Best golf courses: France - North

Brittany has an exceptional coastline with many beaches, fishing villages and islands, a remarkable historical heritage to be seen in the towns and villages and some of the finest prehistoric landmarks in the world. Here is a rundown on the best golf courses in the north of France.

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Boulogne
Dudok van Heel, Joan

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Visitors welcome

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Boulogne

Designer

Joan Dudok van Heel

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Reims
Gayon, Michel

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Reims

Designer

Michel Gayon

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Lille
Cornillot, Jean-Claude

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Lille

Designer

Jean-Claude Cornillot

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Boulogne
Rossi, Jean-Manuel

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Boulogne

Designer

French designer Jean-Manuel Rossi

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Lille
Hawtree, Fred

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Lille

Designer

Fred Hawtree
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Lille
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

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Lille

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Sr.
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
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Lille
Baker, Bill

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Lille

Designer

Bill Baker
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Le Havre
Park Jr, Willie

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Le Havre

Designer

Willie Park Jr.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Le Havre
Chantepie, Julien

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Nearest city

Le Havre

Designer

Julien Chantepie, assisted by Arnaud Massy, laid out the original 13 holes. The course was revised by Didier Fruchet (1992).
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Boulogne
Cornillot, Jean-Claude

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Boulogne

Designer

French designer Jean-Claude Cornillot with Baron Paul Rolin (Belgium).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Boulogne
Simpson, Tom

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Visitors welcome

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Boulogne

Designer

Original design by Tom Simpson (1931); significant renovation by Frank Pont & Patrice Boissonnas (2013).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Boulogne
Hutchinson, Horace

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Boulogne

Designer

Horace Hutchinson
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Boulogne
Colt, Harry

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Nearest city

Boulogne

Designer

Harry Colt
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Lille
Gayon, Michel

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Lille

Designer

Michel Gayon designed all three nines: Val de Marque (opened 2008), La Valutte (2010) and Rupilly (2014).
2-star: Reasonably okay course - if better courses not available.
Visitors welcome
Boulogne
Chatterton, Thomas

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Boulogne

Designer

Thomas Chatterton
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Rouen
Hawtree, Fred

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Rouen

Designer

Frederick W. "Fred" Hawtree
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Boulogne
Hutchison & Campbell

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Boulogne

Designer

Current layout by English architects Cecil K. Hutchison & Sir Guy Campbell (1920s).

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