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Northern France So good...And so close to home With three courses in Europe’s Top 100, a great choice of hotels and resorts and being just 110 miles from London, it’s no wonder Northern France is celebrated. We created Hardelot as a golfing destination as long ago as 1981. This original French Golf Holidays destination, as well as the rest of the coast, has everything a golfer needs including four courses rated among Europe’s best. In addition to the outstanding quality of golf, there are many other attractions: 70 miles of beautiful beaches, smart resorts, historic towns, great shopping and a fine choice of restaurants. Getting to this golfers’ paradise is easy - Folkestone-Calais with Eurotunnel, Dover-Calais/Dunkirk with the ferry companies, overnight sailings from the north of England and Scotland to Zeebrugge, flights to Paris, and for city slickers looking for an easy break, try taking the Eurostar from Waterloo to Frethun where a taxi or coach will be waiting to transfer you to Le Touquet - just 40 minutes away. Wimereux seafront.

Our local influence and knowledge means that there is plenty of availability for our clients particularly midweek - but do book early if you fancy taking a long weekend in May and September. Late autumn, early spring and summer are ideal times to holiday as the courses are not busy and the prices are very keen. As the soil is sandy, the courses are in great condition practically all year-round and even winter golf makes a refreshing change from the dreary conditions back home. An increasing number of golfers are sampling the lesser-known delights of Saint-Omer, Arras, Dunkirk and Lille where there are five good courses with uncrowded fairways, charming hotels and cosmopolitan towns. This relatively unknown area is called Flanders and offers good beaches and delicious local cuisine at terrific value. Life is based around the rivers and countryside. There are war (Operation Dynamo) and sea museums to visit too. Here’s an idea! You can never go wrong with our original French Golf Holiday... A long weekend in Hardelot taking in a couple of rounds on the two lovely courses and sampling the local eateries.

La Sirène, a hidden gem restaurant on the coast near Calais.

So close to home, yet so different.

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What to see and do

“Our group returned yesterday. Today, I received in the post a hickory-shafted putter. It is much appreciated. The holiday was a great success. All the courses were in excellent condition and we were made to feel welcome. The hotel was excellent. The staff were pleasant and very helpful. The food was superb. We look forward to using your company next year.”

Parties ■ The bars, casinos and clubs of Le Touquet, Lille and Arras Explorers ■ Nausicaa sealife exhibition ■ La Coupole Rocket Museum, Saint Omer ■ The war museums and battlefields around Arras ■ The maritime museum at Etaples ■ Marquenterre wildlife reserve

James Wilson, East Lothian

Shopping galore in Lille.

Le Touquet La Mer - one of the great courses of Europe (see page 27).

Romantics ■ Lunch on the terrace at Chateau Montreuil followed by a walk around the ancient ramparts Families ■ Aqualud water park, Le Touquet ■ Bagatelle amusement park and zoo near Montreuil ■ Excellent summer kids’ clubs at Hardelot and Le Touquet ■ Zip-trekking through the trees at Dannes Foodies ■ The markets of Boulogne, Le Touquet, Montreuil and Arras ■ Northern France has a good reputation for its food – from simple pizza houses to gastronomic treats. ■ We send a Recommended Restaurant list with your Holiday Information Pack Temperatures & Rainfall Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec ˚C 7

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What the price includes

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.

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: ■

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 Train ■ Folkestone – Calais (car) ■ London/Ashford – Calais (foot passenger) Ferry ■ Dover – Calais/Dunkirk

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Return travel based on four-in-a-car travelling Eurotunnel via Folkestone/Calais 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.

Travel out Eurotunnel four-in-a-car on a Sunday

Check-in to the four-star Hotel Westminster, Le Touquet with a free drink on arrival

Stay four nights’ bed and buffet breakfast (our clients who have stayed at Hotel Westminster the year before receive a free room upgrade)

Enjoy a welcome dinner at Les Cimaises brasserie

Play golf at Le Touquet La Mer, Hardelot Les Dunes, Le Touquet La Foret and Hardelot Les Pins

Return home on Thursday

Price Until March 19, 2009 April 2009 until December 2009

£399 £479

Plane ■ Most UK airports to Paris CDG Lydd – Le Touquet

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No currency surcharge 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. Dover Eurotunnel min

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Hotel Westminster **** Le Touquet 5 At a glance Resort centre ■ Most luxurious hotel in the area ■ Michelin-starred restaurant and great value brasserie ■ Plenty of off-road and secure parking ■ State-of-the-art Nuxe spa ■

The Michelin-starred Pavillon restaurant.

