154 impasse Grand Grange, RN 532,
Saint-Quentin-sur-Isere, nr Grenoble, Rhone-Alps F-38210
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Relatively flat terrain.
Jeremy Pern & Jean Garaialde
5-hole par-15 Pitch & Putt course (425 metres)
20 km NE of Grenoble
From A48 north-west of Grenoble take exit 12 and then follow N532 direction Romans / Valence. After 6.7 km golf is on your R.
Golf Hôtel de Grenoble-Charmeil: This is a surprisingly flat course given its proximity to Grenoble, the Alps and the wooded hills that create such an impressive view from the course. But here you are actually in the flood plain of the River Isere and trees and water hazards will keep you occupied, rather than climbing any hills.
After the first four holes you will become acquainted with a rather pretty lake, which is circumnavigated via the 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 13th and 14th holes - the drive at the 5th will potentially give you the most trouble. Water is your biggest obstacle to recording a good score; the light rough and light bunkering should not create too many problems.
The back-nine provides three par-3s and three par-5's; like the front it is a combination of lightly tree-lined holes and others in more open terrain. The course is well maintained, and a favourite stop-over for golfers travelling further south. Even for low handicappers it is no push-over, especially if there is a bit of wind blowing.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Handicap required.
Players generally walk this course.
Charmeil 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's 48th best course (Golf World, 2022).
38210 Saint-Quentin sur Isere, nr Grenoble
+33 (0)4 76 93 67 28Visit website
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