The Champions Course in 7 figures
July 22, 2021 | The Amundi Evian Championship
Today is the opening day of the 27th edition of The Amundi Evian Championship. Several groups have already teed off on the The Champions Course, a challenging course layout in a magnificent setting surrounded by lake and mountains. The venue for the only women’s Major to be held in Continental Europe, this stunning golf course, like all others, has its specific features. Here is a presentation of the course through the lens of 7 key figures.
5970 : The total length of all 18 holes, in meters. The equivalent of approximately 6,530 yards, and on the whole the average length for a women’s golf Major.
An overview of the course lengths at this year’s Majors:
ANA Inspiration : Dinah Shore Tournament Course at Mission Hill Country Club Rancho Mirage (USA)
6,180m - 6,760 yards
US Women’s Open : The Olympic Club (USA)
5,780m - 6,320 yards
KPMG Women’s PGA Championship : Atlanta Athletic Club (USA)
6,250m - 6,830 yards
AIG Women’s British Open : Carnoustie (SC)
6,040m - 6,600 yards
71 : Total par of The Champions Course. Once again, the course is within the norm, even though most 18-hole courses are played in 72 shots.
61 : Record for 18 holes by Hyo Joo Kim in the first round of The Evian Championship 2014. An effortless 10-under par round by the current world number 5, who also won the tournament that year.
263 : 72-hole record by In-Gee Chun at The Evian Championship 2016. The South Korean took the lead over her two compatriots Sung-Hyun Park and So-Yeon Ryu.
5 : The signature hole. A par 3 with breathtaking views of Lake Geneva, which is located just a few hundred metres from the Evian Resort Golf Club.
2 : The panoramic hole. The tee box on this hole undoubtedly affords one of the most beautiful view points of the surroundings in which The Champions Course nestles.
18 : The spectacular hole. A par 5 on which golfers can choose to attack the green with their second shot, or play it safe by holding onto a short shot to then aim for the green, or even the pin.