Normandy: gateway to the Ryder Cup

If you are travelling to the 2018 Ryder Cup, why not make the most of your visit by adding a trip to Normandy? Less than two hours from Paris and easily accessible from the UK thanks to its five ferry routes, Normandy is a destination of choice for golfers, with some magnificent courses, rich and varied cuisine, quality hotels, as well as an outstanding historical and cultural heritage.

Just an hour from Paris

A stone's throw away

Golf du Vaudreuil

Within just an hour from the Golf National in Guyancourt, golfers can reach this 18-hole PGA golf couse designed by Fred Hawtree. The narrow fairways, bordered with century old trees, and the subtle greens, make Le Vaudreuil a true championship course.

Located close to both the railway station and the motorway, Le Vaudreuil is a challenging and easily accessible golf course.

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Close to the golf course, you can visit one of Normandy's most famous destinations: Claude Monet's house and gardens in Giverny, or Rouen, a city bustling with life and history.

Peter Watson

Two hours or so from Paris

Golf by the sea

Want to perfect your swing on beautiful greens and fairways overlooking the sea? Just two hours' drive away from the Golf Naional in Guyancourt, you'll find some unbeatable places to play:

Golf de Dieppe-Pourville

Designed in 1897 by famous English architect Willie Park Jr, the Dieppe-Pourville golf course is Normandy's oldest. This 18-hole course offers several stunning and testing cliff-top holes, exposed to the wind blowing from the Channel and complete with magnificent sea views.

Golf d'Etretat

Etretat is undoubtedly one the most remarkable seaside golf courses in France. Located in dazzling surroundings, the 18-hole course overlooks the sea and Etretat's dramatic white cliffs, with many cliff-top holes which will take your breath away.

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Along the Alabaster Coast, between Dieppe and Etretat, a visit to Veules-les-Roses is highly recommended. This gem has just been officially awarded as one of France's prettiest villages. You can also stop off in Fécamp to discover the impressive Palais Bénédictine.

Two hours' or so from Paris

Deauville's four 27-hole courses

Golf Barrière de Deauville

Opened in 1929, the Golf Barrière de Deauville is recognized as one of France's most beautiful courses. Architects Tom Simpson and Henry Cotton designed three nine-hole courses, offering every player a wide range of challenging holes. Built in Anglo-Norman style, the elegant Golf Barrière de Deauville Hotel overlooks this sea of greenery.

Golf de Deauville Saint-Gatien

Set in the heart of the beautiful Pays d'Auge, only four miles away from Deauville town centre, the Saint-Gatien golf course boasts 27 varied holes. A theatrical finish will lead you to the superb clubhouse, an 18th century Norman cider press that overlooks the course.

Golf de l'Amirauté

Set amidst 240 acres of stunning Normand countryside, close to Deauville town centre, Amirauté golf course is an idyllic 27-hole course. It offers a setting of wide and generous greens, beautiful water hazards and white sand bunkers to challenge all players.

Golf Barrière de Saint-Julien

This beautiful 27-hole course opened in 1989 at the heart of the Pays d'Auge, a few minutes from the centre of Pont-L'Evêque. Architects Alain Pratt and Bill Baker designed two courses in a thoroughly British style. They offers splendid views over a typical picture-postcard Norman landscape of flowering apple trees and lakes.
Peter Watson

Three hours from Paris

Golf in a historic setting

Golf d'Omaha Beach

Located just a few miles from the famous D-Day landing beach and the American Cemetery of Colleville-sur-Mer, Omaha is the only golf course between Le Touquet and La Baule to boast 36 holes. With its historic setting, two challenging courses, breathtaking views and winds blowing from the sea, Omaha Beach is an invitation to golfers to share an unforgettable experience.

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Omaha Beach is a place of pilgrimage. From the golf course, you can easily reach the four other landing beaches, the American Cemetery, as well as the historic town of Bayeux and its world-famous tapestry.

 

 

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