Autumn Play & Stay golf breaks from only €429 per person
5 night hotel stay with breakfast, 5 rounds of golf plus return overnight sailings with cabin
Our flagship ferry Pont-Aven With Brittany Ferries Golf you can play some fine links or beautiful park-land courses, staying at comfortable hotels - and all an easy drive from our arrival port in France. Brittany Ferries Golf Desk invites Irish golfers to sample the delights of golf in Brittany and beyond. Our weekend service offers a relaxing overnight cruise to start and finish your break with 5 nights and 6 days in France to enjoy your golf. Prices start at €429 per person*.
These breaks include:
- Return overnight cruise from Cork to Roscoff with your car plus a standard 4 berth inside cabin
- 5 night's hotel accommodation including continental breakfast
- 5 rounds of golf
Until 29 October 2016
- From €429 per person, based on 4 persons travelling together in a standard car and sharing a cabin, 2 twin/double rooms and tee offs.
For other party sizes, extra cabins, over height/length vehicles or other room types please ask for prices from the Golf Desk.
*Price based on 4 people sharing a standard car, cabin, 2 twin/double rooms and tee offs. Supplements are also payable at some courses and hotels. Promotion cannot be combined with any other offer. Holiday terms and conditions apply.
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Golf courses and hotel information
Map of golf courses and hotels in Brittany An easy drive from the Breton ports of St Malo and Roscoff, Northern Brittany welcomes the golfer with a sumptuous menu of courses. For seaside golf there's the stunning links at Dinard, the spectacular holes at Val André, the open scenic fairways of Sables d'Or, the tranquil beauty of Ajoncs d'Or or the moorland features of St Samson. Inland, choose from the stylish course at Château des Ormes, the forest and lake setting of Golf de St Malo, or the pretty parkland courses nearer to Rennes - La Freslonnière, Cicé Blossac and St Jacques.
Better known for campsites and family holidays, Southern Brittany offers truly enjoyable golf in some wonderful settings. In the west there's the rugged terrain of Les Abers and Brest Iroise in contrast to the pretty seaside holes at Golf de Cornouaille or the parkland Golf de l'Odet - both to the south of the region's ancient capital, Quimper. Further south there's more seaside golf at Ploemeur Océan, Baden and Rhuys Kerver, as well as the delightful parkland courses at Val Queven and St Laurent.
Courses in northern Brittany
Golf du Domaine des Ormes
Situated between St Malo and Combourg, Des Ormes is set in a 370 acre estate surrounding a 16th century château. The domaine also houses a family friendly resort with campsite, hotel, log cabins and even tree houses (look out for them on your way round). The course cuts through mature woodland, with beautiful flowerbeds and delightful lakes adding a sense of style in keeping with the setting. The course isn't particularly long but there's certainly no shortage of subtlety. The club house was originally a farm building and oozes character, but if the sun's out be sure to enjoy a drink or bite to eat alfresco on the terrace in front of the château.
Our opinion: A wonderful complex which has a hotel, superb facilities and a great course. Favourite Hole: 10th.
Supplements apply to this course.
Golf Club de St Malo
Designed by Hubert Chesneau, the mastermind behind French Open venue Golf National, St Malo is set in the ancient hunting grounds of Mesnil Forest. From first (a relatively gentle par five) to last (a great closing hole with a well guarded green in full view of the clubhouse terrace), this is amongst the very finest of the new generation of French golf courses and it's only half an hour from the ferry terminal at St Malo. There's water on 13 holes and some fiendishly positioned bunkers but don't be put off because the fairways are mostly generous and the greens true. With an on-site hotel, restaurant and bar it's also an excellent place to stay. Free trolley hire when playing this course.
Our opinion: One of Brittany's best - every hotel room is different and the course is top class. Favourite Hole: 6th.
Supplements apply to this course.
Golf de Pléneuf Val André
With exceptional views along the coast, Pléneuf-Val-André is an outstanding seaside course. A mix of clifftop links and heathland, it boasts some truly memorable holes that combine undulating fairways, thick rough, and well-protected greens. Holes 9 to 12 are particularly worthy of mention and can make or break your round, but the rest of the course is impressive - including some corking short holes. Regularly ranked among the top 10 courses in France, green fees are a fraction of the price you'd pay for an equivalent course in the UK.
Our opinion: A genuine 'must play' course and annual fixture on the European Challenge Tour. Favourite Hole: 9th.
Golf de Brest Iroise
Certainly one of the most challenging courses in Brittany and ranked 13th in all France. Built on high ground, the course is thoughtfully laid out with a variety of holes, some of which are very long. The fairways tend to be tight and the rough can be punishing. The course also boasts a superb clubhouse which provides a great venue to relax after your round on what is a challenging course.
Our opinion: A wonderful 18 holes with an additional 9 to be proud of. Favourite Hole: 5th.
Golf de Rennes St Jacques
On the south west of the city, this is an impressive championship course renowned for the quality and speed of its greens which you will find well protected. There is a real mixture of tight and open fairways and the 18th has a great finish across water to an island green. The clubhouse always has a buzz about it due to being close to the city.
