Fancy a trip to France? Check out our list of the top 28 golf courses to play across the Channel, compiled from our Top 100 Golf Courses in Europe list, plus additional courses from the next 100 courses to watch.
24. Joyenval, Paris
Don't forget the essentials - important things to remember if you're planning a golf holiday in France:
France can of course have harsh winters – it is a key ski destination after all. But it is also blessed with long, warm summers that start in May and eventually disappear in late September. Be warned though – August can be very hot, and it is also very busy as that is when the French take their holidays.
How to get there
There is no corner of France without an airport that low-cost carriers don’t go to, from Carcassone in the south to Brest in the north. But if you don’t live north of Nottingham and are not visiting anywhere south of Paris, taking the EuroTunnel and therefore your own car is very much worth considering. The ferry is a good option to Brittany and Normandy.
French is obviously the main language although there are variations in the south west. But the important thing is almost everyone in the service industry will speak English – although that is not to say having a go at some French should not be attempted... France are in the Euro, and at the moment our pound gets you quite a long way in exchange terms.
Two quick tips
If you decide to drive to France you’ll need a hi-vis vest, a GB sticker on your car (or GB on your number plate) and a red warning triangle. And don’t be concerned about how to pay for things; Visa, Mastercard and AmEx are widely accepted.
Plan your trip
Private Golf Key are an official French travel operator specialising in golf. They have access to even the most prestigious French courses and can design a bespoke itinerary to satisfy even the most demanding client. For more details call +33 (1) 41 22 96 11, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit privategolfkey.com