10 good reasons to choose Brittany

So why choose Brittany for your golfing break? There are lots of reasons why! Carefully designed courses suitable for all levels can be found across the region nestled among spectacular scenery. Uncrowded greens, inexpensive fees and easy access combine to make the region a natural choice. The lure of a warm welcome and fine gastronomy should seal the deal but if not, read our list of ten good reasons to choose Brittany...

Picture 1 10 good reasons to choose Brittany
  • Unforgettable holes

    Brittany’s courses give the golfer a unique experience – and some unforgettable holes. Whether it’s the 11th at Pléneuf-Val-André or the 6th at Dinard, there are certain holes that will stay with you and make your golfing break one to remember. The courses are shaped by the local landscape and so expect all the challenges and advantages that this entails with breathtaking views to boot.

    Golf Blue Green Val-André
    Dinard Golf
    Saint-Malo Hôtel, Golf & Country Club

  • At one with nature

    Brittany’s greens are green in every sense and an environmentally friendly approach is actively encouraged from eco-friendly irrigation systems to the protection of local flora and fauna. Courses have been sympathetically developed to make the most of the spectacular natural surroundings; you’re as likely to see an ancient standing stone on the golf course as off it!

    Golf La Freslonnière
    Golf de Rhuys-Kerver

  • Clubhouses with character

    Golf in Brittany is first and foremost about enjoying the game – and we all know that the game isn’t over until the 19th hole has been played. The Bretons’ renowned hospitality extends to the clubhouses and a post-round debrief over a Breton-brewed beer is par for the course. The atmosphere is relaxed and Brittany’s clubhouses are open to all.

    Golf du Domaine des Ormes
    Golf de la Bretesche

  • Beside the seaside

    Given that Brittany is surrounded on three sides by the sea, it comes as no surprise that the region is home to some spectacular links. Varied and technically demanding, when Mother Nature comes into play too adding wind, sun or perhaps even ocean spray, things can certainly get interesting!

    Dinard Golf
    Golf Blue Green Val-André
    Golf de Baden
    Golf Ploemeur Océan

  • Mild coastal climate

    Brittany’s temperate coastal climate is warmed by the Gulf Stream. Tidal patterns create micro-climates around the region and the southern coast gets more than 2200 hours of sunshine per year. This means that Brittany’s golf courses can welcome players all year round and even if you do get a spot of rain, it’s often quick to pass and you may well get four seasons in one day!

    Golf de Saint-Laurent
    Golf de Rennes St Jacques

  • Beyond the fairway

    Combining golf with a spot of sightseeing makes perfect sense when there’s so much on your doorstep. Go for a drive along spectacular coastal roads that reveal lighthouses or archipelagos at every turn; visit picture-postcard towns and villages steeped in local history; enjoy the tranquillity of the unspoilt countryside and waterways...

    Golf de Val Quéven
    Golf Les Ajoncs d’Or

  • Quality first

    A recently introduced charter identifies those courses that go the extra mile to make sure your golfing holiday meets and exceeds your expectations. Amongst other things, these deliver well-maintained courses, a warm welcome, multi-lingual service, a commitment to sustainable tourism and all offer a wide range of facilities.

    Golf de Val Quéven

  • And relax...

    Selected golf courses offer spa treatments or a pool to help you wind down after a hard day on the course. Off the courses, Brittany itself is the home of thalassotherapy, or seawater therapy. Treatments use the antioxidant- and mineral-rich seawater to ease aching muscles and revitalise you ready for another round.

    Golf du Domaine des Ormes
    Garden Golf de Cicé-Blossac

  • Food, glorious food

    All that golf works up an appetite and you certainly won’t go hungry in Brittany. The Bretons take their food very seriously and you’ll be spoilt for choice whether you eat at the golf club or venture further afield. The region is particularly known for its exquisite seafood – oysters aren’t kept for special occasions here – but expect great fresh often locally grown produce wherever you go.

    Golf de Baden
    Garden Golf de Cicé-Blossac

  • Easy access

    What is simpler than putting your clubs in the car and getting the ferry over to Brittany? There are no excess luggage fees to pay and you’ll be playing with clubs you’re used to. Driving in Brittany is free too once you’re there as there are no motorway tolls on the region’s free-flowing dual carriageway network.

    Saint-Malo Hôtel, Golf & Country Club
    Golf de la Freslonnière