There are two restaurants – one being the best in Le Touquet and the other is the popular Cimaises brasserie. Plus, there is a daytime café on the front lawn.

casinos, shops and bars. Hotel facilities include a fabulous spa and fitness area, and the famous oak-panelled bar has been enlarged and renovated.

If you fancy exploring, the hotel is a three-iron away from the main resort with all its eateries,

Better than ever!

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The most stylish hotel in the region. Built in the 1930s, the Westminster retains much of its art déco style and today combines modern comforts with elegance and fine service. The 115 bedrooms are of a decent size and are all well-equipped. Many are now renovated and there are also small single rooms available to help keep the cost down.

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French Golf Holidays bonuses Welcome drink for our clients Free room upgrade if you have stayed at the Westminster through us the previous year ■ Special Sunday night arrival deals for stays of four nights or longer ■ Fourth day’s golf free all year ■ ■

The reception at the Westminster’s Nuxe Spa.

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Hotel Bristol ***

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Le Pol Hotel **** Le Touquet 5

At a glance Resort centre Secure parking (best to prebook with us) ■ Great breakfast ■ ■

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Built in 1927, Le Bristol is the best three-star hotel in Le Touquet. The 49 bedrooms are generous in size and have art-deco bathrooms. Recently renovated, the 1920’s theme is still very much present in the charming lounge, card room and the famous Ascot bar. Le Bristol is just two streets back from the main resort avenue and 150 yards from the beach and old market square. A long-time favourite.

This is a ‘design boutique’ hotel in a brilliant location for the attractions of Le Touquet. All 18 bedrooms come with luxury beds, air conditioning and flat-screen TV. Just 300 metres from the sea and even less from the temptations of the resort, Le Pol offers big hotel comforts in an intimate atmosphere.

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Le Touquet La Mer and La Foret Hardelot Les Pins and Les Dunes ■ Belle Dune

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Hotel Red Fox **

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For value and convenience, the Red Fox is a cunning choice. The rooms are modern and large enough for a break of up to three nights. There is a warm welcome and all the attractions of Le Touquet lie just outside the hotel door.

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Mercure Grand Hotel **** Le Touquet 5 At a glance

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Large bedrooms ■ Quiet location near the resort centre ■ Huge indoor pool

With very cosmopolitan design, the Grand provides a modern and pleasant base. The 132 bedrooms are large and well equipped, the huge indoor pool is always a winner and the restaurants and bar make staying in a real pleasure. For non-golfers, or after a tough day on the links, the health spa is also a very appealing option. The hotel is located overlooking the River Canche and our prices are based on bedrooms with the best view. The resort is an easy 10-minute walk away.

Holiday Inn **** Le Touquet 5 At a glance ■ ■

Quiet location near the resort centre Freshly renovated

Just 500 yards from the heart of town, the Holiday Inn offers 88 spacious bedrooms in a modern setting. The bedrooms are large and fresh. For sport, there’s an indoor pool and rooftop tennis. And for relaxing, the gastronomic restaurant and smart bar fit the bill nicely. A good base close to the town and with easy access to the golf courses. Courses within 30 minutes

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Arrive Friday - Tuesday, stay three or more nights and receive a free welcome dinner with wine

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Golf-Hotel Le Manoir *** Le Touquet 5 At a glance A renowned favourite 45 holes on-site ■ Super restaurant and good facilities ■ Incredible value low-season breaks ■ ■

The most famous golf-hotel in France and just 40 minutes from Calais! With 45 holes on its doorstep, a cosy bar and tremendous restaurant, golfers come back year after year to Le Manoir as it’s perfect for a golfing break in French style! The 42 bedrooms are comfortable, well-equipped and recently refurbished. Plus, there’s snooker, an outdoor pool, tennis court, a private room for larger parties and a peaceful lounge if you fancy a quiet read. And if you want to party, the resort is a threeminute drive away. Le Manoir is relaxed, welcoming and oozes character. Always a good choice.

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Le Touquet Manoir

Courses within 30 minutes Le Touquet La Mer, La Foret & Le Manoir (on site) Hardelot Les Pins and Les Dunes ■ Belle Dune ■ ■

French Golf Holidays bonus Free golf on Le Manoir nine-hole course Free golf in low season ■ Fourth day’s golf free in mid- and high-season

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Par 35. 3081 yards. Slope 118.

Perfect for a nine-hole loosener or for a wind-down after lunch.

test. Made up of some of the old La Mer and La Foret holes and some, more recently-built ones, it’s far more than a pitch and putt and provides a fine way to cap a day’s golf. Easy walking.

