Our top 8 most beautiful golf courses in the Alps!

#1… Chamonix Golf Club, at the foot of Mont Blanc

Chamonix Golf Club offers a unique and breathtaking location! Perched at 1,000 meters above sea level since its opening in 1934, its position beneath the highest peak in Europe grants it an extraordinary panorama, encompassing the Mont Blanc massif, the Drus, and the Aiguilles Rouges.

Designed by architect Robert Trent Jones Senior, it unveiled a new 18-hole course in 1982, featuring natural obstacles that greatly enhance its appeal for enthusiasts seeking a challenging course. Considered one of the most beautiful mountain golf courses, come and enjoy its exceptional setting, its length of 6,188 meters (par 72), and its technical facilities such as a training area with 20 practice bays (including 6 covered), an approach green (training bunker and large putting green), and the TrackMan system to analyze ball trajectories.

#2… The Évian Resort Golf Club: home of the Amundi Evian Championship

Internationally renowned for hosting the Amundi Evian Championship, which brings together the world's top female golfers every year, the history of the Évian-les-Bains golf course dates back to 1904. It later expanded to include an 18-hole course and a 6-hole course, attracting professionals, enthusiasts, and beginners alike. Its location, overlooking Lake Geneva and facing the Alpine mountains, offers a magical landscape and a serene escape for an exclusive round of golf.

A true reference in the golfing world, its course is both challenging and scenic! Stretching over 6,100 meters (par 72), it allows you to play on the same greens as the best players in the world.

Looking to perfect your technique? The training center welcomes you with grass modules that simulate slopes, rough, fairway, and bunkers. Six practice units also put you in various real-course situations—take advantage of them!

#3… Méribel mountain golf course: a unique layout in the heart of the Trois Vallées

Elevate your game and enjoy an enchanting natural setting for your next swing! Amidst the preserved landscapes of the Trois Vallées in Savoie, and under the watchful eye of the Dent de Burgin, Méribel's 18-hole course is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful golf courses in the Alps!

Stretching over 5,500 meters (par 71) with a 400-meter elevation change, it winds through sublime alpine firs and undulating terrain, offering a certain technical challenge that will appeal to both seasoned golfers and beginners looking to try a new outdoor activity during their vacation. Open from mid-June to October, your summer in the Alps will be filled with exceptional experiences in nature!

#4… Mont d’Arbois Estate Golf Course in Megève: the oldest mountain golf course

The origins of Mont d’Arbois’ 18-hole course in Megève date back to the 1920s when the Rothschild family aimed to make the estate a vacation destination. It was later redesigned by professional golfer Henry Cotton.

Situated at approximately 1,300 meters altitude, the course is quite technical, featuring an average elevation change of 150 meters over more than 6,000 meters (par 72), and offers a relaxing break between Mont Joly and the Aravis. Its ecological commitment to protecting the biodiversity present on the estate has earned it considerable recognition in the golfing world. Open from May to November, it's the perfect spot for all enthusiasts visiting the Alps in spring, summer, or autumn!

#5… Tignes Golf Course: the highest 18-hole course in Europe

Overlooking Lake Tignes and at the foot of the Grande Motte glacier, known for year-round skiing, Tignes Golf Course enjoys a privileged location at the foot of the Haute-Tarentaise peaks in Savoie, at nearly 2,100 meters altitude. While making your best swings, you can enjoy a stunning landscape and even the company of marmots! The course's appeal lies in its natural obstacles: a river, a pond, marmot burrows, and undulating terrain accompany you through this magnificent 18-hole course, stretching over 4,800 meters of fairways (par 68). True golf enthusiasts cannot miss the opportunity to discover this dream spot during their summer vacation in the Alps (open from June to September)!

#6… Annecy: a golf course in the Alps created in a protected area

Are you a golf enthusiast visiting Annecy for your tailor-made trip to the Alps? Be sure to head to the wild coast of the lake, in the Roc de Chère nature reserve, to experience an exotic escape in the heart of nature, far from the hustle and bustle of the much-loved 'Little Venice of the Alps'! Just steps from Lake Annecy, you'll enjoy a wooded 18-hole course stretching over 5 km (par 69), as well as a training area at the foot of the Aravis peaks, and even a view of the enchanting Château de Menthon-Saint-Bernard! What more could you dream of for indulging your passion during your trip to the Alps?

#7… Aix-les-Bains Riviera des Alpes Golf Club: one of the oldest in France

Established at the end of the 19th century, the Aix-les-Bains Golf Club is a proud member of the '1895' club, a group of the world's oldest golf courses opened that year. The Aix-les-Bains course requires technique, strategy, and precision, thanks to its numerous natural obstacles. With its 18 holes and 5,431 meters length (par 70), it is perfect for golfers of all levels, whether you are a dedicated enthusiast or looking to improve your swing!

Located close to Lake Bourget and at the foot of the Revard mountain range, it is the ideal base for extending your day with a water sport experience, a fondue cruise on the lake, a guided hike, or a mountain biking excursion, all year round!

#8… Les Arcs Golf Course: a course with a view of Mont Blanc

Opened in 1974, the current design of Les Arcs 1800 course is the work of architect Robert Berthet. True to its name, it is situated at 1,800 meters altitude, right in the heart of the lush nature of Haute-Tarentaise, Savoie.

The course blends seamlessly into its surroundings, featuring a wooded environment and remarkable views of the surrounding mountains, including Mont Blanc! You couldn’t dream of a better setting for a splendid round of golf!

It offers two courses, open from June to September: an 18-hole course spanning 5.4 km (par 70) and a 9-hole course (900 meters, par 27), making it accessible to beginners who appreciate the small greens, as well as seasoned golfers who want to test their driving, putting, or short game skills. You can also take advantage of a practice area with some covered stations and three putting and chipping greens.

After a sporty session, be sure to venture into the Vanoise National Park, a guardian of breathtaking landscapes and a preserved environment home to marmots, ibex, and chamois!

Bonus: other excellent golf courses in the Alps

The Alps are home to many other renowned spots, such as the Golf de Flaine-Les Carroz, situated at 1,900 meters altitude and just 1 hour and 15 minutes from Annecy, or the 9-hole Golf du Grand-Bornand, nestled in the heart of the Aravis massif.

The 9-hole course at La Rosière, located two hours from Chambéry, sits at 2,000 meters and offers an exceptional panorama of the Tarentaise peaks. The Courchevel golf course is also a must-visit for enthusiasts spending their summer holidays in the Alpine resorts!

The 9-hole Golf d'Avoriaz, 1 hour and 40 minutes from Geneva, is situated at 1,600 meters and offers a spectacular view over the Morzine valley. Similarly, the 18-hole course at Les Gets, 1 hour and 15 minutes from Geneva, demands a lot of technique from players who also get to enjoy the breathtaking surrounding panorama!

Lastly, the sporty 9-hole course at Alpe d'Huez, just 1 hour from Grenoble, and the course at Uriage, above the Isère capital, also remain unmissable for the most dedicated golf enthusiasts!

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