If you’re thinking about organising a golf holiday, a trip to France could be exactly the break you are looking for. Check out our Two Must-Play Courses in Northern France for some holiday inspiration.
Why Northern France for a Golf Break?
Short Travel Times
Do you prefer train journeys or driving the car, over jumping on a flight? A trip to France via the Eurostar or Eurotunnel may just suit your holiday needs. You’ll have arrived in France in the same time you’d be waiting for your flight at the airport. Just over 1 hour gets you into Calais from London on the Eurostar, or 35 minutes from Folkestone to Calais on the Eurotunnel.
Le Touquet is often known as being one of the best resorts in Europe, let alone France. There are actually 45 holes of golf at this resort, two 18 hole loops as well as a 9 hole course, all in fantastic condition year round. However, it is La Mer Course we urge you to play.
La Mer is ranked as the 9th Best Course in all of France by Top100 Courses. If you know your French, La Mer translates to ‘the sea’, which is what you’ll find when you play this seaside links course. The legendary Seve Ballesteros won the French Open here in 1977 and to this day the course can test all abilities of golfer.
This highly ranked course was designed by renowned architects Harry Colt and Charles Alison and measures 7000 yards from the back tees.
Golf D’Hardelot actually has 36 holes, two championship courses on site. It is Les Pins Course that gets all the glory and is ranked as the 7th Best Course in Northern France by Top100 Courses. The course is nestled between A LOT of pine trees, hence the name, measuring 6,480 yards from the back tees. It may not be the longest course, but will present a challenge to all levels of golfer thanks to the tricky, tight greens. Le Pins is a stunning parkland setup which may remind you of golf courses right here in England.
Whilst you’re there, if you have the time, we obviously recommend also playing the Les Dunes Course. The more golf the better in our eyes.