No matter where you golf in France, there’s bound to be a stunning château and lashings of gourmet choices close by. We tee off at the choicest greens of Champagne-Ardenne and Normandy.
Lying some 100 kilometres northeast of Paris is the historical province of Champagne-Ardenne, best known for its production of the world’s most famous sparkling wine. But it’s not just the grape that reigns supreme here – there are also some terrific golf courses and elegant châteaux to stay in. Tee off first at Golf de Reims, 8 kilometres west of town in the middle of the famous vineyards. This picturesque 18-hole layout founded in 1928 is an attractive mix of tree-lined fairways and expansive greens in the beautiful surroundings of the 15th century moat-circled Château des Dames, and a perfect setting for a post-round flute of bubbly.
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Photography by Paul Marshall
Text by Andrew Marshall