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Best Golf Resorts in France

from the Experts in Golf Holidays

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Best Golf Resorts in France

Terre Blanche Golf Resort

Indulge yourself in the luxury of Terre Blanche Golf Resort; located near the heart of one of the most beautiful regions in France. The hotel and resort have much to offer with world class accommodations and remarkable championship golf courses.

Terre Blanche offers ideal relaxation as well as numerous possibilities for those interested in exploring every nook and cranny of what this beautifully diverse country has to offer, including the French Riviera.

Book a golf holiday to Terre Blanche or Call 0800 043 6644 to speak to one of our golf experts.

Reasons to Visit Terre Blanche

  • Two courses, Le Chateau ranked as one of the best in France
  • Designed by Dave Thomas
  • Fantastic 5* luxury accommodation

What our clients think

❝Facilities were great and the staff could not have tried harder. The £50 double gin and tonic and the £160 John Dory left me speechless. The concierge were a great source for great local restaurants.❞
Paul (visited October)

Le Manoir - Le Touquet

Le Manoir, built in 1911, has become an increasingly popular spot among golfers who enjoy its 3-star hospitality. A recently refurbished bar and restaurant let guests enjoy quintessential charm with modern amenities where they'll also find comfortable rooms decorated beautifully.

Nestled just across the road is Le Touquet Golf which is widely-regarded as one of the best golf resorts in Continental Europe, boasting 45-holes worth of golf and a European Tour pedigree.

Book a golf holiday to Le Manoir or Call 0800 043 6644 to speak to one of our golf experts.

Reasons to Visit Le Manoir

  • Overlooking the two courses of Le Touquet
  • La Mer Course designed by Harry Colt
  • Voted "Best Golf Hotel in France" by Todays Golfer

What our clients think

❝The golfers hotel set in close proximity to courses. The hotel bar & restaurant is very good.❞
Paul (visited October)

Le Golf National Resort

The scene of Europe's stunning victory in The 2018 Ryder Cup, Le Golf National is regarded as one of the toughest golf courses to have ever hosted golf's greatest team event. With water in play on numerous holes, the Albatros Course is one that requires excellent course management and accuracy off the tee for any chance of playing to your handicap.

The Novotel Saint Quentin en Yvelines is the perfect location for golfers looking to experience both courses at Le Golf National, all modern amenities are catered for, and the attentive and efficient service will allow you to relax and focus on the golf.

Book a golf holiday to Le Golf National or Call 0800 043 6644 to speak to one of our golf experts.

Reasons to Visit Le Golf National

  • Located just an hour from Paris
  • Host of the 2018 Ryder Cup
  • Fantastic 4* Novotel Saint Quentin en Yvelines hotel

What our clients think

❝A very high standard, the best thing is the proximity to the golf clubhouse - a 2 minute walk from hotel reception to the pro shop and locker rooms, fantastic! Everything was spotless, the rooms well appointed and comfortable and all 4 of us had great views over the main Albatros course.❞
Stuart (visited May)

Golf du Medoc Resort

Located just 30 minutes from the centre of Bordeaux, the Golf de Medoc Resort is one of the country's most sought after golfing venues. For those looking to combine the regions fantastic array of wines with the occasional bit of championship golf then look no further.

As a former host of the French Open, the Chateaux Course is no walkover and will test every facet of a golfer's game. The Vignes Course, designed by Canadian Rod Whitman has more of a parkland feel as it carves through the towering pines.

Book a golf holiday to Golf du Medoc Resort or Call 0800 043 6644 to speak to one of our golf experts.

Reasons to Visit Golf du Medoc Resort

  • Elegant dining plus the finest vintages of the Bordeaux region
  • Hosted the French Open
  • Two championship courses

What our clients think

❝Certainly a championship level course with water on several holes making it challenging. It is also deceptively long and tight in many places but excellent quality overall.❞
Tim (visited October)

Evian Resort

The Hotel Ermitage Evian Resort offers a relaxed friendly hotel with fantastic on-site golf, it is the perfect base for an enjoyable golf holiday in the French Alps. Facilities include two restaurants serving authentic cuisine alongside relaxing spa facilities allowing guests to rediscover balance and tranquillity.

Evian Resort Golf Club is the yearly host of the Evian Masters Tournament on the Ladies Tour, the course is full of charm along with outstanding scenery, it's easy to see why this course hosts one of the largest tournaments in women's golf.

Book a golf holiday to Evian Resort or Call 0800 043 6644 to speak to one of our golf experts.

Reasons to Visit Evian Resort

  • Home of The Amundi Evian Championship
  • Established in 1904
  • Evian Resort Hotel Ermitage overlooks Lake Geneva

Hotel & Spa De La Bretesche

The Hotel and Spa at Le Domaine de la Bretesche is set within the heart of a magnificent 200-acre estate, the 15th century chateau hotel is bordered by ancient towering trees and banks of immaculate rhododendrons, perched on the banks of a lovely lake.

The golf course at Domaine de la Bretesche is carved through a 100-year-old forest, and is a technical challenge that is the perfect holiday golf course whilst also being regarded as one of France's finest layouts.

Book a golf holiday to Hotel & Spa De La Bretesche or Call 0800 043 6644 to speak to one of our golf experts.

Reasons to Visit Hotel & Spa De La Bretesche

  • Located in the heart of a magnificent 200-acre estate
  • Course designed by Bill Baker
  • Hotel is a converted 15th Century Chateau

Mercure Chantilly Resort

The comprehensive Mercure Chantilly Resort is set in the heart of the historic Chantilly region, and has become increasingly popular thanks to its excellent facilities and convenient links to the transport links of Paris.

