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Zermatt

Verbier

Golfer’s Paradise Valais

Rue Pré-Fleuri 6, P.O. Box 1469, CH-1951 Sion T +41 (0)27 327 35 70, F +41 (0)27 327 35 71 info@valais.ch, www.valaistourism.ch

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Adam Scott Welcome

➤ Welcome to the Valais Valais is a special place. A place where the diffe-

ing a round of golf on top of the world! I travel all over

rent seasons bring different pleasures. There is no

the world and have been fortunate to go to many great

shortage of things to do – hiking, skiing, tasting the

places. For all that, there is something special about

wine, or enjoying a great restaurant.

being able to come back to Crans-Montana and I never

And of course, golf. Valais has many fine courses to

leave disappointed. In fact the only thing that is dif-

choose from. My own little part of Valais is at Crans-

ficult is leaving.

sur-Sierre. To my mind, the view from the 7th tee is

Come and join me and experience Valais. You’ll love it!

probably the most spectacular view in the world of golf. You just have to see it to believe it. It’s like play-

Adam Scott


Golf Map Valais

9 3. GC Matterhorn, Zermatt

18 8. GC Verbier, Verbier

9

18

5. GC Sierre, Granges

2. GC Riederalp, Riederalp

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18

18

7. GC Sion, Sion

4. GC Leuk, Susten

18

1. GC Source du Rhône, Obergesteln

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6. GC Crans-sur-Sierre, Crans-Montana

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10km

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1. GC Source du Rhône

2. GC Riederalp

3. GC Matterhorn

4. GC Leuk

5. GC Sierre

6. GC Crans-sur-Sierre

7. GC Sion

8. GC Verbier

One of the longest nine-hole

A park-like course in the

Nine easily accessible yet de-

Enjoy golf in the style of the

A real paradise for golfers,

Against a magnificent Alpine

A coherently designed golf

Breathtaking Alpine golf be-

golf courses in Switzerland,

heart of the car-free village

manding holes on the valley

classic links courses, sur-

full of plants and wildlife and

backdrop, play where the

course near the capital of

tween 4’000-metre peaks

harmoniously set among the

of Riederalp, on a sunny

floor outside Zermatt, be-

rounded by vineyards and

bordering on the Pouta Fon-

champions of the world meet

Valais with a view of the

and the many pleasures and

unspoilt landscape of Upper

plateau with a magnificent

tween the villages of Randa

the Valais Alps.

tana nature reserve.

each year for the European

Tourbillon and Valère castles.

indulgences of Verbier.

Valais.

view.

and Täsch.

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Masters.


Golf Club Source du Rhône Valais

Facts – Golf Club Source du Rhône

Golf Club Source du Rhône

Golf course: 9 holes, 3’020 m, par 36, 1’350 m

CH-3988 Obergestein

Architect: John Chilver-Stainer

Tel. +41 (0)27 973 44 00, Fax +41 (0)27 973 44 01

Opened: 1999

info@golf-source-du-rhone.ch

Season: May to October

www.golf-source-du-rhone.ch

Facilities:

Gästecenter Obergoms

Driving range, pitch & putt, golf shop,

Furkastrasse 53, CH-3985 Münster

golf restaurant / clubhouse

Tel. +41 (0)27 974 68 68, Fax +41 (0)27 974 68 69 tourismus@obergoms.ch www.obergoms.ch

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➤ Top tips in Obergoms

➤ Golf Club Source du Rhône, Obergoms: nice and long A wood or perhaps a long iron? Whatever you choose, one thing is for certain: on this course, relatively flat and extensive given its high Alpine location and featuring narrow fairways where precise play is an advantage, every stroke is a pleasure. Near the source of the Rhone, in a sun-kissed high valley surrounded by the unspoilt landscape of Upper

In the footsteps of Cäsar Ritz

Full steam ahead

Cultural treasures

Valais, the serenity needed for a good game comes naturally. No doubt this is partly because the course is particularly

Take a themed trail lasting about two

Take a trip on the lovingly restored

Discover our cultural heritage and

quiet, but also because of the natural beauty of one of Switzerland’s longest nine-hole courses: the diverse biotopes,

hours to learn more about the excit-

carriages of the Furka mountain

visit the historic churches as well as

dense reeds and undulating greens are delightfully challenging, which lends a great deal of variety to the game – as

ing story of the world-renowned king

steam railway from Oberwald through

the baking or ski museum, just two of

perhaps even the horned onlookers will appreciate. For a final highlight, the clubhouse serves regional delicacies.

of hoteliers, who was born in Nieder-

the Rhone gorge to the historic set-

nine museums altogether!

wald.

tlement of Gletsch.

