You can always hear a cuckoo in Switzerland but they also tick as precision clocks are their most famous exports. A country of tidiness, neutrality and fantastic scenery, perhaps Switzerland is the best European all-year-round holiday destination with wonderful winter skiing and invigorating summer alpine walking. Make sure you taste their chocolate too, it’s mouth-watering and you’ll need a bar or two in your bag to energise yourself for some serious golfing.
Switzerland has approximately 50,000 affiliated golf club members attached to some 60 golf courses. It’s not the most obvious European golfing destination but you should make for the Alps and play some dramatic high altitude courses which will flatter your driving distances and make you feel like Tiger Woods for the duration of your stay in this gorgeous country.
Pete Dye courses in Europe are very scarce but Domaine Impérial Golf Club is one such rarity and it is one of a select few that were created on the continent by the acclaimed architect in the late 1980s.
Golf de Geneve is the premier course in the Geneva region and it was designed by Robert Trent Jones, opening for play in 1972. It is set most beautifully with stunning panoramic views across Lake Geneva.