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Northern-Brittany

Golf breaks in Northern Brittany

Northern Brittany 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.

Dinan

Dinard Golf Club

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

from only £336 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 Arvor, Dinan, staying for 2 nights
  • Play 2 more rounds at Des Ormes and Granville
  • Sail back late afternoon or early evening from either Caen to Portsmouth

Rennes

Golf de Rennes St Jacques

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

from only £323 per person

  • Sail overnight from Portsmouth to St Malo with cabin, arrive the following morning
  • Play Rennes St Jacques before heading into Rennes to stay for 2 nights at the Hotel Mercure
  • Play golf at 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 £388 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.

FGB011 Dinard Golf Club Dinard Golf Club

Dinard Golf Club

Ref: FGB011

This stunning links may remind you of classic British (more specifically, Scottish) courses such as Turnberry or Royal Montrose and with very good reason. Founded by the British and designed by a Scot, Tom Dunn, Dinard is the second oldest course in France (after Pau, in Aquitaine), dating back to 1887. With pot bunkers and tight lies on sandy turf fairways edged with gorse and heather, this is a must play, especially as most of the time you're down by the shore. Not the longest, at a little over 5,800 yards, it is nevertheless an ever interesting and intricate challenge. Small, well defended greens mean you have to be on your mettle to score well, especially when the wind blows, which it usually does.

Our opinion: A must play for all golfers. Not long but can be very difficult. Favourite Hole: 6th.

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.

FGB018 Golf de St Cast Golf de St Cast

Golf de St Cast

Ref: FGB018

9 holes are traditional links with the rest on the uplands with impressive views of the Emerald Coast. In fact, the sea is visible from every hole as well as the clubhouse. Although a short course the fairways are narrow and you'll be surprised at the technical difficulties of some holes - the greens are often very fast. The course is lined with trees and flowers and, given its natural beauty combined with the variety of holes, this is a course to be enjoyed by all levels of golfer. There is a convivial bar with superb views.

Our opinion: The course is good for your first day to ease you in gently. Favourite hole 15th.

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.

Golf Club des Rochers Sevigné Ref: FGB019 Golf Club des Rochers Sevigné

Golf Club des Rochers Sevigné

Ref: FGB019

Near to the town of Vitré, a pleasant parkland course winding between La Vallère lake and the old château, loops of the river and small valleys. The course has a well-balanced layout where tactics win over power, however the fairways are fairly forgiving.

Our opinion: One not to miss and to 'wow' when you finish! Favourite Hole: 11th.

Hotel Dinan Port le Jerzual, Dinan

Hotel Mercure Dinan Port le Jerzual, Dinan****

Ref: HF2531

The ancient splendour of Dinan is as close to perfection as you're ever likely to see and with streets of medieval housing among its many historical attractions, its past could absorb you almost indefinitely. There are some super restaurants here and a lovely walk around the ramparts is an ideal way to build up a healthy appetite. Yet a short walk downhill from the centre could see you luxuriating in the delights and comforts of the Jerzual on the river Rance which include a heated outdoor pool, small gym and jacuzzi, as well as a generous buffet breakfast and attractive, comfortable rooms all with shower/wc.

Restaurant closed Jan and Sun all year.

Mercure Centre Parlement, Rennes

Mercure Centre Parlement, Rennes****

Ref: HF1469

Brittany's capital, Rennes, is known as a city of art and history and is ideal for a break at any time of year. There is plenty to see and do including several very good museums, a lovely old quarter, excellent shopping opportunities, a good choice of restaurants, bars and cafés and, if you have any energy left at the end of a busy day, atmospheric nightlife. Originally a printing works, the Mercure Parlement is on a quiet street right in the city centre and has comfortable, air conditioned bedrooms and a cosy bar. Hotel parking approx. 10 euros/night.

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.

Hotel Arvor, Dinan - HF1292

Hotel Arvor, Dinan***

Ref: HF1292

This charming 18thC hotel is full of character and was once the site of a Jacobin monastery. Tucked into a quiet narrow street in the heart of the higher town, it has attractive, comfortable rooms and, although it doesn't have a restaurant, there are lots of good places to eat nearby. It also has the added benefit of its own car park - limited space approx. 8 euros/night.

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