Golf in Lausanne
Golf is said to have its origins in a game played by Scottish shepherds from the end of the 14th century. The idea was to use a wooden stick to hit small-sized stones through the air towards an exact point. It was in the 15th century that students at Saint Andrews began to use clubs and proper balls. In 1860, the English Open Championship was the first major official competition, followed soon after by the US Open in 1895. The creation in 1916 of the US PGA (Professional Golfers Association) marked the birth of professional golf.
In Lausanne, this sport can be played at Lausanne Golf Club and Golf de Pra Roman. All the information you need to hit a few shots can be found below.
Golf Club Lausanne
Established in 1921, Lausanne Golf Club is situated at an altitude of 850 m above the town. The very varied course, lined with century-old trees amidst a setting of outstanding natural beauty, is a memorable experience for every player. The views over the Alps and the Jura are magnificent. In 1996, the British architect Jeremy Pern gave Lausanne Golf Club a facelift by endowing the course with new raised greens, thus making it one of the finest courses in Switzerland.
Route du Golf 3
1000 Lausanne 25
Phone +41 21 784 84 84
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Complete 18-hole course
A handicap of 26 is required. Members of other clubs are welcome on production of a card from a recognised federation. Priority is given to members at weekends
Season from mid-March to beginning December
Golf de Pra Roman
This public golf course 10 minutes from the centre of Lausanne provides an informal introduction to the sport, too often reserved for an elite few. Five hectares laid out in a sea of greenery, where young and old happily rub shoulders at a practice facility with 24 places, 12 of them covered. There is no need to swing like a pro to send the little white ball flying through the air! Introductory courses are offered for beginners from the age of 7, with access to the practice areas (pitch and putt green). Advanced courses are also open to experienced golfers, who will be able to assess their standard on the 3 “real” holes provided.
Chemin du Chalet 8
Phone +41 21 784 38 25
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24 practice places, including 12 covered
- from March, 15 to September, 30:
from 09.00 to 18.00 - 7 days a week
- from October, 1st to November, 30:
depending on the weather, please call
Service des sports
Chemin des Grandes-Roches
Case postale 243
1000 Lausanne 18
Phone +41 21 315 14 14
Fax +41 21 315 14 19
tl 1: Stade olympique; 3: Mont-Blanc