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Golf breaks in Northern Brittany

Northern France Map of golf course and hotel locations

An easy drive from the ports of St Malo and Roscoff, northern Brittany welcomes the golfer with a sumptuous menu of courses. For seaside golf there's the stunning links at Dinard, the spectacular holes at Val André, the open scenic fairways of Sables d'Or and St Cast, the tranquil beauty of Ajoncs d'Or or the moorland features of St Samson. Inland, choose from the stylish course at Château des Ormes, the forest and lake setting of Golf de St Malo, or the pretty parkland courses nearer to Rennes - La Freslonnière, Cicé Blossac and St Jacques.

Après golf

St Malo's atmospheric old town or 'intra muros' is full of narrow streets, bars and restaurants and a good place to be based to access both coastal and inland courses. Rennes is Brittany's administrative capital.

The following itineraries provide a variety of golf all within an easy drive from our arrival ports. They are just examples, and we are happy to tailor an itinerary to suit your requirements.


Dinard Golf Club

1 night on board, 2 nights B&B and 3 rounds

from only £354 per person

  • Sail overnight Monday from Portsmouth to St Malo with cabin, arrive the following morning
  • Head to Dinard for a round before continuing on to the Hotel Mercure Dinan Port, Dinan staying for two nights
  • Play 2 more rounds at Des Ormes and Granville
  • Sail back late afternoon or early evening from either Caen to Portsmouth


FGB002 Golf Club de St Malo

1 night on board, 2 nights B&B and 3 rounds

from only £326 per person

  • Sail overnight from Portsmouth to St Malo with cabin, arrive the following morning
  • 2 nights B&B in Hotel Mercure Rennes
  • Play golf at St Jacques, Freslonniere and Cice-Blossac
  • Sail back late afternoon or early evening from either Caen or Cherbourg back to Portsmouth or Poole depending on your choice of sailing schedule

Sables d'Or

Golf de St Samson

1 night on board, 3 nights B&B and 4 rounds

from only £412 per person

  • Sail overnight from Plymouth to Roscoff with cabin, arrive the following morning
  • Play St Samson en route to Sables d’Or les Pins where you will then stay for 3 nights at the Hotel Diane
  • Play golf at Sables d’Or, Val Andre and Ajoncs d’Or
  • Depart Roscoff on the afternoon sailing back to Plymouth

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If you're looking for something not featured, we're on hand to tailor make an itinerary for you.

Prices shown are per person based on 4 travelling together in a standard car, sharing a cabin and twin rooms. All subject to availability. Insurance not included. Terms and Conditions apply.

Course and hotel information featured in these golf breaks

FGN014 Golf de Granville Golf de Granville

Golf de Granville

Ref: FGN014

Located at Bréville, Golf de Granville is a true links and offers sensational views across to the Channel Islands. Re-seeded over recent years, with refurbished bunkers and celebrating its centenary in 2012, Granville is brimming with heritage and bears many tell-tale signs of the great designer Harry Colt, such as several plateau greens which, combined with the wind, present a real challenge in stopping the ball on the putting surface. If you're looking to put together an itinerary featuring different types of course then this really has to be on your list. Or, if you're simply seeking a top quality track then Granville ticks that box too. As an added bonus, it's also on the Bay of Mont St Michel so one of the most popular and romantic tourist destinations is nearby, smack bang on the border of Normandy and Brittany. Free trolley hire when playing this course.

Our opinion: A 'must play' if you enjoy links golf. Favourite Hole: 5th.

FGB003 Golf de Pleneuf Val Andre Golf de Pléneuf Val André

Golf de Pléneuf Val André

Ref: FGB003

With exceptional views along the coast, Pléneuf-Val-André is an outstanding seaside course. A mix of clifftop links and heathland, it boasts some truly memorable holes that combine undulating fairways, thick rough, and well-protected greens. Holes 9 to 12 are particularly worthy of mention and can make or break your round, but the rest of the course is impressive - including some corking short holes. Regularly ranked among the top 10 courses in France, green fees are a fraction of the price you'd pay for an equivalent course in the UK.

Our opinion: A genuine 'must play' course and annual fixture on the European Challenge Tour. Favourite Hole: 9th.

FGB012 Golf de Rennes St Jacques Golf de Rennes St Jacques

Golf de Rennes St Jacques

Ref: FGB012

On the south west of the city, this is an impressive championship course renowned for the quality and speed of its greens which you will find well protected. There is a real mixture of tight and open fairways and the 18th has a great finish across water to an island green. The clubhouse always has a buzz about it due to being close to the city.