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“Excellent golf courses coupled with first class organisation and documentation for a bargain price. We will be back next year” Mr Bancroft, West Yorkshire

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La Matelote **** Boulogne-Sur-Mer 3 At a glance Michelin-starred restaurant and brasserie ■ Ideal location for the sights of Boulogne ■ Great long-weekend deals ■

A smart seafront hotel with 35 lovely and air-conditioned bedrooms (some with sea-view). The public lounges are cosy and the brasserie offers superb value. However, the deciding factor for La Matelote is the restaurant - one of the all-time greats in the area. A warm welcome completes the quality picture.

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Coq Hotel ***

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Great location for the restaurants Totally refurbished in 2006 ■ Superb room facilities

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Courses within 30 minutes Belle Dune Le Touquet La Mer and La Foret ■ Hardelot Les Pins and Les Dunes

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“I am very pleased to have met Simon, he has always impressed me with his knowledge of the destinations and his enthusiasm for the job” Mr Robin Farrant, East Sussex

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Traditional restaurant First-class bedrooms

The rooms are an impressive addition to the friendly service and delightful “old-France” atmosphere. The restaurant offers terrific value. The Coq keeps on winning admirers.

For après golf the hotel has a sauna and jacuzzi. Easy walking distance to both the seafront and the many restaurants in Wimereux.

Three nights’ b/b, golf at Wimereux £299 Saint-Omer & Hardelot

Mr Feakins, Surrey.

The Coq Hotel is a renowned restaurant with 20 super bedrooms located in a courtyard setting.

Totally refurbished, this smart hotel offers 24 good-sized bedrooms with full private facilities and air-conditioning.

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Wimereux ■ Hardelot Les Pins and Les Dunes ■ Le Touquet La Mer and La Foret

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Hotel St Jean ***

Courses within 30 minutes ■

“As the organiser, I was very thankful that Your Golf Holidays had arranged everything in advance. All went smoothly and enabled me to enjoy it as much as everyone else without any extra pressure. All in our party commented how much they enjoyed themselves”

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Hotel Du Parc *** Hardelot 2 At a glance

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Welcoming atmosphere ■ Large bedrooms ■ Proximity to Hardelot courses, resort and beach ■ Superior bedrooms with king-size beds and tea & coffee facilities

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One of the great golf hotels of France, Hotel du Parc has everything a golfer needs. 81 well-equipped bedrooms, friendly staff, a smart bar and reputed restaurant combine to make a successful hotel. There is also a games room with billiards and darts, a sauna and an outdoor heated pool and tennis courts.

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Hotel Hermitage *** Montreuil-sur-Mer 7 At a glance

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The Du Parc offers our clients excellent quality and cracking value. Plus, it’s discreetly located less than one mile from both the Hardelot golf courses and the charming resort.

A very popular hotel and one of the main reasons why the ancient town of Montreuil is enjoying a renaissance.

Adjoining the Hotel Du Parc there are selfcatering apartments sleeping up to four adults in comfort. See page 129 for more information.

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A grand building, it was last rebuilt by Napoleon III and has been a hotel since 2003. There are 57 bedrooms – all of a good size and tastefully appointed – and facilities include a bar, busy brasserie, smart spa and parking.

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Tucked away near one of the two churches and only a two-minute walk to all the restaurants and bars in town. Courses within 30 minutes Belle Dune Le Touquet La Mer and La Foret ■ Hardelot Les Pins and Les Dunes ■ ■

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Le Touquet La Mer Par 72. 6441 yards. Slope 129. The championship course of Northern France Past host to French Open ■ Year-round ideal condition ■ ■

La Mer is a wonderful test of golf and a scenic treat designed to test the very best. A huge amount of time and money has been spent on the design and condition and what a course it is! Presented in perfect links order, you need to be on fire from the first hole so make time to hit some balls, plan for your next shot and don’t get greedy – this course has chewed and spat out many a fine golfer! Quite easy walking. Two miles from Le Touquet.

Le Touquet La Mer

Le Touquet La Foret Par 71. 6372 yards. Slope 128. ■ ■

Traditional layout Ideal 36 hole partner to La Mer

The older (1904) of the two Le Touquet courses, La Foret has been tweaked and extended over recent years to make a pretty woodland course with several excellent holes. The layout is not too demanding as the fairways are fairly generous and the course not too long. However, there’s enough to test all golfers and it is, in fact, the preferred course of many of our clients as it is a lovely day’s golf with the opportunity to put a few points on the board. Easy walking. Two miles from Le Touquet.

