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Author: Jeroen Korving
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The Best Golf Destinations in France

13 December 2021
6 min. read
Jeroen Korving
This is the third article in the series of 'Best Golf Destinations'. This time we focus on France, which traditionally is a very popular holiday destination for many Europeans. Since the Ryder Cup was held in Paris at Le Golf National, France is also gaining more popularity as a golf destination. The Play Golf in France initiative - supported by the French golf Federation FFGolf - illustrates this ambition. In this episode, we help you to identify the best hotspots or golf destinations in France. So, where can you find the highest density of highly-rated golf clubs in France which are easy to reach when living abroad? We hope you are inspired after reading this article about the best golfing hotspots in France!
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Lovely but well-defended hole at Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort (photo credits: Terre Blanche)

The Best Golf Hotspots in France

To help golfers to decide where to go, we decided to make life easier for them. As we know our site in and out, we often see beautiful features which are not yet known to our audience, like the map view and the filters. We defined a golfing hotspot as the following: "an area relativelyclose to an international airportwith at least four or more golf clubs (18-holes or more) with an 8 or higher, all located close to each other". For a golfer, this would translate to easy access by plane and quite a few kick-ass courses to play without too much driving!

Golf Break to Le Touquet Paris-Plage

Although Le Touquet Paris-Plage does not have an international airport nearby, it does lie close to Calais. The Channel or Euro Tunnel and the ferries arriving in Calais make it easy to travel to this area from the Kent and London region. At the mouth of the Canche, the elegant resort of Le Touquet Paris-Plage is an unmissable destination in Pas-de-Calais. This area is also known as the Opal Coast or Côte d’Opale and features lofty chalk cliffs, rolling green hills, windswept beaches, scrub-dotted sand dunes, charming seaside towns and some very good golf courses. This makes this a very interesting golf destination, especially when you plan to play the best golf courses in and around Touquet:

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Save Golf d'Hardelot (Les Dunes) to your bucket list.
8.2
129 Reviews
Golfers' choice2022
recommended
8.2
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Golf d'Hardelot (Les Dunes)
France, Hauts-de-Francefrom €75
1 golf course18 holes
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Save Golf Du Touquet to your bucket list.
8.2
203 Reviews
Golfers' choice2022
recommended
8.2
203 Reviews
Golf Du Touquet
France, Hauts-de-Francefrom €102
3 golf courses45 holes
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Save Golf d'Hardelot (Les Pins) to your bucket list.
8.0
110 Reviews
Golfers' choice2022
recommended
8.0
110 Reviews
Golf d'Hardelot (Les Pins)
France, Hauts-de-Francefrom €85
1 golf course18 holes
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Save Golf De Belle Dune to your bucket list.
8.3
143 Reviews
Golfers' choice2022
recommended
8.3
143 Reviews
Golf De Belle Dune
France, Hauts-de-Francefrom €60
1 golf course18 holes

The following golf clubs are also definitely worth a visit when planning your golf break to Touquet: Golf de Wimereux - a real links course -, Nampont St Martin Golf Club and Aa Saint-Omer Golf Club, which lies slightly more inland. If you want to design your own golf trip to the Touquet area, then we advise you to surf to all golf courses in and around Touquet. We really like this relatively unknown golf destination when planning a golf break to France, so make sure to check it out.

Golf Break to Paris - Versailles

Versailles lies just southwest of Paris and is renowned worldwide for the Château de Versailles and the gardens of Versailles, both designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Ryder Cup gala dinner actually took place at the Palace of Versailles just ahead of the action at Le Golf National - the Ryder Cup venue in 2018. Paris has two international airports, Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and Orly Airport. Orly Airport lies south of Paris, making it the ideal airport for this destination. Since the Ryder Cup 2018, Paris is gaining more and more recognition as a golf destination. The city is lovely and it does have some really good golf courses nearby:

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Save Golf De Saint Cloud to your bucket list.
8.8
23 Reviews
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outstanding
8.8
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Golf De Saint Cloud
France, Île-de-Francefrom €90
2 golf courses36 holes
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Save Golf De Saint Nom La Breteche to your bucket list.
8.6
11 Reviews
8.6
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Golf De Saint Nom La Breteche
France, Île-de-Francefrom €90
2 golf courses36 holes
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Save Golf De Saint Germain to your bucket list.
8.5
24 Reviews
Golfers' choice2022
outstanding
8.5
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Golf De Saint Germain
France, Île-de-Francefrom €132
2 golf courses27 holes
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Save Le Golf National to your bucket list.
8.4
206 Reviews
Golfers' choice2022
outstanding
8.4
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Le Golf National
France, Île-de-Francefrom €200
3 golf courses45 holes

There are also quite some other interesting golf courses around Versailles to play when heading over to this area for a golf break. Racing Club de France - La Boulie is a very traditional golf course not to be missed and Golf De Marivaux is also well worth a visit.