Our opinion: This course produces many very good players and is a good test. Favourite Hole: 5th.

FGB013 Golf de la Freslonniere Golf de la Freslonnière

Golf de la Freslonnière

Ref: FGB013

Freslonnière was opened in 1989 and designed by Alain du Bouexic. It has all the following facilities - 2 practice areas, approach area, putting green, plus pitch & putt - and is a high-class parkland course beautifully lined with trees making it well sheltered from the wind. It is not a long course, but difficult with many water hazards, tight dog-legs and narrow fairways. The clubhouse restaurant is highly recommended - under an hour from St Malo.

Our opinion: In some places you will need to walk single file as the fairways are so narrow. Good for the short accurate player. Favourite Hole: 8th.

FGB014 Golf de Cice Blossac Golf de Cicé Blossac

Golf de Cicé Blossac

Ref: FGB014

Close to Rennes, this course opened in 1992 and is very much in the American style. Suitable for all golfers, it's an easy walk and has wide open fairways and large, generous greens. The clubhouse, with its restaurant and bar, has an authentic country club atmosphere, and beside the lake a new hotel has been built for those that prefer the convenience of staying on site rather than in Rennes, even though the city is only 9 miles away.

Our opinion: Another very good course worth playing in the Rennes area. Favourite Hole: 9th.

FGB016 Golf de St Samson Golf de St Samson

Golf de St Samson

Ref: FGB016

Designed by the famous Hawtree and Son partnership, St Samson is 6280 yds, par 71 and is a joy to play as it twists and turns through a landscape of pine forest and moorland. Near the spectacular Pink Granite coast and the resort of Trégastel, this is ideal for the mid handicap player. The 18 holes are varied, gently testing with many natural hazards making it challenging but not overly demanding.

Our opinion: Only a short drive from Roscoff and with all facilities on site, this is a perfect location for a short break. Favourite Hole: 12th.

FGB015 Golf Club des Sables d'Or les Pins Golf Club des Sables d'Or les Pins

Golf Club des Sables d'Or les Pins

Ref: FGB015

The old 9 hole links course has been developed into a magnificent 18 hole course on the sands of Fréhel. The wide open rolling fairways make it a course suitable for all levels of player and with striking landscape and coastline it also offers the most beautiful scenery, amongst which you will find five water holes. It now also has a great clubhouse and restaurant.

Our opinion: A pleasant short links style course on the north Brittany coast. Favourite Hole: 13th.

FGB022 Golf Les Ajoncs d'Or Golf Les Ajoncs d'Or

Golf Les Ajoncs d'Or

Ref: FGB022

Lying between St Brieuc and Paimpol near Brittany's northern coast, this course takes its name from the lovely yellow gorse which covers much of the parkland and wooded areas. It's a well-designed long course with generous fairways and a lake which comes into play on the 8th and 11th holes. Overall, the wonderful scenery and well-crafted holes mean it's fast becoming a great favourite with visiting golfers.

Our opinion: A 'must play' when in northern Brittany. Favourite Hole: 6th.

FGB001 Golf du Domaine des Ormes Golf du Domaine des Ormes

Golf du Domaine des Ormes

Ref: FGB001

Situated between St Malo and Comborg, Des Ormes is set in a 370 acre estate surrounding a 16th century château. The domaine also houses a family friendly resort with campsite, hotel, log cabins and even tree houses (look out for them on your way round). The course cuts through mature woodland, with beautiful flowerbeds and delightful lakes adding a sense of style in keeping with the setting. The course isn't particularly long but there's certainly no shortage of subtlety. The club house was originally a farm building and oozes character, but if the sun's out be sure to enjoy a drink or bite to eat alfresco on the terrace in front of the château.

Our opinion: A wonderful complex which has a hotel, superb facilities and a great course. Favourite Hole: 10th.

Hotel de Diane

Hotel de Diane, Sables d'Or***

Ref: HF2597

Sables d'Or is a small family resort along part of the northern Brittany coast which is known for huge golden beaches, sand dunes and delightfully scented pine forests. The charming Hotel de Diane is in the village centre and has a cosy bar with a lovely friendly atmosphere, an elegant dining room which extends out into a conservatory and a pleasant garden.

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