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French Golf Holidays

French Golf Holidays

French golf holidays and breaks

Whilst France rightly boasts a long list of reasons to visit on holiday, golf is not usually top of that list. But more and more visiting golfers are discovering the great courses, the affordable green fees and the top notch après golf. Just think what the Ryder Cup of 2018 will do to spread the game even more.

Northern Brittany

An easy drive from the Breton ports of St Malo and Roscoff, Northern Brittany welcomes the golfer with a sumptuous menu of courses. For seaside golf there's the stunning links at Dinard, the spectacular holes at Val André, the open scenic fairways of Sables d'Or and St Cast, the tranquil beauty of Ajoncs d'Or or the moorland features of St Samson. Inland, choose from the stylish course at Château des Ormes, the forest and lake setting of Golf de St Malo, or the pretty parkland courses nearer to Rennes - La Freslonnière, Cicé Blossac and St Jacques.

Après golf

St Malo's atmospheric old town or 'intra muros' is full of narrow streets, bars and restaurants and a good place to be based to access both coastal and inland courses. Rennes is Brittany's administrative capital.

The following itineraries provide a variety of golf all within an easy drive from our arrival ports. They are just examples, and we are happy to tailor an itinerary to suit your requirements.

Dinan Golf Club

Dinan

from only £240 per person

1 night on board, 2 nights B&B and 3 rounds

Sail overnight Monday from Portsmouth to St Malo with cabin, arrive the following morning

Head to Dinard for a round before continuing on to the Hotel Mercure Dinan Port, staying for 2 nights

Play golf at Val Andre and St Cast

Sail back late afternoon or early evening from either Caen or Cherbourg back to Portsmouth or Poole depending on your choice of sailing schedule


Rennes Golf

Rennes

from only £259 per person

1 night on board, 2 nights B&B and 3 rounds

Sail overnight from Portsmouth to St Malo with cabin, arrive the following morning

Play Rennes St Jacques before heading into Rennes to stay for 2 nights at the Hotel Mercure

Play golf at Freslonniere and Cice-Blossac

Sail back late afternoon or early evening from either Caen or Cherbourg back to Portsmouth or Poole depending on your choice of sailing schedule


Rennes Golf

Sables d'Or

from only £309 per person

1 night on board, 3 nights B&B and 4 rounds

Sail overnight from Plymouth to Roscoff with cabin, arrive the following morning

Play St Samson en route to Sables d’Or les Pins where you will then stay for 3 nights at the Hotel Diane

Play golf at Sables d’Or, St Cast and Ajoncs d’Or

Depart Roscoff on the afternoon sailing back to Plymouth


Southern Brittany

Better known for campsites and family holidays, Southern Brittany offers truly enjoyable golf in some wonderful settings. In the west there's the rugged terrain of Les Abers and Brest Iroise in contrast to the pretty seaside holes at Golf de Cornouaille or the parkland Golf de l'Odet - both to the south of the region's ancient capital, Quimper. Further south there's more seaside golf at Ploemeur Océan, Baden and Rhuys Kerver, as well as the delightful parkland courses at Val Queven and St Laurent.

Après golf

Tuck in to lunch or dinner featuring the best local produce - the area is famed for seafood as well as crêpes and galettes (savoury pancakes) washed down with cider! Wander around Quimper's medieval centre, visit Carnac's standing stones or take a boat trip on the Golfe de Morbihan.

The following itineraries provide a variety of golf all within an easy drive from our arrival ports. They are just examples, and we are happy to tailor an itinerary to suit your requirements.

