On Thursday afternoon we went to the Golfpark in Oberkirch which is in the opposite direction to where the other golf courses we had played were. It was about 35 minutes from Buochs just past Lucerne.
The Golfpark is owned by Migros (pronounced Migro) which is Switzerland‘s largest retail company, its largest supermarket chain and largest employer. It is also one of the forty largest retailers in the world. It is structured in the form of a cooperative society (the Federation of Migros Cooperatives), with more than two million members. They are involved in many well being programs in the communities and the Golfparks are one of these. They own 7 Golfparks in Switzerland and the objective was to allow more people to be able to play the sport.
The course was more in line with what we are used to – a lot flatter although it still had a few hills. The practice facilities were amazing so we spent a bit of time there before venturing out. We teed off at 5.42pm and unfortunately we didn’t manage to fit the whole 18 holes in. We skipped 13, 14 and 15. There was still a little bit of light left when we finished but it was getting more difficult to see the ball.