Golf de Sablé-Solesmes

4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Golf de Sablé-Solesmes Est. 1991

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Golf de Sablé-Solesmes: Located on the route from Paris to the famous châteaux of the Loire valley, Sablé-Solesmes is laid out in three distinctive and excellent nine-hole loops. These 27-holes ensure that variety is not in short supply.

La Forêt (Forest) is a nine-hole loop offering a classic parkland golfing environment, with partly-open and partly tree-lined holes. The flattish terrain, which skirts alongside the Forêt de Pincé, has been pleasantly landscaped and laced with a few testing water hazards, especially in its middle section.

If you prefer even more water, you'll be at home on the scenic and more undulating Rivière-nine (River). Here you will need to navigate water hazards on five of the nine holes, while also enjoying views onto open countryside and playing a few holes alongside the wonderful River Sarthe. A bit of TGV train-spotting might also feature. At the par-3 12th (Rivière's third hole) there is a virtual island green, surrounded on three sides by a pond.

For something more open and links-like, the Cascade-nine (Waterfall) combines elements of each of the other nines, while also presenting a more rugged "Scottish" feel. Whichever combination you play, you'll enjoy the quality and fairness of Michel Gayon's layout, as well as excellent green-keeping and overall presentation. There are too many good holes to even start to list them. Just make sure you allow time in your travels to drop in on the Sarthe River valley and this outstanding golf course.

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Making Contact

Golf de Sablé-Solesmes
Domaine de l'Outiniere, route de Pincé,
Sablé-sur-Sarthe, Pays-de-la-Loire F-72300
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Office   +33 (0)2 43 95 28 78
Pro Shop  

  +33 (0)2 43 92 39 05

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Golf Pro
Bernard Giordanengo
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About the course

The course: 27 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb (especially on the Riviere 9-holes).
Surroundings: Woodland and riverside (River Sarthe).
Designer: Michel Gayon
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6189 5737 4782
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 72.9 70.3 70.8
At the Same Location:
Above distances are for the Foret-Riviere combination. The Cascade-nine (3069 metres from back tees) is similar in length to the other two nines. There is also a 9-hole par-33 Compact course (1231 metres).
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How2Get There?

55 km SW of Le Mans
From A11 motorway (Paris-Le Mans) take exit 10 (Sable) and follow the D306 direction Sable. After 11.5 km in the centre of Sable turn right at roundabout direction Pince/Golf de Solesmes. After approx 1 km at T-junction turn left direction Pince/Golf de Solesmes. After 2.2 km turn right direction Golf de Solesmes. After 1 km golf is on your left.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April, May, June and Sept/Oct): weekdays €52; weekends €58. In July/Aug: €58 (all days). [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
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.

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Did you know?

Parts of the La Riviere layout at Sable-Solesmes, run right alongside the River Sarthe, an impressive tributary that joins the River Loire at Angers. Next door to the golf is the International Archery Centre of Sable Solesmes - beware stray arrows! | Sable-Solesmes 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

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Latitude: (47.8188317118)
Longitude: (-0.3585791588)
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Grand Hotel de Solesmes 3-star
16 place Dom Gueranger, 72300 Solesmes
+33 (0)2 43 95 45 10

Nestled in a flowery setting, opposite the entrance of the Abbey Saint-Pierre, this 34 room hotel, once a coaching inn, offers a high level of comfort and service.

Golf at this hotel No
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Hotel Marmotte 2-star
9 Av du General de Gaulle, 72300 Sable-sur-Sarthe
+33 (0)2 43 95 30 53

Golf at this hotel No
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