Château de la Vigne,
Bondues, nr Lille, Nord-Pas-de-Calais F-59910
18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Relatively flat terrain.
18-hole par-72 Trent Jones course (6146 m from back tees).
8 km N of Lille
Golf de Bondues (Hawtree course): A very English design, quite flat and a little short for big-hitters. Some tightish tree-lined fairways and strategic bunkering providing the course's main defences. Many fine summer houses around the edges of the course do not detract from a pleasant garden-like setting. The 18th is worth the wait.
Visitors welcome on weekdays; more restricted on weekends.
Must book in advance. Handicap required.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Players generally walk this course.
3 Rue Paris - Lille
+33 (0)3 20 13 33 13Visit website
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