Domaine des Aisses, RN 20 Sud,
La Ferté Saint Aubin, nr Orleans, Centre F-45240
27 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Relatively flat terrain.
Original design by Olivier Brizon (1992); revamped by Martin Hawtree (2010).
Above distances are for the Les Aisses course. Also at Les Aisses Golf is the nine-hole La Canne course (par-36; 3264 m from back tees; designed by Olivier Brizon, as part of the original 27-hole layout).
20 km S of Orleans
If coming from the North, leave A71 just south of Orleans at Jtn 02 (Olivet). Follow N271 direction Orleans - La Source for 2.4 km. Take RN20 direction Vierzon / Bourges. After 15 km you will climb a hill to the church in the centre of La Ferte St Aubin. Stay on the N20, and after a further 1 km turn left at roundabout just south of La Ferte St Aubin and follow road to golf (do not go down the D17 as some guides indicate). If coming from the south, leave A71 at exit 3 and follow direction La Ferte St Aubin / Lamotte Beuvron on the D923. After 2.1 km turn left onto the N20 and follow direction La Ferte St Aubin. After 8.4 km at roundabout just outside La Ferte St Aubin turn right and follow direction Golf des Aisses.
Les Aisses Golf: Originally comprising the Bleu, Blanc and Rouge nines, the 27 holes at Les Aisses now split into the 18-hole Martin Hawtree-renovated Les Aisses course, and the nine-hole La Canne course (designed by the original 27-hole designer Olivier Brizon). All 27-holes occupy a splendidly natural setting of trees and lakes.
The original Blanc and Rouge nines combine to form the 18-hole Les Aisses course, with its distinctly heathland feel. The well-bunkered good-width fairways are frequently tree-lined, and often bordered by swathes of heather. Several pronounced dog-legging holes are to be found on the front-nine (the former Red-nine), with the par-5 6th and par-4 8th holes both bending around good-sized ponds. The greens here at Les Aisses, again well defended by bunkers, are generally large, quick and true.
Laid out in the southern section of the property, alongside the La Canne stream, the former Blue-nine (now the La Canne nine) presents the most watery challenge of the three nine-hole loops. Small lakes and ponds ensure the presence of water on virtually all the holes of La Canne.
On each of its contrasting nine-hole loops, Limere lays down a good challenge for golfers of all skill levels. It has been said the single-storey clubhouse is a bit on the basic side, while the standard of on-course maintenance can be variable.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Handicap required.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.
Les Aisses Golf lies in the northern section of the expansive Solonge Forest, which is bounded by two rivers, the Loire to the north and Le Cher to the south. The famous Les Bordes Golf Club is also found on the northwest edge of the forest, as is the historic city of Orléans. The Solonge is noted for its many pools and marshes which are created due to the impermeability of its soil, a mixture of sand and clay.
2018 Golf World rating: among the second 100 best courses in continental Europe.
Les Muids N20, 45240 La Ferte-Saint-Aubin, nr Orleans
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Limere; Les Bordes.
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