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Discover Germany | Special Theme | Golf Paradise Switzerland
Golf Paradise Switzerland
Switzerland: not a golfing destination? Come, discover, play and be amazed! Switzerland is a country whose scenery, language, culture, altitude and climate differ vastly over short distances. These distinctions express themselves equally in the design and character of Swiss golf courses, and the broad choice will delight golfers, from dramatic high-altitude courses in the Alps to the serene southern layouts, where palm trees abound. TEXT & PHOTOS: GOLFSUISSE
Switzerland has 96 golf courses. Most are members clubs, but guests are usually welcome to play, even on weekends. With more than 20 golf courses, from St. Moritz to Crans-Montana,Verbier to Davos, the experience of Alpine golf is unforgettable, and with altitude improving driving distances, it is a welcome surprise. The experience continues off the course too as Swiss clubhouses are often charming mountain chalets where trying a local cheese speciality is a must! Crans-sur-
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Sierre is Switzerland’s most famous mountain course and thanks to its incredible views over the Alps, it is considered the most spectacular annual stop on the European Tour calendar. Thanks to Switzerland’s small size, attractions and golf courses are all within easy reach. The popular Jungfrau Region brings the spectacular white peaks into view as you play the easy-walk golf course in Interlaken, while many tranquil parkland courses are dotted around beautiful Lake
Geneva with its iconic towns. Nearby the delightful Lucerne lies the largest golf resort in Switzerland, Golf Sempachersee with its two 18 holes courses, and one of Switzerland’s oldest courses at Golf Lucerne is there to be enjoyed. In the eastern region of Zurich, Bodensee, St. Gallen, and all the way down to Chur, golfers have the choice between more than 30 superb golf courses. But a Swiss adventure isn’t complete without discovering the southern province of Ticino. This Italian-speaking canton offers three magnificent courses with Mediterranean flair and plenty of sunshine. Please visit the Swiss Golf Association www.golfsuisse.ch/golfclubs where information on every course is available. We cordially invite you to explore Switzerland and all its treasures during your next golfing trip!
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