Within an enviable location split between the Mont Blanc and Auguilles Rougues, Chamonix Golf Club lies on the valley floor to offer a memorable golfing experience against it’s par of 72 and 6,800 yard length.
Located within easy reach of Geneva airport, Chamonix might be at the tip of tongue for skiers in winter but provides an incredible place to play golf in the crisp mountain air each summer.
The golf course utilises the natural terrain of pine forests and rivers to create a great test of golf. Famed architect Robert Trent Jones Sr is credited with the layout we see today, which originally started out as a four-hole course in 1934, before eventually becoming an 18-hole design in 1982.
With the 18th hole finishing just in front of the club house, an afternoon spent watching rounds come to a finish is something that is hard to beat. With a wealth of culinary options available, both pre and post round a stop here is well worth adding into your itinerary when visiting this area of France on your golf holiday.
Few courses in the world will be able to compete with the views on offer at Chamonix Golf Club with views of no less than 4 peaks measuring a minimum of 3,500 metres. These peaks include Le Drus, L’Aiguille Verte, L’Aiguille du Midi and of course Mont Blanc.
Golfers can expect an imminently playable course which has taken advantage of the mature French countryside to create a course that rewards accuracy off the tee and those with a key eye for course management. As one of the world’s most prominent golf course architects, Robert Trent Jones Sr’s credits include Ryder Cup venues Hazeltine National and Valderrama Golf Club as well as redesigns of Augusta National, Olympic Club and Congressional.
As one of the most popular courses in the area, Chamonix is a must play when visiting this picturesque part of France.