The course features various types of flora and fauna, with sections of the estate covered with stunning woodland and is always in impeccable condition, particularly during the summer months.

Book a golf holiday to Mercure Chantilly Resort or Call 0800 043 6644 to speak to one of our golf experts.

Reasons to Visit Mercure Chantilly Resort

  • Over 200 rooms & suites in the hotel
  • Donatello Bistromic restaurant serves culinary masterpieces
  • Course designed by T. Huau & R. Nelson in 1991

What our clients think

❝Nice modern hotel. Worth upgrading to the balcony room, condition of course was excellent❞
Matthew (visited October)

Barriere L'Hotel du Golf Deauville

Nestled in the stunning green hills of Mont Panisy, the Barriere L'Hotel du Golf Deauville is a golf holiday destination of the highest order. The the stunning Norman construction, Jacques Garcia-designed hotel, has a wide range of room types to suit every demand.

With designs from Tom Simpson and Henry Cotton this championship setup offers golfers one of the best 27-hole layouts in France. The resort is in the perfect location for golfers coming from the UK, reachable in less than 3 hours from Calais, or by ferry from Portsmouth, it’s ideal for a weekend golf holiday.

Book a golf holiday to Barriere L'Hotel du Golf Deauville or Call 0800 043 6644 to speak to one of our golf experts.

Reasons to Visit Barriere L'Hotel du Golf Deauville

  • Courses designed by Tom Simpson and Henry Cotton
  • Regarded as a Top 50 Golf Course in France
  • Casino Barrière Deauville is nearby

What our clients think

❝The Hotel du Golf Barriere was superb. Your Golf Travel said we would be upgraded if possible and we were. Our rooms were large, very well appointed with superb views over the golf course.❞
Helen (visited September)

Chateau Des Vigiers

The Chateau Des Vigiers estate dates back to the 16th century and its internationally renowned luxury Hotel, Golf and Spa facilities are the pride of the Dordogne region in South West France.

The original Donald Steel design has been added to but the layout stays true to the original designers philosophy of allowing the terrain to dictate the style of the course, and the results are spectacular. The impeccable condition of the courses means there can surely be few more special places to enjoy holiday golf than this charming corner of Aquitaine.

Book a golf holiday to Chateau Des Vigiers or Call 0800 043 6644 to speak to one of our golf experts.

Reasons to Visit Chateau Des Vigiers

  • Courses designed by Tom Simpson and Henry Cotton
  • Regarded as a Top 50 Golf Course in France
  • Casino Barrière Deauville is nearby

What our clients think

❝What a delight to play at a golf resort where there are no marshalls telling you who you should play with. It is as if you were playing as a member of your own golf club. A most enjoyable golfing experience.❞
Daphne (visited June)

Saint-Malo Hotel, Golf & Country Club

Located within 100 acres of parkland, the wooden beams and stone interiors of the Saint-Malo Golf Resort's hotel gives it a 19th century style design while the famous walled city of Saint-Malo is just 25 minutes away.

The parkland-style layout is built around Mirloup Lake meaning some of the holes contain water hazards, one one hand this increases the demand for accuracy but it also offers the golfer picturesque views throughout their round.

Book a golf holiday to Saint-Malo Hotel, Golf & Country Club or Call 0800 043 6644 to speak to one of our golf experts.

Reasons to Visit Saint-Malo Hotel, Golf & Country Club

  • Course designed by Hubert Chesnau
  • Accommodation is based within a 19th century manor house
  • The chef is famed for his excellent local culinary classics

Frequently asked questions about Golf Holidays in France

Where to play golf in France?

As home to some of the best golf courses in the world, France has a host of superb designs ranging from stunning links courses to mature parklands. The likes of Les Bordes, Morfontaine and Chantilly are amongst the most sought after but there are a host of superb golf courses to explore across the many excellent regions of France. The most popular golfing region is found in Northern France where the likes of Le Touquet and Hardelot are very well-trodden courtesy of the easy transport from Calais to play these tree-lined courses that could be very at home in the likes of Surrey or Berkshire. Head further south to Normandy and you'll enjoy the likes of Saint-Saens or into the picturesque scenery of The South of France where you'll be met with Terre Blanche which is considered to be one of the best luxury golf resorts in Europe.

When is the best time to go on a golf break in France?

France has a very varied climate with the North of France being relatively similar to England and the South enjoying amazing summers which can make for some unforgettable golfing trips. Typically a more popular time to go is from May - June when the courses are starting to enjoy the sunshine and growth and also benefit from being a little quieter before the summer holidays where more tourists can gather. A popular option for visiting Northern France is in March and April where you can still enjoy the fast-running fairways of Le Touquet and Hardelot with many special offers available.

How many golf courses are there in France?

France has a total of 703 golf courses, the majority reside in the Northern & Southern regions and some of the best include Le Golf National, Terre Blanche, Golf De Fontainebleau and Le Chateau de Taulane.

What is the best way to travel to France for a golf break?

The easiest way to travel to France to play golf is with Eurotunnel, which takes just 35 mins (Folkstone to Calais). Crossing by ferry will take around 90 minutes while flying ranges from 40 minutes to 2 hours depending on your destination airport.

Do you need a license (handicap certificate) to play golf in France?

Officially, a license is obligatory to play on any French golf course, our golf experts will advise you if the courses you wish to visit require a handicap certificate.