Golf d'Etretat

Route du Havre,

Etretat, Haut-Normandie F-76790

  • Office

    +33 (0)2 35 27 04 89
  • Fax

    +33 (0)2 35 29 49 02
  • Golf pro

    Julien Macret
  • Academy

    Etretat Ecole de Golf

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Clifftop course. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb

  • Surroundings:

    Coastal cliffs and rural countryside.

  • Designer:

    Julien Chantepie, assisted by Arnaud Massy, laid out the original 13 holes. The course was revised by Didier Fruchet (1992).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6073
5679
4786
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
71.2
69.7
69.6

Location

Latitude:

49.705006

Longitude:

0.199605

How to get there:

25 km N of Le Havre

From the centre of Etretat go south on the D940 (Rte du Havre). After less than 1 km turn right into narrow uphill road to golf and The Dormy House.

Golf Club d'Etretat

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1908

Golf Club d'Etretat: Eroded over centuries by the sea, the chalk cliffs of Etretat are famed for their stunning beauty and wave-cut arches. The golf club's strapline, "Un Golf Marin au Sommet des Falaises" (seaside golf at the top of the cliffs) hints at but barely does justice to the excellent quality of this challenging layout.

And then there's the setting: as spectacular a stretch of European coastline as you'll find, with views onto the vertical, white cliffs, out to sea and down into the charming seaside village of Etretat.

Sitting directly above the cliffs and separated only by a small coastal path, the two nine-hole loops contain many dramatic and immensely scenic holes. Both nines start with a par-5, the spectacular 10th played from an elevated tee to elevated green, right alongside the clifftop path; definitely one of the most nerve-jangling drives.

Your exciting cliff-edge journey continues with the par-3 11th, uphill par-4 12th, formidable, long par-3 13th, and fabulous par-4 14th, where a gaping void must be crossed from the tee.

On the front-nine, the cliffs' edge is briefly reached at the par-4 4th green, although either side of this hole several others are distinctly more tree and bush lined. The inward loop of holes are gloriously open and linksy in character, with thick grassy rough lying in wait beyond the good-width fairways and generous band of semi-rough.

Etretat is one of the most stunningly scenic clifftop courses you are ever likely to play, and, especially with the wind blowing, this well-maintained layout provides an excellent test for every facet of your game.

List of courses: France - North

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Maximum handicap permitted on weekends: 35.

Green fees

Contact club for green fee details.

Other information

Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

The small seaside resort town of Étretat is best known for its magnificent white cliffs, which include three famous natural arches. Two of the three arches, Porte d'Aval and Porte d'Amont can be seen from the town (and from the golf course). The Manneporte arch is a short distance further on.

Etretat and its associated cliffs have attracted sight-seers for many years, as well as many artists including Eugène Boudin, Gustave Courbet and Claude Monet.

Where2Stay

  • The Dormy House3-star

    route du Havre, 76790 Etretat

    +33 (0)2 35 27 07 88

    Visit website

    Nestling on the cliff's side, in exceptional surroundings of greenery, with a breathtaking panoramic view of the sea, the village of Etretat and it's famous cliffs, the Dormy House Hotel & Restaurant offers it's guests a feast for the eyes and for the palate.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Etretat

    • Golf within 10 km:

      No

    • Golf within 30 km:

      No

  • Domaine Saint Clair Hotel & Restaurant3-star

    Chemin St Clair, 76790 Etretat

    +33 (0)2 35 27 08 23

    Visit website

    This charming hotel-restaurant offers 11 rooms in the Donjon, a small 19th century Anglo-Norman style château, and 10 rooms in a seaside villa, which exudes all the style and charm of the Belle Époque era. The estate includes a heated outdoor swimming pool open from April to October, 5 guest lounges, a library, a covered patio and two private car parks.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Etretat

    • Golf within 30 km:

      No

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