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Hardelot Les Pins Par 73. 6518 yards. Slope 133. Clients’ all-time favourite Manicured condition ■ French Open qualifying course ■ ■

Over 100 years old, Hardelot Les Pins is renowned for its lush, pine-lined fairways and velvet-like greens.

Hardelot Old was the first course we ever offered and has always been a winner. You’re guaranteed a fine welcome and good food in the classic clubhouse. And, if you can tackle the quite demanding drives and deceptively quick greens and avoid the deep, heavy bunkers, you’ll have a fine day’s golf too! A classic Tom Simpson design and one of the best courses in Europe. Easy walking. One mile from Hardelot.

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Belle Dune Par 71. 6417 yards. Slope 146. ■ ■

One of the most beautiful courses in Europe Excellent year-round condition

Belle Dune receives more and more plaudits and is deservedly recognised as one of the most beautiful courses in Europe. FOREST

Hardelot Les Dunes Par 72. 6248 yards. Slope 136. Superb clubhouse Host to PGA Seniors competition ■ Superbly presented ■ ■

A clever and picturesque course, you’ll need every club and shot in

your bag. And Les Dunes now rivals its sister course after an excellent redesign.

Designed as a wonderful walk through one of the largest nature reserves in Europe, you can’t help but swing with a big smile – regardless of your score. The recipe for success here is to

follow the shape of the fairways in order to attack the large greens, putt well and don’t lose your concentration or cut any corners. Go for a few birdies when it’s calm but be happy with bogeys when the wind blows off the nearby coast. Easy walking, though the distance between green and next tee can be long. Small but welcoming clubhouse. One mile from Fort-Mahon and 18 miles south of Le Touquet. A real gem. Only seven buggies are available as Belle Dune is a protected nature reserve. So please ask us to reserve buggies for you as soon as possible.

An all-round game is important but the short game is vital. This is birdie or bogey golf in very pretty surroundings. The impressive clubhouse provides a fine finish to the day. Hilly in parts. One mile from Hardelot.

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Aa-Saint-Omer Golf Club near Saint-Omer Par 73. 6800 yards. Slope 140. ■ ■

PGA European Tour Course Special ‘green fee, buggy and lunch’ deal

A very enjoyable and visually pleasing woodland golf course set over rolling terrain.

COUNTRY ESCAPE

Well presented, this is a super course for mid/ high handicappers playing off the forward tees and a fine test for single-figure golfers when playing off the back.

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Driving opportunities are generous but approach shots into the well-guarded greens are a far more serious affair.

Golf-Hotel de SaintOmer *** Saint-Omer 8

Good fun and highly rated by clients. Welcoming clubhouse and friendly team. Several hilly holes. Three miles west of SaintOmer and 25 miles south of Calais.

At a glance Brand new hotel Fitness room ■ Golf course on site ■ ■

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Overlooking the manicured fairways of the golf course, the 54 large bedrooms offer great style and panoramic views over the 18hole golf course and Aa Valley.

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One in 12 free all year Free second rounds in low-season

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Of course, food and France go hand-in-hand the hotel offers a full English breakfast and classic dishes for lunch and dinner, and there’s a cosy bar to celebrate the round too. There’s a fitness room if you want to try to win the longdriving competition or a billiards room if you’re more of a thinking player! Already renowned for the warm welcome at the golf club, the hotel staff only enhance that reputation. For après-golf, the nearby historic town of Saint Omer offers a good choice of eateries and typical shops and the courses and attractions of Wimereux, Arras, Dunkirk, Boulogne, Hardelot and Le Touquet are within easy driving distance. Suggested itinerary Two nights’ b/b, golf at Saint-Omer (twice) & Wimereux Single room supplement per night

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Hermitage Gantois **** LUXE Lille !

Chateau Tilques **** near Saint-Omer 8 At a glance A short drive from Aa-Saint-Omer Golf Club Superb restaurant ■ Tastefully renovated ■

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Hotel L’Univers ***

With a renowned restaurant, large parkland gardens, indoor pool and excellent bedrooms, it is an ideal location from which to explore the region, play some golf and just relax with friends.

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Fourth night free all year except June, Sept & Oct

The best hotel in Lille A fine mix of comfort and design ■ Easy walking distance from the beautiful city centre ■

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Chateau Tilques can claim to be the best country retreat in Northern France.

There are 53 bedrooms in total – those in the chateau are more stylish and those in the adjacent pavilion are more modern and spacious.

