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Review of golf holidays in Flanders: Lille & Arras.

Town hall in Arras

Golf holidays in Flanders - Lille & Arras

Golf holidays in Arras and Lille are a surprising contrast to golf in the rest of France, as the region of Flanders has a very different look and feel to the rest of the country.  Buildings in the two main cities look more Flemish or Dutch with their elaborate curved crenulations.

If you are staying in either Arras or Lille on your golf holiday you will find huge central squares ringed by bars, cafés and brasseries, perfect for strolling, wining and dining after a hard day on the golf course!

Arras - Place des Heros

In Arras the Hôtel de Ville (town hall) towers over the Place des Héros from where you can either go up the belfry for the great views of Flanders or down into the labyrinthine tunnels under the city, dating from the Middle Ages they are as convoluted as their history.

Cuisine you will find quite sturdy with plenty of heavy dishes such as the Potjvleesch - pressed meats in a thick pastry crust and Flammekuche - sort of a pizza on bread, topped off with the local cheese Mariolles, which is both soft and strong.

Arras cheese shop

Arras & Lille Golf Courses

The golf courses around Lille and Arras are a nice blend of premier Members Clubs such as Bondues, Le Sart and La Brigode, commercial set-ups such as Arras and Dunkerque, plus a few smaller Golf Clubs too such as Thumeries-Moncheaux and Vert Parc.

Golf holidays in Flanders - Lille & Arras

Getting to Flanders

The very easiest way to access both Lille and Arras from the UK is via the Eurotunnel or P&O ferries to Calais.  From here it is under an hour to Arras and only slightly more to the centre of Lille.  Driving is easy on the motorways to both towns. 

Golf courses can be a little trickier to find, especially the city centre ones like Le Sart and La Brigode, however our SatNav coordinates will help you find them all without too much trouble.

Typical Flanders brasseries

Let the train take the strain?

If you prefer to not to drive then relax on the Eurostar right into the centre of Lille from either London or Ashford.

 

Eurostar to Lille
Arras by night
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Sample Itinerary

3 nights, 3 rounds and Eurotunnel crossings in April or October

£327.00 at either the Hôtel du Golf or L'Univers.

 

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