The Evian Resort
France, Savoy - Rhone Alpes, Lake Geneva, Evian
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Situated on the southern shore of Lake Geneva, Evian RoyalResort is one of the most exclusive resort in the world. Nestled at the foot of the French Alps with the serene expanse of Lake Geneva as foreground, and set amdist 42 acres of parkland with majestic trees, Evian Royal Resort not only offers one of the best golf courses in Europe, but also a casino, a state-of-the-art spa, exceptional gastronomy, a host of sporting facilities and two luxury hotels: The PalaceHôtel Royal, a 5-star hotel, and the Hotel Ermitage, a 4-star.
Founded in 1904 and annual venue of the prestigious Evian Masters LPGA tournamentEvian Championship –the 5th Major in the world, the Evian MastersResort Golf Course is the talented marriage of an exceptional setting and a great technical design. Totally renovated and restyled by Cabell B. Robinson in 1991in 2013, the course was laid out through mature parkland on steep mountain slopes, offering an ever changing scenery while affording memorable views over the lake. With its traditional wood structure, fireplace and leather armchairs, Le Chalet du Golf clubhouse is the ideal place to relax and taste local specialties.
The Hotel Royal***** is a sumptuous mansion built in 1907 as a Summer residence for England's King Edward VII. Considered as one of Europe's most beautiful grand hotels, Evian naturally became a preferred resort for leading world figures, coming here to benefit from the virtues of the mineral springs. To this day, the hotel has preserved its Belle Époque atmosphere along with its elegance and refinement.
5 Star Grand Hotel • 150 Rooms & Suites
The Hotel Ermitage*** was built at the turn of the century in the style of a grand alpine chalet. It has a more cosy atmosphere than its grand sister The Royal Palace and plays hosts to the lady contenders at the Evian Championship. A cosy decor of fireplaces and wood-painted furniture prevails throughout, enhanced by large bay windows overlooking the park and the lake beyond.
4 Star Country Club Hotel • 80 Rooms & Suites
LE MANOIR DU GOLF
Le Manoir, an early 20th century residence in the very heart of the Academy, the golfer’s ideal retreat right next to a golf course. This residence, with its wood panelling and leather furnishings, has retained all its charm of yesteryear, its cosy ambiance idea to indulge in your passion for golf. Le Manoir boasts seven elegant rooms with views over the Academy or Lake Geneva, including a suite. They bear names such as ‘Birdie’, ‘Green’, ‘Swing’ etc. that will instantlyput guests in the mood. Le Manoir du Golf is not an hotel but you may use all Evian Resort’s facilities, in particular golf facilities such as preferential green fee and free access to the golf Academy.
Golf Academy Guesthouse • 7 Rooms & Suites
Wi-Fi access • 24 hour room service • 24 hour Laundry/Valet service • Boutiques + Games/reading rooms • Large choice of gourmet and casual dining venues throughout the resort • Full range of sports/leisure facilities (Infinity pool, indoor pools, tennis, squash, trails, fitness, etc.) • Kids Resort: 4.000 sq. m. entirely dedicated to children • Creative workshops, dance studio, lounges, outdoor square, gardens, swimming pool and a wonderful team • Business: 22 Function rooms for up to 250 persons • Full conference services
• Spa Evian Source (Hotel Royal)
• Spa Quatres Terres (Ermitage)
Designed to give a complete break from the stress of modern life, the Spa’s dispense treatments based on understanding one's body and harmonising energies. Treatments and programmes to help regenerate your system, balanced diet and harmonisation of energies
EVIAN THERMAL BATHS
Immerse yourself in the newly renovated world of Les Thermes Evian®, on the banks of Lake Geneva. The facililies include an Aqua Zone, a Wellness Centre a Fitness Area and Mdedical Spa Treatments to promote guests’ health and well-being.
The Casino d’Evian is one of the biggest casino on a theme in Europe. It’s a must-go destination for lovers of games of chance and those who want to have a good time. All gambling facilities • Restaurants, pubs & bars • Function lounges, theatre & boutique.
