Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Golf in France

Why golf in France?

  • France features over 400 golf courses, with 25 of Europe's top 100.
  • In a French golf club, you are not considered as a visitor but as a member for the day. After eighteen holes in the morning, you will have the opportunity to play a free extra round in the afternoon on most of the the French golf courses.
  • Some of the most famous architects have designed French golf courses (Robert Trent Jones Senior and Junior, Pete Dye, Peter Alliss, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus)
  • French landscapes on golf courses include: links, cliffs, sandhills, parkland, wooded, and mountain ranges
  • Other than golf, you have the culture, history, scenery, art, wines, etc.

The picture above is from a course called Dunkerque, which features a heart shaped green for the ladies out there.

Notes on France golf:

France features the LPGA's Evian Masters and will take place this year starting July 22nd.

France is home of one of the most famous / infamous golfers of all time, Jean Van de Velde. Who could forget this guy?

All Golf travel articles:

Golf at Pebble Beach
Golf in Vegas
Golf in Scotland
Golf in Panama
Golf in Sicily
Golf in England
Golf in South America
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