This August, a golfing holiday to the world-famous Kulm Hotel St. Moritz (www.kulm.com) is all the more appealing thanks to the opening of the £8-million Kulm Spa St. Moritz, where golfers can indulge themselves with a personal training session designed specifically for golfers, a signature Alpine herb stamp massage to ease tired muscles after a challenging round of golf or a long soak in the outdoor hot tub with panoramic Alpine views.
The Engadine, where St. Moritz is located, is known as “the golf centre of the Alps”, a name it acquired over 120 years ago, in 1891, when the first golf course in Switzerland was opened in Samedan. Not long after, the 9-hole Kulm Golf St. Moritz course was built, nestled among trees in the high Alpine landscape with spectacular views of Lake St. Moritz, thereby creating a unique golfing experience.
In 2001, golf course designer Mario Verdieri upgraded the Kulm’s greens, bringing the course up to date with the needs of today’s golfer, so that the redesigned par 3 course is both picturesque and demanding. Set within the hotel’s grounds, Kulm Golf St. Moritz also boasts a driving range (with 16 practice bays) and two practice putting greens. For those who wish to heighten their golf experience, there are two 18-hole golf courses (Samedan and Zuoz) within a 30-minute drive of St. Moritz for which the Kulm Hotel St. Moritz can arrange green fees.
And now the Kulm Hotel St. Moritz has also upgraded its wellness areas, bringing them right into the 21st century by launching the 2,000 sq m, £8-million Kulm Spa St. Moritz. This innovation is taking St. Moritz back to its roots, for the resort was known – 3,500 years ago – for its healing spas and in the 19th century became popular among the British, who made the long journey over the high mountain passes to spend the summer enjoying a little bit of R&R in the crisp, therapeutic mountain air and glorious sunshine.
The Kulm Hotel St. Moritz has combined these two great traditions of the Engadine into a three-night package that includes a lavish buffet breakfast, gourmet “Dine Around” half-board at three of the hotel’s five restaurants, one night cap, one green fee for either Samedan or Zuoz, one relaxing 50-minute full body massage, unlimited access to the Kulm Spa St Moritz , a wellbeing sports programme that changes daily, unlimited use of the 9-hole Kulm golf course, practice facilities and tennis courts, and unlimited use of all open mountain railways in the Engadine/St. Moritz region and public transportation in the valley (bus and Rhaetian railway).
Rates for the Golf Break start at CHF895 (approx £620) per person and the package is available till 7 September 2013. Reservations can be made by phone +41 (0) 81 836 80 00 or by e-mail via firstname.lastname@example.org.