North West France

Map of North West France

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We’ve grouped the regions of Normandy, Brittany, Centre and Pays de la Loire to create the North West area of France. There are many good golf courses to be found in the French North West and we’ve still in the process of carrying out a detailed review of the region.

In the north east of Normandy you’ll find Dieppe-Pourville, where the club's original 9-hole course was fashioned by Willie Park Junior, and further west at Le Havre there’s the Tom Simpson track at New Golf de Deauville that was upgraded by Henry Cotton in the 1960s.

Further west in Brittany there’s the pretty coastal layout at Pléneuf Val André and to the south in the Loire you’ll find a lovely Henry Cotton-designed parkland golf course at Golf de la Bretesche whose centrepiece is a delightful castle hotel that features in the Michelin Guide.

A few miles to the south west of Orléans in the Centre Region, you’ll find the jewel of the North West, which was the brainchild of Baron Marcel Bich (the man behind Bic pens). Texan, Robert von Hagge, designed Les Bordes on a day when he was at his most wickedly creative and it’s a must-play golf course that regularly vies with Morfontaine for the French No.1 spot.

Top 100 Golf Courses - North West France

Les Bordes

1st North West France - Best in Area

There's a slight American feel to the golf at Les Bordes, both in terms of design and conditioning, but there is no doubting that you are in France.

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Les Aisses (Les Aisses)

2nd North West France - Best in Area

The original design at Les Aisses was modern and occasionally eccentric, but Hawtree Limited changed all that in 2010 and the golf course now harks back to the Golden Age.

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Granville (Links)

3rd North West France - Best in Area

The fairways at Golf de Granville date back to 1912, when a number of somewhat primitive golf holes were first laid out by local golfers amongst the Bréville dunes on France’s Atlantic coast...

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Dinard

4th North West France - Best in Area

Situated four miles to the west of Dinard, along the sandy shoreline of Brittany’s Emerald Coast at Saint-Briac-sur-Mer, the fairways of Dinard Golf Club date back to the late 1880s...

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Pleneuf-Val-Andre

5th North West France - Best in Area

Pleneuf-Val Andre is not long, measuring a little less than 5,900 metres from the tips, but the trick here is to keep keep the ball in play, wrestle with the fickle wind and negotiate many uneven lies.

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Limère

6th North West France - Best in Area

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.

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Étretat

8th North West France - Best in Area

Set out along the chalk cliffs to the north of Le Havre where spectacular coastal views of the English channel are on offer between the 10th and 14th holes as the fairways run along the edge of the cliffs.

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Barrière de Deauville (Rouge & Blanc)

9th North West France - Best in Area

The 18-hole layout of first choice at l’Hôtel Barrière de Deauville comprises the 9-hole Rouge and Blanc nines, with the 9-hole Bleu as an additional playing option. The club hosted two editions of the French Open here in 1931 and 1956.

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La Domangère

10th North West France - Best in Area

With intimidating water hazards threatening at no fewer than thirteen of the eighteen holes at Golf de La Domangère, it’s easy to understand why this course is rated such a tough test from the back tees.

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Leaderboard

Rank Name Courses reviewed
1 Jim McCann Courses Reviewed 10
2 Johnathan hubbard Courses Reviewed 4
3 Cédric Courses Reviewed 3
4 David Oliver Courses Reviewed 3
5 jason Courses Reviewed 2
6 Nicolas Courses Reviewed 2
7 Simon Haines Courses Reviewed 1
8 Ross Crick Courses Reviewed 1
9 Dan Hare Courses Reviewed 1
10 Terry Atkinson Courses Reviewed 1