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Golf Club Riederalp Valais

Facts – Golf Club Riederalp

Golf Club Riederalp

Golf course: 9 holes, 3’096 m, par 60, 1’925 m

CH-3987 Riederalp

Architect: John Chilver-Stainer

Tel. +41 (0)27 927 29 32, Fax +41 (0)27 927 29 23

Opened: 1987

info@golfclub-riederalp.ch

Season: June to October

www.golfclub-riederalp.ch

Facilities:

Riederalp Mörel Tourismus

Driving range (ball machine), putting green,

Postfach 536, CH-3987 Riederalp

pitching centre, clubhouse

Tel. +41 (0)27 928 60 50, Fax +41 (0)27 928 60 51 info@riederalp.ch www.riederalp.ch

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➤ Top tips in Riederalp

➤ Golf Club Riederalp: any swing goes Take the cable car to the golf course! Just park your vehicle in Mörel in the Rhone valley, get into the large cabin and in a few minutes you will be up in the tranquil, car-free village of Riederalp. Just a few steps away from the mountain station, a friendly atmosphere awaits golfers of all levels at the Golf Club Riederalp. “Golf for everyone” is the club motto, which

Aletsch Golf Tournament Week

Traditional cheese and butter

UNESCO World Heritage excursion

is pleasingly borne out by the numerous beginners’ proficiency courses and moderate prices. That is not to say that the

Book some time off at the beginning

Visit the Alpine Museum in Riederalp

A magical, mystical place of fragile

course is unchallenging. The idyllic, park-like course with a remarkably fine fairway for such a high altitude holds plenty

of August and take part in the Aletsch

and watch the cheesemaker demon-

beauty: welcome to the Swiss Alps

of surprises: for example, the fourth hole features an island green and a few bunkers and stone pine woods that make

Golf Tournament Week! An unforget-

strate how cheese and butter were

Jungfrau-Aletsch UNESCO World Her-

it hard to shoot straight for the green. So you will have plenty to talk about at the 19th hole on the panoramic terrace

table event with a typical warm and

made 60 years ago.

itage Site. Visit the Pro Natura Centre

of the comfortable golf restaurant.

friendly atmosphere.

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Aletsch.


Golf Club Matterhorn Valais

Facts – Golf Club Matterhorn

Golf Club Matterhorn

Golf course: 9 holes, 2’931 m, par 36, 1’420 m

Postfach 321, CH-3920 Matterhorn

Architect: John Chilver-Stainer

Tel. +41 (0)27 967 70 00, Fax +41 (0)27 967 70 02

Opened: 2002

info@golfclubmatterhorn.ch

Season: May to November

www.golfclubmatterhorn.ch

Facilities:

Zermatt Tourismus

Driving range, putting green, clubhouse, small shop

Bahnhofplatz 5, CH-3920 Zermatt Tel. +41 (0)27 966 81 00, Fax +41 (0)27 966 81 01 info@zermatt.ch www.zermatt.ch

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➤ Top tips in Zermatt

➤ Golf Club Matterhorn, Zermatt: bask in the glory of the famous mountain At the foot of probably the most photographed mountain in Europe, in the valley between Täsch and Randa, the Golf Club Matterhorn has run a well-tended nine-hole course since 2004. The double round with a view of the Klein Matterhorn and the Breithorn is a must for golfing fans of Zermatt or golf enthusiasts looking to combine a trip to the glamor-

A Matterhorn sunrise

Culinary highlights

Helicopter tours

ous Alpine destination of Zermatt with a round of golf. Although the course is technically demanding, thanks to the flat

A wonderful sunrise excursion to the

With plenty of points and stars in the

Treat yourself to a breathtaking heli-

terrain it is not too exhausting. So you will have plenty of energy left for all the tourist attractions, culture and cuisine.

Rothorn or the Gornergrat, with stun-

Gault Millau and Michelin gourmet

copter tour between the enthralling

What is more, the golf club has plenty of ideas to ward off its many competitors, including early bird offers, night golf

ning views of the pink-tinged Matter-

guides, the cosy mountain restau-

4’000-metre peaks and over the per-

and bring-a-friend promotions. If that still isn’t enough, you can enter the Matterhorn Eagle Cup in August and swing

horn (includes guided game watching

rants try to outdo each other with

manent ice of rugged glaciers.

your clubs in an Alpine meadow by the Gornergrat.

and breakfast).

culinary sensations.

