If you’re a keen golfer, a round at these five golf courses in France will ensure your game goes with a swing
France’s star golfer Alexander Levy has been hitting headlines following his victory at the Hassan Trophy in Morocco. Admitting that he played “an amazing game”, the Frenchman has increased his chances of qualifying for a Ryder Cup debut at Le Golf National in Paris, in September 2018.
Le Golf National – fair with a Florida feel
Le Golf National is located 20-miles to the west of Paris in Guyancourt. Host to the French Open every single year it has been running, except for two, this year it is the venue for the September’s Ryder Cup. The golf club has three courses, the Albatros, Eagle and L’Oiselet, but it’s the Albatros that will be providing the stage for the forthcoming competition.
Loved by pros and amateurs, according to the experts it is a fair course with a Florida feel, which stretches players to use every club in the bag. Beautiful water features dominate the final four holes, which are set to add to the drama as the Ryder Cup plays out later this year.
Morfontaine, Paris – pine trees and perfection
Some say that Morfontaine resembles England’s Surrey, with its immaculate conditioning and pines, but really this exceptional, private golf course is like no other.
Morfontaine, Paris, was originally a nine-hole course designed by Tom Simpson – an eccentric golf architect who created many golf courses across Europe – golfers can now play 27 holes here, which are among the most spectacular in the world.
Les Bordes, Loire Valley – a French fairy tale
Les Bordes in the Loire Valley is a private members club, this club features three 18-hole courses and offers golfers a challenging course in fairy-tale surroundings.
Beautiful, tranquil and set in parkland, it was built by Robert von Hagge who has created some of the world’s most outstanding courses, including over 250 in the US.
Grand Saint-Emilionnais Golf Club – the “art de golf” in France
This Tom Doak-designed golf course is just 6 miles from the famous wine-producing village of Saint Emilion. The Grand Saint-Emilionnais Golf Club is surrounded by rolling vineyards, the fairways are lined with oak trees and the holes flow from one to the other in a fluid, seamless way.
Pitched as “a new experience in France that combines the ‘art de vivre à la française’ with the British way of playing golf”, it will stretch even the most accomplished golfer’s skills in the most stunning, natural setting.
Terre Blanche, Provence – a Provençal paradise
With 300 days of sunshine in Provence each year, this Provençal golf course offers spectacular golfing and delightful sunny conditions for most of the year. Part of the five-star Terre Blanche Hotel Spa and Golf Resort, every feature, from the spa to the restaurants and the golf courses have been designed with luxury in mind.
Terre Blanche’s two courses were created by Dave Thomas – Le Riou and Le Château (with the latter considered to be most admired by golf fans) – making this club akin to a golfing paradise with a layout that could challenge the best of players.
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