The club house, with its entrance porch decorated with two Napoleonic eagles and the imperial monogram, is an imposing building, redolent with memories of those personalities who lived in it, from Jérome Napoleon to Charles I of Habsburg-Lorraine, the last ruler of the Austria-Hungarian Empire. The view of the lake and mountains from the terrace, with veteran steamers and modern sailing boats gliding by, is certainly one of the most attractive in Switzerland.
Today, this historic building is the scene of more mundane golf competitions, social events and leisure activities.
The course itself quickly established a reputation for the quality of its upkeep and the physical beauty, challenge and variety of its eighteen holes. Today, the Domaine Impérial is classified …