Golf du Touquet (La Mer course)


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Golf du Touquet (La Mer course) Est. 1931

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Golf du Touquet (La Mer course): On the Côte d’Opale, golfers from France, Britain and Belgium have been well-served for over a century by Golf du Touquet. In 1904 the Horace Hutchinson designed La Forêt course set the ball rolling. Some 25 years later the Stoneham family, who owned much of Le Touquet at the time, commissioned legendary designer Harry Colt to build a second course. Located amongst the dunes and closer to the sea, La Mer opened for play in 1931.

Set in an unspoilt area of impressively mountainous dunes, La Mer ("The Sea") is the tougher and more scenic of the Le Touquet duo. On this expansive out-and-back links layout, the opening holes (including the excellent long par-3 2nd) increasingly became "tree-lined" over the years. In 2015 a significant renovation project reversed the creeping arboreal tide. These wonderful old links have been restored to their open duneland origins.

Impressive sand hills establish their presence from the "Redan" style par-3 7th through to the wonderfully elevated tee of the par-4 18th. Excellent contouring for the holes is provided by the large sand dunes, while bushes and small trees continue to offer definition to some of the holes on the opening stretch. Harry Colt’s terrific and varied layout, helped by a considerable amount of more recent remodelling on the back-nine, will keep you fully occupied and absorbed throughout. Slick run-off areas and deep bunkering around the greens will certainly test your short game skills.

The reward of sea views is held back until the 18th tee, with the English Channel (La Manche) in view a few hundred metres away to the west. Perhaps a victim of its own success, the course can take quite a pounding from the many visiting golfers it attracts. However, diligent green-keeping ensures the playing surfaces and especially the greens are generally maintained to championship standards.

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Making Contact

Golf du Touquet
Avenue du Golf,
Le Touquet, Nord-Pas-de-Calais F-62520
France
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Office   +33 (0)3 21 06 28 00
Pro Shop   +33 (0)3 21 06 28 00
Fax

  +33 (0)3 21 06 28 01

Email   letouquet@opengolfclub.com
Website   www.opengolfclub.com/letouquet
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Golf Pro
 
Didier Behin and Daphné Lesur.
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Seaside links.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Coastal duneland; course is not directly beside the sea.
 
Designer: Harry Colt
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6430 5809 4854
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 74.0 71.0 71.2
 
At the Same Location:
Above distances are for La Mer course. Also at Golf du Touquet is the 18-hole par-71 La Forêt course (5774 m from back tees) and 9-hole Le Manoir course (par-35, 2817 mtrs).
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How2Get There?

3 km S of Le Touquet / 28 km S of Boulogne.
Leave the A16 motorway (Boulogne-Abbeville) at exit 26 (Le Touquet). Follow the N39 direction Etaples/Le Touquet. After 3.2 km, in Etaples, turn left at roundabout and cross River bridge. At roundabout (across bridge) turn right onto the N39 direction Le Touquet. After 2 km at traffic lights turn left at sign for Golf/Stella Plage. After 1 km golf is on your left (directly opposite Le Manoir Hotel).

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (mid-April thru' mid-Oct): Mon-Thur €75; Fri-Sun €92. [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. Proof of handicap required
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Other Information
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities
Excellent
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Did you know?

The first tee of the La Mer course is a good 5-minute walk from the Clubhouse; it also has its own separate car park. | Le Touquet has hosted several French Open championships, the last of which was won by Seve Ballesteros in 1977. For more details see Top Golf Tournaments at Le Touquet Golf Club.
Golf du Touquet is a member of the Open Golf Club group, which manages over 45 golf properties in France, Benelux, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Morocco, including several Stay&Play golf resort destinations. See the Open Golf Club website (opengolfclub.com) for a list of all their golf courses and hotels.

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Published Ranking
2016 Golf World rating: 66th best course in continental Europe.
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Location

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Latitude: (50.500421)
Longitude: (1.598125)
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Le Manoir Hotel 3-star
Ave du Golf, 62520 Le Touquet.
+33 (0)3 21 06 28 28
www.manoirhotel.com

Set in the heart of the Le Touquet Forest, this elegant manor house hotel was once the home of Allen Stoneham, the founder of Le Touquet Golf Club. Le Manoir Hotel, with its ivy-covered facade, now offers 41 rooms and suites. Located directly opposite the hotel is the clubhouse of Golf du Touquet.

Golf at this hotel Le Touquet (La Mer and La Foret courses)
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Golf within 10 km No
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Golf within 30 km Hardelot (Les Pins and Les Dunes courses); Belle Dune; Nampont St Martin; Wimereux (40 km).
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Hotel Westminster 4-star
Avenue du Verger, 62520 - Le Touquet
+33 (0)3 21 05 48 48
www.westminster.fr

Situated on the Côte d'Opale, Le Touquet Paris Plage is a classic French seaside resort. The Westminster Hotel & Spa, with its majestic façade of brick and white stone, is located in the heart of the town. Built in 1924 the four-storey art deco style hotel offers understated luxury in an atmosphere combining history, modernity and gastronomy. In addition to its 115 4-star rooms and suites, the hotel boasts two restaurants including the Michelin-starred "Le Pavillon".

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km Le Touquet (La Mer & La Foret courses)
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Golf within 30 km Belle Dune; Nampont St Martin; Hardelot (Les Pins and Les Dunes courses); Wimereux (35 km); Aa St Omer (50 km).
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