Evian Resort Golf Club
• Championship Course
Built (1904) + Cabell B. Robinson (1991) & Total renovation (2013) - 18 holes - 6,595 yds - Par 72 - SSS 74,6 - Slope 143
Founded in 1904, the Golf Evian is the talented marriage of an exceptional setting and a great technical design. Totally renovated and restyled by Cabell B. Robinson in 1991, in association with Robert Trent Jones Junior, the course was laid out on steep mountain slopes and through mature parkland, while enjoying unforgettable views over Lake Geneva. The diversity of the layout and the beauty of the scenery will provide an exiting round of golf to golfers of all abilities.
Legendary, the 18-hole (Par 72 – 6 595 yards) of the Evian Resort Golf Club is unrivalled. After having done the delight of the best ladies players in the world during the now well known Evian Masters competition, it is now entering the legend of the Majors, 18 years after his launch in 1994. and The Evian Championship took place in Evian from September 11th to 14th, 2014.
Totally renovated after 9 months of titanic work, the new course has reopen on July 1st, 2013, ready to take its place in Majors' history. This one reveal itself as more spectacular, strategic and unique, with its own signature style. The Evian Resort Golf Course has a total par of 71 (6.428 yards). All the tees have been remodeled and they are now firmer and more technical, with a larger surface area allowing six flag positions. They are defended by numerous, more ambitious obstacles, in particular newly created or enlarged water hazards and a large number of deeper bunkers repositioned across the course.
The Evian Puzzle is the name given to the new heart of the course, the crucial run-in from the 15th to the 18th, where everything will be decided! This area, which is situated in front of the Club House, offers a series of hillocks with a unique point of view on play, thus ensuring none of the final drama is lost. The signature hole of this new-look course will be the 5th, a blind par 4 now a par 3 with an island green and a 100 yard long water hazard to be negotiated.
Set in an ancient 16th. century farmhouse, the beautiful clubhouse has a fine restaurant with a panoramic terrace overlooking the golf course and the lake beyond. The Golf Stages offer a wide range of tuition for all levels and ages, from an intensive five day to a short week end program or an on-course teaching training for advanced players.
This important renovation project was guided by a very thorough environmental approach. The aim of the Evian Resort is to obtain an eco-label like the one already assigned to the Academy.
• The Academy of the Evian Resort Golf Club
Opened in 2006, The Academy is a unique complex offering a whole new approach to golf practice. This state-of-the-art training facility was design to test your game in real course conditions, while backed by the leading edge technology and dedicated pros. A unique training facility for beginners, amateurs and pros alike.
• The Evian Championship (former Evian Masters)
The Evian Resort Golf Club is the venue of the Evian Maters, held every year uninteruptedly since 1994, the European LPGA Tour event with the major money prize - It is currently the second richest event in women's golf, trailing only the U.S. Women's Open.
Lake Geneva Golf Region
All clubs are within a 45 - 90 min driving range from Evian
• Domaine de Divonne
M. Nakowski + Donald Harradine (1931)
Vntage golf course considered as one of the most beautiful and traditional layouts in France. Built in 1931 by Nakowski, the course has undergone numerous transformations over its existence, in particular the works of Donald Harradine in 1963 who contributed to enhance the original design. Laid out over the estate's gently rolling parkland grounds, the fairways stretch between majestic age old trees and natural pounds, with glimpse of Lake Geneva and the Alps. From Floyd, Palmer and Ballesteros to Els recently, they all took the challenge of every holes and all left Divonne with the promise to come back.
• Megève Mont d'Arbois Golf Club
Henry Cotton (1922)
On the Mont d'Arbois slopes, at over 1,300 metres (4,300 ft.) at the outskirts of the charming and exclusive mountain resort of Megeve, the Domaine du Mont d'Arbois enjoys a privileged situation in a beautiful Alpine setting. Founded back in 1922 by the Baroness Maurice de Rothschild, the golf course featured only nine holes at that time, designed by Francois Parodi. Later on, the Baroness, an enthusiast golfer herself, entrusted famous English architect Sir Henry Cotton to extend and restyle the layout to a full eighteen hole course, which was inaugurated in 1962. Cotton's design made the most of the natural relief and vegetation of the mountainous terrain, the layout blending harmoniously with the slopes of the Mont d'Arbois. The narrow fairways rise in tiers on both side of the clubhouse with smooth inclines, offering splendid views over the surroundings mountains and the Mont Blanc range in the distance.
