Golf de Chamonix
The golf course in Chamonix must surely rank as one of the most beautiful golf courses in the world.
Surrounded by the imposing flanks of the Mont Blanc massif and the Aiguilles Rouges, the scenery around it is truly magnificent.
A project of three of the major Chamionard hoteliers catering for their English guests, it originally opened in 1934 with four holes, another nine holes opening the following year.
It wasn't until 1982 that the remaining nine holes were added after numerous land ownership problems were resolved.
The course has a high standard (par 72) with excellent facilities, and it was designed by Trent Jones Senior who has designed more than 500 golf courses world-wide.
Jones courses are noted for their artistic landscaping, innovative use of bunkers, liberal use of water hazards, and deft placement of greens and hazards that encourage a high level of strategy. He believed that golf should be a no risk; no reward sport and his designs encouraged daring play.
Our local tennis courts in Les Houches are just a two minute drive down the bottom of the hill - by the Lac du Chavants.
You can hire courts or even take private lessons.
The secretary's office is open from 10.00am to 12.00pm and 3.00pm to 6.30pm
Telephone : +33 (0) 450 50 54 43 37
In Chamonix, there are a further 2 covered tennis courts, 2 squash courts, 8 hard courts, and 5 quick courts.
Racket rental is available. White soled court shoes are obligatory.
In June : 9.00am to 8.00pm
In July and August : 8.00am to 8.00pm
214 avenue de la Plage, F-74400, Chamonix +33 (0) 450 53 28 40