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Visit outstanding cultural attractions or take a hike amongst the peaks? A romantic tour of the wine route or a family cruise? What will this year's
French holiday bring?

All you need to know about golf in France in just 5 minutes

Just one year to go before the Ryder Cup reaches the tee at theSaint-Quentin-en-Yvelines National Golf Course, its first ever visit toFrance. Have you got 5 minutes? That’sall you need to discover a destination where golf is more than a hobby: it’spure joy, and a way of life.

Welcome to the European pioneer...

French golfing history dates back to 1856, withthe opening of Pau golf course. It was not only the first golf course inFrance, but the first golf course in mainland Europe. It was born thanksto the influence of English golfers, who never need an excuse to savour theFrench art de vivre.

Golf’s popularity growing in France:

The French Golf Federation is the 7thbiggest sports federation in France. Just behind rugby and, defying allexpectations, just ahead of pétanque! It’s really popular, then. Andit’s showing no signs of stopping...

In France, golf is first and foremost about leisure...

In 1907, Arnaud Massy won the British Open, andis still the only French person to have won that major tournament to thisday. But the French aren’t losing any sleep. If you ask them why they tookup golf, 93% say “to relax”.

A bespoke golfingexperience.
What isyour dream landscape? In France, you’re spoilt for choice.Purists with a taste for bunkers will love golf links like Wimereux or DinardGolf Club. Then there’s Evian, which every year hosts the EvianChampionship, an iconic women’s tournament. In the city, by the sea,or in the mountains, there’s no shortage of meticulously manicured courseswithin an hour of wherever you are. Even in the Basque Country! Since 1928,Saint-Jean-de-Luz has been the “birthplace” of the sport in the region: ChantacoGolf Course.

Golf and maybe more...

Whilegolfers from the four corners of the globe make the trip to play on our greens,they also do so for the little extras... Golf and fine dining aroundBordeaux or in the Basque Country. Golf and the dolce vita inProvence or on the Côte d’Azur. Golf and culture in the Loire Valley oraround Paris. Golf and nature in Brittany or the Alps…

Grab your clubs and go play!

The Ryder Cup is the sporting event withthe third widest media coverage in the world, after World Cup and theOlympic Games. In September 2018, we are expecting up to 80,000 spectatorsand a thrilling atmosphere at the prestigious Saint-Quentin-en-YvelinesNational Golf Course, near Paris. Why not come for a round in France beforeeveryone’s doing it?

All you need to know about golf in France in just 5minutes

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