We’ve grouped the regions of Normandy, Brittany, Centre and Pays de la Loire to create the North West area of France. There are many good golf courses to be found in the French North West but we’ve not yet completed our detailed review of the region.
In the north east of Normandy you’ll find a lovely, old-fashioned Willie Park Jr course at Dieppe-Pourville and further west at Le Havre there’s the Tom Simpson track at New Golf de Deauville that was extended to 27 holes by Henry Cotton. Further west in Brittany there’s the pretty coastal layout at Pléneuf Val André and to the south in the Loire you’ll find a lovely Henry Cotton designed parkland golf course at Golf de la Bretesche whose centrepiece is a delightful castle hotel that features in the Michelin Guide.
A few miles to the south west of Orléans in the Centre Region, you’ll find the jewel of the North West, which was the brainchild of Baron Marcel Bich (the man behind Bic pens). Texan, Robert von Hagge, designed Les Bordes on a day when he was at his most wickedly creative and it’s a must-play golf course that regularly vies with Morfontaine for the French No.1 spot.