We’ve selected the top 3 golf courses for each host city based on the most affordable for those of you sticking to a budget, the most picturesque for those who are after a bit of luxury and the OnlineGolf preferred choice.
PARIS (Parc des Princes + Stade de France)
OnlineGolf’s choice: The Golf National (Yvelines)
Le Golf National was the venue for the 1991 Open de France, the oldest national open in Continental Europe, and it has been held there every year since except on two occasions as well as being selected to host the Ryder Cup in 2018. Less than an hour outside the centre of Paris, Le Golf National is close enough for an impromptu game but far out enough to get some peace from the football crowds.
The Beautiful one: The Fontainebleau Golf Club
Inaugurated in 1909, the Fontainebleau golf course is one of the oldest in France. With over one hundred fine sand bunkers you may want to upgrade your wedges before attempting this course. Due to soft and sandy ground, the course is perfectly playable at any time despite how bad the weather conditions may be, so you should always be able to make your tee time, no matter when you plan to play during the Euro’s this summer
The affordable one: Rueil Malmaison Golf
Enjoy the views as you play along the banks of The Seine. Only 40 minutes from the city centre & 10 minutes to La Defense, Rueil Malmaison Golf provides you with a technically demanding course at the gateway to Paris. With 65 bays, 2 putting greens, pitching green and training bunker, Rueil Malmaison is the perfect place to get some practice in when you’re short of time between matches.
LENS (Stade Bollaert) + LILLE (Stade Pierre-Mauroy)
OnlineGolf’s choice: AA Saint-Omer Golf Club
Set on the banks of the River Aa, the golf club at Saint-Omer is among the most famous in France.
The Beautiful one: Touquet Golf Club
Set between the forest and the dunes of The Opal Coast Golf Du Touquet hosts 3 courses only 5 minutes from the town centre of Le Touquet. Ranked in the top 100 golf courses in Europe, the amazing sea views makes this a must play when you’re in Northern France this Summer!
The affordable one: Lille Metropole Golf
A links-style course that's technically demanding and hilly. Located on the outskirts of city, Lille Metropole Golf is perfect for players of all abilities, with both the highly technical 18-hole as well as the 9-hole training course the 5.4km golf club caters to anyone who may be joining you on the course during the Euro’s this Summer.
St ETIENNE (Stade Geoffroy-Guichard) + LYON (Parc Olympique lyonnais)
OnlineGolf’s choice: The Lyon Golf Club
Set on a 500 acre estate at the foot of The Alps, Lyon Golf Club is home to two 18-hole courses; Les Sangliers & Les Brocards. Less than an hour from Lyon you can escape the hustle and bustle of the football atmosphere in the city, and play along the shores of The Rhone River.
The Beautiful one: Lyon Salvagny Golf Club
Lyon Salvagny Golf Club is in the heart of the Monts du Lyonnais, set in a closed area of 72 hectares. With a 9-hole & two 18-hole courses the Lyon Salvagny Golf Club has an unspoilt natural landscape ready for you to find some quiet time on a true championship course, in a summer of football excitement.
The Affordable one: The Lyon Chassieu Golf Club
Only 15 minutes from the centre of Lyon, Lyon Chassieu is ideal for a quick round during the Euro’s. Founded in 1989 it is often played as a links course but is actually over 4 hours from the sea! With fast greens and a number of bunkers the course will test your golfing ability, while you take a break from the football action. Tame the fast greens of Lyon Chassieu and make sure you have the right putter this summer
BORDEAUX (Stade Matmut Atlantique)
OnlineGolf’s choice: Teynac Golf
Only 30 minutes from Bordeaux Centre, Teynac Golf Club is set on a former Bordeaux vineyard in the heart of the wine regions of Gironde. Not a very long course the hilly course is perfect for a quick round during the Euro’s this summer.
The Beautiful one: The Medoc Golf Resort
Voted the best course in France 2014 and amongst the top 15 courses in continental Europe, The Golf Du Medoc is a golfing challenge. Established in 1989, Medoc Golf Resort offers up two golf courses that test golfer’s technical ability, demanding an inventive touch. Make sure your bag is equipped with a GPS or rangefinder for those shots that require a bit more imagination and detail!
The affordable one: Golf Bordeaux – Lac
Not far from Route du Médoc, Golf Bordeaux- Lac is an ideal stop-off for travelling golfers, perfect for those of you travelling between matches. With 2 courses to choose between, golfers can have their pick of a flat, wooded course with difficult rough of La Jalle & host of the Bordeaux International Open. Or the undulating sandy greens of the French Junior Championship course of Les Etangs. Make sure you are stocked up with golf balls before trying your hand at La Jalle, for those shots that get lost in the rough.
TOULOUSE (Stadium municipal)
OnlineGolf’s choice: Teoula Garden Golf
Only 30 minutes outside of Toulouse, Teoula Garden Golf is set in the heart if nature with some holes offering incredible views of the Pyrenees. Teoula is the ideal place to offset the hustle and bustle of the city during the Euro’s this summer.
The Beautiful one: Toulouse Golf Club
Only 20 minutes from the centre of Toulouse, Golf Club de Toulouse is set along the Garonne and its two 18-hole courses offer views over the city. Difficult and demanding, the red course requires a minimum handicap of 24.4 to be eligible to play, however the yellow course is open to all! With steep inclines throughout the course make sure your golf footwear is up to the challenge before you set out to Toulouse Golf Club Book in advance to avoid missing out on this one!
The affordable one: Eauze Golf
Located in the Gers countryside near the Landes, soak up the beautiful views of the Pyrenean chain. A course that combines fun, strategy and challenge for golfers of leisure or competition, Eauze Golf is perfect for all golfing abilities of your party.
MARSEILLE (Stade Vélodrome) + NICE (Allianz Riviera)
OnlineGolf’s choice : Nice Golf Country Club
Only 5km from the airport, this 9-hole course is perfect for a last minute round before heading home. With plenty of driving bays, putting, pitching & chipping greens as well as practice bunkers, Nice Golf Country Club is the ideal place to keep your golf skills sharp during the Euro’s.
The Beautiful one : Golf Cannes Mougins
Golf Country Club de Cannes-Mougins hosted the Cannes Open & has been graced by well-known winners like the late great Seve Ballesteros. Opened in 1926, the course winds its way through forests traversed by water giving opportunity to test your golfing skills and other moments to take it easy. Don’t underestimate the water hazards here, make sure you are waterproof ready for those wayward shots A golfing rendezvous not to be missed!
The affordable one: Marseille Golf La Salette
Laid out within a garden of Provence and offers spectacular views of the Garlaban Massif and the town of Marseille. 10 minutes from The Old Port, La Salette offers a great opportunity for a whole day out, or only 30 minutes from the airport, perfect for a last minute round before heading home.