French golf holidays represent excellent quality and great value, as the country has so much to offer both golfers and non-golfers alike. The many courses are outstanding, varied in style according to locality but always beautifully maintained. On top of that, France has the added bonuses of excellent culture, art, fantastic cuisine and wine, history and scenery.
The Eurotunnel makes getting to France so easy and offers a much cheaper alternative than flights (with the ever-increasing costs of luggage and golf club carriage) to destinations further afield from the UK and is therefore incredibly popular with British golfers. Le Touquet is a firm favourite with its phenomenal golf courses.
There are some superb golf resorts within a short drive inland from Calais including the wonderful St Omer with its outstanding hotel and superb championship 18-hole course, as well as a shorter academy 9-hole course. The towns of Arras and Lille have a variety of courses and are easily reachable by car.
Driving a little further south, Paris has the obvious attractions including the Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Elysees, Notre-Dame, a boat trip down the Seine to name but a few, but the surrounding area is home to some famous courses such as Golf de Chantilly (a European Top 100 golf course) and the Fontainebleu course (considered to be one of the best courses in Europe) as well as the Golf National 18 and 9 hole courses, near Versailles, which will host the 2018 Ryder Cup. If travelling with the family, head north east and visit Disneyland Paris – the Radisson Blu Disneyland Paris is close by and has 27 holes of golf onsite.
Further west are the lovely resorts of Normandy, Brittany and the Western Loire with the coastline offering many charming courses and holiday towns. Trouville, Deuville and La Baule are perfect for a combined golf and beach holiday, as well as having many restaurants and bars etc.
The South of France is a real favourite and is easily reached by air or by a longer drive (why not meander down if you have time and stop at some of the fabulous cities, towns and villages along the way) – with beautiful climate ( the sun is almost guaranteed!) great resorts and golf courses from Biarritz and Bordeaux to Provence and the Cote d’Azur.
Even the French Alps have emerged as a golfing destination, with the focus on the LPGA Evian Masters with its pure air and unequalled views.
There is such an abundance of courses in this wonderful country, that one French golf holiday will never be the same as the next! Whatever type of golf holiday you are looking for there are golf breaks in France to suit every budget and taste.