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France is a perfect destination for a golf break abroad, perhaps somewhat overlooked by golfers looking for great golf on the continent. However our friends across the channel should unquestionably be taken into consideration if you fancy somewhere not too far from home that’s easy to get too. Here we’re going to go answer some of the most important questions you might be asking about what to expect at Dolce Chantilly…
So why should you go there?
Here’s a good question. What makes a good golf break? There are a number of factors, but if you’re looking for great golf, superb food, the best wine, culture, stunning scenery and the perfect weather for your golf break then you needn’t look any further. France is also extremely appealing for non-golfers, so even if you and your buddy want to take your non-golfing partners along they are sure to have just as good a time as you are!
Why is it better than the likes of the Algarve/Costa del Sol?
Yes Dolce Chantilly is easily comparable to the likes of Dona Filipa, in the Algarve, and La Cala, in the Costa de Sol, but is able to offer you something different. Easy access into Paris and the famous down of Chantilly – making Dolce Chantilly an ideal destination for your golf break. The likes of the Algarve and Costa del Sol are not able to offer you such a cultured and diverse city within such an easy reach as Paris is to Dolce Chantilly.
You will find that Chantilly is able to offer some glorious weather for your golf break. With temperatures averaging in the mid-20s during July and August, providing you with perfect weather for golf! Spain and Portugal can become too hot during the summer months for a lot of golfers, temperatures regularly reaches the mid-30s, potentially too hot for golf and can make your golf break a bit unpleasant.
The resort has very convenient transport to Paris as well as comprehensive facilitites, just one of the reasons why Dolce Chantilly is becoming increasingly popular.
Food and Wine – one of the main reasons why you’d go to France…
As it’s a French Resort, Dolce Chantilly is able to play one of its trump cards – haute cuisine ranging from the light and informal to the elegant and sumptuous. Chantilly possesses a choice of three superb restaurants; the Michelin Starred Carmontelle Restaurant, Le Sulky Restaurant and The Swing Restaurant. Renowned chef Alain Montigny heads up the stupendous Carmontelle Restaurant where the dishes change along with the seasons and the courses are always based upon the freshest of ingredients and – a principle which he adheres to strictly.
If you would prefer to head into Paris, the global culinary capital, then you will find yourself among a never-ending list of restaurant and brassieres, Le Dôme is one of the best – set in an Art Deco dining room it specialises in fresh seafood – characteristically Parisian. One of the specialities is sole meunière (sole in butter, lemon and parsley) – simplistic cooking at its finest.
So if you’re a bit of a foodie and love golf there really is no better destination for a golf break.
Dolce Chantilly – The championship golf course
“What about the golf!?” I hear you cry! Well Dolce Chantilly is able to boast a truly majestic golf course for your pleasure, an 18-hole par 72, which measures a total of 6782 yards thus providing a true test of golf for handicaps. The Golf Course was officially opened in 1991 and since then it has matured nicely into one of the most challenging and popular courses in the region. Dolce Chantilly is very fortunate to have such a superb setting for a golf course; it really has made the most out of the natural architecture of the rural countryside and the great varieties of flora and fauna to produce a really picturesque track. Chantilly is known for its flawless condition all year round, particularly during the warmer months, and is a true joy to play. It’s almost guaranteed that some of your favourite memories of your golf break at Dolce Chantilly will come from you time on this truly magnificent golf course.
Set amidst the lovely rural landscape just North of Chantilly, the course features great varieties of flora and fauna, while parts of the estate are covered with stunning woodland.
Easy to get to – drive from south of England – no hassle –
There are a number of ways for you to reach Dolce Chantilly which is why it’s such an easy destination to travel to from all over the UK. You can fly to Paris and potentially hire a car from there, cross The Channel by ferry or take the Eurotunnel. Depending if you want to take your own bats or not, you may find that driving your own car the easiest option as this means you can both go on the ferry and Eurotunnel – you will be able to avoid those costly airline fees for travelling with you golf clubs. Travelling into Paris is also very simple due to the direct train from Chantilly into the capital and it only take you 25 minutes, something which we would definitely recommend for a change of scenery.
Eurotunnel – possibly the easiest way to travel on a golf holiday!
It couldn’t be simpler, get your car on the train at Folkestone and sit back and relax until you cross the channel. No baggage restrictions so you don’t need to pay extra for taking your clubs – they only need to fit in your car! Dolce Chantilly is only a 2 and a half hour drive once you reach Calais so travelling couldn’t be easier. The crossing itself will only consume 30-35 minutes of your time. Taking the Eurotunnel takes the hassle right out of a golf holiday as you don’t need to rent a car, no baggage restrictions (apart from the size of your boot) and there are no baggage fees (golf clubs can be very expensive to take with you)!
Excellent value for a golf break!
With prices starting from just £209pp for 2 nights, 2 rounds, bed & breakfast and 1 dinner, in terms of value for money for a superb golf holiday it’s difficult to be beaten. Considering it is possibly easier to reach than some resorts in the UK and will almost certainly provide better weather!
The hotel’s premier restaurant is headed up by Chef Alain Montagny, and it is in the Carmontelle dining room where you can sample his gastronomic masterpieces.
For information on Golf Breaks in France and French Golf Tours please visit www.yourgolftravel.com or call free on 0800 043 6644.
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