La Forêt course at Le Touquet is set beautifully among pine trees which provides a calm and peaceful environment for all golfers whatever their handicap.
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.
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.
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.
Les Dunes opened for play in 1990 and it’s nestled on undulating terrain, hidden amongst the sand dunes of Mount Saint Frieux.
Designed by 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.
One of more than a dozen facilities operated around the country by NGF Golf, the beautiful parkland course at Exclusiv Golf Cély-en-Bière lies within the magnificent 140-acre Domaine du Château de Cély, on the edge of the Fontainebleau forest.
The “traditionally English” Hawtree course offers a contrasting game of golf to that played on its “American-style” sibling, the Trent Jones layout, at the glorious 36-hole Golf de Bondues club.