The course was quite difficult. Some of the greens had just been dusted the day we played which we didn't expect. Staff helpful.
Le Touquet Golf
Looking out over the English Channel, Le Touquet stands tall as one of the most popular golf destinations in Europe. Boasting two epic championship courses, La Mer and La Foret, both of which are mesmerising layouts with contrasting styles. La Mer is the main attraction, a classic links course that is ranked in the top 35 in Europe and top 10 for France.
Situated just 45 minutes from Calais, Le Touquet is the perfect spot for UK golfers looking for a short golf break at a reasonable price. With two championship courses, a 9-hole academy layout and number of hotels nearby, it is one of the best and most convenient golf break destinations in continental Europe.
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Golf Courses at Le Touquet Golf
La Mer Course
La Mer is Golf du Touquet's crowning glory, and has frequently hosted prestigious professional tournaments, including the French Open on numerous occasions. Opened in 1931, the course is distinctly reminiscent of a Scottish links, thanks to designer Harry Colt, who is best known for his projects at Sunningdale, Wentworth and St. George's Hill. Measuring 6,862 yards, La Mer overlooks the wild dunes and the Channel coastline, and is without doubt one of Northern France's most prestigious destinations.
“If you love links golf, you will absolutely love La Mer. The course is in fantastic condition with some really beautiful holes framed by the surrounding dunes. It’s more open than many of the other courses in Northern France which will appeal to those who might spray it a bit off the tee. The course is more exposed to the coast so wind is certainly a factor. Very impressive – an absolute treat to play.” - Mark Crossfield, PGA Professional
Local tip: Take a climb up the stairs to the viewing platform behind the tee on the 18th to enjoy spectacular views over the links.
|Designed by||Harry Colt|
|Opened for play||1931|
|Previously hosted||French Open (6 times)|
|Balck||7,032 yards||SSS 74|
|White||6,846 yards||SSS 73.3|
|Yellow||6,353 yards||SSS 71|
|Blue||5,829 yards||SSS 74|
|Red||5,308 yards||SSS 71.2|
La Foret Course
La Foret is the oldest course at Golf du Touquet, having been inaugurated in 1904. In stark contrast to its rugged sister course, La Foret is carved through stunning pine woodland with some beautiful holes. At 6,365 yards, La Foret is not particularly long, but Horace Hutchinson's creation demands accuracy from the tee, especially in the summer when the fairways are hard and bouncy.
"La Foret is a lovely tree-lined course. I was really pleasantly surprised. Much more parkland compared with the sibling La Mer, which makes for quite an interesting contrast. Both courses are very fair and make for a terrific test of golf." - Mark Crossfield, PGA Professional
|Designed by||Horace Hutchinson|
|Opened for play||1904|
|White||6,315 yards||SSS 70.9|
|Yellow||5,995 yards||SSS 69.3|
|Blue||5,485 yards||SSS 72.3|
|Red||5,208 yards||SSS 70.1|
Le Manoir Course
Golf du Touquet's third course is Le Manoir, and although it is only nine holes, it is no pitch and putt. The par-35 track demands every weapon in the arsenal, and is perfect not only for beginners, but also the more seasoned golfer.
|Designed by||H.J Baker|
|Opened for play||1910|
|Yellow||2,881 yards||SSS 68.9|
|Red||2,537 yards||SSS 70.3|
Signature hole-No. 12 (La Mer):Par 4, 367 metres (SI 7
The signature hole at La Mer is a great example of the Links golf on offer at Le Toquet. From the tee, the hole plays to a narrow fairway, and with dunes either side, it is important to make sure the drive is in play. However, like many holes on La Mer, a strong wind coming from the coast on the left hand side makes this a particularly challenging task. The approach shot continues in typical links fashion and is played from an undulated fairway, onto a green with a large run off. This makes it particularly important to be precise with the shot, as 2 inches could be the difference between a good shot, and one which rolls 20 yards off the green. A fantastic golf hole featuring all the best traits of links golf!
Golf du Touquet has a dedicated short game practice area and a 20-bay driving range with both grass and artificial grass, while local caddies are also available on request.
- Pro Shop
- Putting Greens
- Club House
- Championship Standard Course
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The course was in good condition for the time of year. Not too busy, staff polite. Buggys a bit on the expensive side.
Sunny day but very windy and a little cool . Course is well laid out and an enjoyable experience .
Very average course wouldn't play it again.
