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Best Golf Courses in France

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Golf in France

Being a nation renowned for its superb cuisine, stunning scenery and fascinating culture many often overlook the fact that France is home to a number of Europe’s premiere golf course. Golf in Northern France is continuously on the rise and with the advent of the Eurostar, it has never been easier for UK golfers to visit these fantastic venues. At the forefront of France’s golfing venues is without doubt the host of the 2018 Ryder Cup, Le Golf National.

Despite the abundance of courses in the North, you should not overlook the spectacular golf clubs scattered across the rest of the country. From the shores of the Mediterranean to the foothills of the Alps, there is truly something for everyone on a golf trip to France.

Read on to discover the courses our experts have played and consider the best in France or check out some of the best golf holiday deals in France.

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Golf de Chantilly

Located in the stunning countryside that surrounds Paris is one of the country’s finest golfing experiences. The Vinieuil Course has a reputation for being one of the best in continental Europe and its classic woodland design echoes some of the games most famous courses in South East England.

Often viewed as quite a demanding course, the 7,200 yard layout is a fantastic test for any serious golfer looking to travel to Northern France.

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Golf de Chantilly facts
Location Paris, France
Length 6,990 yards
Par 72
Designed by Tom Simpson
Established 1909
Where to stay Paris

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Hardelot (Les Pins)

Les Pins is easily one of the jewels in France’s golfing crown and is ranked firmly inside Europe's top 100 courses. Winding its way through a mystical pine forest the course is reminiscent of Sunningdale and Wentworth.

Despite not being particularly long, the tree lined nature of the course requires players to be accurate both off the tee and in their approach. Les Pins has played host to a number of highly regarded competitions and is a place for golfers of abilities to play a stunning championship course.

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Hardelot Les Pins Course facts
Location Hardelot, Northern France
Length 6,480 yards
Par 71
Designed by Tom Simpson
Established 1934

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Golf du Medoc, Chateaux Course

Located just 30 minutes from the centre of Bordeaux, Golf de Medoc 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. In 2014 and 2016 the course was voted as the best in France, so for those looking for an unforgettable golfing experience then be sure to stop off at Golf de Medoc.

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Golf du Medoc, Chateaux Course facts
Location Le Pian-Medoc, Bordeaux
Length 6,907 yards
Par 71
Designed by Bill Coore
Established 1989
Where to stay South West France

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Fontainebleau Golf Course

The phrase ‘with age comes beauty’ certainly comes to mind when describing the Fontainebleau Course. Set in the heart of France’s largest forest and renowned for being one of the country’s oldest, the course has a certain majesty about it as it winds its way through the towering trees.

The course echoes the great heathland course of South-east England and like Sunningdale, Swinley Forest etc. the course is by no means long compared to modern norms. Instead it employs a number of strategically placed bunkers to guard its slick greens meaning accuracy and club selection is key when it comes to approach play.

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Fontainebleau Golf Course facts
Location Paris, France
Length 7,000 yards
Par 72
Designed by Tom Simpson
Established 1909
Where to stay Paris

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Golf de Seignosse

Golf de Seignosse is one of the country's hidden gems. Designed in 1989 Robert Van Hagge's creation has stood the test of time and has gone from strength. The perfectly manicured fairways are lined by towering pines which creates a truly spectacular setting for a round of golf.

Despite only being just over 6,700 yards, Van Hagge's strategically placed hazards provide golfers with a different test.

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Golf de Seignosse facts
Location Seignosse, South West France
Length 6,741 yards
Par 73
Designed by Robert Von Hagge
Established 1989
Where to stay Biarritz

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Golf de Belle Dune

Golfers at Golf de Belle Dune are treated to a unique golfing experience with half of the course being protected by trees and the other half skirting the dramatic dunes of France’s northern coast.

Since its inception into the golfing world in 1992 many have compared the course to the great links setups of the UK which is arguably one of golf’s greatest compliments. The combination of incredible course design with the magnificent natural landscape makes for a must visit for any golfer in Northern France.

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Golf de Belle Dune facts
Location Fort-Mahon-Plage, Northern France
Length 6,434 yards
Par 72
Designed by Jean Manuel Rossi
Established 1992

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Terre Blanche, Chateau Course

Dave Thomas was essentially given free reign when designing the Le Chateau Course and as a result has created a true masterpiece is the South of France. The course is bordered by wonderful woodland and the pristine fairways skirt beautiful water hazards leading to the ultimate test of accuracy.

Through ingenuous golf course design, Thomas has created 18 unique holes that draw upon a players creative side in order to navigate their way round. With the southern Alps for a backdrop the perfectly manicured greens allow for many birdie puts in a glorious setting.

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Terre Blanche, Chateau Course facts
Location Cote d'Azur
Length 7,235 yards
Par 72
Designed by Dave Thomas
Established 2000
Where to stay Southern France

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Le Touquet, La Mer Course

At the helm of Le Touquet's golf courses is La Mer and testament to its quality is the fact it has played host to a number of prestigious events including the French Open.

Harry Colt has created a true golfing spectacle which is reminiscent of some the best courses in Scotland. The jaw dropping views of the wild dunes and channel coastline are enough to make even your worst round of golf worth while.

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Le Touquet, La Mer Course facts
Location Le Touquet, Northern France
Length 6,862 yards
Par 72
Designed by Harry Colt
Established 1931
Where to stay Le Touquet

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Le Golf National, Albatros Course

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.

Top-rated by professionals and amateurs alike, Le Golf National is an excellent choice for a golf break in France.

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Le Golf National, Albatros Course facts
Location Guyancourt, Paris
Length 7,271 yards
Par 71
Designed by Hubert Chesneau
Established 1991
Hosted Ryder Cup 2018
Where to stay Paris

"The Albatros is a real challenge, especially off the tee. Make sure you keep the ball as close to the fairway as you can do, the fairway is tough and there's plenty of lakes ready for off-line drives."
Max (Marketing: Handicap 10)

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Le Kempferhof

The Champagne region of France is home to yet another magnificent Robert Von Hagge creation. The course's impeccable reputation was noted in 2005 when it was ranked as France’s second best golf course.

With a variety of tee boxes, players of all abilities are able one of the country's finest golfing setups in a setting worthy of a postcard.

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Le Kempferhof facts
Location Plobsheim, Alsace
Length 6,588 yards
Par 72
Designed by Robert Von Hagge
Established 1990
Where to stay Alsace

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