Golf de Limère is located just to the south of Orléans and is set in the delightfully secluded Sologne Forest. It’s one of 20 French courses operated by Blue Green.
Limère is a modern, thoughtfully designed Cabell B. Robinson layout which opened for play in 1992 and can be enjoyed equally by golfers of all abilities. Naturally you’ll need to select your tee box carefully. From the back tees Limère measures a modest 6,221 metres but don’t be fooled into thinking it’s a pushover as the course tests the very best during annual National Championships held at the club.
Routed across relatively flat and easy walking terrain, the Limère challenge really starts at the greensites which are invariably well bunkered, large and rather tricky to read. But you’ll also need to safely negotiate the trees which can cause a fair few dropped shots if you are wayward from the tee.
The course is nicely balanced, you can expect to use all the clubs in your bag and the 18th is one of the finest closing holes in France with its island green. The whole Limère experience can be summed up as a very pretty picture, so don’t forget your camera!
We played here last year and enjoyed the course so we returned last week. We agree that there is a slightly rundown feel about Limere. We were disappointed by the course condition. Overall impressions are of a good course layout but poor maintenance, which had deteriorated this year compared to our previous visit.
Fairways had inconsistent lies. Rough was poorly kept. Many tee boxes were out of use and under repair, and the upkeep of those in use was poor. Some bunkers have new sand compared to last year. The greens were generally ok. We would have played elsewhere had we known about the course condition in advance.