If you love golf you’ll be delighted to discover a host of spectacular courses in the lush landscapes in and around Geneva. Hotel d'Angleterre is a fantastic 5 star boutique hotel for your golfing holiday in Switzerland. We especially recommend:
Divonnes-les-Bains Just 20 minutes' drive away, this is one of Europe's finest and most beautiful 18 hole championship golf courses. It offers breath-taking views of the snow-capped peak of Mont Blanc, while numerous leading landscape architects, from Nakowski in the 20's to Harradine in 1963, and even Antoine d'Ormesson, have contributed to the design and enhancement of the course.
Robert Floyd, Seve Ballesteros, Arnold Palmer, Johnny Miller, Tom Watson and Mark O'Meara have all played here in their time, experiencing the subtle difficulties presented by each hole. The course requires considerable technical skill, and is unusual in opening and closing on 3-par holes. With a standard scratch score of 72 over a total playing distance of 6,030 meters, there are six 3-pars, six 4-pars, and six 5-pars with water obstacles.
Visitors are welcome every day, but advance bookings are essential. A valid handicap certificate or card is required and the handicap limit is 35.
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The Evian Masters Just under an hour's drive from the hotel this course overlooks the beautiful town of Lausanne, Lake Geneva and the high peaks of the Alps. It was extended to 18 holes in 1922. Between 1988 and 1990, the course was entirely renovated by the architect Cabell B. Robinson, a former assistant of the famous American golf architect Robert Trent Jones. It now offers a varied landscape, well-defended greens, narrow fairways, water hazards, bushy roughs and velvety greens all year round.
In 1994, the first Evian Masters tournament was held here and today it has become the world's leading competition for women golfers. So if you play this picturesque course you'll be following in the footsteps of the world's leading ladies.18 holes, 72 par, 6,674 yards.
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