Do you know many places in France, just an hour from Paris, where you can play golf on a choice of 8 courses? It's the dream of any all golfing enthusiast... And it's here, just to the south of the capital, in Loiret, in the heart of the Loire Valley!
Get off to a good start: and with so many courses, ranging from 18 to 27 holes, you would really need to be difficult not to find one to suit. So, golf lovers – head for Loiret, where pleasure is par for the course!
Everyone to the green: here, there's no need to be a member or to book months in advance to enjoy a good round. For beginners, it's also the ideal destination to try the sport in the best possible conditions. And for those who thought that golfing was a rich or retired man's affair...
You're quite mistaken! Whatever your age, whatever your physical condition, whether you are an absolute beginner or an experienced player, you are sure to appreciate the pleasure of crossing the green, in a natural environment, and contemplating the beauty of the course, to the scent of freshly cut grass and to the sound of... silence. Come and experience such freedom, the lightness of being that a shared moment on our courses can offer you: and why not book a golfing holiday?
Some swinging good ideas: after crossing the green or taking a short training course to learn how to swing a club, you are sure to enjoy some time relaxing at the club house over a drink or even lunch.
You can push the boat out even further by testing several courses, whilst booking the many hotels nearby. You'll be surprised at just how many activities Loiret has to offer, from nature to culture, via gourmet delights.
Average cost of a round Cost varies from one course to another. On average, you can play on a 9-hole course with a green fee of €27, and up to €60 for a high season weekend, or from €39 to €75 for an 18-hole course.
So take to your clubs!
The Augerville-La Rivière (18-hole) golf courses is the closest to Paris and its technical and demanding course is perfect for confirmed amateurs and keen beginners alike. The associated 4-star Château and hotel welcomes you to its elegant and historic setting for a unique relaxation and well-being experience in the 'sensory area' (spa).
Near Montargis, the Domaine de Vaugouard (18-hole) golf course is ideal for experienced players and beginners, thanks to its progressive course over a wooded and undulating landscape. After your round, head for the brasserie where you can enjoy refined French cuisine indoors or on the patio. The Domaine also offers a 4-star hotel with swimming pool and tennis court.
The Donnery (18-hole) golf course in the vicinity of the Orléans canal offers an American-designed course, created over fifty years ago and covering a gentle relief, with large greens and ponds to add just enough spice to your round. The course's restaurant and bar combine to offer the perfect friendly 19th hole.
The splendid setting of the Orléans-Limère (18-hole) international golf course offers a trouble-free round with alternating ponds and greens that are well-defended by a few fine bunkers. Beginners can enjoy free initiations or the school green to learn this exciting sport over a recreational approach. The associated 'Les Portes de Sologne' 4-star hotel is delighted to welcome you for a top-quality relaxing stay including, if you wish, hydrotherapy.
And for beginners, the Marcilly (18-9-9 hole) golf course was designed by a farming family keen to make the sport accessible to all. It is the ideal course for your first steps in golfing or even to perfect your swing over the 18-hole discovery round. How would you like to head for the champions' league over an 18-hole competitive course that has twice hosted the French championship? Ready, steady, get putting!
Unless you prefer the oldest golf course in Loiret, the Golf de Sologne (18-hole) course, in La Ferté-Saint-Aubin, the perfect place for a meander through our rich fauna and flora. Out in the country, within a 185 hectare estate, the course is dotted with obstacles in the form of natural ponds and waterways. Recent developments on the fairway and the installation of new bunkers are sure to please golfers of all levels.
Nearby, you can swing with friends at the Les Aisses (18 and 9-hole) golf course, offering rounds of varying difficulty amidst Sologne's ponds and moorlands.
Other players might prefer the Sully-sur-Loire (9-9-9 hole) golf course, in the vicinity of the eponymous château and at the gateway to the Loire Valley, a listed Unesco World Heritage site. The course offers three very different itineraries with the extremely open Sarcelles round, the more wooded and technical Faisans round or the more picturesque Chevreuils round with a few water obstacles but a good width. And for your leisure and relaxation, a modernly decorated and comfortable restaurant, bar and pro shop are also at your disposal.
So, how about a golfing break in Loiret then? With its ideal climate, a unique offer in terms of diversity of courses and the guarantee of a total change of scenery, don't waste a second, come and play in Loiret!