Course of the Month

February 2019

Rottal, Switzerland Switzerland

Situated just over 20 kilometres from Lucerne, Rottal (where the Swiss championship has been played in the past and which will host an open international event in 2019) is currently a nine hole layout. Work is ongoing to adapt an 18 hole course for the September 2019 Swiss Open tournament.

Founded in 2006, Rottal Pitch and Putt course is surrounded by mature trees. Water is strategically located on six of the holes.

Longest (and statistically the most difficult) hole at Rottal is the 3rd, which plays 88 metres across a little valley to a green that slopes somewhat from left to right. Heavy rough cuts in on both sides of the fairway while two sand bunkers guard the front of the green. Rottal's shortest hole is the pretty 44 metre 2nd hole. The pitch must fly the water hazard and a large front bunker to find the small green that slopes left to right. Index 18 hole is the 4th, which measures 51 metres to a flat green, protected at the rear by a small sand trap. The lateral water hazard to the right should not come into play.

The Rottal complex includes a driving range and swing lessons are available. Green fees are around €25.00 and the annual subscription is approximately €200. Some accommodation is available on site.