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US Tel: 770 455 9772
Uniquely the only course which both Trent Jones, father & son, had a hand in, competing with one another over the front and back nines respectively. The result is a magnificent, American style layout (as you might imagine!), with big water hazards and huge sand traps in abundance!Bondues - Hawtree Architect: F. Hawtree. 18 holes: 6,260m: Par 73.
A gentler and in many ways more thoughtful design in the classic Fred Hawtree style. Groves of ancient oak and pine line every hole and water has been added, in moderation, here and there. Astute bunkering and diminutive greens will keep you both entertained and thinking all the way around - great fun!
Traditional, shortish, parkland course ringing the bright white 18th Century château and clubhouse. Not long but quite testing in places; the ideal venue to get your Lille golf tour off to a gentle start.
La Brigode Architect: B. Baker. 18 holes: 6,010m: Par 72.
A lovely tract of land in one of Lille's exclusive suburbs that offers a formidable parkland course meandering through towering oaks, across a few ponds and around some grandiose houses. Many Members so best played on weekdays.Arras Architect: J-C. Cornillot. 18 holes: 6,117m: Par 72.
A varied course wending in part along the valley of the river Scarpe with some rather tight holes to begin with then rising briskly and broadening out (thankfully!) onto the hillside above. The 18th back down to the funky Clubhouse is a suitable climax to the round. 9-hole course too for a leisurely afternoon round.
Aa St. Omer
More than a little interesting: a popular public course with 18 traditional parkland holes running through the woods and around some small lakes plus a recently added and rather avant-garde nine hole extension. The new holes are strikingly angular and designed to reflect the town's ancient fortifications - a unique design that always causes much debate!
Conveniently placed for a stop on the way to or from the Channel ports and welcoming to visitors at weekends (barring Club competitions).
A small friendly Club with a very local and welcoming Membership that you may not have heard about. A level stretch of woodland and a cunning design makes for a very enjoyable low-key round of golf. Two or three holes around the small Clubhouse are fairly open before the course heads off through the forest.
3 nights, 3 rounds and Eurotunnel crossings in April or October.
£357.00 at either the Hôtel du Golf or L'Univers.
"9/10 - St. Omer
"This was our first visit to France to play golf. Arras was
an interesting town it has impressive architecture and a good selection
"10/10 for your UK service, travel arrangements and our hotel
(Carlton). 10/10 for Arras G.C., 9/10 for Le Sart (tricky to find!)
and 10/10 for Thumeries."