Among the 100 best golf courses in continental Europe (excluding Britain ) , France is widely represented with 17 graded course and with a rich range of exceptional course !
The first, Morfontaine
Golf de Morfontaine was established October 15, 1913 by Armand de Gramont , Duc de Guiche on a former polo field. He did draw a 9-hole course by the Scottish golf architect Tom Simpson.
After the First World War, Tom Simpson designed the " Grand Course " 18 holes, opened October 9, 1927 .
At the heart of the Loire Valley, in the middle of an ancient forest, the former hunting estate of Baron Bich, the field Bordes offers an extraordinary setting for golfers, only a 1h30 from Paris.
The Texan architect Robert von Haage was instructed to give "American touch" to the project. The water sparkles on two thirds of the trail: a real challenge, even for experienced players.
On the course of Bordes, you will find both, difficulty and competitiveness. The area has earned the reputation of paradise for golfers seeking perfection.
North of Paris, Chantilly Golf was inaugurated in 1909. It was designed by British architect Tom Simpson (Fontainebleau, Hossegor ...).
The latest extension to 36 holes was completed at the end of the 80s, led by Donald Steel.
The creation of 13 new holes allowed - with 9 holes existing Longères - to create a new route of a different character, as well as a pitch and put area which can play younger.
The Fontainebleau Golf (Ile de France) created in 1909 by Tom Simpson, is located in the forest of Fontainebleau, 800 meters from the city, on the old parquet imperial hunts. With its sandy soil, the ground is flexible and offers the advantage of being perfectly playable regardless of weather conditions.
Prince de Provence Vidauban
Golf Vidauban, considered one of the finest courses in Europe, is reserved for members and their guests. Its exceptional layout is the work of architects Robert Trent Jones and his son Robert Junior.