François Gacougnolle

François is our Alpine Correspondent who learned to play golf in France over 20 years ago. Despite his 20+ handicap his love for golf has blossomed and he has played some 300 courses in numerous countries near and far from his base in Switzerland. His current favourite courses include Elie, East Lake, Lausanne, Biella, Chantilly (Vineuil) and Les Aisses, but he is always willing to explore fairways and rough at new venues.

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Falsterbo 03/08/2017

1st South & West Sweden - Best in Area 2nd Sweden Ranking 27th Continental Europe Ranking
Falsterbo and its surrounding area have long been a summer vacation spot for Swedes. This explains why the golf club was founded in 1909, and is the third oldest of the c...

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Schloss Schönborn (1-18) 16/10/2019

2nd Austria Ranking
Schloss Schönborn may be “just” a classic parkland course, but it has to be one of the classiest ones around, and the whole day there was such an experience I rate this g...

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Vuissens 05/07/2016

4th Switzerland Ranking
The course was built on and around a narrow valley and the two hillsides along it. This terrain heavily influenced the layout. First, every hole lying at the bottom of th...

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Eichenheim 13/06/2017

9th Austria Ranking
When it comes to mountain golf courses, there is always a lot of room for discussion and controversy as to the value of the course, the difficulty due to terrain or distr...

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Föhrenwald 22/06/2017

15th Austria Ranking
Föhrenwald may have lost its main claim to fame, the Ladies European tour event which took place eight years in a row at this location, but it is still a very good golf c...

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Ljunghusen (1-18) 06/08/2017

11th South & West Sweden - Best in Area 17th Sweden Ranking
Is the Ljunghusen golf course (1-18) a true links, or a maritime heathland course? I will let the debaters argue on. I simply had quite an experience at this golf club an...

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Gut Altentann 22/06/2017

5th Austria Ranking
Going to play a Jack Nicklaus course for the first time, one always has (or should have) high expectations. Mr. Nicklaus is known for his well-entrenched rules of golf co...

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Bossey 10/10/2016

25th South East France - Best in Area 100th France Ranking
The access to this golf club is through a winding uphill road through the village of Bossey, facing the very steep and very high Salève mountain just south of Geneva. Jus...

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Font del Llop 08/09/2016

16th South East Spain - Best in Area 94th Spain Ranking
I played the course on January 2nd, 2015, and I can testify that this course will stand the test of winter with high colors. It was a very nice day, but still wintery (i....

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Halmstad (Norra) 14/08/2017

2nd South & West Sweden - Best in Area 4th Sweden Ranking 50th Continental Europe Ranking
When I told a friend I was going to play the North course at Halmstad, he said: « Be very careful, it is a forest course so make sure you take many balls with you! » In f...

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Oslo 19/07/2021

2nd Norway Ranking
Any golfer playing this course gets a great experience, and plenty of exercise. The trees around the parkland are mature, the design of the course has been modernized to...

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Lausanne 25/06/2016

3rd Switzerland Ranking
The Lausanne golf course is closed from the beginning of December until mid-March every year so the season is only 8.5 months long. In addition, this year’s weather throu...

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L'Ile de Montreal (Island) 07/06/2016

30th Québec - Best in Area
One of the many good points about Club de Golf de l’Ile de Montréal is that this public access golf property has two very different golf courses to offer, and after playi...

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L'Ile de Montreal (Ireland) 05/06/2016

16th Québec - Best in Area
The Club de Golf de l‘Ile de Montréal, at the northern tip of the city’s island, is full of surprises. The clubhouse is the first one: a modern structure complete with pa...

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Le Diable 03/06/2016

8th Québec - Best in Area 82nd Canada Ranking
We played Golf Le Diable mid-May and found that despite the late winter weather setbacks that had been plaguing the region, the condition of the course was already quite...

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Murhof 16/10/2019

7th Austria Ranking
Murhof is the oldest golf course of Styria (Steiermark in German), the southeastern region of Austria. It is set in an unlikely place: whether you drive from Vienna or Gr...

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Vasatorp (TC) 28/07/2017

9th South & West Sweden - Best in Area 12th Sweden Ranking
Vasatorps Golfklubb’s Tournament course is a pretty unusual design, and several times during my round did I stop and wondered about the solutions the architects used to m...

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