Brest Golf

Brest

from only £205 per person

1 night on board, 2 nights B&B and 2 rounds

Sail overnight Monday from Plymouth to Roscoff with cabin, arrive the following morning

Stay 2 nights at the Hotel l’Amirauté in Brest

Play Brest Iroise and Brest les Abers

Depart Roscoff mid-afternoon sailing for Plymouth


Bénodet Golf

Bénodet

from only £227 per person

1 night on board, 2 nights B&B and 3 rounds

Sail overnight from Plymouth to Roscoff with cabin, arrive the following morning

Drive to Cornouaille for a round

Stay at Hotel Armoric, Bénodet for 2 nights

Play golf at l’Odet and Ploemeur Ocean

Depart Roscoff mid-afternoon sailing for Plymouth


Carnac Golf

Carnac

from only £335 per person

2 nights on board, 3 nights B&B and 4 rounds

Sail overnight from Portsmouth to St Malo with cabin, arrive the following morning

Play golf at St Laurent before driving on down to Vannes and staying at Hotel Escale Oceania for 3 nights

Play Rhys Kerver, Baden and Val Quéven

Sail overnight from Caen to Portsmouth with cabin, arriving the following morning


St Malo & Western Normandy

There's a choice of links courses along Normandy's west coast at Granville and Coutainville with stylish Dinard across the Bay of Mont St Michel. Nearby Des Ormes and St Malo offer classy tree-lined holes with several lakes. The other coast is steeped in the historical connections of Bayeux and D-Day. Omaha Beach Golf Club has two courses next to the eponymous landing beach and an easy drive from the ports of St Malo, Cherbourg or Caen.

Après golf

Bayeux boasts the impressive tapestry museum depicting the Norman conquest of England in 1066, and there are many D-Day and WW2 beaches, battlefields and memorials to add another dimension to your golf trip to this area.

The following itineraries provide a variety of golf all within an easy drive from our arrival ports. They are just examples, and we are happy to tailor an itinerary to suit your requirements.

Omaha Beach Golf

Omaha Beach

from only £210 per person

1 night on board, 2 nights B&B and 3 rounds

Sail overnight from Portsmouth to Caen with cabin, arrive the following morning

Stay at the Hotel Ibis, Port en Bessin for 2 nights

Play 2 rounds at Omaha Beach, one on the Mer course and one on the Manoir course, along with a third round at Golf de la Presqu’île du Cotentin

Sail back late afternoon or early evening from either Caen or Cherbourg back to Portsmouth or Poole depending on your choice of sailing schedule


Bénodet Golf

Granville

from only £253 per person

1 night on board, 2 nights B&B and 3 rounds

Sail overnight from Portsmouth to St Malo with cabin, arrive the following morning

Play Granville before heading to Hotel Mercure, Granville to stay 2 nights

Play golf at Coutainville and Omaha Beach (Mer)

Sail back late afternoon or early evening from either Caen or Cherbourg back to Portsmouth or Poole depending on your choice of sailing schedule


St Malo Golf

St Malo to Caen

from only £315 per person

2 nights on board, 3 nights B&B and 4 rounds

Sail overnight from Portsmouth to St Malo with cabin, arrive the following morning

Stay 3 nights at Hotel Univers, St Malo

Play golf at Saint-Malo Golf Resort, Des Ormes and Dinard

Play a round at Vire la Dathée en-route to Caen before sailing overnight from Caen to Portsmouth with cabin, arrive the following morning


Caen and Deauville

Near to Caen there's a great choice of golf with 36 holes at Omaha Beach to the west, the undulating holes at Clécy to the south and Golf de Garcelles, Houlgate and Cabourg nearer to the city and port at Ouistreham. Above Le Havre on the Alabaster Coast is the long-established Golf d'Etretat.

Après golf

Popular with wealthy Parisiens as well as Brits, Deauville boasts an elegant waterfront and casino, with many chic villas, hotels and restaurants. Nearby Trouville is definitely worth exploring for its cafés and restaurants.

The following itineraries provide a variety of golf all within an easy drive from our arrival ports. They are just examples, and we are happy to tailor an itinerary to suit your requirements.

