Gstaad Palace & Golf Club
Switzerland, Bern, Mitteland, Gstaad

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The Resort
The Resort

The Resort

The name of Gstaad has become synonymous with the idea of sophisticated holidays in an unspoiled natural environment. It is precisely the apparent contradiction between the presence of a highly sophisticated clientele and the survival of traditional lifestyles, crafts and architecture that forms the enormous appeal of this trendy alpine resort. And Gstaad Palace embodies perfectly this philosophy.

Inaugurated in 1913, this extraordinary hotel managed for three generations by the Scherz family, has earned an unchallenged reputation for discreetly refined hospitality and for welcoming the most discerning international travellers. An unusual, almost fairy tale architecture amidst wooden chalets and green meadows is the setting for warm and comfortable interiors, characterized by a hint of rustic elegance in harmony with its traditional Alpine environment.

Golfers will find an excellent course at the Gstaad Golf Club. Venue of the Gstaad Pro Am Open, this splendid alpine course was laid out through a wooded valley listed as a natural reserve. In these scenic surroundings, Donald Harradine laid out a nine hole course back in 1960, which has been recently extended to 18 holes by his son Peter. At 1.400 metres (over 4,500 ft.) above see level, the golfing season at Gstaad is restricted to Summer, from mid-May to the end of October.

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Gstaad Palace
Gstaad Palace

Gstaad Palace

Inaugurated in 1913, this extraordinary hotel managed for three generations by the Scherz family, has earned an unchallenged reputation for discreetly refined hospitality and for welcoming the most discerning international travellers. An unusual, almost fairy tale architecture amidst wooden chalets and green meadows is the setting for warm and comfortable interiors, characterized by a hint of rustic elegance in harmony with its traditional Alpine environment.

All guestrooms are intimate and comfortable, lavishly furnished and with splendid views across the rooftops of the village to the lofty peaks and ridges of the Alps beyond. The Gstaad Palace is a blend of great hotel keeping tradition and an equally great gastronomic tradition. The culinary offer ranges from casual to the most elegant, with several restaurants, barbecues, grills and bars disseminated throughout the hotel and gardens.

Sports and health facilities at the Palace include an Olympic outdoor heated swimming pool (Summer only), tennis and squash courts, and a brand new spa. Palace Spa spreads over 1800 sqm and offers a  large variety of classic spa treatments, combined with innovative rituals. Facilities include treatment rooms, saunas and steam baths, hammam, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness and pilates studio, and relaxation lounges with fireplaces and alpine views.

Facilities

101 year-old Palace • 104 Rooms & Suites • All fitted with every conceivable luxury

• Classic Rooms (31 m2 facing N)

• Superior Rooms (31 m2 facing S)

• Deluxe Rooms (46 m2 facing S) 

• Junior Suites (60 m2)

• Suites (One-bedroom suites)

• Tower Suites (Two-bedroom suites)

Amenities

24 Hour room service • Laundry/ Valet service • Concierge desk • Limousine service & Valet parking

Business

5 Function rooms (10 to 250 persons / 21 to 240 m2) • Meeting and banqueting facilities and services

Dining

Le Grand Restaurant & La Grande Terrasse • Le Grill Rôtisserie & Le Bar du Grill • The Lobby Bar • Gildo's Ristorante (Italian) • La Fromagerie (Swiss specialities) • Snack & Barbecue (light al fresco lunch) • GreenGo (hotel-own club)

Leisure

Olympic-size outdoor heated pool (Summer) • Indoor pool • Squash & Tennis Courts • Hiking, climbing, biking, horseback riding, rafting, fishing, shooting, paragliding and ballooning  available nearby • 220 km. slopes in Winter + Summer skiing

Palace Spa

1,800 sqm. facility • 8 Treatment rooms & Private spa suite • Sauna & steam baths • Relaxation lounge with fire place • Indoor & outdoor pool with jacuzzi • Fitness & Pilates studios • Hammam with 7 stations • Body & face treatments + Innovative rituals

Gstaad Golf Club
Gstaad Golf Club

Gstaad Golf Club

• Championship Course

Donald Harradine (1960) + Peter Harradine

18 holes - 5.305 m./5,804 yds - Par 70 - SSS 67,5 - Slope 121 - 1.400 m. (4,550 ft.) above sea level

At the outskirts of this trendy mountain resort, Gstaad Golf Club is a beautiful mountain course laid out through a wooded valley classified as a natural reserve. In this splendid Alpine environment, Donald Harradine designed a nine hole course back in 1960, which has been recently extended to 18 holes by his son Peter. At 1.400 metres (over 4,500 ft.) above see level, the golfing season at Gstaad is restricted to summer, from mid-May to the end of October. 

