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Golf breaks in Southern Brittany

Southern Brittany Map of golf course and hotel locations

Better known for campsites and family holidays, southern Brittany offers truly enjoyable golf in some wonderful settings. In the west there's the rugged terrain of Les Abers and Brest Iroise in contrast to the pretty seaside holes at Golf de Cornouaille or the parkland Golf de l'Odet - both to the south of the region's ancient capital, Quimper. Further south there's more seaside golf at Ploemeur Océan, Baden and Rhuys Kerver, as well as the delightful parkland courses at Val Queven and St Laurent.

Après golf

Tuck in to lunch or dinner featuring the best local produce - the area is famed for seafood as well as crêpes and galettes (savoury pancakes) washed down with cider! Wander around Quimper's medieval centre, visit Carnac's standing stones or take a boat trip on the Golfe de Morbihan.

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.


Golf de Brest Iroise

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

from only £252 per person

  • Sail overnight Monday from Plymouth to Roscoff with cabin, arrive the following morning
  • Stay 2 nights at the Hotel l’Amirauté in Brest
  • Play Brest Iroise and Brest les Abers
  • Depart Roscoff mid-afternoon sailing for Plymouth


Golf de L'Odet

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

from only £282 per person

  • Sail overnight from Plymouth to Roscoff with cabin, arrive the following morning
  • Drive to Cornouaille for a round
  • Stay at Hotel Armoric, Bénodet for 2 nights
  • Play golf at Golf de Brest Iroise
  • Depart Roscoff mid-afternoon sailing for Plymouth


Golf de Baden

2 nights on board, 3 nights B&B and 4 rounds

from only £353 per person

  • Sail overnight from Portsmouth to St Malo with cabin, arrive the following morning
  • Play golf at St Laurent before driving on down to Vannes and staying at Hotel Marebaudiere for 3 nights
  • Play Rhys Kerver, Baden and Val Quéven
  • Sail overnight from Caen to Portsmouth with cabin, arriving the following morning

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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

FGB006 Golf de Brest Iroise Golf de Brest Iroise

Golf de Brest Iroise

Ref: FGB006

Certainly one of the most challenging courses in Brittany and ranked 13th in all France. Built on high ground, the course is thoughtfully laid out with a variety of holes, some of which are very long. The fairways tend to be tight and the rough can be punishing. The course also boasts a superb clubhouse which provides a great venue to relax after your round on what is a challenging course.

Our opinion: A wonderful 18 holes with an additional 9 to be proud of. Favourite Hole: 5th.

FGB021 Golf les Abers Golf les Abers

Golf les Abers

Ref: FGB021

Near Brest and close to the coast on the western tip of Finistère, this interesting course runs along a wooded valley, amongst granite stones. Its natural beauty has been enhanced by water hazards which have been built and must be crossed on holes 3 and 8. A challenge to any golfer and after an exhilarating game the friendly clubhouse awaits!

Our opinion: A pleasant course which is improving all the time. Favourite Hole: 14th.

FGB005 Golf de Cornouaille Golf de Cornouaille

Golf de Cornouaille

Ref: FGB005

Designed by the renowned golf architect, Fred Hawtree, Cornouaille lies alongside the Bay of Concarneau about 10 miles south of Quimper. The course really makes the most of the natural beauty of its setting and many holes enjoy delightful views over the water whilst on others it is more of a hazard! An exceptionally friendly club with a splendid 18th century clubhouse.

Our opinion: A pleasant course with some great views, suitable for all. Favourite Hole: 14th.

FGB007 Golf Ploemeur Ocean Golf Ploemeur Océan

Golf Ploemeur Océan

Ref: FGB007

Although a relatively short championship course, it is known as one of the toughest courses in southern Brittany. The natural seaboard landscape offered great scope to the designers. This links course has many large pot bunkers, sloping fairways and eight of the beautiful 18 holes have water hazards. In the winter the wind off the sea turns this into a very challenging course. Following your round take a drink on the terrace and watch other golfers struggle with the 18th hole or enjoy a meal in the clubhouse.

Our opinion: This course is half heathland and half links so 2 for the price of 1! A superb challenge. Favourite Hole: 6th.

FGB004 Golf de L'Odet Golf de L'Odet

Golf de L'Odet

Ref: FGB004

Just 8 miles south of Quimper, just outside Bénodet, this course has been carved out of more than 250 acres of woodland. It provides a fine challenge for low and high handicappers with large bunkers, well-protected greens and tree-lined fairways. On the second hole, there are even enormous pine trees in one of the bunkers, which have to be cleared by a good approach shot. A 9 hole course serves as a warm up prior to playing the main 18, and the clubhouse offers excellent facilities.

Our opinion: This flat course is an easy walk and certainly worth a visit. Favourite Hole: 17th.