Caen Golf

Caen

from only £229 per person

1 night on board, 2 nights B&B and 3 rounds

Sail overnight from Portsmouth to Caen with cabin, arrive the following morning

Drive to Clécy for a round before travelling into Caen where you will stay at the Hotel Ibis, Port de Plaisance for 2 nights

Play further rounds at Garcelles and Caen prior to sailing late afternoon from Caen to Portsmouth


Golf Course

Trouville

from only £272 per person

1 night on board, 2 nights B&B and 3 rounds

Sail overnight from Portsmouth to Caen with cabin, arrive the following morning

On arrival play St Gatien

Continue on to Trouville where you will stay at the Hostellerie du Vallon for 2 nights

Play further rounds at Golf Club de l'Amirauté and Cabourg

Sail late afternoon from Caen to Portsmouth


Golf Course

Deauville

from only £286 per person

1 night on board, 3 nights B&B and 3 rounds

Sail overnight from Portsmouth to Caen with cabin, arrive the following morning

Drive along the coast and play the Deauville course before heading to stay 3 nights at the Hotel Continental, Deauville

Play further rounds at St Julien and Beuzeval

Sail late afternoon from Caen to Portsmouth


Normandy Parkland

Take the motorway towards Paris to access some great golf in the heart of Normandy. There's a choice of golf around Deauville - l'Amirauté, St. Gatien and the two Barrière courses.Champ de Bataille is quite stunning when the rhododendrons are in flower! Equally spectacular, but very different, is Golf Parc de Nantilly; don't be put off by the name - this buggy-friendly course is simply beautiful with many water hazards and island greens. Golf d'Evreux offers a friendly welcome and Vaudreuil boasts elegant parkland and a memorable clubhouse. Which leaves Golf National near Versailles which will host the 2018 Ryder Cup - why not see how you shape up?

Après golf

Take a wander through Claude Monet's spectacular gardens at Giverny, where he painted many of his most famous works. You can also visit Monet's house which contains reproductions of many of his most famous paintings and his huge personal collection of Japanese prints.

The following itineraries provide a variety of golf all within an easy drive from our arrival ports. They are just examples, and we are happy to tailor an itinerary to suit your requirements.

Golf Course

Honfleur

from only £248 per person

1 night on board, 2 nights B&B and 3 rounds

Sail overnight from Portsmouth to Caen with cabin, arrive the following morning

Drive to Golf Club de l’Amirauté and play midmorning. Your hotel, Hotel le Cheval Blanc, Honfleur, is nearby where you will stay for 2 nights

On your second day, play at St Gatien and final day at Golf Barrière de St Julien before your afternoon sailing from Caen to Portsmouth


Golf Course

Louviers

from only £261 per person

1 night on board, 2 nights B&B and 3 rounds

Sail overnight from Portsmouth to Caen with cabin, arrive the following morning

Drive to Golf de Deauville for your first round before travelling on to Louviers where you will stay 2 nights at Hotel le Pré St Germain

Play Golf du Vaudreuil and Golf Club du Champ de Bataille

Enjoy a leisurely afternoon sailing to Portsmouth from Caen


Golf Course

East Normandy

from only £415 per person

1 night on board, 2 nights B&B and 3 rounds

Sail overnight from Portsmouth to Caen with cabin, arrive the following morning

Play Golf National Albatros before returning to Hotel Golf Parc Robert Hersant for 2 nights

Play Le Golf Parc de Nantilly and Golf Club du Champ de Bataille before returning to Caen for a late afternoon sailing to Portsmouth


Ryder Cup and around Paris

An easy drive from Caen or Le Havre are some of the finest courses around Paris.

Chantilly, well-known for horse-racing, also has some top class courses and we can offer Lys Chantilly, Apremont and Raray.

Versailles also has a superb selection of outstanding courses Bethemont, Feucherolles, Saint Nom La Breteche, Courson, Rochefort and of course Golf National where in September 2018 the Ryder will take place.

Fancy some friendly competition?

Join us and play in one of our tournaments. We are now in our 16th year of organising these events to which we welcome club professionals with groups, mixed and individuals.

The following itineraries provide a variety of golf all within an easy drive from our arrival ports. They are just examples, and we are happy to tailor an itinerary to suit your requirements.

