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Golf in Switzerland...

May 2007


Switzerland is the ideal destination for your golfing holidays. Everything can be reached quickly and easily, and even traveling to your holiday town is never long or arduous. Traveling times will usually be a few hours, after which you will already be able to marvel at beautiful landscapes, explore untarnished nature and enjoy the pleasures of your golfing holiday to the full.

The easiest connections to these places are Zurich Airport for Zurich, Davos & St. Moritz and Geneva Airport for Montreux & Crans-Montana.

Zurich

Enjoy the pretty old town, the trendy new Zürich West district and the glorious lake. With opera, ballet, theater premieres, shows, musicals, art exhibitions in over 50 museums and 100 galleries, time never drags in Zürich. The famous Bahnhofstrasse and the Limmatquai are a shopper\'s paradise. Over 1,700 restaurants and bars serve both traditional Zürich and Swiss dishes as well as exotic specialties. The evenings will leave you spoilt for choice: indoors or outdoors, anything is possible as far as the nightlife in Zürich goes.

Hotel Dolder Waldhaus ****
The Dolder Waldhaus lies high above the hustle and bustle of the city below. It is quietly located on a sunny hill overlooking the lake and bordering the forest and at the same time easily accessible by car and within minutes of the city center.
The golf course is very close to the hotel.

Golf in Zurich (9-holes)
The Dolder 9-hole Golf Course is one of the oldest golf courses in Switzerland and was established in 1907. It is idyllically situated above Zurich in the forests of Adlisberg. This is a challenging course with bunkers, thick woods, diagonal slopes and terraced greens to make things more complicated for the player.
Handicap needed: 30
Guest must be a member of another golf club

Davos

Davos is not only the largest mountain sports resort and conference center in the Alps, but also the highest town in Europe (1560 - 2844 m above sea level, 5100 - 9300 feet). Davos is located in the south-eastern part of Switzerland, in Canton Grisons.
Davos, Europe\'s largest mountain resort, offers an unforgettable natural landscape combined with a vast array of leisure activities. Davos has something for everybody. Those who prefer the quiet to the exciting city life will be pleased by the calmness of the Davos area. The region of Davos can be explored on 450 km of well-preserved and marked hiking trails. Whether you are interested in mountaineering, hiking or strolling on comfortable walks - in Davos you will find your personal hiking paradise.

Arabella Sheraton Hotel Waldhuus ****
Enjoy a holiday at a place where hospitality has always been a way of life. Where the elegance and cosiness of a Swiss chalet create the ultimate luxurious experience.
The idyllic location at the edge of the forest is a stone\'s throw away from Davos\' golf course and a five-minute walk from the famous Davos Congress Center.
You will immediately feel at home in the 105 welcoming guest rooms. The Allegra Restaurant enjoys an excellent reputation among connoisseurs in and around Davos. The landscaped bathing facility, with its indoor pool, sauna, solarium, steam bath, and fitness facilities, beckons you into a realm of complete relaxation.
Families are especially welcome at the hotel. They have extra-large family rooms, a childcare service, a playroom, a youth common room, a mini golf course, a playground, and many other amenities for the younger guests.

\"Tee-Of\" Package:

3 x overnights with breakfast buffet & dinners
1 driving range
2 Green fees
2 Energy bags (with suncream, energy bar and energy drink)
Use of funiculars and public busses within Davos

Golf in Davos
The 18-hole golf course offers a varied and challenging game of golf. The easier holes and more complicated tricky ones. The course designed by Don Harradine has been continuously changed and improved.
Handicap needed: 36

Montreux

Hotel Royal Plaza Montreux*****
More than two-thirds of all rooms enjoy spectacular lake views and private balconies. Recently renovated every room is equipped with air-conditioning, cable and pay TV, minibar, safe, bathrobe and slippers, hairdryer, telephone with two lines, internet connection and voice-mail.
The Hotel is 15-20 minutes away from the golf course

Golf in Montreux
You can choose between 9 different Golf sites in the region, with special reduction of green fee, by booking through Hotel Royal Plaza
Booking through the concierge

Crans-Montana

Lindner Golfhotel Rhodania****
Many guests come back again and pay tribute to this hotels compelling concept. Rhodania boasts a stunning Art Deco interior, renowned cuisine and an exciting environment for pursuing the sporting life. With a golf course in the garden and ski lifts practically on the doorstep, active people couldn´t ask for more.
42 individually furnished rooms and suites. Sun terraces on the south side offer a brilliant view of the golf course and the Alps.