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Golf Club Leuk Valais

Facts – Golf Club Leuk

Golf Club Leuk

Golf course: 18 holes, 6’187 m, par 72, 650 m

Postfach 69, CH-3952 Susten

Architect: John Chilver-Stainer

Tel. +41 (0)27 473 61 61, Fax +41 (0)27 473 61 63

Opened: 2002

info@golfleuk.ch

Season: February to the end of November

www.golfleuk.ch

Facilities:

Leukerbad Tourismus

Restaurant, driving range, golf academy,

Rathaus, CH-3954 Leukerbad

putting green etc.

Tel. +41 (0)27 472 71 71, Fax +41 (0)27 472 71 51 info@leukerbad.ch

Info: www.valaistourism.ch SEARCH 71042

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➤ Top tips in the Leukerbad region

➤ Golf Club Leuk, Susten: a links course in Valais style The word “links” usually refers to courses inspired by the original, uneven coastal courses in Scotland. So what happens if a Scot designs a golf course in the Valais? 18 challenging holes in the heart of a wine-growing area, surrounded by Alpine peaks! The architect John Chilver-Stainer was clearly inspired by his homeland when designing the course, which

From golf to thermal bath

Gemmi viewing platform

Wine tasting in Varen

opened in 2002. As if undulating greens, well-placed bunkers and hard soil were not enough, a constant wind affects

The nearby town of Leukerbad with

Next to the mountain restaurant on

Among professionals, the wine-grow-

the trajectory of the ball – another typical feature of links courses. The ball flies steeply upwards, then rolls and rolls.

its huge thermal bath and wellness

the Gemmi, a new steel platform

ing village of Varen is an insider’s tip

Even so, the wonderful view of the surrounding Valais landscape puts you in a gentle mood. Later, as you enjoy a glass

facilities is the perfect place to relax

protrudes over the rock face. As you

for exceptional and natural wines.

of Valais wine in the clubhouse, you will already be looking forward to your next round on this near-natural course and

after a round.

step out, it feels like you are floating

Visit a winery to find out more.

eagerly refining your game strategy.

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about 900 m above Leukerbad.


Golf Club Sierre Valais

Facts – Golf Club Sierre

Golf Club Sierre

Golf course: 18 holes, 5’802 m, par 72, 540 m

CH-3977 Granges

Architect: Michel Zufferey

Tel. +41 (0)27 458 49 58, Fax +41 (0)27 458 47 58

Opened: 2010 (18-hole course) / 1994

info@golfsierre.ch

(9-hole course)

www.golfsierre.ch

Season: March to December Sierre-Anniviers Marketing Facilities:

Techno-pôle 1, CH-3960 Sierre

Restaurant, clubhouse

Tel. +41 (0) 848 848 027, Fax +41 (0)27 451 71 15 info@sierre-anniviers.ch www.sierre-anniviers.ch

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➤ Top tips in Sierre

➤ Golf Club Sierre/Siders: where tigers and rabbits watch birdies What are tigers and rabbits (seasoned players and beginners) looking for as they tee off on this wonderful course, also rightly described as a nature reserve? A good game or a good catch? Perhaps both, because the course bordering on the Pouta Fontana nature reserve and the lake of La Brèche has plenty of water hazards. To avoid fishing for balls and

Raclette at the Château de Villa

Sierre – Salgesch wine path

Excursion to the Val d’Anniviers

disturbing the trout that frolic in the ponds, it is tempting to play around them. However, old trees often line the far

At the Château de Villa in Sierre you

Learn fascinating facts about wine-

Take a trip to one of the most dis-

side of the well-tended fairway, which is a real challenge for golfers who tend to slice. But it would be a shame to con-

can enjoy five different mouthwater-

making on this 2.5-hour walk along

tinctive Valais side valleys and dis-

centrate entirely on the game here. This is an enchanting course with a huge variety of plants and wildlife, a 55-hectare

ing cheese varieties and visit the cel-

a beautiful path through well-tended

cover picturesque villages amid the

site surrounded by Alpine scenery that never ceases to amaze: an ecological paradise for all.

lar to taste some fine Valais wines.

vineyards and charming wine-grow-

unspoilt mountain landscape.

ing villages.

