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Normandy is another stunning region of Northern France where the golf on offer is truly something to marvel about. Normandy is renowned for its attractions and history including the D-Day beaches, the Bayeaux Tapestry and even the Calvados production. The town of Deauville is the best location for hotels, nearby to all the top local courses and abundant in authentic eateries and bars. it’s the perfect base for a golf holiday in Normandy.

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What makes a golf holiday in Normandy so special?

With the pretty town of Deauville, long stretch of coastline and a large variety of great courses, Normandy is one of France’s best regions for a golf break. Normandy is a truly special location and its historic significance cannot be denied. Golfers will find that history and great golf go hand-in-hand in Normandy, with the Normandy golf courses designed to use the beautiful natural landscapes yet preserve the important history of the region.

Golf Barrière Deauville is one of Normandy’s top golf courses, designed in 1929 by Tom Simpson this absolutely gorgeous design will test even the hardiest of golfer. Although there is no water on this course, golfers will find the strategically placed bunkers and lightning-quick undulating greens a real challenge. Golf d’Etretat is another of Normandy’s best tracks, set high atop the cliffs offering stunning views of the English Channel, golfers are warned of the high winds which can be found here and any golf ball with an ounce of spin may be in trouble. However, this doesn’t take away from what a fun course this is to play, links golf lovers will be in absolute heaven at Golf d’Etretat.

Great golf just two hours from Calais

There are many reasons why Normandy is a superb destination for a golf break. Ever popular with UK golfers, it is perfect for couples and groups of golfers alike. As well as outstanding golf courses, it has so much to offer including a spectacular coastline, stunning countryside, and a heritage like no other.

Just a two-hour drive from Calais, your French golf tour is easily accessible via the Eurotunnel. Thanks to the fantastic choice of cross-Channel crossings and wonderful motorways, you can escape to Normandy even for a quick golf getaway to play some of the region's best courses. What’s more, there is more to Normandy than golf courses. On your non-golfing days, we recommend taking a trip to the historic coastline and the abundance of quaint little towns that this area offers.

Golf travel tips for Normandy

Best months for golfing weather:

June to August

Best months for value:

March to June

Most popular months:

July & August

Our experts recommend:

September & October

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Stay in traditional French hotels

Normandy is abundant with every type of accommodation you can think of, including affordable hotels and luxury villas, chateaux and more. We highly recommend Mercure Deauville centre 4*. Located in the city centre of Deauville, close to the famous casino and with a direct access to the port, this contemporary hotel boasts a regional architecture and spacious comfortable rooms with a soothing décor. You will find a large selection of golf courses nearby including Golf Deauville and many more.

A Golfbreaks favourite, Hotel Dormy House is a must-stay. Set high on the cliff tops overlooking the quiet fishing village of Etretat, it is perfect for a French country retreat. Most of the 61 bedrooms offer a stunning view out to sea, while large meeting rooms are perfect for golfing societies. The exceptional restaurant serves a variety of dishes and also enjoys a panoramic view of the English Channel.

If you’re looking for an affordable, cosy and welcoming hotel with a calming atmosphere and stunning sea views, Hotel Mercure-Omaha Beach is ideal. There is a fantastic choice of both restaurants and pubs all very close to the hotel or you can take advantage of the local sports activities including tennis, golf and swimming during your stay.

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