Rue de la plage des Vallées,
Pléneuf-Val-André, Bretagne F-22370
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb (and one really tough one).
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: 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.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.
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).
France: 37th best course in France (Golf World, 2022).
131 rue Clémenceau, 22370 Pléneuf Val André.
+33 (0)2 96 72 23 70Visit 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.
Pleneuf Val Andre
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