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Golf Club Crans-sur-Sierre Valais Facts – Severiano Ballesteros Golf course: 18 holes, 6’341 m, par 72, 1’500 m Architect: Severiano Ballesteros Opened: 1906; Season: May to October Facts – Jack Nicklaus Golf course: 9 holes, 2’729 m, par 35, 1’500 m Architect: Jack Nicklaus Opened: 1951; Season: May to October Facts – Noas Golf course: 9 holes, 1’288 m, par 30, 910 m Opened: 1991; Season: all year round Facts – Super-Crans Golf course: 9 holes, 916 m, par 30, 1’600 m

Golf Club Crans-sur-Sierre

Season: May to October

Rue du Prado 20, CH-3963 Crans-Montana Tel. +41 (0)27 485 97 97, Fax +41 (0)27 485 97 98 info@golfcrans.ch www.golfcrans.ch

Facilities: Driving range, indoor Golf Performance Center,

Crans-Montana Tourism

putting green, approach green, clubhouse, restaurant

Case postale 372, CH-3963 Crans-Montana 1

“Le Sporting Club”, Le Driving food & lounge

Tel. +41 (0)27 485 04 04, Fax +41 (0)27 485 04 60 information@crans-montana.ch www.crans-montana.ch

Info: www.valaistourism.ch SEARCH 71041

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➤ Top tips in Crans-Montana

➤ Crans-sur-Sierre: where champions meet What a thrill! You grip your club firmly and make some fantastic golf shots in a unique environment! The panoramic view of the world’s most majestic 4’000-metre peaks including Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn is a treat for the eyes. Not to mention the sense of pride that some amateurs feel as they play where the best golfers in the world meet each year

New Performance Center

Travel back in time

The 20th hole: spa pampering

to compete in the Omega European Masters. All the same, there is no need to focus entirely on the spectacular 18-hole

The new Performance Center, staffed

Visit the historic “Hameau de Colom-

Luxurious spa and wellness facilities

course created by Severiano Ballesteros. The Jack Nicklaus course (the first 9-hole course) demands highly precise play

by professionals accredited by the Eu-

bire” hamlet with its ecomuseum and

await you at the hotels of Crans-

and is considered one of the finest in Switzerland. Beginners are also welcome on the two other 9-hole courses, Noas

ropean Tour Performance Institute, is

restaurant to find out more about

Montana with their aesthetically re-

and Super-Crans.

ideal for beginners and professionals

traditional

fined architecture.

to train for high-altitude play.

Valais.

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Alpine

farming

in

the


Golf Club Sion Valais

Facts – Golf Club Sion

Golf Club Sion

Golf course: 18 holes, 5’543 m, par 70, 450 m

Rte de Vissigen 150, CH-1950 Sion

Architect: Peter Harradine

Tel. +41 (0)27 203 79 00, Fax +41 (0)27 203 79 01

Opened: 1995

info@golfclubsion.ch

Season: all year round (depending on snow

www.golfclubsion.ch

conditions) Office du tourisme de Sion Facilities:

Place de la Planta 2, CH-1950 Sion

Driving range, pro shop, restaurant, clubhouse,

Tel. +41 (0)27 327 77 27, Fax +41 (0)27 327 77 28

natural water hazards

info@siontourisme.ch

Info: www.valaistourism.ch

www.siontourisme.ch

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➤ Top tips in Sion

➤ Golf Club Sion: 18 holes of harmony and beauty The golf course was designed by the architect Peter Harradine. It has a par of 70 and measures 5’543 metres in length. Bordered by the Rhone to the north and the Bois de la Borgne to the east, the terrain is dotted with fruit trees and hazards in the form of small natural ponds. The fairways are soft and very well maintained, while the roughs and greens

Bird of prey presentations

“Balade des Divins” – 10 wines

Special promotion

are straight and fast. The course offers a sophisticated mixture of tactical and technical challenges, with much to inter-

Meet our falconer and watch his per-

An original journey of discovery

Two offers make the golf club even

est seasoned players and beginners alike. Blending perfectly with its rural surroundings, the Sion golf course is worth

egrine falcon and young imperial ea-

through the Old Town of Sion: taste

more

a visit not just for the sport but also the magnificent views – look out for the Bietschhorn from the 8th hole. The Sion

gle take flight.

10 regional wines and enjoy a typical

green fee and daily menu package

meal in historic buildings.

as well as reduced green fees every

golf course is a harmonious natural oasis that casts its spell 18 times over.

attractive:

Monday.

