Best golf courses: France - North West

France - North West: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in this country or region. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key for the rating definitions.
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Lorient
Bureau, Yves

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Lorient

Designer

Yves Bureau
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Brest
Fenn, Michael

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Brest

Designer

Michael Fenn
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Orleans
Dongradi, Olivier

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Orleans

Designer

Olivier Dongradi

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Le Havre
Simpson & Cotton

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Le Havre

Designer

Original layout of the first 18 holes (maybe 27 holes) by Tom Simpson (1929). Improvements made by Sir Henry Cotton (1964).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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St Malo
Dunn, Tom

Visitors?

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Nearest city

St Malo

Designer

Tom Dunn

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Nantes
Gayon, Michel

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Nantes

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Nantes

Designer

Yves Bureau
2-star: Reasonably okay course - if better courses not available.
(Closed in 2010)
Orleans
Shirley, Jim

Visitors?

(Closed in 2010)

Nearest city

Orleans

Designer

Jim Shirley
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
(Closed in 2010)
Orleans
Shirley, Jim

Visitors?

(Closed in 2010)

Nearest city

Orleans

Designer

Jim Shirley
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
St Malo
Colt, Harry

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

St Malo

Designer

Harry Colt, with revisions in 1992 by Martin Hawtree.

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Nantes
Gayon, Michel

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Nantes

Designer

Michel Gayon & Jacques Lebreton

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Nantes
Alliss & Thomas

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Nantes

Designer

Peter Alliss and Dave Thomas (with a major revision by Michel Gayon which inserted new holes from the 5th to the 13th).

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Nantes
Baker, Bill

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Nantes

Designer

Bill Baker revamped the original course laid out by Henry Cotton in 1967.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
St Malo
Braid, James

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

St Malo

Designer

James Braid
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Orleans
Brizon & Hawtree

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Orleans

Designer

Original design by Olivier Brizon (1992); revamped by Martin Hawtree (2010).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Orleans
Hanse, Gil

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Orleans

Designer

Gil Hanse

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Orleans
von Hagge, Robert

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Orleans

Designer

Robert von Hagge

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Orleans
Robinson, Cabell

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Orleans

Designer

Cabell Robinson

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Le Havre

Designer

Yves Bureau
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Le Havre
Bureau, Yves

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Le Havre

Designer

Yves Bureau
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
St Malo
Prat, Alain

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

St Malo

Designer

Alain Prat

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Lorient
Macauley & Quenouille

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Lorient

Designer

Tom Macauley & Quenouille
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Nantes
Gayon, Michel

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Nantes

Designer

Original 9-hole layout dates from 1929. Redesigned and extended to 18-holes by Michel Gayon & Jacques Lebreton (1991).
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
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St Malo
Ross, Mackenzie

Visitors?

Wkends restrictd

Nearest city

St Malo

Designer

Scottish course architect Philip Mackenzie Ross made several significant design changes to the original layout.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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St Malo
Brewster, F.W.

Visitors?

Wkends restrictd

Nearest city

St Malo

Designer

F.W. Brewster
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Le Mans
Gayon, Michel

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Le Mans

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Nantes

Designer

Yves Bureau
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Lorient
Michael Fenn

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Lorient

Designer

Michael Fenn (18-hole course) and Yves Bureau (9-hole course)

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Nantes

Designer

Michel Gayon
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Lorient
Bureau, Yves

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Lorient

Designer

Yves Bureau

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