Adelboden, August 2011: In September last year the world’s first ever pop-up golf course, Golf Mountain, was launched on the pretty meadow plateau of Engstligenalp in Adelboden, and such was its success that it’s back this year for a second round.
News of the pop-up golf course spread far and wide last year, resulting in one American tourist – who was on a 10-city, 14-day tour of Europe with his wife – leaving her to do the sights of Frankfurt alone, while he took a 1,000km round trip to Adelboden by taxi, simply so he could experience Golf Mountain for himself.
Once again, the pop-up course will be open for a limited period only, for just five weeks from 9 September to 16 October 2011. So, if you want to secure your chance to play the world’s only natural pop-up golf course, book now.
The Cambrian, Adelboden (www.thecambrianadelboden.com), a member of Design Hotels and the only Mr&Mrs Smith hotel in Switzerland, has created a package that includes two nights’ B&B accommodation in a deluxe room, plus a four-course dinner on one night, two green fees, transfers to and from the hotel to the cable car that will take golfers up to the Engstligenalp, a sports massage and a small golf present.
Prices start from CHF 689 (approx £430) per person single occupancy and from CHF 509 (approx £315) per person for those sharing a double room.
To make a reservation, call +41 (0) 33 673 83 83 or e-mail email@example.com.
Skywork (www.flyskywork.com) now flies daily from London City Airport to Bern, prices start from Euros 59 each way (approx £50).