Golf de Raray
This 6,720 yard woodland course features a true challenge of French golf, and its centre piece includes a 17th century stunning chateau. With several mature trees providing a scenic backdrop and a varied challenge, the Golf de Raray course provides an unforgettable round of golf.
Fairways on this course are widely considered to be of a generous nature, featuring spacious greens which enable players to take advantage of this space and show their true skill. Despite being landscaped into a beautiful and dense forest, the greens here are surprisingly open and it would be unfair to say that the greens are cramped with trees. Consisting of a blend of architectural and natural beauty, the Golf de Raray course offers a memorable golfing experience in northern France.
The Golf de Raray course features six par-4 holes across a distance of 400 yards, making the course’s architect’s aims clear; this course is not only destined to test skill, it also aims to push players to make it a test of stamina. The beauty of this course is that the stunning surroundings change with the seasons, yet the views consistently remain spectacular. Another benefit of this woodland landscape is the variety of wild animals that may be sighted in your game.
18 Holes, Buggy Hire, Changing Facilities, Driving Range, Par 72, Pro Shop, Putting Green, Short game practice area, Trolley Hire
The front nine holes of this course contrast from the back nine to create varied play and keep players on their toes. Wide open fairways are a consistent feature across the first nine, whereas the back nine holes are admittedly more of a challenge due to their narrow nature and hidden bunkers. With plenty of diversity on this course, players of all levels can enjoy a round here, especially with several tee off options on offer.
The Golf de Raray course demands different aspects of the player’s skillset; accuracy is required to control wayward shots away from trees, and excellent course management is needed to avoid the skilfully placed bunkers. If golfers find they cannot provide this, then they may find their scorecard seriously affected! A notable hole on this course features the final 18th hole, which is very French in its style, and conveniently links back to the chateau.
Alternatively, instead of playing a full round on the 18-hole course, players can enjoy the two 9-hole courses, or the driving range featuring an impressive 60 bays. These 9-hole courses feature challenging bunkers, large water hazards and raised greens to aid golfers in fine tuning their game.