Matterhorn Eagle Cup
Imagine a golf championship that takes place not on a golf course, but across an Alpine landscape? Golfers, get ready for this "adventure golf" event, where teams hike together through the world-renowned Swiss Alps to complete the nine-hole tournament. It’s the Matterhorn Eagle Cup!
Experience an exceptional golf tournament in the Swiss alps
In the Gornergrat area, between Rotenboden and Riffelberg, expect to find one of the most extreme golf courses imaginable! This nine-hole golf course is between 2.800 and 1.400 metres above sea level, located at the foot of one of the most famous mountains in the world, the Matterhorn.
The Matterhorn Eagle Cup golf tournament began in the early 90s, with 65 golfers playing on a six-hole golf course located between Schwarzsee and Stafelalp. The tournament grew throughout the decade, to 156 participants in 2001. The organisers were pleased to see the event grow and evolve, but the intimate nature of the event has been maintained since the early 2000s because outgrowing the course would have done an injustice to the event's identity.
Here are some pieces of practical information to keep in mind if you are considering taking part:
The golf course is accessible from Zermatt by the Gornergrat railway. The course is for players with a minimum handicap of 30. Players should be in good physical form due to the uneven and often steep terrain. Mobile phones are prohibited on the course, and players are strongly advised to wear weatherproof clothing and footwear. Players should use three different golf clubs of their choice.
Sign up for the Matterhorn Eagle Cup
The sign-up fee for the Matterhorn Eagle Cup includes:
- 9-hole green fee at GC Matterhorn on Friday or Sunday
- Welcome aperitif
- A return trip with the Gornergratbahn
- Tournament round on the Eagle Cup course
- Packed lunch on Saturday
- Raclette after the game on Riffelberg
- Hut evening in Zermatt
- Starting present
- Eagle Cup tournament balls
Sign up on the Eagle Cup website. The entrance fee costs 290 Swiss Francs (or 190 Swiss Francs for members).