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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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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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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Falsterbo 03/08/2017

1st South & West Sweden - Best in Area 3rd 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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Vasatorp (TC) 28/07/2017

9th South & West Sweden - Best in Area 13th 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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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

7th South & West Sweden - Best in Area 11th 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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Fontana 15/06/2017

3rd Austria Ranking
I have to admit that when I drove into the Fontana golf club premises, I was shocked. I had driven through the west of Austria, hill after valley and mountain after gorge...

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Halmstad (Norra) 14/08/2017

4th South & West Sweden - Best in Area 8th 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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Schladming-Dachstein 17/09/2022

10th Austria Ranking
German professional Bernhard Langer designed this course while at the height of his career on the PGA tour. It opened in 1990 and it shows all the marks of a US golf cour...

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Seefeld-Wildmoos 17/09/2022

19th Austria Ranking
If you want to discover what excellent alpine golf can be, Seefeld-Wildmoos is a great place to startEverything must be earned at Seefeld-Wildmoos it seems. Just getting...

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Achensee 16/09/2022

12th Austria Ranking
We played Achensee the day after exploring Zillertal-Uderns, and it is difficult to find so different golf courses, especially just 25 kms apart: Achensee is an alpine co...

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Oslo 19/07/2021

3rd 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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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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Colony Club Gutenhof (West) 14/10/2019

4th Austria Ranking
Almost 6,500 meters from the back tees, this course may be flat but it is no joke… even less so for the golfers starting from any tees forward! In fact, the club has 6 se...

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