One of around fifty golf facilities in France which are operated by the Bluegreen management company, the 27-hole Golf Bluegreen Saint-Laurent complex is located in the Mobihan department of Brittany, not far from the peaceful little town of Auray. The 18-hole Les Pins course first appeared in 1976, followed soon after by the 9-hole Menhirs layout.
Stretching to 6,068 metres from the tips, Les Pins plays to a par of 72 (35 out, 37 in), with holes arranged as two returning nines. There are three par fives on the longer back nine, the longest of which is the 491-metre 12th, rated stroke index 5. Feature holes include the first of the par threes at the 175-metre 4th and the tough, left doglegged 10th.
The Peugeot Golf Guide describes the course as follows in this edited extract:
“Set in rolling landscape planted with pines and oak trees, Michael Fenn’s 18-hole course was designed and built with the most serious of intentions. Many of the holes run up and down, making things easier in the wind but a little less appealing otherwise. With the sea and holiday resorts nearby, golfers can abandon the family for a few hours without remorse.”