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Discover Benelux | Special Theme | Golfing Glory
Nine holes on the mountain tops TEXT: HARUN OSMANOvIC | PHOTOS: GOLF AvORIAZ
Located in the French Alps, perched on a plateau 1,600 metres above sea level, the Golf Avoriaz is a splendour. A par 36 for this 9 hole uniquely designed over 2,930 metres, distinguishable among mountain courts by its relative flatness that will allow everyone to enjoy a game. Open between 1 June and 30 October, covered in snow the rest of the year, the Golf Avoriaz is perfect for a peaceful holiday with the kids or your significant other. One hour from Geneva, the resort has a lot to offer. Whether you decide to stay at the Amara five star hotel, in a room overlooking the golf and the mountains afar, to relax at the spa and swimming pool or have a more sport-oriented trip in mind trying
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yourself at cross country cycling or on the climbing wall, the resort will deliver. The Academy at the Golf Avoriaz, will allow everyone to learn the sport and grow to love it in a panorama that is second to none. In 2013 the resort won the World Snow Awards for family friendliness, and the infrastructure that is behind such a success during winter is the same come spring and summer. “Often families come along with a teenager who is learning the sport,” explains Stéphane Lerendu, “and soon decide to all join in on the fun.” When the mercury rises and the temperature calls for a break, everyone can meet at the Aquariaz artificial lagoon, an aquatic
paradise with geysers, slides, a river and an outdoor Jacuzzi overlooking the Morzine valley among other enjoyments. The Golf Avoriaz is also a traditional stop in a circuit of a few golf courses in the region. “We have visitors who go from city to city, hitting a new course each day,” explains Lerendu. The competitions are held every week end and see some one hundred fifty people, locals and visitors, joining in and swinging a few balls away. On your next holiday, the Golf Avoriaz could be a good idea, and when you stand before the Dents du Midi or the Dents Blanches chains of mountain, take a deep breath before you hit your driver. www.golf-morzine-avoriaz.com/en
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