Golf courses along the Atlantic coast


The French Atlantic region is popular for French and visiting golfers alike. Though golf is a fast-growing sport in France, it also has a long history in this country stretching back to the 19th century. Pau Golf Club was the first golf club in France (and indeed the whole of continental Europe) , opening in 1856 thanks largely to expat Scots in the area. Then in 1888 it was the turn of the golf club in Biarritz to open.


The region’s golf courses and clubs are known for the welcome they give to visiting players and holidaymakers and are generally sited in stunning locations throughout the varied landscape of this beautiful region. They also place a great deal of emphasis on the ’19th hole’ and there is usually a good restaurant or bar at each golf course. Not all golf course are the full 18 holes – some are nine holers. But some have more than 18 holes, and one even claims 45!


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