Golf in Crans Montana
The finest golf course in the Alps!
Indeed, the Severiano Ballesteros course (formerly known as Plan-Bramois) matches the splendour of the over 4000-metre peaks facing it and it fully complies with the requirements of all golfers. Close your eyes. You are up there, 1.500 m above the Rhone Valley. Breathing in the pure mountain air. Taking in the highest alpine peaks, like Matterhorn and Mont-Blanc … you are in Crans-Montana.

Paradise is at your feet. It is in this magnificent setting that the pioneers of golf created the first course in 1906. More greens have been added constantly ever since, and the best players in the world have succumbed to the natural beauty of the place. Here, golf is part of the resort.

Golfing magazines have included one of the four courses, the famous 18-hole circuit named after its designer, Severiano Ballesteros, in their lists of the most beautiful courses in the world. Every year it hosts the European Masters, the most prestigious golf tournament on this continent after the British Open. Crans-Montana is becoming THE golf destination.

It is time to relax, it is time to enter a new dimension! \"The mountains and the views are just spectacular! Crans-Montana is a wonderful place!\" (Ernie Els)

The 9-hole \"Jack Nicklaus\" course also enables every player to meet unforgettable challenges in a natural environment. For beginners (those without a handicap), there are the \"Super-Crans\" and \"Noas\" courses.

At Crans-sur-Sierre, since 1951, a 9-hole course plays an important role in complimenting the 18 hole Plan-Bramois. Originally laid out as a short, tight course, the 9 holes were totally transformed in 1986 to become (when re-opened in July 1988) the Jack Nicklaus course. Intended as the first half of a second 18-hole course, the full project will hopefully be completed soon.

The Haut-Plateau always wanted to offer golf in the summer, but is wasn\'t until the Seventies that the notion of a second 18-hole course saw the light of day. In 1977, Crans called on Jack Nicklaus who was enthusiastic about the prospect of creating his first course in Switzerland. In May 1981, the contract with the American Champion, for the construction of the course, was signed. It then took four years to obtain all the necessary authorizations before work could begin on the 9 holes (six from the old, small course and three situated on adjacent land).

Ever since the summer of 1988, golfers have enjoyed the delights of the \"Jack Nicklaus\". Relatively short, the course is not too arduous for the average player, and yet it can satisfy everyone from beginner to expert. It is a varied course requiring technique to master the fairways which are never straight (several being dog legs), the well-designed obstacles (deep, natural bunkers) and its terrain rich in hills, both natural and landscaped.
Handicap needed : 36

St. Moritz

Kulm Hotel St Moritz*****
A stay at the Kulm Hotel St. Moritz is the peak of indulgence. Situated amidst the majestic mountainous landscape of the Upper Engadine valley, the hotel has welcomed guests from all around the world for the past 150 years. From this stems a unique aura of tradition, coupled with luxurious elegance. Superb rooms and suites, masterful cuisine, warm hospitality, and a unique \"whatever you like\" standard of service are what has given the Kulm Hotel such a magical power of attraction ever since its opening in 1856.
The Kulm Hotel St. Moritz contains 173 rooms of various sizes. All are decorated in uplifting colors, with real wood and fine fabrics to pamper our guests? It is a delight indeed to admire the craftsmanship in the rooms\' furnishings and hangings. All are equipped up to the highest standards of comfort and convenience, with the latest technology (high speed internet) discreetly on tap. Most rooms can be linked via a communicating door, which makes them particularly suitable for relaxed family holidays.
The Kulm, with its exclusive atmosphere and outstanding Panorama Health Club and Spa is the first hotel in St. Moritz and rich in tradition. Here you enter an oasis of attentive care, far away from the stress of hectic everyday life.

Golf in St Moritz - Engading Golf
Over 100 years ago golfers first recognized the potential of the Kulm Park landscape.

Now the St. Moritz golf architect Mario Verdieri and the Kulm Hotel have developed a new concept for the historic greens. An interesting and challenging 9-hole Golf Course has been created, surrounded by magical Engadine mountain scenery.
The design of the golf course, which is situated at one of the highest sites in Europe, is unique due to the harmonious combination of the natural landscape with high-tech golf architecture.

With the Kulm Golf and the golf course in Zuoz (18 holes) the vacation destination Engadin/St. Moritz offers over 50 \"holes\". 8 additional attractive alpine golf courses (five 18-holes and three 9-holes) are easily reachable within 1 1/2 hours by car on well fitted panoramic roads.


For more information, tailor-made program and/or group request, please don\'t hesitate to contact SM Travel SA, Mr. Giancarlo Carrera at switzerland@euromic.com

Hotel Dolder Walhaus

Golf in Zurich

Arabella Sheraton Hotel Waldhuus

Golf in Davos

Hotel Royal Plaza Montreux

Golf in Montreux

Lindner GolfHotel Rhodania

Golf in Crans-Montana

Kulm Hotel

Golf in StMoritz