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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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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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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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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Málaga 01/11/2016

18th Southern Spain - Best in Area 60th Spain Ranking
On paper, given its history, its design (apparently quite classic parkland, even though a few holes are very close to the Mediterranean sea), and its length which at 6,25...

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Guadalhorce 01/11/2016

44th Southern Spain - Best in Area
Guadalhorce may not be the most technical test for your golf, but it is no pushover at 6,252 meters from the back tees, almost 6,000 from the men’s and still 5,122 from t...

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Torrequebrada 29/10/2016

31st Southern Spain - Best in Area
When you go to the Málaga-Marbella region, you expect most of the courses to be built on undulating terrain, but maybe not as much, or not as “wild” a design as Torrequeb...

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Lauro 24/10/2016

51st Southern Spain - Best in Area
Upon arriving at Lauro, we were impressed by the clubhouse, an old farmhouse with its very pleasant square courtyard planted with orange trees (all of the oranges very gr...

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Mijas (Los Olivos) 19/10/2016

32nd Southern Spain - Best in Area
This course leaves a very good impression. Its condition is quite good, the greens were not very fast when we played but still quite enjoyable, and the environment is usu...

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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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Biella 31/08/2016

3rd Northern Italy - Best in Area 3rd Italy Ranking 57th Continental Europe Ranking
I played Biella - Le Betulle this past weekend, under a scorching sun and without a cloud in sight. The course was being used mostly that day by young golfers under 16 wh...

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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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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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