BMW Megève Winter Golf Cup 18th edition - from 25 to 28 to 2018 January The "Winter" imagined by the Megève jeweller, Philippe Guilhem, and the golf pro Jean-Luc Biset, has always been a challenge and unrivalled success; now for its18th edition it has become more than an institution. And the adventure continues... After the addition of Val d’Isère, a new stop on the programme: Crans Montana in Switzerland. Text Madeleine Feige - Photos Daniel Durand
Since the first event in 2000, the concept has
Megève - from 25 to 28 January
of honour for the BMW Val d’Isère Winter Golf.
developed. Amateurs and big name golfers,
As it deserves, the birthplace of the "Winter" is
The event, under the sign of the Ryder Cup,
skiers, high level athletes and captains of
the first on the calendar. Golf, powdery roughs,
should be exceptional, six months before the
industry all love the event, and will not miss it
capricious bounces… but also on the programme
start of the Ryder Cup France 2018, whose
are surprise lunches and dinners at the best tables
president, Pascal Grizot, will also be present.
Each year brings its own unforgettable surprises,
with laughter and fine dining, all against a snowy mountain backdrop. Events that are renowned for their elegance and excellent sport. The ambassadress of the Winter Golf Cups, is none other than Maria Verchenova, n° 1 professional player in Russia, ex-player of the Ladies European Tour, and Olympic course Record holder at the Rio Olympic Games with a 9 under par score of 62.
Crans Montana - from 2 to 4 February
the 18th edition can only add to the success story
The young professional, Florian Grey will be the
that the "Winter" started at the start of the century.
patron of the Swiss event, recently labelled Best of The Alps, which opens this year to the "Winter" concept. Three days of competition open to all, interspersed by a timed slalom, mulled wine and gastronomy by Franck Reynaud, the Michelin starred chef of the Hostellerie du Pas de l’Ours.
For the winter 2018, the international powder
Val d’Isère - from 22 to 25 March
version of golf has three charming destinations
The Dane Thomas Bjørn, capitain of the European
on the programme, all in the heart of world
team for the next Ryder Cup in September 2018
renowned ski resorts.
at the Golf National in Paris, will be the guest
Without doubt, with these winter 2018 events,