While Chamonix is best known for its skiing, mountaineering and trail running, in summer it is also a hidden gem for fans of golf.
Despite spending much of the year under snow, the course comes out of hibernation in spring and can offer a stunning day out for golfers.
Founded in 1934
The Chamonix Golf Club was founded in 1934, at first with just a four-hole course. Although it was lengthened soon after, it was only in the 1980s that it became an 18-hole course.
Maurice Herzog, mayor of Chamonix at the time, saw that golf could play a major part in bringing tourists into the resorts and brought in the famous designer Robert Trent Jones Sr to extend the course.
Jones was a British-American golf course architect who is credited with the design of more than 500 courses in 35 countries. He was particularly known for his ability to blend natural landscapes into his designs.
A stunning location for golf
The new 18-hole course opened in September 1982, introducing slight elevation changes, rivers flowing through the course and a stunning location for golf.
With views of Mont Blanc, the Bossons glacier and the Dôme du Goûter, the challenge is keeping focussed on your game and not the magnificent mountains around you.
Book a golf weekend with Ski Weekend
If you’d like to experience the course, either on a short visit with friends, or a corporate trip to Chamonix, then please contact the Ski Weekend team.
We can arrange your travel, including transfers from Geneva and reserve your accommodation…as well as booking your tee off times, so you can enjoy the magical experience of golfing in Chamonix.
Contact us via our website or on 01392 878 353