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Brittany This magical region offers so much for golfers and non-golfers alike. Boasting the longest coastline in Europe, Brittany also lays claim to a huge variety of landscapes, historic towns and several marvellous golf courses. The climate is mild and the food - with so much sea and land - is delicious. We feature 15 lovely courses and the fairways are rarely busy. Access is surprisingly easy with state-of-the-art ferries. Plus, there are daily flights from several UK airports and a motorway all the way from Calais.

La Bretesche (page 71).

It’s no wonder that once bitten by the Brittany bug, golfers go back time after time.

North Brittany Six good courses of diverse design, numerous tourist attractions, some of the best seafood in France and the full range of accommodation options…This is a one-stop-shop for all that’s good in a golf holiday.

South Brittany Picturesque ports, sandy coves and with a warm, dry climate, this is a glorious golfing destination with a livelier side featuring bars and restaurants, casinos and resorts.

The Grand Hotel, Dinard (page 68).

Here’s an idea! Brittany has several of the best fish restaurants in the world. One of them is at Cancale near St Malo and the other is at La Roche Bernard near La Baule. Just ask us to book a table for you as a memorable last evening dinner.

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What to see and do Parties ■ The bars, clubs and casinos and brasseries of La Baule and Dinard Explorers ■ Take a half-day cruise around the Emerald Coastline ■ Mont St Michel ■ The Salt Marshes of La Guerande ■ The ports and beaches of Southern Brittany ■ The old town of Saint Malo ■ The large and ancient cities of Rennes and Nantes ■ The Megalithic monuments at Carnac ■ Brière National Park Romantics ■ A sea-facing room at Castel Marie-Louise or a suite at the Manoir de Kertalg ■ Spa treatments at the Royal Thalasso, La Baule ■ The beautiful port of Moelan-Sur-Mer ■ A mini ocean cruise

Families ■ The beaches: including the “most beautiful bay in Europe” at La Baule ■ The self-catering apartments and gites at Hotel du Golf, La Baule and Les Cottages de la Bretesche ■ Horse-riding, tennis and windsurfing at La Baule ■ Kids’ Clubs at La Baule Foodies ■ The markets of Dinan, Auray and La Roche Bernard ■ The oysters of La Cancale ■ Brittany is renowned for seafood and hearty, delicious meals. ■ We send a Recommended Restaurant list with your Holiday Information Pack

Hotel Hermitage - beachside luxury (page 74).

What the price includes

Our prices are based on an exchange rate of €1.27/£1. Should the exchange rate decrease or increase, we will quote your holiday at the commercial exchange rate of the day. All our prices are ‘’all-inclusive’’ and there are NO hidden extras. The “From” price is based on mid-week and low season, and the “To” price is based on weekend and high season. The prices include: ■

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The Brittany coastline.

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No currency surcharge

La Baule (page 73).

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We guarantee that the holiday price quoted to you when you pay your deposit is the holiday price you will pay. We have taken steps to avoid any possibility of surcharging our clients for currency fluctuations and any other holiday cost.

Return travel based on four-in-a-car using Portsmouth St Malo overnight ferry in a four-berth cabin with shower/wc and window, and Caen - Portsmouth daytime sailing home. NB: Travel for holidays of five nights or longer is based on four-in-a-car travel with Eurotunnel The accommodation and board as detailed The selection of courses in the example itinerary Taxes and service charges A comprehensive Holiday Information Pack The knowledge and experience of our team ABTA and ATOL bonds so you know your money is safe Past Client benefits depending on your holiday spend

Please contact us on 01277 824100 for the exact price for your preferred holiday dates as prices can vary week-to-week and we may have received a relevant special offer. Groups - save £££s per person! Discounts range from £50 for a group of five people for a twonight stay up to £1800 for a group of 25 people on a week’s stay! See page six of the Introduction and call us on 01277 824100 for exact prices.

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How to get there Here’s a list of the most convenient ways to get to your holiday destination. For further information and the latest news, please call us on 01277 824100 or visit www.yourgolfholidays.com Golf La Baule (page 73).

