Valais is a top spot for golf as well as having an international reputation as one of the world’s favourite snow sports destinations. Hotels across Valais cater for golfers coming to enjoy the immaculate greens at its eight golf courses, with golf accommodation a short chip away. Get the full golf experience by booking to stay in a Valais golf hotel in July, when you get to see the elite European players come together for the European Masters Cup at Crans-Montana.
Golf in Stunning Valais
The eight golf courses here are dotted throughout Valais and surrounded by breath-taking landscapes. From Obergom and Sierre in the lush Rhone valley to Riederalp and Verbier high on sun-drenched plateaux nearly 5,000 feet above sea level, Valais’ natural backdrop for your golfing getaway can’t be beaten. Choose a golf hotel that gets you close to the action and you’ll be able to enjoy playing a round or two in the sunniest spot in Switzerland – Valais gets 300 days of sunshine a year. It’s this fabulous climate, combined with panoramic views of the Matterhorn and its neighbours and a variety of courses to keep players of all levels happy, that draws golf enthusiasts to Valais from all over the world.
Experience All of Valais’s Highlights
Beyond the green, Valais is full of attractions you can enjoy on an outing from your golf hotel. Get the best views of the Matterhorn, one of the world’s most famous mountains, from its neighbouring mountain, Klein Matterhorn. Take the cable car up from car-free Zermatt or hop on Europe’s highest railway, the Gornergratbah. At the top, there are easy walks, so you don’t exhaust yourself before you next round of golf, or you could settle in to try some of the area’s delicious traditional dishes in the top-notch local restaurants. Or dine out in unique style at the world’s highest revolving restaurant on the Allalin glacier sample. While you’re there, it’s worth taking a trip to see inside the glacier too. It’s not quite set up for golfing, but the spectacle of the world’s largest ice grotto is well worth the visit. Back in the Rhone Valley, enjoy the finest wines at your golf hotel’s bar or restaurant.