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my husband and I play golf, started about9 years ago and have been consistently members of golf clubs. We are currently in the US and we both have handicaps - me 29 him 16. A friend told us we still have to do a test to play in Switzerland. Does anyone know if this is correct.

Also does anyone know of any good 18 hole golf clubs in the Zurich area to join and if there are waiting lists ??
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Re: Golf in Zurich

Thats correct. It is called "Platzreife", but with your handicaps, it should just be a formality.

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Re: Golf in Zurich

If you have a handicap certificate from US there shouldn't be a problem. Failing that just get them to fax it through.

Membership comes in 2 forms...

Private Club Membership or Migroscard/ASGI Card.

One costs a few thou the other a few hundred.

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Re: Golf in Zurich

Stew, my husband has the Dutch "proof of skill", is that enough here? And what is the Migroscard?
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Stew, my husband has the Dutch "proof of skill", is that enough here? And what is the Migroscard?
Hi,

That would depend on what the Dutch has as their proof of skill 'handicap'.

For example a 'platzreife' in Germany is handicap 54 and that's not valid in Switzerland as it's 36 here.

That's why we get so many irrate customers who have done a week long platzreife course in Austria/Germany and they come to us and it's not accepted

Migroscard and ASGI is basically a yearly national membership at about 250-300chf instead of private club membership. It basically means you still have to pay a greenfee everywhere you play but if you play in tournaments you can keep a valid handicap.

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my husband and I play golf, started about9 years ago and have been consistently members of golf clubs. We are currently in the US and we both have handicaps - me 29 him 16. A friend told us we still have to do a test to play in Switzerland. Does anyone know if this is correct.

Also does anyone know of any good 18 hole golf clubs in the Zurich area to join and if there are waiting lists ??
A popular place for the "well healed" is in Lottstetten.
Have a look at http://www.golfclubrheinblick.ch/
Enjoy the surroundings. Its so quaint and totally separated from the
buzz of the city, with the Rhein & fruit trees, all around.
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