Golfers play in Davos Klosters on two courses harmoniously laid out in the mountain nature. Golfers will find nine other Graubünden golf courses in the nearby area. This selection of courses, golf clubs and golf hotels make holidays in Davos Klosters a summit meeting for golfers.
Especially in Davos, golf is a traditional sport. Already in 1893, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle tried to hit golf balls on an Alpine meadow – but without garnering the understanding or even interest of the local rural population. The British erected the first golf course in 1927 at the spa gardens in Davos. In 1960, the internationally renowned architect, Donald Leslie Harradine, built the current location, a 9-hole golf course with a driving range. One part of the golf course was the former Davos airport. In 1966, the property was modernized and extended to a18-hole golf course, in 1988, by about 1.4 hectares and in 2009, again, by 1.8 hectares. Designed by the internationally renowned Les Furber of Canada, the 9-hole golf course at Klosters was built in 2004 to facilitate a diverse and exciting game of golf.
Sluggish. Really sluggish. I simply struggled to have any success.
The handicap licence test. Normally you’ve got it within three months, at the most within a year. Rather like driving, you really need a practice go before the test – maybe two. By contrast, I needed two whole years and four practice goes. My talent remained hidden for quite some time (she smiles).
My brother. Back then, my only motivation was to be definitively better than him. The plan failed: he was awarded his handicap licence to play on golf courses after three months. However, I didn't allow myself to become dispirited and continued practising. And suddenly it came: a real feel for golf. A turning point.
Davos and Klosters are two “alpine golf courses” – but not in a negative way. They are both very demanding golf courses. But they both have one thing in common: they both nestle beautifully within their surroundings.
Early in the morning. I love the early-morning tranquillity and the atmosphere when there is no one else on the golf course. The day is waking up, the sun rises and it slowly becomes warm. Wonderful.
Yes. The balls fly much further up here. When I come up here from sea level, I know that I can use one club number lower.
I play more often in Davos than in Klosters. The 18th hole there is one of my favourites as I play a very tactical game. Because with my second stroke, it’s either attack or or press ahead. Depending on how I feel.
I experience an emotional roller-coaster, going through highs and lows, during a round of golf. These extremes come very close one after the other. A good hit by far does not mean that I will win. Conversely, not everything is lost after a bad hit. This adrenaline you feel at the tee combined with a feeling of nervousness until you have played all your shots makes it simply addictive.
There are so many unforgettable moments. It was particularly special for me to make my childhood dream a reality: I took part in the Rio Olympic Games in 2016.
I have been luck enough to have four holes-in-one – regrettably not yet in Davos Klosters. But it can still happen.
I was always with a caddy when I was playing as a professional. Nowadays, I have to carry my bag myself (she laughs).
It’s always changing. It was often the driver when I was playing professionally. It has the longest shaft and is intended for the longest distances. I am someone who plays very precisely. I don’t hit as long as some of the others, but generally make up for that by playing very precisely. That is one of my strengths.
Bunker strokes: 30 to 60 metres. Luckily, I tend to play tactically and precisely so that I very rarely land in bunkers.
A putter. It’s the smallest club in the golf bag, surrounded by all the big clubs. Playing golf in Davos Klosters has a certain charm and the gold courses nestle wonderfully within the mountainscape – rather like a putter in the golf bag.
With the Davos Klosters Golf Card you profit from reduced greenfees on our golf courses. With the new Davos Klosters Golf Card you can play at your choice and own combination 10 x 9-holes or 5 x 18-holes on the golf courses in Davos and Klosters. Included in the price is a token for the Driving Range balls.
The Davos Klosters Golf Card is valid two years, personal and not transferable. The Golf Card can purchased at the Golf Clubs Davos and Klosters as well as through our Holiday Shop.
18-hole golf course, Davos
The 18-hole-golf course Davos promises sporting high points and pure recuperation in an intact mountainous, natural landscape at the heart of the highest town in Europe.
|Season||May to October|
|Height||1560 m above sea level|
|Golf course||18 Holes, Par 68|
|Distances||5469 m (men), 4669 m (women)|
|Rating||Slope 129, Course 68.6 (Men)|
|Rating||Slope 130, Course 69.5 (Ladies)|
|Club-Restaurant||Mattastuba: Tel. +41 81 416 52 71|
The 9-hole golf course in Klosters occupies a stunning location, boasts expansive greens and offers tees with spectacular views of the stunning mountain landscape and the holiday resort of Klosters.
|Season||May to October|
|Altitude||1290 m above sea level|
|Golf course||9 holes, par 62|
|Distances||3182 m (men), 3134 m (women)|
|Rating||Slope 107, Course 60.4 (Men)|
|Rating||Slope 105, Course 59.4 (Women)|
|Special||Golfcart included in green fee|