Best Golf Courses in Switzerland

The top golf courses to play on a trip to Switzerland.

The top ranked venues to play in Switzerland and best golf courses.

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Switzerland’s stunning landscapes and rich golfing tradition make it one of the most beautiful places to place golf in Europe.

Whether it’s the breathtaking Alpine views of Crans-sur-Sierre, the charm of Engadine, the lakeside serenity of Montreux or the Mediterranean-inspired layout of Gerre Losone, you are spoilt for choice.

Here are our top five best golf courses in Switzerland.

Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club

Nestled within the captivating Crans Montana region of Switzerland, Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club offers an unforgettable golfing experience with its challenging Mountain Course.

Each September, the course plays host to the Omega European Masters as the best players on the DP World Tour go head-to-head against the backdrop of the Swiss Alps.

Crans-sur-Sierre is noted for providing panoramic views and a unique setting at more the 1,500 metres above sea level high in the Alps.

The championship course, which was originally designed by Harry Nicholson, opened for play in 1929 and is a par-72 test measuring 6,341 metres at the longest.

Golfers must navigate undulating fairways, strategically placed bunkers, and fast greens that demand precision and a tricky time with club selections being at altitude.

As well as the signature course, Crans-sur-Sierre is also now home to the nine-hole Jack Nicklaus Course which opened in 1988.

Engadine Golf Club

Located the town of St Moritz, Engadine Golf Club offers a picturesque parkland course that perfectly complements the surrounding natural beauty of the Engadin valley.

The course is lined with tall, mature trees that frame the fairways and provide a stunning look to this test, which is another with the stunning backdrop of the Swiss Alps.

The course dates back to 1836 and is Switzerland’s oldest as a result, although the original design has subsequently changed.

The fairways of the championship Samedan Course have been trodden for more than 125 years, while the more recent 18-hole loop of the Zuoz-Madulain was added in 2003.

A links-style parkland course, water hazards are a regular feature throughout the round which will be played at an elevation of around 1,700 metres.

Golf Club Montreux

Overlooking Lake Geneva, the Golf Club Montreux is the oldest in the region having initially opened for play in 1900.

The course has undergone a number of changes from an original nine-hole layout to it’s current par-72, 6,207 metre test with Donald Harradine and Ron Fream among the designers.

The course is a classic parkland layout that seamlessly blends into the surroundings with meticulously maintained fairways and greens.

Strategic bunkering and water hazards come into play on various holes, many of which have stunning views of Lake Geneva.

Golf Gerre Losone

Golf Gerre Losone is a championship course that has played host to the Swiss Ladies Open on the Ladies European Tour.

Located in the Maggia Valley close to the Swiss/Italian border a short drive from Ascona and Locarno, Peter Harradine created a course that has a Mediterranean influence and some different golfing challenges to other courses in Switzerland.

Water features, including three ponds and streams that flow into nearby Lake Maggiore, not only serve as visual delights throughout a route but also require thoughtful shot strategy.

The course’s bunkers also provide a balanced blend of difficulty and playability on this par-72 test which plays 6,250 metres from the tips.

Golf Club Patriziale Ascona

Golf Club Patriziale Ascona is a relative neighbour to Golf Gerre Losone, sitting on the shores picturesque shores of Lake Maggiore in the Ticino region.

The course’s parkland layout is characterized by its tree-lined fairways and strategically positioned hazards.

There are breathtaking views of the lake and surrounding mountains when playing this 5,984 metre par-71 test.

The course’s design, originally crafted by Colt & Alison and upgraded by Peter Harradine, encourages thoughtful shot placement with the Ascona course not the lengthiest of challenges.