Top 10 Golf Courses in the Alps

For an unforgettable round of golf, it’s hard to beat teeing off with the Alps in the background. Snow-capped peaks, lakes and ancient forests create the ideal backdrop in which to explore the lush fairways, challenging undulations, and stylish clubhouses.

With a little help from the pros, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 golf courses in the French, Austrian, Swiss and Italian Alps.

Golf Eichenheim

Kitzbuehel, Austria

Set in the mountains of the Kitzbuehel Alps, this 18-hole Championship course was designed by Kyle Phillips—the man behind Kingsbarns Golf Links in Scotland. The Wilder Kaiser mountain range provides a breathtaking backdrop and the course itself is lined with oak trees (Eichenheim translates as ‘home of the oaks’).

Pro golfer and Honorary President of the Austria PGA, Hans Lumpi, has been playing here for 10 years and believes it is well desereving of its place in the top 10.

“We have the fastest greens in the area and challenging undulations—number three is our signature hole with a drop of 60 metres so the ball is in the air for a long time,” Lumpi said. “You have to play smart—play strategic golf—as you’re fighting against the course.”

SOURCE:  On The Snow

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