But this annual break, when the course is snowbound, provides for lush greens and fairways during the summer season. Furthermore, the layout enjoys excellent green keeping and it is always in perfect playing conditions. There is a modern clubhouse with comprehensive facilities including a restaurant and coffeeshop with a terrace overlooking the course and the practice area. Each year, Gstaad Golf Club is the venue of the Heineken Pro Am Open, an important social event of the summer season at this trendy Alpine resort.

 


Golf In the Area

Golf In the Area

• Royal Golf Club de Gruyeres, 50 km.

Jeremy Pern (1993) 18 holes - 5.058 m./5,535 yds - Par 68 - SSS 66 - Slope 122

Gruyere Golf Club enjoys a spectacular location on the shores of the lake of Gruyere, at the heart of this beautiful region on the last slopes of the Alps, famed for its cheese. Created by reputed English architect Jeremy Pern, the Gruyere golf club came to life thanks to the tenacity and enterprising spirit of its owners Rene and Waltraud Brulhart, who chose this extraordinary setting to built a beautiful course respectful of the environment.

• Montreux Golf Club, 60 km.

Founded 1900 - 18 holes, remodelled by Donald Harradine & Ronald Fream (2005)

Although surrounded by soaring mountains, Montreux golf course has a completely flat layout at the bottom of the Rhône Valley. Over a century hold, the corse was completely redesigned by Ronald Fream in 2004, its fairways and greens lined by aged old majestic trees and provide spectaclar views to the snowed capped summints of the alps.

• Blumisberg Golf Club, 80 km.

Bernhard von Limburger (1959) 18 holes - 6.011 m./6,576 yds - Par 82 - SSS 71,4 - Slope 129

Halfway between Fribourg and Bern, Blumisberg sits on top of a sunny rise surrounded by rolling hills with grazing cows and quaint little villages, with the backdrop of the Jura mountains to the west and the Alps to the east. Right on the border between two communities and to be fair, the front nine flags carry the bear of Bern city crest, while the flags on the back nine display the colours of Fribourg. Blumisberg also offers two contrasting nines, with the first nine holes (Bern) laid out through a densely wooded area and the second nine holes (Fribourg) going uphill through open pastureland. 

• Interlaken-Untersee Golf Club, 70 km.

Donald Harradine (18) 1966

On the banks of Lake Thun, from which the course is separated by a protected natural expanse of land, this is a good example of coexistence with ecological requirements. In contrast with the impressive mountains setting, the course is rather flat and can be play at a good pace, eventhough the first five holes are a tough proposition in terms of length.

Leman & Berner Oberland

Leman & Berner Oberland

Gstaad lies at the heart of Saanenland, a broad open valley in a superb setting at the heart of the Bernese Oberland, north of the Rhone Valley. Gstaad is both a trendy summer resort and a fashionable winter-sports centre, but it has preserved its typical Alpine atmosphere and the whole village is a pedestrian area. Chalets in and around the resort are owned or rented by celebrities such as Liz Taylor and Yudi Menuhin, one of the leading violin virtuosos of the 20th century who gave its name to the music festival held here every year. Gstaad embraces timeless tradition, a wealth of leisure attractions and events of international renown such as the UBS ATP Tennis Open, the Menuhin Festival or the Polo Silver Cup. 

Gstaad is at the linguistic border of Switzerland and the nearby village of Rougemont is already in the French speaking region of the country. Day excursions from Gstaad include the mediaeval stronghold of Gruyeres, at the heart of the famous cheese production area, Lake Thun and the famous resort of Interlaken or the scenic train ride to Montreux, on the shores of Lake Geneva. This special, glass-roofed train runs through narrow valleys and deep canyon in spectacular mountain scenery. For golfers wishing to do some winter sports in summer, the nearby Glacier des Diablerets offers year round skiing in breathtaking scenery.

Address & Contact

Gstaad Palace

3780 Gstaad

Switzerland 

Gstaad Golf Club

www.golfclubgstaad.ch

 

Location

Gstaad Alpine resort, Berner Mitteland

Bern, 90 km. + Lausanne, 90 km. 

Airports

Geneva Cointrin (GVA), 160 km. 

Zurich Kloten (ZRH), 220 km.

Season

Hotel (Jun to Sept + Dec to Mar)

Golf (May to October)

Climate

Alpine, with snowbound winters and warm summers