One popular area is Provence and the Cote d'Azur which have golf courses from Monte Carlo to
the Pyrenees and one of these would make an ideal destination for a longer golfing holiday
especially with the weather. But in the Rhone Alpes
region are private hotels with their own golf courses set amidst the stunning mountain
The fairways within the Loire and Burgundy regions are either
a short flight to France or easy drive for most people and are in the ideal location for
those that want other things to occupy them when not on the golf course.
For a golf weekend or golf holiday, there is so much choice, but if you prefer a slightly
cooler climate than the South of France, then the regions of Brittany, Normandy and Pas de Calais
are good options. Plus with well over 130 golf courses that are suitable for most
handicaps along with very reasonable green fees, the short trip across the channel by ferry or short flight can make for a
very reasonable weekend break with your friends.
And in the Ile de France region, which hosts the capital
of France, Paris, there are over 60 golf courses to
choose from, so it is very easy to slip away from the city and have a day of peace and
tranquillity on the golf course with your work colleagues. Or if you are on holiday
with your family you could combine some sight seeing in Paris with a half-day of golf
while your family could enjoy some delicious French food at the clubhouse in settings of
absolute beauty, or one of restaurants in Paris.
We all realise that the Loire valley is famous
for its chateaux, but there are also numerous
golf courses amongst the splendour of this region and what better place to play a round of
golf, then enjoy the fine wine over a nice lunch
before heading back to your accommodation.
The South West of France has a varied landscape and culture and is an ideal place to enjoy
the French food, wine, maybe even visiting chateaux, glorious beaches, vineyards,
distilleries and museums. This area has so much to
offer besides the golf, of which there are around 90 courses, that no one in your holiday
party will become bored.
If you love sight seeing, being able to see snow capped mountains all year round or
glorious beaches, then the South East of France is definitely the place for you. And
with well over 100 golf courses to choose from, you will be spoilt for choice, although
you may find that your budget dictates a little, as some of the green fees can be far more
expensive than the courses in the North of France.
Sologne is a place situated just south of Orleans and is famous for its lakes and its
excellent hunting and fishing, yet has also become a
popular destination for golfers. Experiencing the fine French food and wine is a
must whilst on holiday in France and in this area you will find delights such as pheasant,
partridge, venison, wild boar, carp, eel and trout on the menu. You must surely
agree that with the wine and cheese, this could make a fantastic end to a day on one of
the many golf courses in this area that have water, and lots of it!
Yet the area around Bordeaux has now emerged as a great golfing area where one can not
only enjoy the courses amid vineyards, but also get to experience the wine, which is
another ideal place to enjoy the best of both pleasures.
And there has never been a better time to take a golfing
holiday in France whatever area you choose to go. So whether you decide to
arrange the golf holiday to France yourself or go for a complete package holiday, you can
discover fairways that rank some of the best in Europe, plus some virtually undiscovered