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The best golf courses in the Loire Valley.

Sable-Solesmes  Architect: M. Gayon (1982).  3 x 9 holes: 6,812m: par 72.

Tucked away in the middle of seemingly nowhere, Sablé-Solesmes is an outstanding golf complex with 27 endlessly entertaining holes that are very easy on the eye and surrounded by nothing but woods and pastureland.  The three loops are named 'Cascade', 'Rivière' and 'Forêt': names which give a rough idea of what to expect.  All three are well worth playing, offering the full range of golfing tests, so we would recommend two visits to Sablé-Solesmes during your visit to the Loire Valley.  The Rivière nine has some wonderful looking holes as you descend to the riverside, and most likely these holes will linger longest in the memory.

Bauge  Architect: A. Prat (1985).  18 holes: 5,947m: par 72.

What a wonderful surprise awaits behind the tumble-down Clubhouse: 18 holes of bucolic bliss are hidden away in the dense forest behind the old farm buildings.  No fancy signage or course 'furniture' just you, your clubs, your pals and nature.  Baugé golf course gradually drops down to the river and back on each half over a succession of secluded holes through ancient forest: a rare, peaceful delight.  If you can't afford Les Bordes (who can?) this is the next best thing!

Chateau des Sept Tours  Architect: M. Gayon (1979).  18 holes: 6,438m: par 72.

Quintessentially French from the moment you turn into the long drive to the classic stone and slate Chateau (also a hotel).  Château des Sept Tours golf course wraps around the château on level forested land offering easy going golf in a very pretty setting.  A nice little golf escape if you choose to stay in the château (please ask about residential golf holidays at Château des Sept Tours). 

Chateau de Cheverny  Architect: O. Van der Vynckt (1980).  18 holes: 6,276m: par 71.

A more relaxing course on predominately flat terrain. Liquids come into play around the petite Clubhouse: in the form of water hazards out on the course, an inviting swimming pool beside the Clubhouse and the dangerously drinkable Vins de Cheverny to be found, suitably chilled, indoors.

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Sample Itinerary

Three nights at Le Relais du Loir with two rounds at Sablé-Solesmes and a round at Baugé.

£ 288.00 per person

 

Guest Comments

"A very good, smooth trip for which we all thank you and hope to be in touch again in future."
Mr. C. LeMasurier - Jersey

 

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