Andermatt | NCG Top 100s: European Golf Resorts

There’s a very good chance that Andermatt could well be the most picturesque venue on the NCG Top 100 European Golf Resorts list. When we say it is located in the Swiss Alps, it literally is right in the middle of the Swiss Alps! Whichever way you turn, you will see some big mountain peaks, and that is just one part of the resort’s charm. 

The golf course itself is a gorgeous design, with Kurt Rossknecht using the natural contours of the region to lay the course out on. It measures almost 7,000 yards but at almost 1,500 metres above sea level in the mountains, it plays much shorter. The course is one of the youngest on the NCG Top 100 European Golf Resorts list, having only been open since 2016 but it has already hosted the Swiss PGA Championship in its fledgling life.

Along with the golf course, Andermatt also has a lovely driving range and short game area, with the former having both a row of astroturf and grass tees for golfers to play off. Lee Edwards is the Head Professional at the club, and he offers coaching and tuition for players of all levels and abilities. 

Although there is no accommodation at the golf course itself, the town of Andermatt is just five minutes down the road, where there are plenty of hotels that have offers for ‘stay and play’. The 5-star Chedi Hotel is the luxury option, while there is also the Radisson Blu Reussen, Alpenhotel Schlussel and the Boutique Hotel The River House.
Now we do have to point out that if you’re looking for a winter getaway, Andermatt is not the place for you. The resort closes down between November and April due to the weather conditions in the region. However, for a summer break, it is a glorious place to play golf, and maybe for a picture or two as well!

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Andermatt Overview | NCG Top 100s: European Golf Resorts

Golf In The Alps

Andermatt is one of the newer golf courses on the NCG Top 100 European Golf Resorts list. Kurt Rossknecht was the man to design the course, with construction beginning in 2009. However, the course only officially opened in 2016, but it hosted the Swiss PGA Championship in its first year. 

The scorecard has Andermatt’s 18-hole lay-out as 6,926 yards. However at almost 1,500 metres above sea level, it certainly does not play that long, with the golf ball travelling much further through the thinner air at altitude. That is something to be wary of when playing at Andermatt. 

Only the 5th and 6th holes do not encounter a water hazard of any kind, with a number of streams and lakes being encompassed in Rossknecht’s stunning design. Those streams trickle continuously thanks to the nature of the region, with Andermatt being tucked away in the Swiss Alps. 

One of the great features about the Andermatt Golf Course is that there is a double green where both the front and back nines come to their conclusion. The 9th is a par-3 which plays entirely over water, while the closing hole on the golf course comes from the other side of the lake, and is a dog-leg left par-5 measuring more than 500 yards. It is a fitting end to a stunning design.

Andermatt Golf Academy

Whilst enjoying the incredible views of the Swiss Alps, golfers can hone their skills on the practice facilities which are tucked away in the northeastern corner of the venue. There is a driving range, which has both astroturf and grass tees, and a short game area for players to practise before taking on the golf course. 

Head Professional Lee Edwards is the man on hand to provide players of all levels with coaching and tuition. From beginners’ lessons to both individual and group lessons, right the way through to on-course tuition, there is something to suit all parties at the Andermatt Golf Academy.

There is also the option to use the TrackMan simulator. This allows golfers to hone their skills in a controlled environment, and can also be used for groups to enjoy an evening whilst playing a round at one of the many courses installed on the technology.

Accommodation Options

Andermatt does not have any accommodation offerings at the golf course itself, but the neighbouring town of the same name, which is just a few minutes down the road, features a number of options which the golf club is linked with and provides offers on stays at.

The Chedi
The Chedi is a luxurious offering, a 5-star hotel that puts guests first. The Deluxe and Grand Deluxe Rooms are the standard, which says a lot about what the levels of this hotel are! There are a range of suites as well, with the Gotthard Suite sleeping up to ten people in the utmost luxury.

Radisson Blu Reussen
You know what you’re going to get when you stay at a hotel that is part of such a big chain. The Radisson Blu Reussen in Andermatt is exactly that. The Radisson Blu has a range of rooms, including Standard and Superior, along with One-Bedroom Residences and Two-Bedroom Suites. 

Alpenhotel Schlussel
The Alpenhotel Schlussel underwent renovations in 2020. All 24 rooms have been improved and modernised, with brand new bathrooms being fitted. There are a range of double and triple rooms available at the hotel, which is just a five-minute drive from the golf course. 

Boutique Hotel The River House
Over 300 years of history are held at The River House. Renovations were done through 2022 and 2023 to add another layer of quality to the hotel, with a trio of categories - Easy Alpine, Deluxe Alpine and Comfort Alpine - for guests to choose from when it comes to rooms. 

FAQs about Andermatt

Where is Andermatt located? 
Andermatt is situated in the Swiss Alps, in a valley within the mountain range. Andermatt is also the name of the village that the course is located next to, with the town of Hospental nearby. The major cities of Switzerland, namely Bern, Zurich and Lucerne, are all over an hour away by road. 

What is the nearest airport to Andermatt? 
75 miles to the north sits Zurich Airport, which is the biggest airport in Switzerland. There are a number of daily flights to the majority of European countries, including several flights per day to a range of destinations in the United Kingdom.

What golf facilities does Andermatt offer? 
There is a driving range and short game area in the northeastern corner of the resort. Andermatt’s driving range has both astroturf and grass tees, while the short game area features a putting green and a chipping green with practice bunker.

Does Andermatt offer golf lessons? 
Head Professional Lee Edwards provides coaching, tuition and advice for golfers of all ages and abilities. The range of tuition includes lessons for beginners who have never picked up a golf club before, right the way through to on-course tuition, where golfers can learn about course management. 

What are the green fees at Andermatt? 
There are a range of fees during the summer at Andermatt. During the high season (June to September), a round will cost CHF125 (€130/£115) through the week, and CHF150 (€160/£135) on the weekends. 

Those prices come down to CHF90 (€95/£80) through the week and CHF110 (€115/£100) on the weekends during the mid-season, which is May and October. There is also the option to pay and play nine holes, with those prices being reduced. 

All of these prices include range fee with range balls, along with complimentary water, and fruit for you to take out on to the course. 

Due to the location of the course, buried within the Swiss Alps, the course shuts down between November and April for the winter season, with skiing becoming the main activity in the region.

What accommodation is on offer at Andermatt? 
There is no accommodation at Andermatt Golf Club, but there is a choice of four hotels that are located in the town centre. The Chedi, the Radisson Blu Reussen, the Alpenhotel Schlussel and the Boutique Hotel The River House are all within a five-minute drive from the course, and with offers available for golfers coming to the region.

What other resorts are nearby? 
The only other Swiss resort on the NCG Top 100 European Golf Resorts list is Bad Ragaz, which is on the eastern side of the country, and around a two-hour drive from Andermatt. The Evian Resort and Bogogno are also within a three-hour drive across Switzerland’s respective borders with France and Italy. 

Visit Andermatt’s website here.