The Andermatt Golf Region is the perfect destination for nature and golf lovers. Its location makes it easy to get to and perfect for day trips as well a short breaks. From Zurich or Milano you are around 2 hours drive away and day trips to Obergesteln and Sedrun are close-by so you can visit Wallis or Grisons, respectively.
Whilst the season in this region is may be short, the golf courses it contains are nothing short of spectacular! Sitting in the Swiss Alps, the courses of Andermatt have a backdrop that must be among the best in all of golf and provide a truly unique experience. The courses sit harmoniously within the dramatic alpine countryside and offer challenging golf.
The 18-hole golf course at Andermatt is a championship course with 15 level fairways and many alpine elements. One of the stand-out features of this course is the sheer number of creatures that call this course home. It is bustling with native life and given the beauty of the Ursern Valley, in which the course resides, the course is a joy from start to finish.
Just a few kilometres away, the golf course at Realp, at the foot of the Furka pass, with an elevation difference of 120 metres, and may well be the “world’s most alpine golf course”. It offers golfers in good physical condition a prime opportunity to experience golf in an almost raw and natural way. This course was designed by the elements making it a novel experience. Elements such as tees and greens have been made to fit in with the surroundings and the rest of the course is just as Mother Nature intended it.
On the Valais side of the Furka pass, the golf course of GC Source du Rhône shows a completely different character: Here, on a high plateau directly on the banks of the Rhône, is the longest 9-hole course in Switzerland. The course sits in the Rhone Valley and the high mountains help draw your eye to the snowcapped peaks of Galenstock and Weisshorn. This is a challenging course in exceptional condition that you will always want to play again.
The Oberalp Pass links the cantons of Uri and Grisons. Not far from the source of the Vorderrhein is the 9-hole course of GC Sedrun. At the spectacular last hole, one drives the ball across the Rhine, which here is still just a narrow mountain stream. Although this course has only 9 greens, it does have 18 sets of tees so you can play 18 individual holes. Some of the tee shots at this course seem so elevated that you are hitting your ball off the side of a mountain and you’ll never see it again! Be confident though, Peter Harradine, the famous course designer, knew what he was doing when he created this masterpiece!
Why not really treat yourself to a stay at The Chedi Andermatt whilst you are there? The famous hotel with its unique mix of Alpine and Asian influences is the perfect abode for your time in Andermatt. This is more of an experience in luxury than a hotel. With its captivating design, exceptional spa and wellness facilities and elegant restaurants and bars this is just the treat that you need to top-off the whole Alpine golf experience.
Golf in the Andermatt region is unique and incredibly fun. You will face golf-shots here that you have never encountered before. The only tip we can give you is to bring a camera. You will almost certainly walk off of any of these courses with a huge smile on your face and great memories to share with your friends.