Losone, nr Ascona, Ticino CH-6616
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
Woodland and open countryside.
33 km NW of Lugano
From Hwy 2 (E35), to the east of Locarno, take exit 47 (Bellinzona Sud) and follow Hwy 2, direction Locarno. After approx 8.4 km turn right into Via Monte Ceneri. After 1.6 km at roundabout follow the A13, direction Locarno / Ascona. After approx 10 km, just after crossing over the River Maggia, leave the A13 and follow signs for Losone. In Losone at roundabout turn right direction Gerre / Saleggi. After 600 m at T-junction turn right. After 200 m turn right into Via Mezzana. After 1.3 km turn right into Via Alle Gerre. After 300 m Golf Gerre Losone is on your the left (at the northern end of Losone).
Golf Gerre Losone: the most recent addition to the Locarno region's golfing stable, Gerre Losone is laid out in the wonderfully natural and scenic valley floor of the Melezza River. Located just 3 km from Lake Maggiore, the course is distinctly different to its classic, tree-lined neighbour in nearby Ascona. Here you are faced with a more modern, open and very challenging layout, a course that has tested the best on the Ladies European Tour.
Several tightish fairways, unnerving OB, rippling earthmounds, and plenty of rock-lined streams and ponds all conspire to demand accurate shot-making versus wayward length. Sand bunkers may be limited to just one or two per hole, but they are usually large, well-placed and decidedly intimidating! As additional tree-planting matures, some holes will tighten up even more, further reinforcing the need for accuracy and careful course management.
Among the tougher holes, the par-3 5th can be penal if you stray too far offline, OB closely bordering the right-side of the fairway from tee-to-green. On this scenic, varied and thoroughly testing layout, the long par-5 15th does a wonderful job of mirroring the steep-sided valley within which the course lies.
At the top end of the layout, the picturesque valley, with its tree-clad slopes and sheer cliff faces, disappears into dramatic mountain scenery with a real Alpine flourish. In contrast, the many rock and palm-fringed water hazards on the course, create a somewhat contrasting and faintly oriental feel - perhaps underlining the variety of scenery and golfing challenge that Gerre Losone presents.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends. Course open all year.
Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: 36.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.
In the south of the Swiss canton of Ticino, you will find a wonderful golfing triumvirate, comprising the golf clubs of Ascona, Gerre Losone and Lugano. The first two are located in or close to the much visited town of Ascona. Lying on either side of the River Maggia, as it flows into enchanting Lake Maggiore, the neighbouring towns of Ascona (and Losone) on one side, and Locarno on the other, draw huge numbers of tourists from all over the world.
Since opening for play in 2001, Gerre Losone has hosted many top-level tournaments including the Ladies Swiss Open on several occasions (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Gerre Losone).
13th best course in Switzerland (Golf Digest, 2020).
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