If spectacular golf interests you, then the Evian Masters Golf Club, perched on the South bank of Lake Geneva, certainly ticks the box. Every year the club welcomes the cream of ladies' golf for the Evian Masters, the richest tournament on the LPGA Tour, and the championship course, which winds through 150 acres of undulating woodland, is among France's best.
The 6,674 yard layout is maintained in immaculate condition thanks to the use of the latest green-keeping technology, and although it is certainly demanding from the tournament tees, there are tees to suit every golfer.
The crisp alpine air magnifies the beauty that is created as the towering pines contrast with the pure blue of Lake Geneva, at what is without doubt one of the most spectacular golfing destinations in Europe.
The resort is also home to the Evian Masters Training Centre, a comprehensive tuition and practice complex which makes use of the latest technology to help sharpen your golfing skills.
Natalie Gulbis, the LPGA Tour's pin-up girl, won her first title at the Evian Masters in 2007 - who knows, you might just bump into her in the bar...
The Evian Royal Resort, situated in the picturesque landscape on the South bank of Lake Geneva, in the foothills of the Alps. Luxury is the buzz word at the Evian resort, where you can choose from the grandiose Royal hotel, or the more intimate Ermitage hotel.
The Royal Palace hotel is a deluxe 4* hotel, and was created during the Belle Epoque to satisfy the desires of King Edward VII. Opened in 1909, the Royal has 153 bedrooms, all of which are superbly appointed with the best facilities.
The Royal Ermitage is equally as luxurious as the Royal Palace, but is more of an intimate and elegant destination. Relax in the library, or sample the fine dining at this country retreat, whose 91 bedrooms exude charm and character. In the style of an authentic Savoyard chalet, the Royal Ermitage is an understated residence, but is one that is perfectly equipped to provide a memorable golf holiday in the crisp alpine air.
Golf is obviously an important part of a holiday at the Evian resort, but there are countless other activities to keep you occupied. The most popular include tennis, squash, archery, shooting and climbing, while the mountains provide the opportunity for white water sports including rafting and canyoning, as well as water-skiing, fishing and lake cruises. To experience the most awe-inspiring views of the Alps, pluck up the courage to go hot-air ballooning or paragliding, or take to the skies in a helicopter. Should you choose the luxury Evian resort during the winter months, you will find some of Europe's best skiing and snow-boarding.
The Evian resort is a fantastic family destination, boasting a kids club for those between the ages of 2 and 11, as well as a fun club for 12 to 16 year olds.
The Casino d'Evian is Europe's largest themed casino, where you can dress up and enjoy all the glitz and glamour.
There are a number of outstanding restaurants divided between the two hotels, ranging from highly regarded fine dining rooms to more relaxed bistros and bars, ensuring that there is always a suitable option.