Regarded as one of the finest links style courses in France and perfectly blended into some of the largest sand dunes in Europe, Belle Dune is a well-known favourite to the classic design of traditional links courses in the United Kingdom.
Lying within the Marquenterre reserve, the Belle Dune course is a haven for wildlife with golfers likely to enjoy their round amongst the colourful birds that inhabit the landscape. The scenery is simply breath taking and sculpted beautifully through the fine dune land for each immaculate hole. The course is treasured by golfers and has unsurprisingly been ranked by many in the top 10 courses in all of France by Golf Europèen magazine.
Keeping the ball on the fairway is crucial for a successful round with coastal winds blowing through fairways, providing a firm test in a magical setting. The first few holes on this course are deceiving and give false confidence to players as the course swiftly transforms into an invigorating challenge from the 5th hole, with beautiful birch trees littering the greens. It is always strongly recommended to not leave the fairway on this course unless you are looking to displace your ball amongst sand dunes and bushes.
3 nights, 2 roundsHotel Barriere Le Westminster
Bar, Buggy Hire, Driving Range, Par 71, Pro Shop, Putting Green, Restaurant, Short game practice area
The Belle Dune golf course require strategic yet varied play as golfers need to overcome multiple dog legs, some even double dog legs! Holes differ in nature as some retain the parkland style with tree-lined greens, whereas other holes feature multiple water hazards so it is important to aim straight. It would be untrue to say this course was forgiving; there is little room for error however it will provide a challenging and unforgettable round of golf.
A signature hole of this course includes the par-5 13th hole. After a lengthy walk from the 12th hole, players get the opportunity to fully take in the beautiful landscape of this course. For the first shot, it is important to keep it long and straight, yet with the second it is important to overcome the water hazard on the right side whilst remaining in the narrow fairway.
The welcoming British-inspired clubhouse and restaurant await you to relax in at the end of a memorable round. Here you can enjoy a well-deserved beer on the sun terrace. Only a stone’s throw away from the coastline and an hour away from Calais, the Belle Dune golf course is one of the most beautiful in its region.