Rue des Acacias,
Villette d'Anthon, nr Lyon, Rhone-Alps F-38280
18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
Fred Hawtree laid out Les Brocards in 1962.
18-hole par-72 Les Sangliers course (6,575 metres from the back tees).
26 km NE of Lyon
From Lyon head east on the A42, direction Geneve/St Exupery Airport. Take exit 6 and follow the D1084 direction Lyon/Dagneux. After 2.5 km turn left and head south, direction Nievroz/Jons. After 7.4 km turn left onto the D55 direction Chavanoz/Villette d'Anthon. After 2.6 km in centre of Villette d'Anthon turn left into rue des Sapins. After 100 m turn left at fork and drive straight into Lyon GC.
Golf Club de Lyon (Les Brocards course): Here at "Villette D'Anthon" (as Lyon GC is commonly known), the two excellent 18-hole courses are aptly named. Les Sangliers (wild boar in English) is the tougher, longer and more demanding layout for mid and low handicappers. Its companion course, Les Brocards (young roe deer) may give you a gentler outing.
Both courses emphasise accuracy versus length from the tee, a concept that is constantly underlined as you progress around Les Brocards. Although defended less fiercely by water hazards than Les Sangliers, Lyon's No.2 layout still contains plenty of tight and testing holes.
Anything hit too far offline from the tee will probably find its way into trees or thick grass, which routinely border the holes. Your approaches into the often small, but nicely undulating greens will also need to avoid plenty of stylish, dish-shaped bunkering.
Amongst many attractive holes, the dog-legging par-5 12th and par-4 17th are played into greens that are beautifully framed by tall Scots pines. Better golfers will no doubt relish the potential birdie opportunities on offer at several short par-4s, while all players will need to produce top-quality tee-shots on the long par-3s at 14 and 18. Both these one-shot holes are played through tight, tree-lined avenues to well-bunkered greens.
Although shorter than the Sangliers course, Les Brocards is a pleasantly testing and well maintained layout. An enjoyable companion course to stand alongside and rub shoulders with its more renowned stablemate.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Handicap required.
Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course.
Brocards (in English "young roe deer") are frequently seen on and around the golf course. | The Golf Club de Lyon has hosted many top level tournaments including the French Open championship on more than one occasion (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Lyon GC).
Route du Pont, 69330 Jons, nr Lyon
+33 (0)4 78 31 29 85Visit website
Located close to the banks of the River Rhone, 17 km from Lyon, this 3-star hotel features 25 rooms and 8 cottages as well as meeting facilities. The hotel benefits from spacious, comfortable, cosy and quiet accommodation in the countryside, pleasantly situated away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Lyon (Les Sangliers and Les Brocards courses)
Allee Pre Caillat Centre Commercial Autoroute A42 Sortie 5, 01700 Beynost, nr Lyon
+33 (0)4 7288 0680Visit website
The Ibis Lyon Est Beynost hotel is located 15 min from the business district of Lyon, at exit 5 of the A42 motorway. Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport is 15 km away. The hotel has 43 air-conditioned rooms, Wifi Internet connection, free closed parking, a bar open 24/24 with a terrace and a restaurant.
Lyon (Les Sangliers and Les Brocards courses); Gouverneur
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