Golf d'Hardelot (Les Pins course)


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Golf d'Hardelot (Les Pins course) Est. 1931

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Golf d'Hardelot (Les Pins course): A major renovation project conducted in 2014/15 considerably altered the character and challenge of Hardelot's No.1 layout. Previously overshadowed by the full-blooded "La Mer" links in nearby Le Touquet, the remodelling of Les Pins produced a more visually arresting layout, with copious rustic edged bunkering, large areas of exposed sand and many fewer pine trees lining the way than was previously the case.

Courtesy of the remodelling, the back-nine now plays its full role in proceedings. This second nine-hole loop can no longer be described as a flatter, easier-going and more bland sequel to what was always a challenging front-nine. The par-5 10th and 13th holes, as well as holes like the par-3 7th on the front-nine, have been transformed by the addition of sprawling rustic bunkers. Removing several of the blind drives that once characterised the front-nine has helped the overall playability of the course, although the "hard-pan" sand in the considerably more dramatic bunkering will certainly test your recovery skills to the full.

In addition to the revamped and enlarged bunkering, also more clearly in view is the housing that flanks several front-nine holes. The impression of a pleasant walk through a natural pine forest has slowly eroded over the years; now at least the course-side housing appears to have reached its limit.

MOST MEMORABLE HOLE: The 18th provides a fitting finale to a round at Les Pins. This long straightaway par-4 is played from a splendidly elevated tee, and takes you in a straight line to a large green that sits directly in front of the two-storey clubhouse.

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Making Contact

Golf d'Hardelot
3 Avenue du Golf,
Hardelot Plage, Nord-Pas-de-Calais F-62152
France
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Office   +33 (0)3 21 83 73 10
Pro Shop   +33 (0)3 21 83 73 10
Fax

  +33 (0)3 21 83 24 33

Email   hardelot@opengolfclub.com
Website   www.hardelotgolfclub.com
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined parkland.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Residential and pine forest.
 
Designer: Original design by Tom Simpson (1931); significant renovation by Frank Pont & Patrice Boissonnas (2013).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 5919 5462 4685
Par 71 71 71
SSS or Slope 71.5 69.4 70.1
 
At the Same Location:
Above distances are for Les Pins course. Located 1 km away is Hardelot's 18-hole Les Dunes course (par-70, 5328 m from back tees).
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How2Get There?

2 km E of Hardelot Plage / 12 km S of Boulogne.
Leave the A16 (Boulogne-Le Touquet motorway) at exit 27. Follow the D308 towards Neufchatel-Hardelot. After 1.1 km turn right onto the D940. After 100m turn left onto the D119 to Neufchatel. After 2.1 km turn left towards Hardelot Centre. After 1.4 km at roundabout take second exit to Golf. After 0.5 km turn right; golf is on the right.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2016 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (mid-April thru' mid-Oct): €90 (all days). [Contact club for full details, discounts, day tickets, 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.

Practice facilities
Limited
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Did you know?

Golf d'Hardelot is a member of the Open Golf Club group, which manages over 30 golf properties in France, Belgium, Spain 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: 27th best course in continental Europe.
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Location

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Latitude: (50.636180)
Longitude: (1.600340)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Hotel du Parc 4-star
111 Ave Francois 1er, 62152 Hardelot
+33 (0)3 21 33 22 11
www.parc.najeti.fr

The Najeti Hotel du Parc is ideally located for golfers wanting to discover the many excellent courses of the Cote d'Opale. This quiet and comfortable hotel offers 80 rooms and 10 apartments. Each fully equipped room is excellently furnished in a modern attractive style. The hotel also offers an outdoor heated pool, playground for children, three tennis courts, games room, bowling alley, excellent restaurant and convivial bar.

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Golf within 10 km Hardelot (Les Pins & Les Dunes courses)
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Golf within 30 km Wimereux; Le Touquet (La Mer & La Foret courses); Belle Dune (35 km); Nampont St Martin (35 km); Aa Saint-Omer (45 km).
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