Evian Resort

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Evian Resort

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The Evian Resort is one of the leading golf resorts in France, and is situated on the coastline of Lake Geneva, with stunning views across the lake and into Switzerland. Situated on the eastern side of France, the nearest airport is actually over the border, with Geneva Airport being the perfect place to fly into, just an hour to the west of the resort.

Not much else needs to be said about the Champions Course at the Evian Resort. That is because every year it plays host to one of the five women’s major championships in the sport - the Amundi Evian Championship. Celine Boutier became the first Frenchwoman to win a major championship on home soil at the Evian Resort in 2023, and she is part of a stunning group of names to have been successful at the venue. 

Along with the Champions Course, the Evian Resort also plays host to the six-hole, par-3 Lakes Course, which provides a lovely little test with stunning views over Lake Geneva. The David Leadbitter Academy also calls itself home at the Evian Resort, with all the latest technology available to help analyse and improve the game. TopTracer and TrackMan technology are both in use at the academy. 

Just down the road from the golfing set-up at the Evian Resort are the two stunning hotels. The Palace Hotel Royal is the five-star option, while Hotel Ermitage is the four-star option, and provides a more family friendly option for accommodation. Both offer free shuttle services to the golf course for those coming to play a round at the Evian Resort.

Along with the hotels, the golf and the location, the Evian Resort also plays host to a Les Thermes, a thermal bath and spa which uses Evian mineral water at the heart of all its treatments. There is also a Kid’s Resort, with baby, kids and teenage groups to make sure that the children get the right equipment and toys to play with throughout a stay in France. 

What more could you want from a golfing resort? A major championship course, views of Lake Geneva and Switzerland in the distance, thermal baths, four and five-star accommodation and the perfect Kid’s Resort for the little ones. The Evian Resort has it all!

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Major Championship Golf Course

The Champions Course at the Evian Resort Golf Club needs no introduction. The 18-hole course, which measures just under 6,700 yards from the tips, is the host of the Amundi Evian Championship, the only golfing major in Continental Europe.

The Champions Course sits on the shores of Lake Geneva and at the foot of the Alps mountain range. The crystal clear waters and the snowy mountains in the distance, the Evian Resort offers up some astonishing views while playing golf.

Not only is the golf course the home of a major championship, but thanks to a number of tees, the Champions Course is also a great test for amateur golfers. While the course closes for winter due to the snowy conditions of the region, the course plays beautifully throughout the summer months, with players aiming to recreate the history of the course and the Amundi Evian Championship.

The course has a number of stunning par-3s, with the first of those coming on just the 2nd hole. Both the 2nd and 5th play downhill, with the 8th and 16th also providing stern tests. The course plays true and firm throughout the summer, and is a stunning venue for a major championship.

Evian Resort Golf Academy

The training centre used by the players at The Amundi Evian Championship is included in a stay at the Evian Resort, with a free private shuttle that takes you there in just a few minutes. 

The Evian Resort Golf Club Academy is unique, as it is the only academy in Europe that is equipped with both TrackMan Range and TopTracer Range technology, allowing golfers to practice with either system, however they may be used to at their home course. Along with the matted bays at the driving range, the Evian Resort Golf Club Academy also has a row of turf bays, all on the same grass that golfers will find on the Champions Course. 

The Academy is also the home to the 6-hole Lake Course, which provides the perfect place for aspiring golfers to hone their abilities in game situations. The Lake Course has six par-3s, measuring a total of 968 yards, with each hole offering a different challenge.

The Evian Resort Academy is also the home to the David Leadbitter Academy. Leadbitter became famous for his work with Sir Nick Faldo through the 1980s and 1990s, and he is one of the leading golf instructors on the planet. The academy at the Evian Resort is one of 30 Leadbitter Academies around the world.

Manoir du Golf

The Manoir du Golf is the only accommodation based at the golf club itself. Manoir du Golf is situated at the heart of the Evian Resort Golf Academy, and it is an exclusive retreat, with just seven rooms on offer.

The property was built more than a century ago, back in 1911. Its original purpose was to serve as a family home. The rooms have meaningful golfing names including ‘Birdie’, ‘Green’ and ‘Swing’. 

The Manoir du Golf has retained its elegance to this day, and the property has the feel of an English clubhouse to it, thanks to the furnishings in the lounge area. The location of the property allows golfers the option to practise at any time of day, thanks to it being situated right next to the Golf Academy.

Palace Hotel Royal

The 5-star Palace Hotel Royal is a luxurious place to stay with glorious views of Lake Geneva from the majority of its rooms. There are 150 rooms on offer at the Palace Hotel Royal, including 32 prestigious suites. 

