and traditional 4* hotel which provides guests with beautiful views of the Valaisanne Alps whilst providing a traditional chalet-like stay. The hotel has 58 beautifully outfitted rooms which include minibars, TV and free Wi-Fi. Along with the room’s guests have access to an indoor and outdoor pool, three onsite restaurants, Turkish baths, sauna and steam room.
Hotel Splendide is a quaint 3* hotel located in Chermignon amongst the beautiful mountains Switzerland is known for. The hotel offers a range of excellent spacious rooms with modern amenities as well as some truly outstanding views of the Swiss Alps. Not to mention it is a mere stone throw from some of the best local courses.
Art de Vivre Hotel & Spa is a traditional 4* hotel decorated in classic Swiss chalet-style. Consisting of 24 rooms complemented by great amenities including private bathroom, free Wi-Fi, minibar, a flat-screen TV, coffee/tea facilities, bathrobe, slippers and toiletries, guests are treated to some truly brilliant views of the Swiss Alps. Plus, it's well within easy travelling distance of some of Switzerland’s best courses.
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Hiking, skiing, villages & more...
Switzerland is a marvellous place to visit, not just because of its excellent golf courses but also for its whole range of great attractions and activities to take part in. While you may find it difficult to drag yourself away from the great golf courses, we recommend that you experience some of these great attractions and activities for yourself.
No trip to Switzerland would be complete without a visit to the Swiss Alps. There are many superb hiking trails to be found in the Swiss Alps which allow you bask in the natural beauty and wildlife Switzerland is best known for. Even if you don’t fancy hiking there is plenty of fun to be had such as mountain bking or exploring the various villages dotted around the Alps.
Rhine Falls is an extremely popular attraction in Switzerland, known for being Europe’s most powerful waterfall they attract countless numbers of visitors each year. At 150 metres wide and 23 metres high the falls are a beautiful sight to behold and a true testament to Switzerland’s outstanding natural geography.
Lake Lucerne is Switzerland’s 4th largest lake and is popular with visitors due to its interesting shape with several sharp bends and four arms unlike any other lake in the country. It's an ideal spot if you want a memorable photo opportunity in Europe as the views and sightlines across the lake are hard to beat anywhere else.