Megève and golf, it's a love story that lasts! In this unique setting, where the greens are cut to the millimeter and the fairways skilfully mowed... The Mont d'Arbois golf course has been the playground par excellence for professionals and amateurs alike since the 1960s.

Golf du Mont d'Arbois

The 18-hole course of Mont d'Arbois stands out as the reference mountain golf course with unique playing conditions. Spread over 50 hectares, it is a mountain course very popular with amateurs and professionals alike.

Maintained like a French garden, the golf course offers a real golfing challenge thanks to a regular drop. Here, the course follows the meanders of a mountainous relief, sometimes a little capricious. Conifers, birches and other shrub species line the surroundings of this 18-hole course, the oldest mountain golf course, and which borders on 1320 meters above sea level.

Cups, trophies, classic mid, pro-am, scramble or even stableford… spring withfall, competitors at heart have the opportunity to swing and putt with joy, just like amateurs wishing to improve their skills. In winter, when the snow adorns the greens with immaculate purity, the course gives way to a competition of a unique kind, with the Winter Golf Cup.

And for golf enthusiasts who would like to perfect their approach, it is also possible to take lessons or participate in a course at the Golf du Mont d'Arbois, with one major difficulty: not to be distracted by the magnificent landscapes of Megève!

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Swing on the oldest mountain golf course

Between Megève and golf, the love story has lasted for several decades. In 1923, Baron Edmond de Rothschild built the Golf du Mont d'Arbois with, at first, only four holes. A few years later, five new holes complete the layout. But it was in the 1960s that the Golf du Mont d'Arbois took on all its splendour, when Baron Edmond de Rothschild, passionate about the discipline, entrusted the modification of the Golf du Mont d'Arbois to Henry Cotton, a professional golfer, and his faithful friend Teto Parodi. This is how the prestigious 18-hole Mont d'Arbois golf course was born. The fairway is still a reference today for mountain golf courses around the world.

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Did you know?

Always in a spirit of innovation and modernity, the Mont d'Arbois golf course started an ecological approach 6 years ago with the implementation of non-polluting actions promoting plant and animal biodiversity, the biological activity of the soil, free of any fungicides or herbicides on the greens. The Mont d'Arbois golf course blends perfectly into the mountain landscape thanks to preserved flora and fauna and environmentally friendly management.

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