Dinard Golf

53 Blvd de la Houle,

Saint-Briac-sur-Mer, nr Dinard, Bretagne F-35800

  • Office

    +33 (0)2 99 88 32 07
  • Pro shop

    +33 (0)2 99 88 30 55
  • Golf pro

    François Delamontagne / Sylvain Besnoux.
  • Academy

    Dinard Ecole de Golf

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Seaside links. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Coastal duneland.

  • Designer:

    Tom Dunn

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
5334
5051
4558
Par
68
68
68
SSS or slope
68.7
67.5
70.0

Location

Latitude:

48.632156

Longitude:

-2.136556

How to get 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.

Dinard Golf

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1887

Dinard Golf: 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. 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.

Pick of the holes: 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.

List of courses: France - North West

Visitors

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.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Oct): €100; in low season (Jan-March and Nov/Dec) €70.

Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].

Other information

Staff at Dinard Golf speak both French and English. Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities

Good

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.

Published ranking

France's 20th best course (Golf World, 2022).
Continental Europe's 138th best course (Golf World, 2023).

Where2Stay

  • Hôtel Le Nessay4-star

    Blvd du Bechay, Saint-Briac-sur-Mer 35800, Bretagne.

    +33 (0)2 99 21 02 10

    Visit website

    The Hôtel Le Nessay, flanked by two legendary beaches, is stunningly located on the small Nessay peninsula just outside Saint-Briac-sur-Mer in Brittany. This sumptuous 17-room boutique hotel is housed in an impressive 19th-century château, on grounds where once an ancient castle stood. Here is a place where special memories are crafted as you enjoy the delights of this luxury water's edge hotel.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Dinard

    • Golf within 30 km:

      No

  • Grand Hotel Barriere de Dinard4-star

    46 ave George V, 35801 Dinard.

    +33 (0)2 99 88 26 26

    Visit website

    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.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Dinard

    • Golf within 30 km:

      No

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