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Folkestone – Calais (car) UK – Nantes (foot passenger)

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Portsmouth – Caen/Cherbourg/ St Malo Poole/Cork – St Malo/Cherbourg Portsmouth – Roscoff Cork – Roscoff

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English Channel

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Granville To Cherbourg, Caen and Calais

St-Malo Cancale

Dinard

Roscoff

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La Gouesniere Brest

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Les Ormes D175

Stansted/Jersey – Dinard Stansted/Jersey – Nantes

Combourg N137

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La Freslonniere

N157 Rennes

L'Odet

Cice-Blossac N24

Val Queven

Pont-Aven

Atlantic Ocean

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Lorient

Moelan-sur-Mer Ploemeur Ocean

Auray Saint-Laurent Baden 6

Explore north Brittany and then relax in the south with our two-centre programme:

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One two-berth cabin with shower/wc & window on the outward journey

Three nights’ b/b at the three-star D’Auvagour in Dinan

One round of golf each at Les Ormes and Dinard

Five nights’ b/b in a Junior Suite apartment at Hotel du Golf International, La Baule

Golf at La Baule (three times) and La Bretesche

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La Roche Bernard

Quiberon

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Nantes Nantes St-Nazaire D213 D937

Cholet

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Carnac

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N137 Vannes

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Saint-Malo Le Tronchet Par 72. 6492 yards. Slope 133. ■ ■

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Golf-Hotel Saint-Malo *** Le Tronchet 3 At a glance

Courses within 30 minutes

Located in the 100-acre Mirloup Park ■ Bedrooms with balcony or terrace and great views ■ Excellent food

This superior three-star hotel has fast become a fashionable choice for its glorious location, excellent food and large bedrooms. There’s also an easy-going atmosphere and tasteful decor to help you relax as soon as you arrive. The 29 bedrooms are large and wellequipped and we’ll do our best to reserve the duplex bedrooms for our long-stay clients.

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Saint-Malo Le Tronchet (on site) ■ Les Ormes Dinard

Chef specialises in regional dishes and the bar/terrace, with panoramic lake and course views, are ideal to plan tomorrow’s “42 points” game! Both bar and restaurant are looking fantastic after a €150K refurbishment. Central for the courses and towns and run with panache. French Golf Holidays bonuses ■ ■

Third night free in Mar, Apr, Oct & Nov One in 20 free

Expertly maintained Play 27 holes for the price of 18

With lots of TLC and investment, Saint-Malo has blossomed into a verdant and very enjoyable course. The lakeside and forest setting would grace any course but particularly befits this American target-golf design. Although the fairways are large, there are hazards aplenty and lots of water, huge bunkers and well-placed trees so it’s quite a tricky course. A good design and much-liked. Easy walking. Ten miles south of Saint- Malo and five miles north-east of Dinan. Suggested itinerary Three nights’ b/b, golf at Saint-Malo (twice), Les Ormes & Dinard Single room supplement per night

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Hotel Le Jerzual *** Dinan 2 fresco dining on the port and poolside terraces. Very good value and one of our most popular hotels in Brittany.

At a glance Riverside location ■ Fine facilities including beauty centre ■

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Located next to the marina on the River Rance and a short walk from the old town square, Le Jerzual offers ideal accommodation for those looking for modern facilities within the boundaries of the ancient town.

Grand Hotel Barrière **** Dinard 1 At a glance Picturesque setting overlooking the bay ■ Super bar and cellar ■ Gastronomic restaurant ■ Member of Leading Hotels of the World ■

The finest hotel in Northern Brittany. With 90 superb bedrooms overlooking “Moonlight Bay” and the manicured gardens, you are assured of comfort and great views. Plus, the facilities are excellent and the longserving staff are welcoming and knowledgeable. Eating out is never a problem with so many restaurants and bars just a short walk away and eating in is a muchrecommended option. A smart choice.

And if the five-minute walk to the other side of the port or the town square is too far, the brasserie has a lively atmosphere and offers al

Dinard Les Ormes

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Val Andre

very important to get your yardages right at Val Andre but this is made difficult by the expansive and mesmerising views.

Par 72. 6433 yards. Slope 135. ■ ■

Many fantastic golf holes One of France’s best modern courses

A perfect combination of links and terrific parkland. Generous fairways provide some relief but the wind and crafty greens certainly don’t! It is

Very well-maintained, this course is worth the drive wherever you are staying and do try to play early to take advantage of the seafood on offer in the nearby step-back-in-time resort. Hilly in parts. Two miles from Pleneuf Val Andre and 28 miles west of Dinard.

the ball low from tee to green to get round with your scorecard intact.

