Some of the most famous architects have designed the French golf
courses (Both Robert Trent Jones Snr&Jnr, Robert Von Hagge, Pete Dye,
Ronald Fream, Tom Simpson, Peter Alliss, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus…).
The rich variety of the landscape in France makes that no two golf courses are
All types of courses are proposed: links, clifftop, sandhills, parkland,
wooded, mountain ranges, American style, challenging, friendly, traditional,
Four French golf courses are amid the Continental Europe top ten in the 2000
Golf Magazine 's best Golf Courses Ranking.
French motorists drive on the right side of the road, unlike
their UK neighbours. In France, the well-maintained road network and very good
motorway system get you to drive just like you are driving along Interstate
TGV and regional airports give you an easy access to any part of France.
Distances between golf courses and hotels are short (average 30 mn). A lot of
chateaux hotels and resorts have their own golf course on site.
France is probably the best golf destination for… non golfers!
Loire Valley Castles, gothic cathedrals, Roman abbeys, museums, music
festivals, wine tasting, cooking class, antiques, small village markets,
shopping, barge cruises, and more will fill each of your days spent in France,
while your companion is battling on the course .
COUNTRY OF GOOD LIVING
French gastronomy has to honour its worldwide reputation.
The French idea of a golf day is a gastronomic scramble with different
vintages and bonnes bouches to offer at the back of every green.
Weight-loss books are not best-sellers in the land of foie gras, canard and
And cheese, what a real thing! Cheeses in France are not required to be
pasteurised, which means that cheeses are a national treasure for visitors to
There are good reasons for avoirdupois to be a French word
Tourism is one of the most important French industry (first
destination in the world with more than 70 million visitors each year) which
consequently provide a high level of professionalism in the way of welcoming
The temperate climate in France allows to play golf all year
round. Provence, French Riviera or Pays Basque (Biarritz) for example have no
idea of what a winter green looks like.
YOU SPEAK FRENCH ?
Slice is a slice, green is a green, divot is a divot, birdie is a
birdie…French golf resists all attempts by Academie Française to supplant
them with escalopes or oiselets
All the people in the French golf clubs speak english
As far as you know how to say bonjour (good day), au revoir (good bye), merci
(thanks), French people are friendly, welcoming and helpful.
Golf is an old story in France. The first course
has been built in 1856.
Even more, the first French player to win the British Open was Arnaud Massy in
The first…but unfortunately the last!