Founded in 1967, the Golf & Country Club Schonenberg is located in the Zurich countryside.
Since it was first established in 1929, the Harradine design company has undertaken well over a hundred golf projects throughout Germany and Switzerland and the 18-hole course at Schönenberg Golf & Country Club is one of them. Constructed in the mid 1960s, fairways are routed over a narrow sliver of land alongside the River Krebs so, as you might expect, water comes into play at a number of holes.
Very little earth was moved when creating this natural lie-of-the-land course so if it’s pleasant parkland golf that you’re after in relaxing Swiss countryside then Schönenberg fits the bill perfectly.
The 18-hole Schönenberg course lies in a moraine landscape amid hills left by the last Ice Age, mixed together with intervening marshlands and nature conservation areas.
The entire area exudes wholesome tranquillity, thanks to its rich and varied plant life. Golfers of all levels find Schoenberg fascinating for its highly versatile fairways, providing players with more than a few tricky play decisions.
Schönenberg golf regularly hosts the Zurich Open – one of the most renowned professional tournaments in Switzerland in which some of the best players in the world have participated including Fred Couples, Miguel Angel Jiménez, Sam Torrance, Sandy Lyle, Laura Davis, Constantino Rocca, Darren Clarke and Thomas Bjorn.
Note that the course closes from the middle of November to the end of February every year so don’t expect to play any winter golf here at Schonenberg. Visitors are welcome Monday – Friday (except public holidays). Guests accompanied by a member are welcome every day.