City, Golf, Switzerland, Travel

Weekend destination: golf-de-chic in Genève

19 July 2015
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Some invitations stand out. The Cartier invitation for a two-days golf tournament last month at Golf Club de Genève definitely did and we were more than happy to confirm. A thank you invitation to mr. B. for 34 loyal years dedicated to the company. After work hard, comes play hard. A sporty and warm weekend it was.

Golf club de Genève

The Golf Club of Geneva – founded in 1921 – is located on the heights of Cologny, just 10 minutes of downtown Geneva. The park style 18-holes championship course was designed by Robert Trent Jones sr. and has more than stunning views.
From the first hole the city, the lake and the ‘Jet d’Eau’ are in view and on the south side you we could see the Mont Blanc and the Alps. If you have time to pay attention that is, since this is quite a challenging course and hard golf work needs to be done.
It is a very private club – it could take years to become a member, if ever – but fortunately also open to visitors under the certain conditions.
As in week days only between 8.00 -12.00 am, exact handicap must be under 28.0 and at least one caddy per flight.

The Cartier golf tournament

Ahum. The tournament. Where to start? First of all it was 36° C. Second it was 36° C. We can stand some heat, partly living the Portuguese life, but this was a different heat and actually too warm to be everywhere but in the shade. Let alone play 18 holes of golf.
With my mind-set to zero and focus on the green, I started my first round. A stroke play competition where the best score per hole over two days counted. That was a good thing since after a quite disastrous Saturday game, I managed to end in the middle of the golf pack on Sunday. Playing a new course the second time around is often a tiny bit easier.
Merci bien Cartier for a great golf weekend. Looking forward to play this magnificent course again. During milder temperature circumstances, if it’s up to me. (reservation necessary)

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