Dinard Golf Club

4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Dinard Golf Club Est. 1887

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Dinard Golf Club: Also known as Saint Briac, this classic seaside links golf course may not be the world's longest, but scenically it has few equals. From every hole you are offered spectacular views. Rocky headlands, harbours, fabulous bays, five different beaches, lighthouses and the Atlantic Ocean present an ever-changing and fabulous backdrop.

Designed by Tom Dunn in 1887, the course still contains plenty of excellent challenges for today's golfer. Elevation changes exist in abundance, as the uphill par-4 1st and 3rd holes quickly confirm. Some testing doglegs are also in the mix, as at the par-5 4th and long par-4 16th. Not overly large, circular greens are excellently maintained and a joy to putt on. On this par-68, 5334 metres (5833 yds) layout, the links-style rolling fairways, excellent pot bunkering and crisp, sand-based turf combine to produce links golf at its most authentic.

The 13th is the most memorable of the five par-3s. Teeing off from the top of a concrete World War II bunker, with yet another stunning view at your back, you take dead aim at a flagstick that stands proudly against the skyline, 152 metres up the hill. The 91-metre par-3 17th is certainly the weakest hole on the course, but is amply compensated for by the attractive par-4 18th, played towards Dinard's distinctive clubhouse. This busy and popular course may lack length, but that's more than made up for by the stunning and varied coastal scenery, and the authenticity of this classic seaside links.

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Making Contact

Dinard Golf Club
53 Blvd de la Houle,
Saint-Briac-sur-Mer, nr Dinard, Bretagne F-35800
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Office   +33 (0)2 99 88 32 07
Pro Shop   +33 (0)2 99 88 30 55

  +33 (0)2 99 88 04 53

Email   dinardgolf@dinardgolf.com
Website   www.dinardgolf.com
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Golf Pro
Yann Kervella / Sylvain Besnoux.
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Seaside links.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb
Surroundings: Coastal duneland.
Designer: Tom Dunn
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 5334 5051 4558
Par 68 68 68
SSS or Slope 68.7 67.5 70.0
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How2Get There?

12 km W of St Malo
From the N176/E401, just north of Dinan and south of St Malo, exit onto the D766, direction La Richardais/Dinard. After 11 km on the D766 and D266, turn left onto the D603 direction St Briac-sur-Mer. After 5 km, in St Briac, turn right onto the D786 direction Golf. After 2.1 km golf is on your left.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2017 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (mid-July thru' Aug): €100; in shoulder season (March thru' mid-July and early-Sept thru' mid-Nov) €85. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays, and weekends (in winter season). In summer season (April thru' Sept) only Sat a.m. on weekends.  Must book in advance. Proof of handicap required.
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Other Information
Staff at Dinard Golf speak both French and English. Players generally walk this course.

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Did you know?

Dinard (1887) is the second oldest golf club in France, a few years younger than Pau (1856). Dinard was founded by British residents living in the area at the end of the 19th century. Having returned from India and Egypt, these army officers and their families enjoyed life on the Emerald Coast. They created France’s first tennis club, developed the sport of sailing and found 50-hectares of broom- and gorse-covered heath and sandy duneland overlooking the sea at Saint-Briac-sur-Mer, just perfect for golf. | Dinard Golf produces an excellent small booklet describing the flora and fauna you'll find around the course, as well as giving the names of the beaches and headlands you'll encounter during your round.

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Published Ranking
2016 Golf World rating: among the second 100 best courses in continental Europe.
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Latitude: (48.632157)
Longitude: (-2.136557)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Grand Hotel Barriere de Dinard 4-star
46 ave George V, 35801 Dinard.
+33 (0)2 99 88 26 26

With its granite walls dotted with bright white stones, the Grand Hôtel Barrière sits serenely, overlooking the Vicomté Bay. An excellent 4-star luxury hotel exuding top-quality service and comfort.

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Hotel Novotel Thalassa Dinard 3-star
1 Avenue du Chateau Hébert, 35800 Dinard
+33 (0)2 99 16 78 10

Directly connected to the thalassotherapy centre, the Novotel Thalassa Dinard occupies a stunning location and features comfortable and spacious rooms with sea views. Located just outside Dinard and 12 km from Saint Malo, the hotel has two principal restaurants: La Goelette and La Fregate.

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