Méribel, which bills itself as the ‘Heart of the Three Valleys’ region in the French Alps, will host the annual Méribel Golf Show this year from 24-29 August drawing both amateur golfers and seasoned pros to the 18-hole, par-72 course.
(TRAVPR.COM) UK - August 29th, 2012 - The event will kick off with the Méribel L'Occitane golf competition, which will be followed by the International Pro-Am two-day tournament on the Tuesday and Wednesday of the week. The golf course at Méribel is widely hailed as one of the most visually stunning in the French Alps.
Méribel's golf course is situated at the foot of the la Saulire and Loze mountain pass. With towering peaks all around, the terrain features small waterfalls, rolling grassy undulations and more mountainous terrain. Considered a demanding course with challenging technical aspects, Méribel offers golfers more than 5 km of play at an altitude that varies from over 1,550 metres to almost 1,900 metres. The course also features a practice range consisting of a putting green, along with a driving range that has 40 tees, 10 of which are covered for the comfort and convenience of players.
Les Trois Vallées, where Méribel is located, is the planet's largest ski area. During the summer months the region offers visitors unrivalled opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors by participating in a range of outdoor activities, such as hiking, backpacking, fishing and swimming. When not enjoying the sight of Europe's best golfers plying their trade on Méribel's lovely and technically daunting course, visitors can choose from activities such as white-water river rafting on the Isère or Doron rivers, paddling a canoe on calmer waters or road cycling along the picturesque routes that wind their way through the Trois Vallées region.
For more details about what August in Méribel offers golf enthusiasts and others, visit http://www.les3vallees.com/en/live/agenda-meribel/news.116.sa4.a9317/
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