FGB010 Golf de Saint Laurent Golf de Saint-Laurent

Golf de Saint-Laurent

Ref: FGB010

This Michel Fenn design hosted the French Professional Championships in '88 and '89 along with the National Open in '95. The tree-lined fairways are fairly generous and not too long, making this a very enjoyable rather than daunting challenge.You can warm up with 9 holes before tackling the championship course. After your round a modern clubhouse awaits you.

Our opinion: A championship venue not to be missed. Favourite Hole: 6th.

FGB017 Golf de Rhuys Kerver Golf de Rhuys Kerver

Golf de Rhuys Kerver

Ref: FGB017

An attractive links course set in natural surroundings with flat fairways, water hazards and the superb scenery of the nearby coast. It has had extensive work done in recent years which has ensured its condition is good all year round and this, together with the benefit of a lovely, mild climate, ensures a course which is a popular with all standards of golfer.

Our opinion: A very underrated course this is certainly worth the drive. Favourite Hole 12th.

FGB009 Golf de Baden Golf de Baden

Golf de Baden

Ref: FGB009

This delightful seaside course skirts the pretty estuary of the River Auray, not far from Vannes, and is a relatively forgiving and very pretty course. There are open parkland fairways bordered by oak, pine and gorse as well as a sprinkling of sand and water to keep you on your toes; there's also some good practice facilities. You'll be well looked after at the 19th hole and whilst here, try to visit Carnac's standing stones, Auray's delightful old port or the medieval charms of Vannes - just some of the many delights of this corner of Brittany.

Our opinion: This parkland is a top class course with superb views over the river Auray. A good challenge for all golfers. Favourite Hole: 13th.

FGB008 Golf de Val Queven Golf de Val Quéven

Golf de Val Quéven

Ref: FGB008

Designed by Yves Bureau, the Quéven-Lorient course runs around the gently undulating Scorff valley, with holes beautifully landscaped around oak and chestnut trees. There's not a lot of water to worry about but there are plenty of bunkers and the relatively large but tricky greens. The clubhouse is warm and welcoming and has panoramic views.

Our opinion: A good challenge with the back 9 wrapped around outside the front 9. Worth a visit. Favourite Hole: 13th.

L'Amirauté Hotel

Hotel L'Amirauté, Brest****

Ref: HF2200

Within easy reach of the bright lights, this pleasant hotel offers modern comforts, together with a distinctive regional personality of its own. You can sense it as you stroll through the hotel and experience it when you sit down to eat - the excellent cuisine is unmistakably Breton. The air-conditioned bedrooms are spacious and well-equipped with trouser press, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities, and there are designated non-smoking floors. Additionally there is a pleasant bar lounge where you can sit and relax and enjoy free Wi-Fi. Garage parking approx. 10 euros/night.

Restaurant closed 13 July - 28 August, Saturday/Sunday & French Bank Holidays.

Armoric Hotel

Armoric Hotel, Bénodet***

Ref: HF1856

Bénodet is a picture-perfect yachting resort on the Odet estuary and has three long golden beaches and wooded countryside. Although close to one of these beaches, this hotel (and its annexe next door) with its tasteful decoration and free Wi-Fi is one in which it's all too easy to stay put. Perhaps find a shady corner in the lovely grounds and dip into a book - or the heated pool. But, if you can tear yourself away, take a trip up river to Quimper, famous for its pottery, or simply venture out by night and try your luck at the casino. The hotel has free parking plus a small garage approx. 5 euros/night.

Restaurant closed Sundays (October - end March).


Hotel Escale Oceania

Hotel Escale Oceania, Vannes***

Ref: HF0577

This modern hotel is just 5 minutes walk from the centre of this historic city with its cathedral and ramparts. Wander around the old quarter and the narrow cobbled streets lined with old half-timbered houses, or visit pretty Auray which is just a short drive away. The hotel has a spacious, airy reception and bar, and the comfortable, air conditioned bedrooms all have showers as opposed to a bath and are sound-proofed to ensure a restful night's sleep. Please note that this is a non-smoking hotel. Garage parking approx. 10 euros/night or free public parking 200m.

Quality Hotel la Marébaudière, Vannes - HF2583

Quality Hotel la Marébaudière, Vannes****

Ref: HF2583

This friendly hotel is near the old walled town and a 20 minute walk from the town centre. Decorated in a four seasons theme, the lovely comfortable bedrooms have complimentary tea and coffee making facilities, and a good breakfast is available each morning. Facilities include a new gym, sauna and jacuzzi, and the modern spacious reception hall has a computer area for guests' use and a bar. The free private parking is a real bonus so why not hire a bicycle from reception and discover the area on 2 wheels - a great way to get around.

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