Praia D'el Rey, Portugal

Lausanne Golf Club - Golf Club de Lausanne

Switzerland, Lausanne
6 (1)
Course Opened: 1931

The Golf Club de Lausanne is a pretty course situated close to the city of Lausanne, on the north shore of Lake Geneva. The layout opened in the 1930s to a design from Donald Harradine and Hermann Narbel, which was revised in the 1990s by British architect Jeremy Pern who did some work on drainage and irrigation as well as expanding ponds, clearing trees and rebuilding some tees and bunkers. He also rebuilt all 18 green complexes.

 

Today Lausanna GC bears many of the hallmarks of golf on the mainland from this vintage, the hazards are quite tame and a little dated and the basic back and forth routing and simple design tactics employed could certainly use a serious makeover. As could the shallow fairway bunkers, mere scrapes in places. The terrain itself is quite interesting here, and the nicely undulating areas are reasonably well used. The established oak and pine trees provide a pleasant setting for the golf, and the clubhouse is another attraction, but it's the holes that we are most concerned about and the majority of these are disappointing.

 

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