First opened for play in 1967, the course at Golf de la Bretesche is carved through woodland and its fairways are laid out around a 14th century castle, which sits on an island in a lake with its entrance protected by a drawbridge across the moat.
Set out beside the Atlantic Ocean, the sandy-soiled fairways at Golf de Saint-Jean-de-Monts weave their way through a maritime forest before emerging into the open for what Martin Hawtree had described as “a true links finish”.
Le Golf Parc Robert Hersant is named after the late media magnate who died two years before the course opened in 1998. With plenty of trees, water and sand in play, this is a tough track when tackled from the championship tees.
Situated close to the southern end of the Brittany coast, the Golf Blue Green Saint-Laurent’s championship 18-hole Les Pins course first appeared in 1976, with the 9-hole Menhirs layout added a short time after to fashion an engaging 27-hole facility.
Situated less than half an hour’s drive from Versailles, the course at Domaine de Feucherolles is an early 1990s design from Jean-Marie Poellot, with fairways laid out around five sparkling lakes on a rather hilly property.