Enjoyed by us all but a difficult course for long handicappers
La Mer as a course has been updated and is now a long course, with large, undulating and difficult greens, which were not as fast when we played in early May as they could be in high summer. It is a great experience at Le Touquet, the new clubhouse is very welcoming and the staff plentiful.
Excellent links style course. Very challenging for both yellow and red tees but the yellow in particular. Extremely challenging greens. Beautiful scenery. Not for the faint hearted.
Really nice course and quite challenging, particularly off the yellow tees. The reds are more forgiving. We weren’t made to pair up with other players as we were only a two ball which was a massive bonus. Unfortunately there wasn’t a Marshall present on the day we played and the local four ball in front became slower and slower which was frustrating. They were definitely not interested in inviting us to play through. Overall though it was a great course and we’d love to play it again.
THE WIND BLEW AND IT WAS TOUGH, BUT A FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE. I HAVE PLAYED THIS MANY TIMES OVER THE LAST 30 YEARS AND THIS WAS THE BEST CONDITION EVER.
COMPARED TO LE MER AND HARDELOT PINS NO COMPARISON. BUT ENJOYABLE NONE THE LESS
You can tell why this course is rated so highly. What a course. 10/11/12 are brutal holes but fabolous at the same time.
What a great complex. The course was in great condition all staff very helpful. Bar is very expensive but that’s my only complaint €6 for soda and lime
Gets better every year.
one of the windiest days ever on a golf course
we were extremely lucky as we had fantastic golfing weather, the course wasn't too busy so it was a relaxed round. Not a very difficult course but enough challenges.
Great course with incredible greens. The clubhouse is amazing and the staff were brilliant. All in all you could not ask for more from a golf course and they recommended a brilliant steak restaurant in Le Touquet. Loved the course
First time at the “Forest” once you get past the first 4 holes, which are mundane the course opens up to reveal some lovely golf holes, really played the course well, which is always enjoyable, lovely friendly staff great food . Will be back
Temps on first 4 holes which Spoilt the round
Nice little parkland course
Staff were friendly and let us tee off an hour or so early so we managed to get home to watch the last 6 nations match. Mid march, had rained all week but fairways were in great condition and buggies allowed all over the course. 4 temporary greens which could not be helped. Very slow play but I suppose you are on holiday so what does it matter
Staff were friendly and let us tee off an hour or so early. Mid march, had rained all week but fairways were in great condition and buggies allowed all over the course.
Not my favourite course to be honest .Very long and a bit tiring.
Wet and windy
Wet and windy
We had a great time at Le Touquet. Only half and hour from Calais, it was dead easy to get to and the welcome was immediate and warm - they are clearly used to catering for the British travelling golfer. Le Mer was an excellent course to play. True, we couldn’t actually see le Mer from the course but that was the only low point. The course wound it’s way through a vast area of dune land (you could have easily fitted another course within the space) which meant to never felt pressured for space or time. For me, the course really grew on me as we played. The greens were excellent, the approaches strong; some tee shots were elevated to offer great views (none more so than on 18). Thanks yourgolftravel for making our trip happen!
Lovely course, little bit of wild boar trouble, but they are doing their best to keep on top of it.
Great course for any handicap.
Very good will be going back
The course was not in the best of conditions & is no doubt overplayed by visiting Brits. The clubhouse is very modern with excellent facilities.
great set up .staff very friendly
Absolutely superb golf course. I have played in the USA, Turkey, Portugal and all over the UK and this Rates up there with anything I have ever played.
Some nice holes but perhaps not the most interesting of courses. Clubhouse very big and corporate
Great course, and very playable for all handicaps although with the wind it can play significantly longer/shorter depending on whether you are into or with it. All 18 holes were good and offered different challenges - there were no boring holes at all - and the greens had some great undulations and ran very true. It is like the best of Links Golf in the UK (very reminiscent to Hillside GC, by Royal Birkdale). Reachable par 5s, some great but challenging short par 3s with crazy drop offs, and a number of risk reward par 4s. Thoroughly enjoyable round and would highly recommend anyone to play it.
Best greens I’ve ever played, makes you think about everything!
La Foret was a very nice course, quite flat and easier than la mer. Greens and fairways were in great condition.The club house was excellent.
La mer was quite a hard course, the greens and fairways were in great condition. The greens were very undulating but interesting.A buggy is suggested because the distance from green to tee on some holes was quite a walk.
a bit windy! back to the bar by 4.15 but no food available - they should have warned us to pre-order
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