Near the banks of Lake Geneva, between Lausanne and Geneva itself, lies the magnificent Domaine Imperial Golf Club. The course is a rarity, being one of a select few of Pete Dye signature designs in continental Europe, others being Franciacorta in Italy (with Marco Croze) and Barbaroux in France.
Built on land once owned by Napoleon Bonaparte's brother and overlooked by the imposing Villa Prangins, the golf course boasts impressive surroundings and Dye's design more than vindicates the course's location.
This unique European course features extravagant bunkering with many so deep they need step ladders to enter and exit. The occasional grassy hollow will punish wayward shots and tiered greens make approaches tricky but interesting. Domaine Imperial stands amongst the top 50 courses in Europe and is ranked Swiss number one.