Hotel d’Avaugour *** Dinan 2 At a glance Town centre location ■ An authentic Breton building within the old town walls ■ Family-run ■ Member of Logis de France “Quality Tourism” ■

For time-honoured hospitality in the centre of Dinan, this is the place to stay. The ambience is first-class and you’ve got the choice of the ramparts (good views) and gardens on one side and the market square and massive choice of eateries on the other. There are 24 bedrooms and all are comfortable and stylish. Our prices are based on the Superior rooms overlooking the gardens.

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The staff are excellent and the summer terrace is perfect for afternoon tea and catching up with a good book. For the evening, the cosy bar is a great place to “warm up”. A long-term favourite. Dinard ■ Les Ormes

Saint-Malo Le Tronchet

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Par 68. 5814 yards. Slope 125.

Half-price second rounds

The second oldest course in France Art Deco clubhouse ■ Fabulous coastal holes and views ■

Courses within 30 minutes ■

This is a lovely track and the views are sensational. Try and play here midweek as the keen members like to play at the weekend. Easy walking. Five miles west of Dinard.

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One of the great links of France and backed up by a classic clubhouse. Designed by the renowned Willie Dunn in 1887, the course opens up gently enough and then hits you with some superb holes along the coast. Dinard is short (but still too long when the wind blows!) and you need to hit

Manoir Vicomté, Dinard.

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Les Ormes

La Freslonniere

Par 72. 6344 yards. Slope 127.

Par 72. 6174 yards. Slope 127.

Very pretty course ■ Manicured presentation

This is a delightful “low-key” club tucked away in the countryside near Rennes.

Much appreciated for its pretty, tree-lined fairways, Les Ormes provides a varied challenge in a lovely location. Even off the back tees, this course is not long but big hitters are checked by the clever fairway lengths and water hazards and small, subtle greens with a number of three-hundredyear-old trees and several holes around the chateau. Well-run and a lovely “only in France” chateau clubhouse. Easy walking. Ten miles north-east of Dinan and 18 miles southeast of Dinard.

FOREST

Excellent wine and lunch in the clubhouse Very, very pretty

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Short but with a sting in the tail of many of its holes, Freslonniere is a visual treat and will test the mettle of even the finest drivers. In fact, the forest and flowers are so close on some holes, it’s best to take a mid-iron and pray! Family-owned, this is one of our favourites and is worth the drive even if you’re staying in Dinard - particularly if you make time to visit old Rennes afterwards. Easy walking. Five miles west of Rennes and 30 miles south of Dinan. French Golf Holidays bonus ■

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Cice-Blossac Par 72. 6640 yards. Slope 139. ■ ■

One in eight free

Excellent clubhouse restaurant Good holiday golf

At first glance, this is a generous golf course but it requires

intelligent planning off the tee and the abundant hazards do not forgive poor shots. Best played with conservative tee-shots, Cice Blossac is a fair test of golf and quite different in feel to the other good courses of North Brittany. Easy walking. 15 minutes south of Rennes.

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Mont St Michel.

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LUXURY

SPA £££

Hotel & Spa de La Bretesche **** Missillac 8 exemplifies the term “small is beautiful”.

At a glance Michelin-starred restaurant ■ Overlooking a stunning chateau and lake ■ Relais et Chateaux member ■ Two restaurants ■ Spa with covered swimming pool ■

One of only three resorts in France with a golf course, Michelin-starred restaurant and spa, La Bretesche has a 15th-Century chateau too! A genuine boutique resort, La Bretesche spreads over a stunning 200ha park with very impressive facilities dotted around the estate buildings. Activities include the gorgeous course, tennis, an indoor and outdoor pool and spa. For food and drink, you can choose between Le Club brasserie for lunch and teatime and the Michelin-starred “Montaigu”. With just 32 bedrooms (all large and stylishly furnished) and plenty of staff, La Bretesche

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FOREST

Please call us or turn to page 130 for details of La Bretesche self-catering cottages.

La Bretesche

Courses within 30 minutes

Par 72. 6578 yards. Slope 129.

La Bretesche (on site) ■ Nantes Vigneux

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French Golf Holidays bonuses Fourth night free in low-season Fifth night free in May, Jun & Sept ■ Seventh night free in July & Aug ■ Free golf at La Baule, Nantes & Saint-Jean de Monts for stays of seven or more nights ■ Free bottle of Champagne for wedding anniversaries

Superb year-round condition More pretty than testing

One of the best-maintained courses in France, this is a manicured and sensationally pretty parkland test with holes weaving out of the forest and running alongside the lake and fairytale chateau.

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For holiday golf, you can’t get better. With such luxuriant fairways and plenty of wildlife roaming around, you’ll almost forget that you’re out there to play golf! 18 miles north of La Baule.

