SWISS Golf Traveller

Anything a golfer could desire

Members of SWISS Golf Traveller can enjoy a number of valuable privileges both in daily life and on the golf course. They range from free transportation of golf equipment and exclusive golf trips to a golf tournament for members.

The slightly different golf club

As a member of SWISS Golf Traveller, you will benefit from generous discounts and exclusive offers:

  • Your golf equipment up to 23 kg flies for free on any flight operated by SWISS, Edelweiss and Lufthansa (unless you are travelling within Europe on an “Economy Light” fare)
  • Participation in the SWISS Golf Traveller Trophies
  • Unique golf travel at excellent prices
  • Generous discount on the popular Golf Fee Card

Membership fees

1 year 2 years 3 years
Fee
1 year
CHF 200
2 years
CHF 400
3 years
CHF 550
Reduced fees for
Miles & More Frequent Travellers, Senators
1 year
CHF 150
2 years
CHF 300
3 years
CHF 400

General terms of membership (PDF)

Join now

Complete the registration form and join SWISS Golf Traveller today. Enjoy exclusive privileges for expert and budding golfers.

Application Form (PDF)

Golf travel for Club members

Enjoy playing golf on the world's loveliest courses. As a member of SWISS Golf Traveller, you have the benefit of exclusive travel offers for yourself plus one companion. Our travel partners have compiled a number of unique golf trips for you.

Current offers

  • Paphos, Cyprus

    Hotel Columbia Beachotel****

    From CHF 1590 per person

    Start your summer season in February, March or April in Cyprus. Luxury Hotel with 4 different golf courses. Enjoy the spring weather in Cyprus, golf at 20 degrees. Experience the Cyprus.

Offer Hotel Columbia Beachotel in detail (PDF)

  • Marbella, Spain

    Hotel Rio Real, Marbella *****

    Per person from CHF 1420.-

    Enjoy Spain, by playing on the best golf courses and you will be surprised by the hospitality. Good wines and many top restaurants surrounded by golf courses. We will advise you, give us a try.

Offer Hotel Rio Real, Marbella in detail (PDF)

Individual golf trips

SWISS will fly you to the world's loveliest golf courses at any time of the year. Departures from Zurich or Geneva. These all-inclusive rates include your return flights as well as all charges, taxes and fees. Please note that the number of seats is limited.

  1. These flights involve a change to a connecting flight in Zurich
  2. Travel period: 1 November 2015 - 14 December 2015 and 22 January 2016 - 31 January 2016

SWISS Golf Traveller Trophy

Play yourself onto Switzerland's loveliest golf courses and the final of the popular tournament series. The competition is open exclusively to SWISS Golf Travellers with a maximum handicap of 33.0. Secure yourself one of the limited places for the qualifying tournaments.

Tournaments in 2016

For our tournaments this year we and our golf travel partner Golf and Travel is taking you off to various fabulous destinations served by SWISS or Edelweiss. Join us on these exciting trips and experience first-hand about the world’s finest golf hide-away locations.

Please note that the new tournament fee for the 2016 season will be CHF 150.-. Fees for escorts and caddies will be settled separately on site. Contact SWISS Golf Traveller Service to ask about incurred costs.

The finalists will be determined in seven qualifying tournaments. The four category bests from each tournament and the respective winners of the ladies' and men's gross score will play the final. These players must be present at the awards ceremony in order to qualify for the final. If a qualified finalist pulls out of the finals day, the invitation will be passed on to the next highest placed.

Qualifying tournaments

Date Golfclub Status
Date
Friday 13 May
Golfclub
Status
Cancelled
Date
Friday 27 May
Golfclub
Status
Date
Friday 10 June
Golfclub
Status
Fully booked
Date
Friday 01 July
Golfclub
Status
Places available
Date
Friday 15 July
Golfclub
Status
Fully booked
Date
Friday 22 July
Golfclub
Status
Fully booked
Date
Friday 12 August
Golfclub
Status
Fully booked

Final tournament

Date Golfclub
Date
Friday 2 September
Golfclub

Registration and fees

110 places are available for each qualifying tournament. There is much demand for these places, so Registrations are processed strictly by receipt. As a Club member, you can register for any three tournaments. These registrations have to be prioritised. If your preferred tournament is already full, we will confirm your second or third choice if possible. This gives every Club member the chance to take part in a tournament. Your personal tournament list will be sent to you at the beginning of April.

The tournament fee is CHF 150.-. This price includes: Snack after 9 holes, aperitif, dinner and a gift on arrival.

Categories and starting times

Players will be divided into four categories. What counts for allocation is the player's travel distance from home to the place of the tournament. Start time requests cannot be considered.

  • Category early start: travel distance to 40 km
  • Category earlier mid-field: travel distance to 80 km
  • Category later mid-field: travel distance to 120 km
  • Category late start: travel distance over 120 km

Award ceremony and dinner

After the tournament, we cordially invite you to an aperitif followed by dinner. Both are included in your tournament fee. The Award ceremony takes place before the dinner. Winners must attend the ceremony in person in order to receive their award and qualify for the final.

  • 5pm: Aperitif
  • 6.30pm: Award ceremony
  • 7pm: Dinner

Registration and rules

  • The events are open to SWISS Golf Travellers with a maximum handicap of 33.0 (precisely).
  • Rules of the R&A Golf Club, St.Andrews andthe rules of the club hosting the tournament will apply in the event of identical scores
  • Stableford counting system
  • The daily captain is responsible for any questions concerning the rules.
  • There are 3 handicap categories: A to 12.0, B12.1 to 20.0 and C 20.1 to 33.0 (allocation based on the precise handicap)
  • Caddies are permitted, but must be registered at the golf club and the SWISS Golf Traveller information desk in advance. The use of caddies is not permitted without the club’s permission. The number of guests for the aperitif and dinner is limited, and available to caddies against payment at the local Welcome Desk.
  • The use of long-distance measuring devices is subject to the regulations of the club hosting the tournament in question.

General terms and conditions

Please complete the official registration form to register in full. You can cancel your registration until the Monday before your qualifying tournament without being charged. In the event of non-appearance, the full tournament fee will be charged. The only exceptions are cancellations on medical grounds with a doctor's certificate.

The published starting times are binding. Soft spikes are compulsory on all tournaments.

Subject to change.

Benefits to Club members

Club members enjoy various benefits, and are also entitled to generous discounts. When travelling, in daily life and on the golf course.

In addition to the free baggage allowance, your Golf equipment (up to 23 kg) will also be carried free of charge. Present your SWISS Golf Traveller Card when you check in. This ruling applies on all SWISS, Edelweiss and Lufthansa operated flights. This does not apply to European flights booked as "Economy Light" with hand baggage only, and all codeshare flights.

Regulations sports baggage

  • Cover bag as a welcome gift

    If you sign up for at least two years' membership, we will give you the cover bag with strong wheels and a separate shoe compartment as a gift. Purchase price for members:CHF 80 including VAT plus delivery costs.

  • Better rate for Golf Fee Card

    Order the popular Golf Fee Card (not a credit card) for CHF 75.- a year (instead of EUR 90.-). Send your application with your address to golf@swiss.com, and as the holder your benefits will include up to 50% discount at over 8000 golf clubs, golf resorts and hotels.

    By placing an order, you agree that we may debit the amount of CHF 75.- directly to the credit card that we debited for your SWISS Golf Traveller membership. Please note that your details may be passed on to third parties for processing.