Golf Course

Chantilly

from only £365 per person

2 nights on board, 2 nights B&B and 3 rounds

Sail overnight from Portsmouth to Caen with cabin, arrive the following morning

Play your first round at the magnificent Apremont

Stay 2 nights at Hotel Dolce Chantilly

Play 2 further rounds at Lys Chantilly and Raray

Sail overnight from Caen to Portsmouth with cabin, arrive the following morning


Golf Course

Versailles 1

from only £408 per person

2 nights on board, 2 nights B&B and 3 rounds

Sail overnight from Portsmouth to Caen with cabin, arrive the following morning

On arrival drive to the superb Feucherolles golf club

Stay 2 nights at the Hotel le Versailles

Play a further 2 rounds at Golf de Bethemont and Golf de Courson

Sail overnight from Caen to Portsmouth with cabin, arrive the following morning


Golf Course

Versailles 2

from only £408 per person

2 nights on board, 2 nights B&B and 3 rounds

Sail overnight from Portsmouth to Caen with cabin, arrive the following morning

On arrival travel to Golf de Courson for your first round, before travelling to Hotel le Versailles

Play a further 2 rounds at Golf National and Golf de Rochefort

Sail overnight from Caen to Portsmouth with cabin, arrive the following morning


Loire Valley

Golf du Château des 7 Tours offers tranquil holiday golf; there's more of a challenge at Tours d'Ardrée and Golf d'Orleans Limère with their tricky hazards in stunning surroundings and Orleans Donnery offers a delightful golfing experience. A little to the west is Golf d'Anjou, the hidden gem of Sablé Solesmes, and the course adjacent to the race track at Le Mans. Finally we have introduced 3 new courses for our clients: the stunning Les Aisses, a must play on any golfers list, and Golf du Bauge and Chateau de Cheverny, all within easy reach of our arrival ports.

Après golf

This is châteaux and vineyard country, so why not marvel at some magnificent country houses and then sample some of the red, rosé and white wines produced in this wonderful area of France.

The following itineraries provide a variety of golf all within an easy drive from our arrival ports. They are just examples, and we are happy to tailor an itinerary to suit your requirements.

Golf Course

Le Mans

from only £317 per person

2 nights on board, 3 nights B&B and 4 rounds

Sail overnight from Portsmouth to Caen with a cabin

Play your first round at 24 Heures Le Mans then on to Grand Hotel de Sablé Solesmes where you will stay for 3 nights

Play a further 3 rounds golf at Golf de Bauge, Golf de Sablé Solesmes and Golf d’Avrillé

Sail overnight from Caen to Portsmouth with a cabin, arrive the following morning


Golf Course

Les Aisses

from only £398 per person

2 nights on board, 3 nights B&B and 3 rounds

Sail overnight from Portsmouth to Caen with a cabin

Drive to your first round at the magnificent Les Aisses golf club

Stay 3 nights at the Hotel Escale Oceania, Orléans

Play a further round at Golf d'Orléans Limère and another at Les Aisses

Sail overnight from Caen to Portsmouth with a cabin, arrive the following morning


Golf Course

Tours Parkland

from only £402 per person

2 nights on board, 3 nights B&B and 4 rounds

Sail overnight from Portsmouth to Caen with a cabin

On arrival drive to Golf de Bauge for your first round, before travelling to Hotel Oceania l'Univers, Tours for 3 nights

Play further rounds at Golf de Tours d’Ardrée, Golf d'Anjou and Golf de Château des 7 Tours

Sail overnight from Caen to Portsmouth with a cabin, arrive the following morning.


Western Loire

Just over the border from Brittany this region boasts some deservedly well-known courses which are a surprisingly easy drive from our Channel ports. La Baule has two championship courses and a nine hole, with the popular beach resort just down the road. The magical castle and lake at La Bretesche has drawn golfers for many years, whilst south of the Loire is the exceptional mix of links and forest at St Jean de Monts, or the resort course at Port Bourgenay. Pornic, Olonnes, Fontenelles and Domangère provide a further mix of seaside and parkland challenges.

