Les Aisses is a bit out of the way if you are coming to play Paris area courses (90-minute drive), it’s a must see! The first 6 holes are nice, but the last 12 are world class …I mean Top 20 or top 30 world class. Every single hole is a stunner.
Play off the black tees only if you can hit it regularly 250 meters, otherwise favor the whites as it’s not the drive which will hurt you, it’s the approach shots to the greens which are heavily defended by mounds and bunkers. You don’t roll onto the greens, you need to carry them, and hitting a 5 iron or a 3 wood into the green is very different. Fairways are at angle from the tees so the further you carry the rough the easier the approach.
Les Bordes, which is located 20 minutes away, gets all the credit…but Les Aisses is really a fantastic course (top 10 in France) for the May to October golfing period, as the forest makes it a bit too wet during the other 6 months of the year (call ahead in July as that is the period when they aerate the greens).
Date: April 27, 2016