If you are a golfer, France has a number of superb courses recognized worldwide that will meet your expectations. We have selected two of the most beautiful ones, which are located one hour from Paris and which will allow you to add a very beautiful cultural and historical touch to your golf day.
Both courses were designed by the very famous architect specialized in this discipline, Tom Simpson. They are:
Chantilly Golf Course (Vineuil Golf Course)
The “Course of Vineuil” opened in 1909, covers a distance of 6000 meters and was redrawn by Tom Simpson in 1920. It was presided at its opening by Prince Murat, then by Baron Edouard de Rothschild who ensured its success. Chantilly quickly became one of the great championship courses.
Located on the Domaine de Chantilly, do not miss visiting the Château de Chantilly (Le Grand Condé & Le Duc d’Aumale)
Fontainebleau Golf Course
It was also inaugurated in 1909 and redesigned by Tom Simpson in 1920, then modified more recently by Fred Hawtree. Located in the forest of Fontainebleau and very close to the city on ancient imperial hunting growns, its narrow fairways are bordered with magnificent trees among which many centenary oaks.
Do not miss in the area two splendors: the Château de Fontainebleau (François Ier & Napoleon) and even more, the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte (Nicolas Fouquet)
Beyond these two courses, we must mention the Golf National and its course the Albatross since it was the scene of the last Ryder Cup in 2018.
Finally, how not to mention some other destinations such as the Pays de Loire and the Golf des Bordes, the Basque Country, rich in many courses such as the famous Chiberta, Corsica and its fabulous Golf de Spérone, or Provence and the very beautiful installations of Terre Blanche. They are located only an hour and a half by plane in regions absolutely superb and which deserve your visit.