Golf Pléneuf-Val-André

Rue de la plage des Vallées,

Pléneuf-Val-André, Bretagne F-22370

  • Office

    +33 (0)2 96 63 01 12
  • Pro shop

    +33 (0)2 96 63 01 12
  • Fax

    +33 (0)2 96 63 01 06
  • Golf pro

    Franck Guillope (Head Pro)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb (and one really tough one).

  • Surroundings:

    Seaside.

  • Designer:

    Alain Prat

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
5849
5564
4664
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
72.9
71.3
71.8

Location

Latitude:

48.595038

Longitude:

-2.535396

How to get there:

60 km W of St Malo

From the N12 just west of Lamballe, take exit Pleneuf St Andre and follow the D768 direction Pleneuf Val Andre/Dinard. After 2 km turn left onto the D791 direction Pleneuf Val Andre. After 16 km follow direction Pleneuf Centre and Golf signs. Golf is located northeast of Le Val Andre.

Golf Pléneuf-Val-André

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1990

Golf Pléneuf-Val-André: This much admired seaside golf course on the north coast of Brittany is laid out above the town of Val-André, on what was previously farmland and coastal scrubland. Although a clifftop course, rather than one played through towering sand dunes, the layout still has much of the character of a links style course. It also offers fabulous sea views from several holes.

Pléneuf-Val André's layout is fair but challenging, with solidly crafted and gently undulating holes lined by long wispy fescues, bushes and a scattering of small trees. Stylish bunkering and mounding also features, particularly around the good-sized greens. Oddly, on one or two holes, a few of the bushes were neatly trimmed into round shapes; something a bit unexpected on this otherwise very natural and un-manicured layout. Although upkeep may not always be 5-star, a touch of ruggedness is not at all out of place on a seaside layout of this quality.

In all respects this is a wonderfully authentic seaside golf course, that ranks with the best in France. In addition to many fabulous vistas onto the English Channel ("La Manche" in French) and across picturesque countryside, there are also some wonderful views down to the town of Val-André, with its large steepled church.

Pick of the holes: among many excellent holes, the par-4 10th combines a terrific sea view with a terrifyingly tight drive. The par-5 11th, especially from the most elevated back-tees, is another unforgettably scenic golf hole, one to savour and capture on camera. But be careful at this hole, a hooked drive will land you on the beach.

List of courses: France - North West

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (mid-March thru' Oct): €65 (all days).

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].

Other information

Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities

Limited

Did you know?

Val Andre is a member of the Blue Green golf group, which manages around 50 golf courses in France, and a few others in Belgium, Netherlands and Spain. Blue Green offer various discount schemes & loyalty programmes (see bluegreen.com).

Where2Stay

  • Hotel Georges3-star

    131 rue Clémenceau, 22370 Pléneuf Val André.

    +33 (0)2 96 72 23 70

    Visit website

    At the heart of the Côte d’Emeraude and next to the famous Cap Fréhel, the Val André resort provides the old world charm of a classic seaside resort. L’hôtel Georges is located 50m from the beach, in the centre of the resort. The hotel was completely renovated in 2013.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Pleneuf Val Andre

    • Golf within 30 km:

      No

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