Golf Club de Lyon (Les Sangliers course)

4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Golf Club de Lyon (Les Sangliers course) Est. 1991

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Golf Club de Lyon (Les Sangliers course): Often referred to in French golfing circles as "Villette D'Anthon" (from the neighbouring village), the Golf Club de Lyon occupies a quiet, forested setting, very close to the River Rhone but not within sight of it. The club is home to two excellent 18-hole courses: Les Sangliers (wild boar in English) is the tougher, longer and more demanding layout for mid and low handicappers, while 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 Les Sangliers underlines from the start, with a tight, tree-lined par-4. The course signs-off in similar fashion, with the par-5 18th threading through another tight corridor of mature oaks. Between these two narrow "bookends", the course opens out from time to time, although this is generally to allow water hazards to play their part in proceedings.

The tree- and water-lined holes of Les Sangliers will respond to good course management and shot-making, but devour wild and wayward hitting. The layout's "Amen Corner" arrives early in proceedings, with the 3rd, 5th, 6th and 7th greens all closely flanked by water. There is less water in play on the second nine-hole loop.

Although the terrain is not overly undulating, the centre of the course is defined by a large open mound, which accommodates the elevated tees of the par-3 8th and 17th holes. Tucked into the mound's base, the green of the excellent par-3 14th is only reached once your ball has made another significant crossing over water.

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Making Contact

Golf Club de Lyon
Rue des Acacias,
Villette d'Anthon, nr Lyon, Rhone-Alps F-38280
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Office   +33 (0)4 78 31 11 33
Pro Shop   +33 (0)4 78 31 11 33

  +33 (0)4 72 02 48 27

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Golf Pro
Raphaël Reynaud / Fabrice Veiga
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined parkland.
Gently undulating terrain - no effort to walk.
Surroundings: Woodland.
Designer: Hughes Lambert
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6575 5851 4999
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 75.5 71.4 72.3
At the Same Location:
18-hole par-72 Les Brocards course (6,105 m from the back tees).
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How2Get There?

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.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (March thru' Nov): Mon/Tue €49; Wed-Fri €65; Sat/Sun €80. [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.  Must book in advance. Handicap required.
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Other Information
Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course.

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Did you know?

The English translation of Sangliers is wild boar, the wild ancestor of the domestic pig. It is unlikely you will find any on the course while you are playing. | The Golf Club de Lyon has hosted many top level tournaments including the French Open championship on more than one occasion. For more details view Top Golf Tournament at Lyon GC.

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Latitude: (45.803966)
Longitude: (5.112011)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in

Auburge de Jons 3-star
Route du Pont, 69330 Jons, nr Lyon
+33 (0)4 78 31 29 85

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.

Golf at this hotel Lyon (Les Sangliers and Les Brocards courses)
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Hotel La Tour Rose 4-star
22 Rue du Bœuf, 69005 Lyon
+33 (0)4 78 92 69 10

Located in the middle of the old quarter of Lyon, La Tour Rose is an iconic location in the city. The hotel combines 15th to 18th century buildings, a Renaissance tower and balustraded galleries, terraced gardens, ornamental pools and waterfalls, with renovated guestrooms that tell the textile history of Lyon.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 30 km Lyon (Les Sangliers and Les Brocards courses); Gouverneur
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