Golf Courses and Golfing in France

Golfing in France is an open invitation to discover the richness of the destination: golf courses in the mountains, on the seaside, or at the heart of the French vineyards.


Did you know that the oldest golf course in continental Europe is located in Pau? There are over 500 golf courses in France, each with its own unique characteristics, based on its environment and its history. Whether its a short golfing break, or a long vacation, there is sure to be a golf course in France that suits your desires. 


In Ile-de-France and the northwest part of France, the courses are for the most part located very close to remarkable tourist destinations like the Château de Versailles, Mont St. Michel or the beautiful Loire Valley châteaux.


In the southwest of France, golf, culture and cuisine blend into a spectactular experience in the countryside of Limousin or the vineyards of Aquitaine.


Whether you like sun or snow (or both!), the southeast of France offers unbeatable variety: Mont Blanc, the French Riviera, Auvergne or Corsica.


And of course, between the Champagne and the cathedrals, the northeast of France has a charm and heritage all its own.

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    France is preparing for the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National just outside of Paris. In this feature, you will see the host Albatros course as well as a number of other destinations and and courses. A brief tour of World War II historic sites Normandy and Omaha Beach. Plus, an inside look at Terre Blanche, Europe's #1 golf resort in nearby Nice.