Top 5 Golf Courses in Switzerland

Switzerland has a good diversity of golf courses where the sport is steadily growing in popularity. Although Switzerland has so much to offer in the old game, it will possibly never become popular on the proportion it is in other countries.

The geography of Switzerland and the cost of land are highly related with the issue. Let me add that Swiss people are incredibly good at exploiting the gift that Gods made to them in terms of nature, just realise how winter spots are well-known around the world. in addition to hiking or sailing for example.

Throughout all the country, there is a minimum standard, higher than in the majority of countries. Pricey without any doubt but still affordable.

For the practice of golf there are magnificent scenarios with approximately 50,000 affiliated golf club members joined to some 60 golf courses. Play in the Alps in a high altitude conditions that flatter the driving distances of the golfers.

From all the courses in the lavish European country, I have selected these 5 courses as the ones recommended to play during the months of September and October.

Some of the following golf courses in Switzerland are featured with user reviews in All Square’s golf social network for further information.

Golf Club Montreux

It opened on 27 September 1900. Surrounded for stunning mountains and set up in an uncommon mild microclimate. The weather conditions allow the practice during all year round.

The 19-hole course was redesigned by the famous American architect Ronald Fream in a flat terrain with some water hazards. Along the course, well-placed ponds and undulating fairways will accompany the golfers.

Golf Club Montreux pertains to an elite circle of owner clubs. It has owned all of its practice facilities since the year 2000

The course is located on a park-like, completely even terrain with gorgeous trees and lush vegetation. Many times the trees get involved in your path during the play.

They have instructors that helps beginners to improve their game and decrease your handicap number.

A valid handicap certificate from player’s home club is required with a handicap limit of 36.

Technical difficulty: Moderate — Hard

Golf Club de Lausanne

A must play course in Switzerland.

It was at the end of the summer of 1921 Oscar Dollfus, the initiator of golf in Lausanne, can hit the first balls. At the beginning has 9 holes, time after, always under President Oscar Dollfus, the route passes 18 holes in 1931.

The 19-hole course was designed by the architect from UK Jeremy Pern in an undulating terrain. He applied a facelift by endowing the course of new raised greens, allowing this venerable golf among the most beautiful courses in Switzerland.

The fairways are slightly wavy, the greens are steadily covered up by strategically placed bunkers.

A valid handicap certificate from player’s home club is required with a handicap limit of 26.

Technical difficulty: Moderate

Golf Club de Geneve

Founded in 1921 with the support of officials of the League of Nations, the Golf Club of Geneva knew very modest beginnings, with a first course located in the village of Onex

In 1972, under the leadership of President Pierre Turrettini, the Club acquired the beautiful domain of Bessinge, and the construction of the course was then entrusted to the worldwide known architect of Robert Trent Jones Senior.

It is set up right after you leave the town of cologny. As many of the courses in Switzerland it is undulating terrain.

Remarkably gorgeous is the fairway of 17th hole, which finishes with its greens on a peninsula in a pool.

A valid handicap certificate from player’s home club is required with a handicap limit of 28.

Technical difficulty: Moderate — Hard

Golf Club Crans-sur-Sierre

Imagine a plateau overlooking its 1500 meters of the Rhone Valley. Facing you the highest peaks from the Matterhorn to Mont Blanc mountain. It is in this marvelous scenery that the pioneers of golf have built the first course in 1906.

Since then, the greens have continued to flourish in the sun and the greatest golfers let themselves be seduced by the natural beauty of the spot.

Here, golf is in conquered territory, with 4 courses, including the famous 18 hole baptized with the same name as its prestigious creator, the great Spanish player Severiano Ballesteros, ranked by trade publications as one of the finest in the world and host of the European Masters, a major event.

The second course, the Jack Nicklaus, it was designated the most sublime four occasions 9 holes Switzerland.

18-Hole Severiano Ballesteros course requires A valid handicap certificate from player’s home with a handicap limit of 36.

9-Hole Jack Nicklaus course requires a valid handicap certificate or card with a handicap limit of 54.

Technical difficulty: Moderate — Hard

Golf Club Erlen

Set up in the idyllic Thurgau, the golf course Erlen opened its doors at 1994. The smoothly undulating landscape with the fruit tree to be overcome heights of challenging obstacles and large ponds accompanied by tricky bunkers presents an interesting challenge for ambitious and nature-loving players.

The terrain is undulating with plenty of water hazards.

A valid handicap certificate from player’s home club is required with a handicap limit of 36.

Technical difficulty: Hard

Make your choice and enjoy every fairway and green from the country of the chocolate!