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RESORT

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Hotel du Golf International and Golf de La Baule **** La Baule 7 At a glance Flexible arrival and departure dates Free shuttle buses to the resort ■ Located near to Briere National Park and the beautiful beaches of La Baule ■ Linen, towels and daily cleaning included in our prices ■ ■

One of the most-liked golf resorts in France, it’s like staying in a hotel with the added choice of being able to self-cater! And not only does the Hotel du Golf provide extremely high quality but our prices are very, very attractive...Just look at them! There are over 88 self-catering apartments – each 45m2 with bathroom, kitchenette, terrace or balcony, bedroom/lounge and an underground garage. Plus, we can usually

arrange a free upgrade to a Deluxe suite (55m2) where the bedroom is separate from the lounge. In addition to the apartments, there are 10 villas (three- and four-bedroom) offering the perfect solution for groups who want the company of their friends but also a little bit of privacy. The villas have excellent kitchen facilities, garage, a lounge and dining area and a large terrace for pre-dinner drinks. The thatched reception area features Le Fairway bar, card and pool room and adjacent to this are Le Green restaurant and swimming pool. Another bonus is that the nearby medieval town of Guerande and the resort of La Baule are within easy reach so there’s a wealth of eateries (and shops) to choose from. For stays of six nights or less, a generous

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Courses within 30 minutes ■

La Baule (on site)

La Bretesche

breakfast is included but you have the choice of self-catering or eating out if staying for seven nights or more. Our clients have one free sport per day so take your pick from golf, tennis, cycling or even windsurfing. And if you want an even more flexible timetable, we will arrange it so that you can book your golf/activity during your stay.

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French Golf Holidays bonuses Free golf at La Bretesche for stays of seven nights or longer ■ Third night free in low-season ■ Fourth night free in mid-season ■ Book before Feb 28 and receive a €50 credit per room to use at the resort bar or shop ■

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PARKLAND

La Baule Par 72. 6891 yards. Par 72. 6621 yards. Slope 140. ■

Huge thatched clubhouse with pool

With 45 holes of terrific parkland golf, La Baule is one of the major players in French golf. Opinions vary as to which of the two 18-hole courses is better. Designed by Dave Thomas, Michel Gayon and Peter Alliss, you can’t go wrong. Much of the course is fairly generous with wide bunkers and gently contoured greens – a design which most players will take to and thus a good game is promised. The verdant, tree-lined fairways make for easy walking and the lake holes and relaxed ambience are more than distracting. Well maintained, this is a seriously slick golf club from the first tee to the wonderful clubhouse.

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Castel Marie-Louise **** La Baule 7 At a glance

Courses within 30 minutes

Michelin-starred restaurant ■ Relais et Chateaux member ■ Secluded terrace overlooking the lush gardens and beach ■ Adjacent to a superb spa

La Baule

La Bretesche

The most intimate of all the smart hotels in Brittany, Castel MarieLouise is a must for discerning clients looking for an oasis of tranquillity. Famous for its gastronomic restaurant and excellent cellar, the hotel gives you perfect service and 33 superb bedrooms. Looking and feeling like a cosy Manoir, you also get sunshine, an unbeatably convenient location and free access to an indoor pool and health club.

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Hermitage Barrière **** La Baule 7 At a glance

Courses within 30 minutes

On the beach and close to the resort centre, tennis club and horse-riding schools ■ Hearty breakfast ■ Two restaurants ■ Lively piano bar ■ Kids’ Club in summer

Big in every sense of the word, this is a very fine hotel and rated the best in La Baule.

La Baule

La Bretesche

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On the splendid beach at the smartest end of the resort, there are 207 superb bedrooms. The hotel offers lots to do: the heated outdoor seawater pool is perfect for those not hardy enough for the real thing and there’s an indoor pool and gym for those rare days when the sun isn’t shining. The heart of the resort and the fabulous tennis and equestrian centres are just a short walk away. Eating in is a treat at the beach restaurant or more formal La Terrasse and the bar is great fun. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly and there is a very easy-going atmosphere. A first-class experience.

