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Discover Benelux | Special Theme | Golfing Glory
An all-in golf experience Built in 1989, Kempferhof Resort Golf Club soon established itself as one of the most prestigious golf courses of the Alsace region in France, famous for its hospitality and tradition. TEXT: BETTINA GUIRKINGER | PHOTOS: KEMPFERHOF RESORT
Rising to the challenge of turning 220 hectares of splendid nature into a challenging yet enjoyable golf course, American architect Bob von Hagge took inspiration from the beauty of the landscape and the river Rhine. The result is a golf course unique of its kind, classified by the Rolex Guide as one of the top 14 in Europe. Everything is there to improve your golfing skills: rolling hills along the fairway, thirteen water obstacles and large greens and bunkers, all surrounded by beautiful oak trees, beeches and birches. French professional golf player Jan van de velde said of the course that “from the back tees, it appears inhuman, but is within reach of most players”. No better invitation to give it a try. Lessons are offered to players of all levels to master their short game as well as long strikes, guided by the advice of experts in
their field Laurent Collé-Lécrit and Tony Price. If looking good on the course are a concern, Kempferhof Resort Pro Shop sells a wide selection of shoes, accessories and clothes. Additionally, for those interested in sharing their love of golf with colleagues, the professional and friendly staff at Kempferhof Resort encourages their clients to organise private competitions. According to the participants’ level of expertise, a parcours will be tailored to their needs – ensuring an exciting and memorable experience. Join the likes of companies such as Audi, Boss or American Express and enjoy bonding through golf.
cluding seven suites named after famous movies, you will be given the opportunity to sleep in a dream-world while re-energising for the following day's golf practice. As for the local cuisine, do not hesitate to rely on the mouth-watering menu of the ‘K’ restaurant, which will offer you the crème de la crème of the traditional and creative Alsatian gastronomy. Wait no more and find out more about bookings on the official page. www.kempferhofresort.net
To complete the experience, golf fans are invited to stay over at the splendid Kempferhof Resort Hotel, an ancient manor house dating from the 18th century transformed into a charming hotel. With 26 rooms, in-
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