Widely-regarded as one of the best golf resorts in Continental Europe, Le Touquet boasts 45-holes worth of golf and a European Tour pedigree. As a former host course of the French Open, Seve won here in 1977, La Mer (The Sea) is a classic links test for golfers who like the classic feel of seaside turf.
For a change of style, Le Forêt (The Forest) is a parkland affair but with dunes playing their part, you are still aware that you are on the coast. Le Manoir (The Manor) is a fun nine-hole course for the days you don’t fancy playing a full round.
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Designed by Harry Colt, who crafted Royal Portrush, and Charles Alison, the La Mer course at Le Touquet Resort has hosted six French Opens. Like many Colt-designed courses, this course feels like it is just part of the coastline and has been since time-began. This course has been refurbished recently so there’s no better time to give it a shot.
This is the youngest course on the resort and, at over 7000 yards from the back tees, it is a good length. It is quite rare for a links to have so many trees and it makes this course very reminiscent of the Championship course at Carnoustie. With large green complexes, riveted bunkers and troubling sand dunes you won’t forget that you are playing links golf.
The course feels wild yet refined and will challenge golfers of all skill levels. La Mer is one of those courses that you know is top-quality from start to finish. A recent renovation to the course has included new greens and clearance of trees to open up some beautiful views of the coast. It is no surprise that it is ranked among the best in Europe and the history that goes with the course makes it an unforgettable golfing experience.
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 the 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|
Built in 1904, this is one of the oldest courses in France and was designed as the British were popularising the sport across the Channel. This course meanders through impressive trees giving you a secluded and private feel as you play, or shielding you from the judging glare of other golfers if you are having a bad day.
Whilst this course is an easier affair than La Mer, it is still a great challenge for golfers and will test a different set of golfing skills than the links course. Le Forêt feels like a classic, well-established parkland course and is always in great condition!
The large oaks and pines shelter you from the inevitable coastal winds whilst adding a challenging character to the course. The difference in feel between this course and its younger brother on the coast is striking. Here you have a large side-helping of tranquillity to go with your golf.
"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|
Playing nine-holes is becoming a more and more popular way of playing golf and Le Touquet Resort gives you a cracking course for those looking for a shorter round. This course is just great fun and if you’re travelling with kids or new golfers, it is a perfect place for them to play. If you’re a more experienced golfer then this course is one to work on your short game. One thing is for sure, it will leave you with a smile on your face.
|Designed by||H.J Baker|
|Opened for play||1910|
|Yellow||2,881 yards||SSS 68.9|
|Red||2,537 yards||SSS 70.3|
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 runoff. 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!
The golf may be over but the great experience is not. In 2016, the new clubhouse was opened and it compliments Le Touquet Resort perfectly. The Spoon restaurant offers a truly fantastic menu for you to enjoy and the glass-front lets you stare off into the course and relive the round you just enjoyed. You could even enjoy a glass of wine on the terrace as the sun goes down.
The locker rooms are modern and have everything you need for before and after your round. The pro shop is also worth a visit so you can pick up a souvenir of your trip to the famous resort. Buggies are available for hire as are trolleys should you wish to push/pull rather than carry.
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.
A really enjoyable round. This course is so naturally beautiful and classic links. This is a real raw test of golf and with the wind up is a real tough test, but thoroughly enjoyable.
Beautiful old course with a fantastic clubhouse. The condition of the fairways in particular was excellent.
Great course, can’t fault it except that I would not call it a Links course (disappointed we didn’t see the sea!)
Not quite what I expected. Very easy course, holes are not exciting (no water at all, fairway bunkers not really in play). Still a great day and great condition.
The course was in very good condition the greens were very good pin positions were evil. The new clubhouse and restaurant was very good recommend it and book a lunch spot before your round.
A good course in good condition but not as challenging as La Mer.In some ways more enjoyable because it was more accessible than La Mer with scoring a little easier. More generous fairways and easier layout but still a good test of golf.
An excellent course. All aspects, greens, fairways, layout of a high standard. Greens in particular challenging, fast but true with lots of borrows. Quite a few long holes.
Greens were slow,and course was in average condition. Overall though more than acceptable
More trees and elevation changes than the other course (Mer) and, we felt harder, but v enjoyable to play.
A bit parkland line - you don't see the sea once which is a bit of a swiz as the course is called "the sea"! Enjoyed playing it - not too intimidating, good for all standards.
Great course which is easier than La Mer. Some great holes and always a pleasure to finish our holiday on this course. Happy to visit it again. The clubhouse has been given a major facelift (well rebuilt actually!) In so doing it has lost some of the 'comfort' and 'friendliness' of the old clubhouse. For example the baguettes were pre prepared and came out of a fridge. In the old days they were made fresh and were much nicer! Picky perhaps, but worth mentioning!
A great course, still developing from the recent changes, but well worth playing. Fairly easy walking but a long way round!! Happy to play it again. The clubhouse has been given a major facelift (well rebuilt actually!) In so doing it has lost some of the 'comfort' and 'friendliness' of the old clubhouse. For example the baguettes were pre prepared and came out of a fridge. In the old days they were made fresh and were much nicer! Picky perhaps, but worth mentioning!
Enjoyed La Mer which we played twice. Will definitely go back. I am arranging a seniors tour for approximately 20 men next June and thinking seriously about returning to Le Touquet. I will speak to you shortly.
Great course love it
The only course where we had players in front. Not as challenging as the others but fun.
An enjoyable round with some challenging tee shots lengthy carries and blind drives in good condition.
pleasant round The whole trip was organized so very well, pity your not running the uk.
A challenging course with difficult greens.
Easy short course. Ideal for an easy opening day, but not the best of courses in the area.
It’s all about the green complexes here. Creativity is key to having the most fun
It was an amazing and yet very challenging experience to play this course. Elevated and adulating greens were a challenge. The course was even more challenging as we played off white tees ( what a huge difference it makes). Will definitely be going back to play this course again.
It was an exciting and excellent experience. Enjoyed the round and the facilities are A1.
best to drive to the course but have to check in at the club house at the La Foret and it is quite long walk to the La Mer and directions to get to La Mer by car not great.
Not quite as interesting as the other courses on this trip, but convenient location and wonderful restaurant
A good holiday golf course but very busy and therefore slow
Greens and tees in very good condition - the fairways were a little patchy but more due to the weather than anything else. Remains one of those must play courses. Challenging slopes on the greens and some memorable holes.
Really difficult to play made even harder by the 35 mph winds we had to play in. Lol. The course reminds me of a lynx course on the front nine, greens in great condition along with the course. One of my favourites.
A very enjoyable round here although slow – it could do with a course marshal!
Needs tidying up. No toilet facilities on the course. In parts, scrubby. Will need a lot of effort to turn this back in to a championship venue, but the potential and the layout are there.
A good track for societies.
This golf course although different from Le Mer is just as enjoyable and in tip top condition
A top golf course in every aspect always in first class condition
More a course for all abilities. Back nine is beautiful. We were stuck behind a four ball who clearly had not played golf before so they probably should not have been on there at all. Apart from that a great little course with some nice par fours !
Le Mer is a great links course....greens were a bit woolly but probably a good thing considering some of the slopes...pro shop staff were great and clubhouse is a bit special !
Great course, with varied holes, very good condition, 19th holes even when conversing in French a bit stuffy....blamed it on Brexit
a great links course and not as difficult as i expected and i am a 28 handicapper but i would play this course again
a good starter course on first day not too difficult
The course was quite difficult. Some of the greens had just been dusted the day we played which we didn't expect. Staff helpful.
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 an