The flag is in the front of the green
The flag is in the middle of the green
The flag is in the back of the green
Like on any course, the major difficulty is that it’s the opening hole. On the left side, the fairway is flat and by placing your tee-shot there it is an ideal area from which to hit a second shot into the green. The first green is relatively wide but protected by two bunkers and a red penalty zone behind the green.
A drive on the left side of the fairway is perfect to avoid the fairway bunker on the right side as well as to attack the green. This green is surrounded by three large bunkers and the second shot is therefore tricky. Try to hit the middle of the green which is relatively flat and without any surprises.
The difficulty on this par 3 is no doubt what’s in front of the green. Proudly defended by a red penalty zone, a forest on the left and a bunker in the background, this slightly elevated green is located upstream of a large dip that penalizes short shots with a resulting difficult approach.
From the tee box, this hole seems relatively wide and smooth but beware of the drive. The fairway leans to the left and easily deflects balls when it is dry and closely mowed. Trees on both sides of the fairway make the tee-shot dangerous. An isolated tree 80 meters from the green dominates the left of the fairway and penalizes second awkward shots. Beware of the three tiered green and of grass bunkers on the right.
The drive is tricky because of the steep slope of the fairway to the right. For long hitters, play a 3 wood or a long iron and look for the upper part of the fairway on the left. Designed as a slight dog-leg to the right, this two-level hole ends with a large flat green defended on the right side by a large bunker, a small red penalty area and some trees that penalize stray shots.
This double dog-leg to the left requires a certain patience. Avoid impatience and do not try to shorten the hole by playing over the forest and along the left side of the fairway. At each stroke, look for the center of the fairway and follow the natural curve of this hole. Once the green is in play, you will be charmed by a group of six bunkers which punish uncertain and timid shots.
Here you can finally breathe and enjoy a relatively short and easy downhill par 4. The fairway is wide but defended by a bunker on the right. It becomes narrower if your tee shot exceeds 210 meters. A few trees and two bunkers surround the green which is vast and without surprise.
It is a relatively long par 3 where the main difficulty is around the green. The entrance to this hole is defended by three deep bunkers and large fruit trees. It is more open from the center of the green. The back of the green is clear, but when it is dry and fast, it is difficult to control a downhill shot with a slope from left to right.
The drive of this hole won’t be a problem for players who can hit a solid draw off the tee. For others, expect to play your second shot with your feet lower than the ball. The right side of this par 5 is delimited by the out of bounds and by the road that leads to the clubhouse. Be careful and stay on the left of the fairway. The entrance to the green is quite narrow and defended by a group of flat bunkers. The green is wide and ready to welcome the second shots of long hitters. Be careful, there is a deep hidden bunker to the left of the green, avoid visiting it !
Shaped like a right angled dog-leg to the right, this par 4 is a real challenge. Delimited on the right by a forest, the driving range and the out of bounds, it is safer to aim to the left of the fairway. Your tee-shot should not exceed 220 meters. Once the first shot is successful, you will find yourself facing a green defended by two bunkers and the out of bounds on the right.
This small par 3 downhill hole is the easiest one of the course. It is short and has a large green. Defended by two large bunkers, this green can be tricky if the flag is placed bottom left. Stay vigilant anyway, the out of bounds on the right side can penalize the reckless shots.
Visitors who have played at the Lausanne Golf Club remember this hole well. Why ? It’s a downhill par 4 with a narrow fairway; on the right side: the out of bounds and a fairway bunker; on the left side: the forest and a steep hill. The green entrance is perilous with its two tiers and nearly surrounded by bunkers together with the out of bounds all the way down the right. Finally, these few aspects could be the explanation of this enigma.
With its climbs and falls, this par 5 will give you the impression of being a passenger in a roller coaster. The departure is flat but once the first depression is reached, the rest of the hole is offered to you with big ondulations of ground, more impressive than disturbing. If you are smart, you can find yourself a flat lie for every shot, which is not negligible. The green, consisting of two tiers, is protected by three front bunkers and bordered by a road, but be reassured there’s no out of bounds.
Once on the teeing area, things are pretty clear and without surprise: this par 4 descends slightly to finish with a climb to the green. The landing zone of the drive is protected by trees on the left, a bunker and an out of bounds on the right. Long hitters can find themselves on a slope if they play a driver. The raised green is difficult because of its narrow shape and slope. It is surrounded by deep bunkers and out of bounds at the back.
This is the course signature hole with 2 lakes that cut the fairway in half, making the view spectacular throughout the Hole. After a tee shot to a fairway defended by a bunker on the left side, the second shot deserves a bit of skill. After passing the two relatively large penalty areas, the raised green is surrounded by grass and sand bunkers. The green leans toward the lakes, making approaches or downhill putts faster and more challenging.
The fairway on this hole slopes to the right and its climb hides the green. The start seems narrow but very quickly the hole opens up to reveal trees on the left and right sides. The green is protected by a flat bunker on the left and a deeper one on the right. The entrance to the green is fairly open and offers a relatively good approach area. As on hole no. 15, the green is uphill and putts are tricky.
The great difficulty of this par 3 is probably the green. Elevated and defended by many bunkers, this green is wide and has hidden slopes for inattentive players. It requires a precise shot depending on the location of the flag. The first part of the green is uphill and turns from right to left (uphill) while the second half is flatter with some subtle slopes.
This par 5 appears never ending from the tee and also seems to be stuck in a long corridor of trees. The landing zone for the drive is defended on the right side by a forest and a red penalty zone, and on the left side by a long bunker. The rest of the fairway is dotted with trees and some bunkers that make the second shot delicate. The green is surrounded by large bunkers and a collar of trees from left to right.