Evian Championship: Change of Course

Change of Course: Golf architects Dave Sampson, Jeremy Slessor and Steve Smyers were instrumental in helping the course undertake a multimillion dollar redesign that focused on the four-hole finishing stretch, now called the “Evian Puzzle.” Formerly a reachable par-5, the 18th hole has been transformed into a demanding par-4, creating a more dramatic finish. Additional changes include “swing” holes on the newly redesigned 13th and 15th holes, which can be set up as reachable par-5’s, and the new par-3 16th hole which will be played over water to a pitched green. The fifth hole has also been shifted from a par-4 to a picturesque and demanding par 3.

From the Evian Masters to The Evian Championship : the new course



Evian New Golf Course Evolution


The Evian Golf course renovation : 9 months of titanic work summarized in 45 seconds!




Acquiring Major status meant an immediate and comprehensive redesign of the course, a task undertaken by the Resort's own staff working hand in hand with the tournament organizers. The aim is to offer a spectacular and strategic course with a demanding and distinctive configuration, a fitting arena for the best women golfers in the world to compete on during the tournament, and for amateur players to enjoy all year round. After nine months of work, the course will re-open to the general public in July.

 

 

The Evian Championship new golf course ! First interviews of :

#1 : Franck Riboud, CEO and Chairman Groupe Danone
#2: Jacques Bungert, Tournament Director
#3 : Steve Smyers, LPGA Architect
#4 : Heather Daly-Donofrio, LPGA






Take a look at the new 3D Video from the Evian Championship.

 

New tournament, new schedule, new course see you the 12th to the 15th of September 2013 for the Evian Championship!

 


Going Social

MAJOR CONTEST 2013 on FACEBOOK: The Evian Championship - Predict the best scorecard of the 2013 tournament

Sign In for our Major Contest and try to win VIP Weekend at the Evian Resort and  Lacoste polo shirts!

Now it’s time to forecast the last nine holes (or all Holes if you didn’t participate yet).  Ready to take up the challenge?

You will have the possibility to prove your qualities as a forecaster by trying to find the best score that will be made during The Evian Championship 2013.

A weekend “Golf” for two at the Evian Resort and numerous other prizes to be won!
Not to be missed ! Contest runs from August 26 - September 9, so be sure to check on Facebook : The Evian Championship


CONTEST ON TWITTER: Be sure to follow "@EvianChamp" for your chance to win a polo and a cap of the range The Evian Championship to be won each day of contest for the tournament by retweeting a special message.  Watch The Evian Championship twitter account for your chance to win.  Example of message posted: « RT before ... PM and try to win two Polos and caps  for The @EvianChamp, new Major 12-15 Sept! » The twitter contest started August 1st and ends Thursday, August 16th.

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