2015 saw a wide-scale renovation of the hotel, with each of the rooms and suites being refurbished with great care. Now, the hotel’s top floor comprises seven superb suites, all of which are interconnecting and offer panoramic views from the hills of Evian-Les-Baines. The entirety of the top floor can be rented out as one.

Below that, there is a stunning range of rooms at the Palace Hotel Royal, from standard rooms, right the way up to suites. There is also a range of real estate that can be purchased at the Palace Hotel Royal, for those that would like to extend their stay on Lake Geneva.

Not only are there glorious rooms, but the Palace Hotel Royal also has a Michelin Star restaurant. ‘Les Fresques’ was awarded a Michelin Star once again in 2023, with the restaurant the home to fine dining. 

Hotel Ermitage

Hotel Ermitage first opened in 1909 as a place for exclusive clientele to enjoy a stay on the shores of Lake Geneva. However, in the 1950s, the building became a hospital. 1991 saw the Hotel Ermitage restored to its original functions, and it remains a glorious place to stay.

It has an Anglo-Norman look, with 80 elegantly appointed rooms and family suites. The 4-star Hotel Ermitage welcomes its guests in with an open fireplace and cosy feel.

The hotel’s rooms and suites are stylishly and tastefully decorated, inspired by nature. They range from standard rooms to family suites, providing something for all parties that want to holiday at the Evian Resort.

Evian Les Thermes

Within a five-minute walk of the resort is Evian Les Thermes, a thermal bath and spa which uses the very source of Evian mineral water to provide a range of unique treatments, tonics and more. 

By making Evian natural mineral water central to its spa menu, the Thermal Spa uses products by DERMACT and MATIS to offer unique multi-sensorial experiences that relax, revitalise and in so doing maintain youthfulness.

With the aim of finding the perfect balance our body needs, the Thermal Spa also proposes water-based treatments, medical spa programmes to make the most of the benefits of Evian water.

FAQs about the Evian Resort

Where is the Evian Resort located?
The Evian Resort is located on the eastern side of France, on the coastline of Lake Geneva, which itself hosts the border between France and Switzerland. It is just over 10 miles from the border with Switzerland by road, to the town of Saint-Gingolph.

What is the nearest airport to Evian Resort?
The nearest major airport to the Evian Resort is actually over the border. Geneva Airport has daily flights to the majority of European countries, and is situated just 30 miles to the west of the Evian Resort.

What golf facilities does Evian Resort offer?
Along with the Champions Course, which plays host to the Amundi Evian Championship, the resort also has the Lakes Course, which is a six-hole par-3 combination to try your hand at and to improve your game.

There is also the Evian Resort Golf Academy, which houses a driving range and short game area to perfect your skills. The David Leadbitter Instruction Academy also works out of the academy at the Evian Resort, providing tuition and lessons involving all the latest technology.

Does Evian Resort offer golf lessons?
The Evian Resort is one of 30 homes around the world for the David Leadbitter Golf Academy. The Englishman’s techniques and philosophy are put into practice at the Evian Resort, with individual and group lessons on offer.

What are the green fees at Evian Resort? 
During the summer months - from May to September - a round on the Champions Course at the Evian Resort will cost €130. In April and October, that will come down to €100, while through the winter, the Championship Course will cost just €80 to play.

For guests of the Evian Resort, there are discounts on those prices. During the high and mid seasons, guests of the resort receive a 20% discount, with a 50% discount on green fees during the winter months.

Is Evian Resort suitable for families?
Families are welcomed at the Evian Resort. The Hotel Ermitage is the place to stay at the resort for young families, with both rooms and suites designed with families in mind. The Kid’s Resort also provides for those from 4 months to 17 years of age. The Kid’s Resort is separated into baby, kids and teenage groups to provide the right sort of environment for youngsters at the resort.

What accommodation is on offer at Evian Resort? 
There is plenty of accommodation on offer at the Evian Resort. The Manoir du Golf is situated at the heart of the Evian Resort Golf Academy, and has seven rooms. Meanwhile, down the road at the Palace Hotel Royal and the Hotel Ermitage, which provides stunning accommodation for guests of the resort.

What other resorts and courses are nearby?
Our European Golf Resorts list does not house any other venues close to the Evian Resort, but there are plenty of golf courses within an hours drive.

There are a few in the eastern region of France, but if you go over the border and into Switzerland, both west and east, there is plenty to choose from including Golf Club du Geneve and Golf & Country Club de Maison Blanche.

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