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Chateau de Chantilly

Golf holidays in Chantilly

Chantilly lies near to Paris (just 25ks to the North), shrouded by ancient forest and cloaked in history.  The past echoes all around its stunning chateau and gardens, Louis XIV stables, racecourse, polo fields and royal forests, a classic French town with some classic French golf courses too.

Chantilly has one of the finest selection of private Golf Clubs to be found anywhere in France.  If you like to mix some traditional golf courses with modern Golf Clubs then Chantilly is the spot for your French golf holiday (especially in July and August when all the Parisians are away at the seaside).

So if you would like to break away from the herd and play private golf clubs in the heart of France, Chantilly is for you. 

Chantilly golf courses

When it comes to golf courses Chantilly has an embarrassement of riches.  The old courses at Golf de Chantilly and Club du Lys are parkland perfection, John Jacobs' Apremont provides a neo-classical foil and the ultra-exclusive Paris International golf course, designed by none other than Jack Nicklaus, is an absolute beauty (although very limited visitor Tee-times these days sadly).

Chantilly Golf Club

And there are many more: Mont Griffon with its lightning Greens, Raray with its Beauty and the Beast Château, Domont-Montmorency Golf Club tucked away in the forest, Isle Adam, Bellefontaine, the list of Chantilly golf courses goes on and on...

In and around Chantilly

Chantilly is an integral part of French history: unification of the country began within the honey-coloured walls of its impressive chateau and the area still bears the soubriquet ‘Ile de France’. 

Chantilly has a host of attractions.  Pride of place is the Château, a masterpiece of 16th Century French architecture, surrounded by formal gardens (all now open to the proletariat!).  The Château houses the Condé Museum with its famous library, opposite is Louis XIV's stables which these days house a fascinating horse museum. In front of the stables lies the racecourse -  home of the French Derby (hence the town's twinning with Epsom) and all around the outskirts you will see polo fields and troupes of polo ponies keeping fit.

A few miles away, the medieval lanes of Senlis are great for strolling and a spot of café culture; you can even jump on a train into Paris for the day.

Parisien cafe culture

Getting to Chantilly

The very easiest way to access Chantilly from the UK is via the Eurotunnel of ferries to Calais.  From here it is just two-and-half hours of motorway driving to reach the lovely old town of Chantilly and its great array of golf courses.

If you prefer to fly, then there are plenty of services into Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport, just twenty minutes from Chantilly.

Senlis cathedral Chateaux & Golf - what coudl be nicer?
Enjoying Chantilly's pavement cafes
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Sample Itinerary

Eurotunnel crossing with, 3 nights (Fri-Mon) at the Dolce Hotel, dinner (wines included) on one evening, plus 4 rounds of golf at Apremont, Lys, Dolce & Chantilly Vineuil:
£558.00 per person


Guest Comments

"The whole trip has been fantastic, except of course for our golf! Many thanks for all your help in putting it all together. The courses have been great especially Belle Dune and Apremont and the hotel spot on for us. A great trip - we've all really enjoyed it so many thanks again."
Mr. G. Lambert - Essex

"Just to say how much we enjoyed our holiday time in Chantilly -
many thanks for the arrangements. The Relais d'Aumale was very comfortable
- a great success. The Chantilly - Lys course is really great ( when you
can find it in that private estate!)- golf as it should be. Apremont
seemed a bit tired, but still a lovely situation, and a real challenge.
Thanks again, regards." Mr. M. Reid - Kent

Another stunning few days in Chantilly, the Auberge du Jeu de Paume, such a nice hotel, we are all disappointed when it ends.  Rooms and service simply excellent. Julie on reception so helpful.  Breakfast excellent and the quality of food in the Bistro, set meal top quality as was the wine.  Faultless.
Bouchon Gourmand fine except we got the cold shoulder from the waitresses again ( do you think it is Brexit ? ) the manager realised and looked after us so no problem; busy so maybe they feel they don't have to bother?!? Vertagudin very average including wines and not busy so we will give this one a rest again next year.  Whilst they are convenient for us Cecile it is a shame for a place like Chantilly and probably not a lot else in the town itself, surprising for such a nice town.
Club du Lys is back in business foodwise via a provider called a la ferme du Lys or something, course in good condition and greens excellent- we love the place sitting under the mini lime trees on the patio - our favourite.  Apremont fine and in good condition, so our golf was well catered for and the food is good.  Our weather was stunning and this was our 13th year Cecile and you have been part of it every year- I do love Chantilly.
A great few days, that hotel is exceptional, long may it stay there!"
Mr. M. Dickman - Sevenoaks


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