Matterhorn Golf

_ds84955Zermatt has a golf course, strange though that may sound. It is actually 5kms down the valley between Tasch and Randa where the valley floor is very flat. This image is a bird’s-eye view down onto it from the climb up to the Weisshorn Hut.

Even more strange, Zermatt has also has a Yacht Club. Really, it does. But they don’t sail a boat anywhere near Zermatt. Click here to read my Post about it.

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9 Responses to Matterhorn Golf

  1. Chillbrook says:

    Now there’s a place I’d like to play a round or two Andy. A yacht club does seem strange but lake Geneva is not so far away I suppose. I love this composition. An almost abstract image.


    • LensScaper says:

      This image highlights one of the problems of image capture when out on a long hike. I could easily have spent half an hour on a small section of this path that ran parallel with the golf course but climbing up through a tight series of zig-zags. Patience would have resulted in better composed images with golfers placed strategically on the Greens. But I had a seven hour day ahead of me and I just couldn’t spare the time to wait for that right shot. So a few had to be enough, I took one or two on the way down although by that time I was becoming dehydrated, the heat was quite suffocating and all I could think of was along cold beer in Tasch!


  2. Nice aerial photo of the golf course.


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  4. Louise says:

    Love those contrasting greens and tree shadows Andy . Sounds like you needed to save yourself for that long day ahead , a cool beer is always a grand reward at the end of a hike 🙂


  5. Chuck says:

    What a course! It looks beautiful. I like how clear the water is as well as the peninsula green.

    What are the par and distance for the course? I would love to play it next time I am in Europe.

    Chuck @ The QATSPY Golf Approach


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