Golf in Switzerland

Information on Swiss golf clubs, facilities and organisations...

Switzerland has about 60 private golf courses (9 and 18 holes), and one public golf course, the Executive Golf de Chessel, between Aigle and Lac Leman.

There are also some public driving rages, and many mountain resorts have golf courses for guests who may play without being members. Certain clubs allow non-members or visitors of members to play, but rarely at weekends or on public holidays.

Switzerland also has the world's largest indoor golf club, at Zumikon, near Zürich.

Club dress code is determined on a club-by-club basis – standard golf attire. Certain golfing shoes with spikes are forbidden from April to October on some Swiss golf courses.

The Swiss Golf Association provides both amateurs and professionals with detailed information concerning the various clubs and the tournaments that take place.

Note that a medical certificate is necessary for golfers participating in tournaments across the French border.

Handicaps

Switzerland follows the handicap system set by the European Golf Association (EGA). Handicaps in all clubs in Switzerland can be calculated online on the website Swiss Golf Network.

Golf in and Around Geneva

With its mountain and lake setting, Geneva is a renowned golfing destination and the area hosts many international tournaments. The Omega European Masters, part of the PGA tour is held at the Crans-sur-Sierre golf course in Crans-Montana and the Evian ladies masters is held just across the French border.

Some golf courses in or near Geneva include:

Golf in and Around Zürich

Open air golf clubs in or near Zürich include:

Further Information

  • Swiss Golf Association (Schweiz Golfverband, Association Suisse de Golf)
    At: Place de la Croix-Blanche 19
    Case Postale, CH-1066 Epalinges
    Tel: +41 (0)21 785 70 00