Golf Omaha Beach (La Mer course)


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Golf Omaha Beach (La Mer course) Est. 1985

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Golf Omaha Beach (La Mer course): Spread out over a wide area to the west of Port-en-Bessin, Omaha Beach offers 36-holes of championship golf on its La Mer and Le Manoir courses. Onsite accommodation and excellent practice facilities reinforce this as an ideal Stay & Play location from which to explore the Normandie coast and its historic D-Day beaches. Although La Mer's back-nine loop heads inland, providing picturesque views across the Bessin valley, the front-nine inevitably steals the show. After a varied opening sequence of undulating, well-bunkered and predominantly parkland style holes, the more linksy par-4 6th brings you to the cliff's edge. From this elevated vantage point, you look down onto Omaha Beach itself, with the town's impressive harbour entrance on your right. Alongside the 6th green, accompanied by fabulous coastal and sea views, a small memorial reminds us of the tumultuous events that took place here on June 6, 1944. La Mer's roaming layout takes you through fields and farms, and occasionally alongside roads and residences. In keeping with Normandie's reputation for cider making, several of the flatter, back-nine holes are flanked by apple trees. The best and most scenic of the back-nine holes come at the short, doglegging par-4 14th, and excellently crafted par-3 15th. With each hole at Omaha Beach dedicated to a major D-Day leader (the opening five holes are named after Eisenhower, Churchill, De Gaulle, Koeing and Montgomery respectively) the reminders of what happened here in June 1944 are never far away.

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Making Contact

Golf Omaha Beach
La Ferme Saint Sauveur,
Port en Bessin, nr Bayeux, Basse-Normandie F-14520
France
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Office   +33 (0)2 31 22 12 12
Pro Shop  
Fax

  +33 (0)2 31 22 12 13

Email   info@omahabeachgolfclub.com
Website   www.omahabeachgolfclub.com
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb
 
Surroundings: Rural countryside and briefly clifftop (for 1 hole).
 
Designer: Yves Bureau
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6216 5647 4810
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope
 
At the Same Location:
18-hole par-71 Le Manoir course (6097 m from back tees).
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How2Get There?

140 km W of Le Havre
From the city of Bayeux go north on the D6 direction Port-en-Bessin. After 8 km, on the outskirts of Port-en-Bessin, turn left onto the D514 (Ave du Marechal de Tourville), direction Golf. After 1.3 km turn left direction Mercure Hotel/Golf.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (May thru' Sept): €75 (all days). Reduced 9-hole, couples and twilight rates. [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.

Practice facilities
Excellent
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Did you know?

From June 6, 1944, the stretch of beach just east of Port-en-Bessin, between Ste-Honorine-des-Pertes and Vierville-sur-Mer, would forever be known as Omaha Beach. This was the code name for what turned out to be one of the best defended and most difficult landing points for the Allied invasion of German-occupied France. On this 5 mile (8 km) long beach, the untested U.S. 29th Infantry, eight companies of U.S. Army Rangers and the battle-hardened 1st Infantry Division ran into the German 352nd Infantry's considerable defences. By the end of the "longest day" the U.S. troops had secured two small footholds above the beach, but lost 4,500 men in so doing. The American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, is a lasting and moving memorial to this chapter of WW2.

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Location

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Latitude: (49.339853)
Longitude: (-0.768689)
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Hotel Mercure Omaha Beach 
Chemin du Colombier, 14520 Port-en-Bessin, nr Bayeux
+33 (0)2 31 22 44 44
www.hotel-omaha-beach.com

The Hotel Mercure Omaha Beach (Golf-Hotel-Spa) is a modern and comfortable 70-room hotel, which lies at the heart of the two championship golf courses and top-quality practice facilities of Omaha Beach Golf Club.

Golf at this hotel Omaha Beach (La Mer and Le Manoir courses)
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Hotel Ibis Bayeux Port-en-Bessin 3-star
12 Quai Baron Gerard, 14520 Port-en-Bessin, nr Bayeux
+33 (0)2 31 22 04 04
www.hotel-bayeux-port-bessin.com

This modern and comfortable 62-room hotel is located in the heart of historic Port-en-Bessin, directly opposite the fishing harbour and within easy walking distance of the many harbourside restaurants.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km Omaha Beach (La Mer and Le Manoir courses)
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