Best golf courses: Switzerland

Golf in Switzerland: One of Europe's most scenically beautiful countries with high alpine mountains and stunning lakes in most parts of the country. There are many fine golfing venues in Switzerland, with top golf courses such as Crans-sur-Sierre offering a chance to play golf in the high mountains, and many others offering stunning lakeside and mountain scenery. To make the most of your golfing trip, and to help in your planning, you can look up the location of the best courses in Switzerland on our customised maps.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Lugano
Colt & Alison

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Lugano

Designer

Original design by Harry Colt and Charles Hugh Alison, with later revisions by C.K. "Ken" Cotton and Peter Harradine.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Mon-Thur
Chur
Harradine, Donald

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Mon-Thur

Nearest city

Chur

Designer

Donald (Don) Harradine

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Bern
Rossknecht, Kurt

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Bern

Designer

Kurt Rossknecht
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Weekdays only
Bern
von Limburger, Bernhard

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Weekdays only

Nearest city

Bern

Designer

Bernhard von Limburger

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Weekdays only
Geneve
Harradine, Donald

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Weekdays only

Nearest city

Geneve

Designer

Donald (Don) Harradine, with later improvements designed by Peter Harradine in 2002.

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Weekdays only
Zurich
Harradine & Pennink

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Weekdays only

Nearest city

Zurich

Designer

Donald (Don) Harradine & Frank Pennink, with later re-modelling by Kurt Rossknecht in 2004.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Montreux
Nicholson & Ballesteros

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Montreux

Designer

Original 18-hole layout designed by English architect Harry Nicholson (1929). Re-designed and upgraded by Severiano Ballesteros (1999).

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Chur
Harradine, Donald

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Chur

Designer

Donald (Don) Harradine
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Tues-Fri a.m.
Geneve
Dye, Pete

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Tues-Fri a.m.

Nearest city

Geneve

Designer

Pete Dye

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Chur
Chilvers-Stainer, John

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Chur

Designer

John Chilvers-Stainer
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Chur
Verdieri, Mario

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Chur

Designer

Mario Verdieri
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Chur
Furber, Les

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Chur

Designer

Les Furber
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Tues-Fri a.m.
Geneve
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

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Tues-Fri a.m.

Nearest city

Geneve

Designer

Current layout designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1973).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Lugano
Harradine, Peter

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Lugano

Designer

Peter Harradine

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Bern
Harradine, Donald

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Bern

Designer

Donald (Don) Harradine

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Zurich
Rossknecht, Kurt

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Zurich

Designer

Kurt Rossknecht
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Weekdays only
Lausanne
Narbel, Hermann

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Weekdays only

Nearest city

Lausanne

Designer

Original design by Hermann Narbel (1931). Later revisions by Donald Harradine and Jeremy Pern (mid-1990s).

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Bern
Pern, Jeremy

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Bern

Designer

Jeremy Pern
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Bern
Chilvers-Stainer, John

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Bern

Designer

John Chilvers-Stainer
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Luzern
Reuss, Ruzzo

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Luzern

Designer

Ruzzo Reuss
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Lugano
Harradine, Donald

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Lugano

Designer

Donald (Don) Harradine, with later modifications designed by Cabell Robinson
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Montreux
Harradine, Donald

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Montreux

Designer

Donald (Don) Harradine with later revisions by Ron Fream
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Weekdays only
Bern
von Limburger, Bernhard

Visitors?

Weekdays only

Nearest city

Bern

Designer

Original layout by Bernhard von Limburger; later revised and upgraded by Peter Harradine.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Weekdays only
Zurich
Harradine, Donald

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Weekdays only

Nearest city

Zurich

Designer

Donald (Don) Harradine
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Wkends restrictd
Luzern
Rossknecht, Kurt

Visitors?

Wkends restrictd

Nearest city

Luzern

Designer

Kurt Rossknecht
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Montreux
Harradine, Donald

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Montreux

Designer

Donald (Don) Harradine
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Montreux
Sprecher, Thierry

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Montreux

Designer

Thierry Sprecher
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Lausanne
Pern, Jeremy

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Lausanne

Designer

Jeremy Pern
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Wkends restrictd
Bern
Reuss, Ruzzo

Visitors?

Wkends restrictd

Nearest city

Bern

Designer

Ruzzo Reuss
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Wkends restrictd
Bern
Reuss, Ruzzo

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Wkends restrictd

Nearest city

Bern

Designer

Ruzzo Reuss
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Zurich
Harradine, Peter

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Zurich

Designer

Peter Harradine
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Weekdays only
Zurich
Harradine, Donald

Visitors?

Weekdays only

Nearest city

Zurich

Designer

Donald (Don) Harradine

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