Kulm Ho­tel St. Moritz Of­fers ‘Golf Break’ This Sum­mer

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SWITZER­LAND – Golf en­thu­si­asts will find them­selves on top of the world thanks to the ‘Golf Break’ pack­age be­ing of­fered by the iconic Kulm Ho­tel St. Moritz (www.kulm.com) to guests stay­ing two nights or more in the Swiss En­ga­dine Val­ley this sum­mer.

In ad­di­tion to un­lim­ited ac­cess to the par 27 Kulm Golf St. Moritz, the pack­age in­cludes one com­pli­men­tary green fee at ei­ther the parkland, links-style lay­out at Samedan or its sis­ter course at Zuoz, which weaves its way along the ma­jes­tic moun­tain­side and in be­tween pine forests; both these 18-hole cour­ses are un­der half an hour’s drive from the Kulm Ho­tel.

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The En­ga­dine Val­ley has a rep­u­ta­tion as a golfer’s par­adise due to the spec­tac­u­lar Alpine panora­mas of fer­tile green val­leys and dra­matic moun­tain back­drops set against deep blue sum­mer skies.

Over 125 years ago, in 1891, the Kulm Golf St. Moritz, nes­tled among pines on the high Alps with stun­ning vis­tas over Lake St. Moritz, be­came the first 9-hole course in Switzer­land. A course up­grade in 2001 by lo­cal de­signer, Mario Verdieri, im­proved the greens and brought the lay­out up to date. The moun­tain­ous na­ture of this course makes it phys­i­cally chal­leng­ing, but re­fresh­ment is close at hand, as the ho­tel’s Ch­esa al Parc restau­rant is lo­cated in the grounds only a few me­tres from the start of the course.

Two years later, Samedan be­came the first 18-hole golf course in Switzer­land to open its doors and this year cel­e­brates its 125th an­niver­sary. A clas­sic, parkland course with a touch of links, Samedan is set mainly on the val­ley floor, though the course does of­fer some gen­tly un­du­lat­ing holes. It is char­ac­ter­ized by broad fair­ways flanked by an­cient, gi­ant larch trees, some of which are over 700 years old, whilst nu­mer­ous wa­ter haz­ards made up of a se­ries of ponds and streams en­sure it is a test­ing chal­lenge of golf. Samedan is just a 10-minute drive from the Kulm Ho­tel St. Moritz.

In 2003, these two cour­ses were joined by the Zuoz-Madu­lain course – or sim­ply Zuoz – just a 20-minute drive from St. Moritz. De­spite be­ing a rel­a­tively young course, the com­bi­na­tion of un­du­lat­ing fair­ways, mul­ti­ple el­e­va­tion changes, re­cep­tive greens and its at­trac­tive set­ting so close to na­ture have made it ex­tremely pop­u­lar with golfers. In con­trast to the golf course in Samedan (with its level ter­rain and plen­ti­ful lakes and streams), Zuoz is set on a few dif­fer­ent lev­els and flanked on one side by nat­u­ral, thick pine for­est.

Also in­cluded in the ‘Golf Break’ pack­age are a sump­tu­ous daily break­fast buf­fet and Gourmet Dine Around (half board), re­duced green fees at Samedan and Zuoz for those wish­ing to play an ex­tra round, a 25-minute Ak­tiVi­tal Mas­sage as well as un­lim­ited free ac­cess to the state-of-the-art, 2,000 sq m Kulm Spa St. Moritz, ten­nis courts and use of all the open moun­tain rail­ways in the En­gadin/St. Moritz re­gion and pub­lic trans­porta­tion in the val­ley (bus and Rhaetian rail­way).

To qual­ify for the ‘Golf Break’ of­fer, sim­ply book two con­sec­u­tive nights at the Kulm Ho­tel St. Moritz be­tween 22 June and 1 Septem­ber 2018; rates per per­son for two nights start from CHF670 (ap­prox £495) in a sin­gle room and CHF640 in a dou­ble room (based on two peo­ple shar­ing a dou­ble/twin room). Ad­di­tional nights can be booked on re­quest and com­pli­men­tary green fees are of­fered to all those book­ing for four nights or more.

Reser­va­tions can be made by phone on +41 81 836 80 00 or by e-mail via reser­va­tions@ kulm.com.

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