Robert von Hagge laid out the four nines at Golf du Stade Français Courson in the early 1990s and the Lilas and Orange combination forms the second choice 18-hole layout, offering a hilly front nine followed by a water-laden inward half.
With fourteen fairways routed through the Forest of Hallate in Picardy, the course at Exclusiv Golf Apremont is an early 1990s John Jacobs and Olivier Dongradi design that can be stretched to almost 6,400 metres from the tips.
The two 18-hole golf courses here may only have been in use for around half a century but collectively they’ve given Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche the reputation as one of the best tournament venues in France.
Tom Simpson originally laid out Les Chênes at Club du Lys Chantilly in 1929 during a busy period for the English architect who was working on a number of French projects around that time.
Golf de Wimereux is located a mere 20 kilometres from the Channel Tunnel and the course itself is routed across a finger of linksland adjacent to the English Channel.
Overshadowed to a large extent by the Marly course at Golf de Joyenval, the Retz course did manage to capture some of the golfing limelight in 2010 when it co-hosted the first two rounds of the one-off Vivendi Cup.
Les Dunes opened for play in 1990 and it’s nestled on undulating terrain, hidden amongst the sand dunes of Mount Saint Frieux.
Laid out within a beautiful wooded estate in the northwest suburbs of Paris, the course at Golf du Château de la Chouette is a new millennium offering from Robert Trent Jones Jnr which is routed around several substantial water features.
Situated an hour’s drive north of Paris city centre, the course at Golf de L’Isle Adam is a mid-1990s production from Ron Fream. The fairways are laid out within woodland and open country and water only ever intervenes at three of the holes.
Designed by Joan Dudok van Heel and first opened for play in 1990, the course at Aa Saint-Omer Golf Club has hosted an annual tournament for professionals on the European Challenge Tour since 2000.