Pavillon du Golf, ave de la Plage,
Bréville sur Mer, nr Granville, Basse-Normandie F-50290
18 holes. Seaside links. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Harry Colt, with revisions in 1992 by Martin Hawtree.
9-hole par-33 Bord de Mer course (2220 mtrs from back tees). An enjoyable collection of six par-4s and three par-3s, occupying open, undulating, links terrain. Several of these holes were part of the original Granville layout; the par-4 4th gives a nice view onto the sea.
100 km NE of St Malo
From the centre of Granville go northeast on the D971. After 4 km turn left onto the D135 and follow signs for Hippodrome/Golf. At second roundabout take Rue Patrouillard, direction Golf. After o.5 km golf parking on your right.
Golf de Granville: Laid out by the incomparable Harry Colt in a huge expanse of open, treeless duneland, Granville is everything you expect a links golf course to be. The fabulous front-nine loop meanders through the dunes, its inherent challenges matched by the deft, understated simplicity of Colt's design.
The holes effortlessly follow the natural rolling contours of the terrain; the demands of tee and approach shots always clear to see, but not necessarily as easy to execute - especially if the wind is blowing. Crisp, sandy soil fairways, whispy rough, a mix of pot and more expansive bunkers, and several pudding-bowl greens, all underline Granville's thoroughbred links credentials. Between the square-cut tee boxes and top-quality, subtly undulating greens, the fairways and rough roll along in a suitably rustic manner.
The sublime front-nine loop hands over to a more inland back-nine, which had to undergo some alterations following local road changes. Although retaining solid links golf characteristics, a few holes on the inward-nine can feel a little more contrived. The par-3s at 10 and 16, and the par-5 14th, with its green-fronting stream, do not quite measure up to the classic links holes of the outward nine.
As with many courses laid out on sand-based links land, one "big dune" seems to stand out above the others. Here at Granville such a dune provides not only the tee-box at the glorious par-4 6th, but also a rare opportunity to enjoy views out across the sea and along the coast to the town of Granville.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Handicap required.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].
Players generally walk this course.
Granville is a member of the Golfy network of golf clubs. There are more than 100 Golfy golf courses spread throughout France, and over 20 outside France. Golfy card holders receive generous discounts at courses in the Golfy network. Check things out on www.golfy.fr.
France: 17th best course in France (Golf World, 2022).
Europe: 101st best course in continental Europe (Golf World, 2022).
5 rue de la Falaise, 50400 Granville
+33 (0)2 33 91 19 19Visit website
Situated in the heart of Granville, this 51-room 3-star hotel is located on the seafront of this popular holiday town and ferry port. Most rooms enjoy spectacular views of the coast and out onto La Manche (English Channel).
20 route de Coutances, 50290 Breville-sur-Mer, nr Granville
+33 (0)2 33 50 36 36Visit website
Villa Beaumonderie is a beautiful manor house built in the beginning of the 20th century. Filled with historic references, it was General Eisenhower’s headquarters back in 1944. This boutique hotel features 13 rooms and 3 split-level suites boasting different atmospheres with views of the street or sea. Located just 2 km from Granville Golf.
Granville (2 km)
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