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.