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Les Praz

Chamonix Golf
Situated under 2km from the centre of Chamonix, Les Praz (1050m) is home to the Chamonix golf course and the Flegere cable car giving access to the ski area and Les Aiguilles Rouges nature reserve.

Les Praz is surrounded by woodland and is the start and the end of some great walks, runs, or bike rides.

You can enjoy your holiday here in one of the Chamonix Holidays apartments available or spend a season in a lovely residential chalet for a seasonal let.
Les Praz and ski La Flegere
SKIING
La Flegere ski area is accessed by a single telepherique. It takes you up to the main ski bowls that are fantastic in fresh snow.
 
The area is interlinked to Le Brevent by the Liaison Lift so when the snow is good you can spend days exploring the different terrain from long groomed piste runs to off-piste open bowls and coulouirs.


 The realization of a golf course in the Chamonix valley dates back to the 1930s. By request of the owners of hotels - Savoy, Alps, Simond - to satisfy the anglo-saxon clientele  spending the summer in Chamonix.

After a search for land suitable for the construction of a golf course, it iwas finally the site of Le Praz which has been retained by Mr. Lavaivre, then Mayor of Chamonix.

The golf course was opened in 1934 with four holes. The nine holes were completed the following year and inaugurated onJuly 20, 1935. The extension to 18 holes, difficult to achieve because of the land problems in the valley, was decided by the municipality in 1972.

After a few years devoted to acquisitions of land and the preliminary studies, the works were undertaken in 1977 and the 18 hole golf course was inaugurated on September 26, 1982. The new golf course and its equipment have been achieved thanks to the initiative and the determination of Mr. Maurice Herzog, then Mayor of Chamonix.
In effect, the latter wished to equip Chamonix of an 18-hole course of high level. It is thus that the design of the golf course was entrusted to the famous American architect, Robert Trent Jones Sr .

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