Après golf

The resorts of La Baule and the Vendée coast provide plenty of après golf diversions during the season, whilst the city of Nantes is well worth a visit if you're feeling over-golfed.

The following itineraries provide a variety of golf all within an easy drive from our arrival ports. They are just examples, and we are happy to tailor an itinerary to suit your requirements.

Golf Course

St Jean de Monts

from only £314 per person

2 nights on board, 3 nights B&B and 3 rounds

Sail overnight from Portsmouth to St Malo with cabin, arrive the following morning

On arrival drive to Hotel Atlantic Thalasso at St Jean de Monts where you will stay for 3 nights

Play 3 rounds of golf at Pornic, St Jean de Monts and Fontenelles

Return overnight from St Malo or Caen depending on your choice of sailing schedule


Golf Course

Sables d'Olonnes

from only £322 per person

2 nights on board, 3 nights B&B and 3 rounds

Sail overnight from Portsmouth to St Malo with cabin, arrive the following morning

Drive to Golf des Olonnes for your first round

Stay 3 nights at Hotel les Roches Noires at Les Sables d’Olonnes

Play 2 more rounds at Port Bourgenay and Domangère

Sail overnight from St Malo or Caen depending on your choice of sailing schedule


Golf Course

La Baule

from only £356 per person

2 nights on board, 3 nights B&B and 4 rounds

Sail overnight from Portsmouth to St Malo with cabin, arrive the following morning

4 rounds of golf at La Baule, La Bretesche, Nantes-Vigneux and Savenay

3 nights at Hotel Mercure Majestic on the seafront at La Baule

Return overnight from St Malo or Caen depending on your choice of sailing schedule


South West France

If you fancy heading further south there are some wonderful golfing challenges. Pick of the bunch, and one of Europe's best, is Seignosse - closely followed by Makila; both are near the Spanish border. Further north the forest course at Lacanau is a delight as are the 36 holes at Golf du Médoc. Nearer to Poitiers, Haut Poitou and Manoir du Beauvoir are both high quality tracks.

There are many more courses to choose from and we'd be delighted to tailor-make a break for you and your group. There's easy motorway access south of Nantes or you might want to cruise to northern Spain and drive up.

Fancy some friendly competition?

Join us and play in one of our tournaments. We are now in our 15th year of organising these events to which we welcome club professionals with groups, mixed and individuals.

The following itineraries provide a variety of golf all within an easy drive from our arrival ports. They are just examples, and we are happy to tailor an itinerary to suit your requirements.

Golf Course

Poitiers

from only £315 per person

2 nights on board, 4 nights B&B and 3 rounds

Sail overnight from Portsmouth to St Malo with cabin, arrive the following morning

Drive to Poitiers-Mignaloux and the Manoir de Beauvoir where you will stay for 4 nights

Play 2 rounds at Manoir de Beauvoir and 1 round at Domaine des Forges

Sail from Caen or St Malo, depending on your choice of sailing schedule, with cabin included


Golf Course

Biarritz

from only £481 per person

2 nights on board, 5 nights B&B and 3 rounds

Sail overnight from Portsmouth to Bilbao with cabin, arrive Thursday morning

Drive from Spain to France and enjoy 5 nights in the Best Western Plus Karitza Hotel

Play 3 rounds at Seignosse, Moliets and Biarritz le Phare

On Tuesday, sail from Bilbao to Portsmouth with cabin included


Golf Course

Bordeaux

from only £481 per person

2 nights on board, 4 nights B&B and 3 rounds

Sail Thursday overnight from Portsmouth to St Malo with cabin, arrive the following morning

Head south, arriving at Hotel Best Western Gare St Jean, Bordeaux where you will stay for 4 nights

Play 2 rounds at Château de Vigiers and 1 round at Lacanau Océan

On Tuesday, sail from Bilbao to Portsmouth with cabin included