• Chamonix Golf Club
Robert Trent Jones Sr. (1935)
The Chamonix Golf Club is situated in an exceptional site at the bottom of the Chamonix valley, dominated by the impressive Mont Blanc mountain range, culminating at 4,807 metres (15,770 ft.) and Europe's highest peak. The creation of the orginal 9 hole course dates back to the 1935, but it was not until 1982 that Chamonix would be extended to a full eighteen hole course and totally restyled by Robert Trent Jones Senior. At an altitude of 1,050 metres, the air is thin and crisp, but the only think mountainous about this course is the landscape and altitude as it lies totally flat at the bottom of the valley. Crossed by several crystal clear streams and the gushing Arve river, rushing from the nearby glaciers on its way to Geneva, the layout features narrow fairways lined by tall fir and birch trees.
• Geneva Golf Club
Robert Trent Jones Sr. (1972)
One of Switzerland and Europe top courses, Geneva enjoys a magnificent setting overlooking the lake in the exclusive residential district of Cologny, at the outskirts of the city. This championship course was the venue of the ladies World Amateur Championship Espirito Santo Cup in 1982. It is also a regular stop of the European Challenge Tour. Robert Trent Jones Senior has designed a very imaginative layout with a great diversity. The course is slightly hilly but never tiring and this is particularly welcomed as there are no buggies and golfers will have to walk, although caddy are available. Geneva is a private club and visitors are welcome, but they are not allowed to play on weekends or bank holidays.
• Domaine Imperial Golf Club
Pete Dye (1987)
In a splendid estate on the banks of Lake Geneva, this championship layout enjoys an outstanding location with fine views over Lake Geneva, the Jura mountains and the Alps. The Domaine Imperial has a long history and the estate used to be the property of Prince Napoleon. The design of the golf course was handed to reputed American architect Pete Dye and the layout was soon recognised as one of the best in Europe. Since its inauguration, Domaine Imperial has been the venue of several important professional and amateur tournaments, including the European Masters and the European Amateur Championship.
• Lausanne Golf Club
Narbel & Pern (1921)
Lausanne Golf Club enjoys a beautiful wooded setting with magnificent views over the Jura mountains, Lake Geneva and the Alps the lake. On Lausanne' heights, the layout dominates the city and the Lake, some 1,500 feet below. Built in 1921 by Nardel, the course was thoroughly reshaped in 1996 by Jeremy Pern, who provided the course with new elevated greens while preserving the original spirit of the layout. Lausanne is considered as one of the finest golf club in Switzerland and in Europe.
Evian & Leman Lake
For over a century, Evian has been a fashionable spa resort famous worldwide for its mineral water, discovered in 1789 and considered of public interest ever since. The first spa facilities were opened in 1839 and its mineral table water is today bottled for export throughout the world. Set in a splendid location on the shore of the lake, Evian offers a host of entertainment. It is also conveniently closed to such international touristic attractions as Chamonix, Geneva, Montreux or Lausanne, a short ferry crossing on the opposite Swiss shore of the lake.
Boat cruises on Lake Geneva steamers • Sightseeing: Geneva, Lausanne (Olympic Museum), Montreux and Martigny (Fondation Gianadda) • Excursions in the Alps: Avoriaz and Chamonix, the world mountaineering capital at the foot of Europe's tallest mountain, the Mont Blanc (4.807 m./15,770 ft.)
Address & Contact
Evian Golf Resort
South Bank of Lake Genera
PO Box 8
Evian (Savoy), South Bank of Lake Geneva
Geneva International Airport (GVA), 45 km.
Hotels: All year
Golf: February to December
Alpine/Continental, with cold winters and warm Summer