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In one of the loveliest (and most convenient) quarters of Lille, the Hermitage Gantois is the finest hotel in Lille.

Arras 0 Central for the attractions of Arras and the surrounding war museums ■ Extra large bedrooms available ■ Great value half-board options ■

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Once a monastery, this is a welcoming hotel near the heart of the lovely old town. The 38 bedrooms are all well-equipped and vary in shape and size – from fair to enormous. There is a nice bar and the restaurant is top value. L’Univers is a perfect base from which to explore and offers our clients a tremendous deal over the weekend and for longer stays.

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The hotel provides 72 classy bedrooms with fine linens and marble bathrooms in 15thCentury surroundings which also feature Louis XV woodwork and Philip Starck furnishings. It’s an impressive mix. There is a fine restaurant and relaxed brasserie to satisfy most appetites and the service is good. Plus, the sights and attractions of the lovely city are just a seven iron away. An impressive base for both golfers and non-golfers.

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LINKS

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Wimereux Par 72. 6438 yards. Slope 129. ■ ■

A true links Great views of the Channel and coastline

Created in 1901, Wimereux is looking fantastic after several years of investment and expert greenkeeping.

PARKLAND

The friendly welcome in the clubhouse contrasts nicely with the demanding opening sequence of holes (surely the toughest stretch on the coast!...) So deal with the challenge as best you can, take advantage of the generous fairways, avoid the pot bunkers and make your score on the back nine...particularly the makeor-break Par-5 17th and 18th. Even on a “bad-swing day”, the views of the Channel and Saint-Jean Bay make for a memorable occasion. The clubhouse fare is simple and tasty. Easy walking. Two miles from Wimereux and 12 miles north of Hardelot.

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Dunkirk Par 72. 6577 yards. Slope 140. 27 holes ■ Free second rounds ■

With 27 holes, this unique design will delight and surprise. The course is kept in superb condition with lightning-quick greens and the layout will test the very best. Dunkirk is three miles from the

CHAMPIONSHIP Channel coast and framed between water and farmland, so there’s plenty of woodland, water and the occasional breeze to consider. You can open your shoulders off the tee but sometimes an iron is the sensible play. The clubhouse is good and the warm welcome and great value add the finishing touches. Easy walking. French Golf Holidays bonuses One in eight free all year ■ One in four free in low-season ■

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Arras Par 72. 6738 yards. Slope 137. ■ ■

Regular host to Ladies French Open Free second rounds

A very good front nine features water and well-guarded greens and the second nine provides welcome relief if you need to rescue your card.

Overall, there are a few opportunities for birdies but it takes a couple of rounds to know when to attack and when to avoid the numerous hazards. Very well maintained, easy walking and the clubhouse and brasserie (open all day) are run with panache. Three miles north-west of Arras. French Golf Holidays bonuses ■ ■

Two days for the price of one in low-season Three days for the price of two in July & Aug

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“No customer could be in any doubt when they book a holiday with you that they were dealing with a very professional company”. Mr and Mrs Caines, Leicestershire

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“Just wanted to say that we had a great time in France. All the arrangements and documentation were spot on. Myself and another on the group are very seasoned “road warriors” and we thought it appropriate to give you a big thumbs up - thanks, and we’ll use you again in the future and make recommendations wherever we can”.

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Bondues Par 72. 6310 yards. Par 73. 6740 yards. Slope 130. 36 holes Free second rounds ■ Historic and traditional clubhouse ■ ■

An exclusive golf club boasting two good courses and a warm welcome for our clients.

The White course was designed by Robert Trent Jones Snr and Jnr, being a very “American” layout, combines large greens, well-placed bunkers and quite a lot of water. The Yellow course resembles a British parkland design and is actually favoured by most members. Elegant clubhouse. Easy walking. Set in a secluded location two miles north of Lille.

Mr Michael Camp, Surrey

Le Sart Par 71. 6265 yards. Slope 130. Good restaurant Classic design ■ Free second rounds ■

“Morgan, everyone I have dealt with in your company has been helpful and interested!”

Laid out in 1910, Le Sart is a delightful parkland course with a Louis XIII clubhouse. The fairways are generous but you need to think ahead as there are plenty of doglegs and the greens are quite small. Le Sart is an enjoyable course in a lovely setting not too far from Lille. Relax and enjoy

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Mr Jeremy Coleclough, Lincolnshire

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the surroundings (including 75 species of trees) and make time for the tasty clubhouse food. Easy walking. Two miles east of Lille.

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Hardelot Les Dunes (page 29).

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