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ART DE VIVRE

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Tumulus *** Carnac 6

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Nantes Vigneux Par 72. 6436 yards. Slope 139. Easy access to the historic town of Nantes ■ Much respected throughout France ■

Nantes Vigneux will delight and surprise you. Ideal for a morning game, a spot of lunch at the welcoming clubhouse and then off to see

the sights of the medieval city some 10 miles distant, Nantes is a ‘hidden gem’. Super fairways meander through tight, majestic woodland and around the River Cens. The greens can be small and the undulations do make your short game critical - a quality challenge! However, look at how to play the hole before your tee-shot and you should score reasonably. Fairly easy walking. Eight miles north-west of Nantes.

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COUNTRY ESCAPE

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At a glance Two miles from the town and beaches ■ Perfect for couples ■ Regular painting exhibitions ■ Member of Chateaux and Hotels de France ■

There are nine very pretty bedrooms (the ones in the tower are our favourite, but they are smaller) and the service is at just the right level. The lounges are also impressive and a large terrace adjoins the gardens. Overlooking the River Belon, a chateau and 87 hectares of woodland, Kertalg is a haven of tranquillity but also close to two of the best courses and the port of Pont-Aven.

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Saint-Jean de Monts Par 72. 6558 yards. Slope 145. One of the best links in France ■ Fabulous Atlantic views ■ Panoramic clubhouse ■

Although some 80 minutes from La Baule, this course is a highly recommended day out. Leave mid-morning, arrive in time for lunch at the panoramic clubhouse and then go tackle

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this super links/coastal parkland as best you can. From the first shot to the last, you’ll be tested and teased and it will invigorate even the most tired of swings. Condition is good except that the links holes can be patchy (purists would argue that is how it is meant to be). Birdies, blobs, bumps and runs...Hooray for Saint-Jean de Monts and matchplay! Mostly flat. 30 miles southwest of Nantes and 55 miles south of La Baule.

Pleasant 15-minute walk from Carnac port

This is a good value, recentlyrenovated hotel overlooking nearby Carnac and the Atlantic Ocean.

Manoir De Kertalg **** Moelan sur Mer 5

The Manoir de Kertalg provides a “home from home” atmosphere in luxurious surroundings.

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The 23 bedrooms are tastefully decorated and have good bathrooms. Some rooms, and the poolside bungalows, come with a private terrace. The restaurant serves very good food with great views free of charge. Plus, there’s “al fresco” dining for much of the year. Courses within 30 minutes ■

St Laurent

Baden

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Ploemeur Ocean

Val Queven

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Ploemeur-Ocean Par 72. 6553 yards. Slope 128. ■ ■

A treat for wildlife lovers Enjoyable links/target-golf

A scenic test of golf with a fine stretch of links holes and Atlantic Ocean views.

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It’s probably the toughest course in western Brittany but you won’t mind making bogeys with holes and views this good. Starting and ending with parkland holes and well planned hazards, there is also some marvellous links running alongside the dramatic coastline in between. Best described as target golf by the sea! Great fun and one of our favourites. Huge clubhouse and the restaurant is popular with non-playing locals...Always a good sign! Fairly easy walking. Eight miles west of Lorient.

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Baden Par 72. 6682 yards. Slope 130. Picture postcard location Year round good condition ■ Warm welcome ■ ■

Location, location, location!

fairways and large greens will lower your score and the views over the Morbihan coastline will raise your spirits. The course is well maintained and there are several good holes – particularly around the turn. A nice clubhouse. Quite easy walking. Eight miles east of Auray and 22 miles east of Lorient.

Baden provides a fine game of golf in memorable surroundings. The heartening

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Saint-Laurent Par 72. 6723 yards. Slope 132. Host to several French PGA Championships Nine-hole course for after lunch ■ Super clubhouse ■ ■

This is a renowned course, having hosted the French PGA Championship several times.

good all-round game is encouraged as some greens are large and some fairways are tight and vice versa. Overall, a fair test but single-figure players should play off the back to provide a real challenge where the least of your worries will be the subtle greens. The clubhouse is a little dated but is large and has a nice terrace restaurant. Easy walking. Seven miles from Auray, 16 miles east of Lorient.

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Val Queven Par 72. 6679 yards. Slope 123. ■ ■

Delightful setting Panoramic views from the clubhouse

In a rolling countryside setting, this is a superior parkland golf challenge with many good holes.

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Play sensibly off the tee and avoid the wellplaced oaks and chestnut trees and then go for broke to the very well-protected greens. If you’re driving well, you might be tempted to cut a couple of corners but “straight and true“ will win the day as there are too many hazards to deal with by luck. The good clubhouse offers great views of the course. Hilly in parts. Seven miles west of Lorient, 16 miles west of Auray.

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Notes

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