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the

discounted


Golf Club Verbier Valais Facts – Les Esserts course Golf course: 18 holes, 4’880 m, par 69, 1’610–1’760 m Architect: Donald Harradine Opened: 1992 Season: May to November Facts – Les Moulins course Golf course: 18 holes, 965 m, par 54, 1’490–1’560 m Architect: Pie Bagnoud Opened: 1968 Season: May to November Facilities:

Golf Club Verbier

Putting green, driving range, pro shop, restaurant,

Chemin des Esserts 5, CH-1936 Verbier

golf carts on 18-hole course

Tel. +41 (0)27 771 53 14, Fax +41 (0)27 771 60 93 golf.club@verbier.ch www.verbiergolfclub.ch Verbier St-Bernard Carrefour Central 2, CP 300, CH-1936 Verbier Tel. +41 (0)27 775 38 88, Fax +41 (0)27 775 38 89 verbier@v-sb.ch

Info: www.valaistourism.ch SEARCH 71044

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➤ Top tips in Verbier

➤ Golf Club Verbier: high-level golf It is hard to say which is more breathtaking: the fantastic view of the Mont Blanc and Combins massif or the undulating terrain of the 18-hole Les Esserts course at 1’600 m above sea level. Golfers from lower-lying regions may well find themselves wheezing here, but there is no need for concern. There are comfortable golf carts available, which are

Verbier Festival

Raclette from the region

Walking with Barry

well worth using so you can concentrate on the challenges of the beautifully situated course. The second course, Les

The Alps are the scenery, the moun-

Playing golf whets the appetite. Why

Visit the Great St. Bernard Hospice

Moulins, is a classic pitch and putt course with 18 par-3 holes, where even beginners with no handicap can perfect their

tains are the stage: every July, Ver-

not try a traditional treat like melted

and take a walk with a St. Bernard: a

technique in short play. But it is not just the golf courses that make Verbier an attractive destination worth spending a

bier is completely devoted to classi-

cheese and boiled potatoes, served

special experience for golfers young

few more days in. The hotel+spa+golf offers including all-round pampering packages are highly recommended.

cal music and cultural events such as

with a glass of lively Valais white

and old.

dance and theatre performances.

wine? Sheer perfection.

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Your journey Valais The summit of golfing. Valais. Switzerland is superbly connected by public transport. Getting to Valais is easy, either in a regular train, or sit back and enjoy an unforgettable journey on the Glacier Express (www.glacierexpress.ch). With the Swiss Pass, Swiss Flexi Pass, Erlebnis Card or with the Pass Valais Central you will get limitless advantages on the public transport in Switzerland. By Car

The A9 motorway takes you to Valais. In addition, the following alpine passes are open all year round: Col de la Forclaz, Pas de Morgins, Simplon and the Great St Bernard road tunnel. Another option is the motorail train through the Lötschberg tunnel (Kandersteg– Goppenstein), the Furka tunnel (Realp–Oberwald) and the Simplon tunnel (Iselle–Brig). By Train

Connections

from

Basle,

Berne,

Geneva/Airport,

Lausanne and Zurich/Airport every 30 mins. From

By Air

abroad: all-year-round connections with Germany,

International air connections with Sion, Geneva,

Luxembourg, Brussels, Florence, Rome, Venice–Milan

Zurich, Basle and Berne. Direct charter flights London–

(Cisalpino), Paris (TGV) and Strasbourg. Connections

Sion. www.sionairport.ch.

with the entire European rail network. Thanks to the

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new Lötschberg base tunnel (www.bls.ch), you can

Private Railways and Postbuses

now reach the Valais a whole hour earlier than before!

www.postbus.ch or for further information:

www.sbb.ch.

www.valaistourism.ch – Access and traffic news

Info: www.valaistourism.ch SEARCH 22074

By car

Golf packages with swing! www.valaistourism.ch

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Obergesteln

Riederalp

Zermatt

Leuk

Sierre

Crans-Montana

Sion

Verbier

Geneva

2 h 50

2 h 15

2 h 55

1 h 55

1 h 45

2 h 10

1 h 35

1 h 50

Zurich

2 h 05

2 h 40

3 h 50

3 h 00

2 h 50

3 h 15

2 h 40

2 h 55

Basle

2 h 35

3 h 15

3 h 50

2 h 40

2 h 45

3 h 00

2 h 25

2 h 40

Bern

1 h 55

2 h 20

2 h 50

1 h 50

1 h 40

2 h 05

1 h 30

1 h 45

Lugano

2 h 05

2 h 40

3 h 45

3 h 05

3 h 10

3 h 30

3 h 20

4 h 00

Milan

2 h 40

3 h 15

3 h 30

3 h 00

3 h 10

3 h 35

3 h 20

3 h 20

Sion

1 h 20

0 h 45

1 h 25

0 h 25

0 h 15

0 h 35

0 h 00

0 h 50

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