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Golf in the Vendée
If Golf is
your passion then the Vendée has just what you’re looking for. With 5
courses within the Vendée and several others in the departments that
surround it there is an excellent choice. Don't worry if you left your
clubs at home, you can hire everything at the courses.
Les Fontenelles. D6 route de Coex, St Gilles Croix de Vie, l'Aiguillon sur Vie Tel.02 5154 13 94
6775 yards, 18 holes par 72
This Yves Bureau designed course is best known for its driving range. The course itself
takes you through pine and oak forest with a succession of water
features and hedgerows. Water hazards especially the lake in front of
the green at the 10th, need to be considered carefully when playing this
Practice facilities. Practice ground with 25 places 10 of which are undercover, 2 putting greens, and fairway.
La Domangere. Nesmy, La Roche sur Yon
18 holes. Par 72 7085 yds Architect M.Gayon
This course has the highest slope in France with plenty of lakes and
ponds there are a wealth of shots to be played. It is a delightful
course and those in search of new challenges will want to experience it.
Practice facilities. 4 compact holes, fairway and practice ground with 8 places under cover.
Golf Olonne. Tel. 02 51 33 16 16 3 km from les Sables d'Olonne.
18 holes. Par 72. 6063meters. Architect, Bruno Parcocl
Pro. Mark Nicolas.
Practice facilities. 6 covered, 20 non covered, putting green and approach.
Green Fees €18 low season. €39 mid season, €49 high season.
St Jean de Monts. Avenue des pays de la Loire.
Tel.02 51 58 58 73
6522 yards (5937m) par 72
This 18 hole Yves Bureau designed course is styled on a traditional
Scottish links course and most reviews rate this as the best course in
western France. The front 9 holes wind through a natural pine forest
while the back 9 are close to the beach with great views of the ocean
and the Ile d'Yeu, and there are a lot of water hazards. The undulating
fairways are an excellent test for technical golfers.
There is a Practice green. Green fees for winter 2009 are from €22.
Port Bougenay. Talmont St. Hilaire.
Tel 02 51 23 35 45.
18 holes. Par 72, 6392 yards, 18 hole pitch and put. Par54
The P. Thevenin designed course overlooks the marina of port
Bougenay, and is bordered by a pine forest on the very edge of the sea.
The 85 hectare course has alternative pine forest and hedgerows giving
two differing experiences.
Practice Grounds. Both (in the) open air and under cover, together with a putting green and a fairway.
Courses in nearby Departments.
La Pree, Marsilly, La Rochelle. Tel 05 46 01 24 42.
Par 72, 5931 metres. Architect O. Brizon 1988
Fees. Solo €44 to € 56 depending on the season.
Traditional links course, with shrubs, ponds and a stream. Fits t9 holes
with wide fairways and well guarded sloping greens. There are many
bunkers and it has little protection from the often strong sea breezes.
The inward 9 holes have narrow fairways ponds and streams. This course
will suit all standards of player.
Golf Niort. Chemin de Grand Ormeau, Niort Romagne. Tel. 05 49 09 01 41
Par 71. 5868m Architect. Robert Berthet 1984.
a flat course which shares a few holes with the race course. It has
well defended greens with bunkers and ponds, narrow fairways make it a
technically demanding course.
Practice facilities Chip and put greens, bunkers and a 20 place driving range 12 of which are under cover.
Closed Tuesday mornings.
While many traditionalists would not call this golf, there are never
the less many visitors who want to partake in this popular casual
The following are Mini Golf courses in the Vendée.
Bretignolles-sur-Mer. 2,rue du pied de chaume. Tel 02 51 22 44 85
La Faute-sur-Mer. Ave de la Plage.
Lucon: Domaine de Guifettes
Les Sables d'Olonne JOA Casino Pins, 14 Ave Rhin & Danube.
La Tranche: 9 Ave des Nolleaux. La Griere Plage.
St. Jean-de-Monts. Le Marais, 64,rue Notre-Dame-de-Monts.
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