Golf Break to Chantilly

Chantilly is a village in the valley of the Nonette, only 50 kilometres north of Paris located near the international airport of Paris Charles de Gaulle. Chantilly is surrounded by Chantilly Forest and is known for its castle, Château de Chantilly. The château's art gallery, the Musée Condé, houses one of the finest collections of paintings in France. There are many highly rated golf courses surrounding this lovely village:

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Save Golf De Morfontaine to your bucket list.
9.5
31 Reviews
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outstanding
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Golf De Morfontaine
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2 golf courses27 holes
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Save Golf De L'Isle Adam to your bucket list.
8.5
41 Reviews
Golfers' choice2022
outstanding
8.5
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Golf De L'Isle Adam
France, Île-de-Francefrom €75
1 golf course18 holes
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Save UGOLF Apremont to your bucket list.
7.9
43 Reviews
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recommended
7.9
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UGOLF Apremont
France, Hauts-de-Francefrom €79
1 golf course18 holes
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Save Golf de Chantilly to your bucket list.
8.3
27 Reviews
Golfers' choice2022
recommended
8.3
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Golf de Chantilly
France, Hauts-de-Francefrom €110
2 golf courses36 holes
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Save Golf Hotel De Mont Griffon to your bucket list.
7.8
17 Reviews
Golfers' choice2022
recommended
7.8
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Golf Hotel De Mont Griffon
France, Île-de-Francefrom €65
2 golf courses27 holes

It might be difficult to get to play Morfontaine as it is a private golf course, but it is worth the effort! Another gem to play in this area is Paris International Golf Club which again is a member-only course, but you can always give it try. Use our site to check the best golf courses in and around Chantilly.

Golf Break to Biarritz

Biarritz is an elegant seaside town on southwestern France’s Basque coast and it has been a popular resort since European royalty began visiting in the 1800s. If you love to surf and play golf, then this is the perfect destination for you. Biarritz Airport or Biarritz-Parme Airport is an airport serving Biarritz. It is located 5 km southeast of Biarritz, near Bayonne and Anglet. Biarritz is often overlooked as a golf destination, but this is a pity. The following golf courses near Biarritz are really worth a visit when playing a golf break:

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Save Golf d'Arcangues to your bucket list.
8.4
59 Reviews
Golfers' choice2022
recommended
8.4
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Golf d'Arcangues
France, Nouvelle-Aquitainefrom €70
1 golf course18 holes
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Save Golf De Chiberta to your bucket list.
8.3
46 Reviews
Golfers' choice2022
recommended
8.3
46 Reviews
Golf De Chiberta
France, Nouvelle-Aquitainefrom €86
2 golf courses27 holes
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Save Golf De Biarritz le Phare to your bucket list.
7.9
59 Reviews
Golfers' choice2022
recommended
7.9
59 Reviews
Golf De Biarritz le Phare
France, Nouvelle-Aquitainefrom €78
1 golf course18 holes
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Save Golf d'Hossegor to your bucket list.
8.2
40 Reviews
Golfers' choice2022
recommended
8.2
40 Reviews
Golf d'Hossegor
France, Nouvelle-Aquitainefrom €83
1 golf course18 holes

The Biarritz area has even more nice golf courses on display, like Golf De La Nivelle and Golf d'Ilbarritz, which is an impressive training centre with a 9-hole course.  Slightly further away you can play Golf De Seignosse or Real Golf Club de San Sebastián which lies just across the border. In our opinion, this all makes Biarritz a perfect golf destination.

Golf Break to Mougins

Mougins is a great place to visit on the Cote d'Azur. This medieval village is set amongst pines, olives and cypress trees and offers tourists a panoramic view of the "Baie de Cannes", the Lerins islands and Grasse. Mougins lies quite close to Cannes and Antibes and it is located less than 30 km from Nice Airport. There are many golf courses in this area, but the golf courses that should top your golf trip bucket list are the following:

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Save Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort to your bucket list.
8.8
75 Reviews
Golfers' choice2022
outstanding
8.8
75 Reviews
Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort
France, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azurfrom €180
2 golf courses36 holes
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Save Golf Country Club De Cannes Mougins to your bucket list.
8.5
40 Reviews
Golfers' choice2022
outstanding
8.5
40 Reviews
Golf Country Club De Cannes Mougins
France, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azurfrom €135
1 golf course18 holes
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Save Royal Mougins Golf Club to your bucket list.
8.1
66 Reviews
Golfers' choice2022
recommended
8.1
66 Reviews
Royal Mougins Golf Club
France, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azurfrom €180
1 golf course18 holes
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Save Golf De Saint Donat to your bucket list.
7.9
100 Reviews
Golfers' choice2022
recommended
7.9
100 Reviews
Golf De Saint Donat
France, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azurfrom €85
1 golf course18 holes

When you are visiting this area on a golf break, make sure to check all the best golf courses around Mougins. Located slightly further away we would recommend Golf De Saint Endréol, Golf De Roquebrune Resort and Le Château de Taulane.

We hope you liked this article and that we have inspired you! We will continue bringing you similar articles for other countries as well. So stay tuned!

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