In 1904, the Evian Mineral Water Company bought the farm and land run by the Berthet family and built a 9-hole golf course in preparation for the opening of the Hotel Royal.
At an altitude of 500 metres and facing Lausanne, this was one of the first golf courses in France that was to rapidly win over its visitors thanks to its superb views and its vegetation immortalised by Lamartine.
The second 9 holes were built in 1922 and the first Evian Masters took place in 1994.
Between 1988 and 1990, the course was completely renovated by architect Cabell B. Robinson. Since 1994, the year of the first Evian Masters tournament, the course has been remodeled to anticipate the ever-increasingly high level of the players and to comply with the latest USGA regulations. In particular, the course was lengthened in 2003.
In 2013, following the organisation of 18 editions of the Evian Masters, the tournament changed its name and status to become The Evian Championship, the first Major in continental Europe.Today, the Evian Championship.
Evian Resort Golf Academy
Following complete renovation in 2013 the course is a highly technical 18-hole course (6, 054 metres, Par 72) featuring magnificent views of Lake Geneva and the surrounding Alpine summits and offers a new way to play golf whilst retaining a strong “French” identity. Technically challenging with its well-defended greens and narrow fairways, it holds many surprises in store for players, who can also enjoy the stunning panorama.
All of the greens have been altered while five holes have been totally redesigned to create a top-level course. All of the tee boxes have been modified and the fairways reworked. The greens have also received special attention and are now defended by a greater number of more ambitious hazards, in particular by lakes that have been newly created or increased tenfold in size, and also by numerous deeper bunkers that been repositioned all over the course.
A training center that is unique in the world.
A concentrate of pure golf to discover and refine your techniques of game!
Designed by a team of specialists (architects, players, champions and golf pro) the Evian Resort Golf Academy concentrates into 12 different modules every conceivable golfing experience and every subtlety that a championship course can offer.
8 training modules reproduce all the situations of a real course and enable you to perfect your game on one type of shot by reproducing the movement as many times as required.
4 course holes offering 3 levels of difficulty enable both beginners and experienced golfers to rapidly test their progress in a real-game situation.
At the leading edge of progress, the Evian Resort Golf Academy offers state-of-the-art technology to support your game: fibre optical equipment, video for swing analysis, GPS, quality balls and the latest models of club….
The Evian Resort Golf Academy guarantees optimal comfort: areas of shade and sunshine, covered training booths that are heated in winter and ball distributors close to each booth.