Hole-in-one getaways in France!

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Hole-in-one getaways in France!

France has a rich golfing history with the opening of Pau Golf Course, the first golf course in mainland Europe, dating back to 1856. Golf in France has grown in popularity over the years due to the influence of English golfers looking for some sun and it is now one of Europe’s most desirable golfing spots. Boasting beautiful weather, superb quality golf courses and a sense of la dolce vita, visitors can find a huge variety of options throughout the country.

French culture, history, scenery and cuisine help to make golf in France diverse and exciting. With a wealth of things to do, even for non-golfers, France golf breaks offer something for everyone. Check out Golf Travel Centre’s pick of golf breaks in France, all within two hours from Southampton!

1. Hotel Red Fox, Le Touquet

Located close to the beach, two casinos and amazing restaurants this beautiful resort offers airy rooms, cosy lounge areas and a warm and friendly atmosphere. The course is surrounded by sea and forest and allows you to fully immerse yourself in sports and relaxation. Situated at the centre of Le Touquet, the hotel will enable to you soak up this unique area while staying in a hotel offering the perfect blend between traditional and modern.

Getting there: From Southampton Airport you will fly into Paris Charles de Gaulle. There are daily connections between Paris Gare du Nord and Etaples/L Touquet station which take 2 hours 15 minutes.

 

2. Hotel Barrière le Westminster

Beautiful ceiling heights, sand tones and delicate furniture, Le Westminster Hotel combines history and modernity with an exquisite golfing experience. Only 500 yards from the beach, this hotel offers spacious, Art Deco rooms, access to leisure facilities and a world-renowned Michelin-starred restaurant for guests to enjoy. Set in an area of stunning natural beauty the golf course is among the best in Europe, certain to satisfy both amateurs and the more seasoned golfer.

Getting there: Also situated in Le Touquet, Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport is only a direct train ride away.

 

3. Golf du Medoc, Hotel et Spa

Golf du Medoc is an unmissable destination for any golfer, combining outstanding accommodation, gastronomy and relaxation with your favourite past time. Nestled in the heart of nearly 500 acres of the region’s famous countryside, this resort offers two of the most beautiful golf courses in Europe, while still adhering to the purest tradition of the Scottish ‘links’. The quality of the greens and the ocean breeze are almost as relaxing as the hotel’s world-class spa and leisure facilities that guests can enjoy in the evening.

Getting there: Fly from Southampton Airport to Bordeaux Airport in just 2 hours and then on to the hotel by just a short car journey. But note, this is a summer-only destination.

 

4. Hotel Barriere Le Grand Hotel Dinard

Elegant period features and high ceilings combined with the warm French hospitality of the Le Grand Hotel Dinard will give your golf trip a real luxury feel. The beautiful spot is only a 4-minute walk from the beach and the hotel boasts unbeatable sea views. The golf course is one of the oldest and most prestigious in France and is a paradise for players who want a first-rate course. After a day on the fairways guests can enjoy a cocktail in the piano bar, or relax in the sauna before dining at the famous gourmet restaurant.

Getting there: Go from Southampton Airport to Rennes Airport in just 48 minutes. Depending on your preference, take a train, bus, taxi or hire a car on to Dinard.

 

5. Dolce Chantilly, Oise

Set amidst the verdant countryside of the historical Chantilly region, this 4-star resort and golf club offers a first class experience. Only 40 mins from Paris, the Dolce Chantilly is bright and contemporary, with 3 restaurants, a bar and world-class leisure facilities. The course is surrounded by forest and is a challenging but beautiful option for golfers of all skill levels. If you want to find yourself lost in outstanding French nature, relax in luxurious settings and test yourself on the greens, then this spot is an ideal destination.

Getting there: Once again, Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport is a short car ride away from this resort so hop on a plane from Southampton Airport and you’ll be on the golf course in just a few hours.