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…
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!
2. 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.
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3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.