Our opinion: This course produces many very good players and is a good test. Favourite Hole: 5th.
Golf de la Freslonnière
Freslonnière was opened in 1989 and designed by Alain du Bouexic. It has all the following facilities - 2 practice areas, approach area, putting green, plus pitch & putt - and is a high-class parkland course beautifully lined with trees making it well sheltered from the wind. It is not a long course, but difficult with many water hazards, tight dog-legs and narrow fairways. The clubhouse restaurant is highly recommended - under an hour from St Malo.
Our opinion: In some places you will need to walk single file as the fairways are so narrow. Good for the short accurate player. Favourite Hole: 8th.
Golf de Cicé Blossac
Close to Rennes, this course opened in 1992 and is very much in the American style. Suitable for all golfers, it's an easy walk and has wide open fairways and large, generous greens. The clubhouse, with its restaurant and bar, has an authentic country club atmosphere, and beside the lake a new hotel has been built for those that prefer the convenience of staying on site rather than in Rennes, even though the city is only 9 miles away.
Our opinion: Another very good course worth playing in the Rennes area. Favourite Hole: 9th.
Golf Club des Sables d'Or les Pins
The old 9 hole links course has been developed into a magnificent 18 hole course on the sands of Fréhel. The wide open rolling fairways make it a course suitable for all levels of player and with striking landscape and coastline it also offers the most beautiful scenery, amongst which you will find five water holes. It now also has a great clubhouse and restaurant.
Our opinion: A pleasant short links style course on the north Brittany coast. Favourite Hole: 13th.
Golf de St Samson
Designed by the famous Hawtree and Son partnership, St Samson is 6280 yds, par 71 and is a joy to play as it twists and turns through a landscape of pine forest and moorland. Near the spectacular Pink Granite coast and the resort of Trégastel, this is ideal for the mid handicap player. The 18 holes are varied, gently testing with many natural hazards making it challenging but not overly demanding.
Our opinion: Only a short drive from Roscoff and with all facilities on site, this is a perfect location for a short break. Favourite Hole: 12th.
Golf de St Cast
9 holes are traditional links with the rest on the uplands with impressive views of the Emerald Coast. In fact, the sea is visible from every hole as well as the clubhouse. Although a short course the fairways are narrow and you'll be surprised at the technical difficulties of some holes - the greens are often very fast. The course is lined with trees and flowers and, given its natural beauty combined with the variety of holes, this is a course to be enjoyed by all levels of golfer. There is a convivial bar with superb views.
Our opinion: The course is good for your first day to ease you in gently. Favourite hole 15th.
Golf les Abers
Near Brest and close to the coast on the western tip of Finistère, this interesting course runs along a wooded valley, amongst granite stones. Its natural beauty has been enhanced by water hazards which have been built and must be crossed on holes 3 and 8. A challenge to any golfer and after an exhilarating game the friendly clubhouse awaits!
Our opinion: A pleasant course which is improving all the time. Favourite Hole: 14th.
Golf Les Ajoncs d'Or
Lying between St Brieuc and Paimpol near Brittany's northern coast, this course takes its name from the lovely yellow gorse which covers much of the parkland and wooded areas. It's a well-designed long course with generous fairways and a lake which comes into play on the 8th and 11th holes. Overall, the wonderful scenery and well-crafted holes mean it's fast becoming a great favourite with visiting golfers.
Our opinion: A 'must play' when in northern Brittany. Favourite Hole: 6th.
Courses in southern Brittany
Golf de I'Odet
Just 8 miles south of Quimper, just outside Bénodet, this course has been carved out of more than 250 acres of woodland. It provides a fine challenge for low and high handicappers with large bunkers, well-protected greens and tree-lined fairways. On the second hole, there are even enormous pine trees in one of the bunkers, which have to be cleared by a good approach shot. A 9 hole course serves as a warm up prior to playing the main 18, and the clubhouse offers excellent facilities.
Our opinion: This flat course is an easy walk and certainly worth a visit. Favourite Hole: 17th.
Golf de Cornouaille
Designed by the renowned golf architect, Fred Hawtree, Cornouaille lies alongside the Bay of Concarneau about 10 miles south of Quimper. The course really makes the most of the natural beauty of its setting and many holes enjoy delightful views over the water whilst on others it is more of a hazard! An exceptionally friendly club with a splendid 18th century clubhouse.
Our opinion: A pleasant course with some great views, suitable for all. Favourite Hole: 14th.
Golf Ploemeur Océan
Although a relatively short championship course, it is known as one of the toughest courses in southern Brittany. The natural seaboard landscape offered great scope to the designers. This links course has many large pot bunkers, sloping fairways and eight of the beautiful 18 holes have water hazards. In the winter the wind off the sea turns this into a very challenging course. Following your round take a drink on the terrace and watch other golfers struggle with the 18th hole or enjoy a meal in the clubhouse.
Our opinion: This course is half heathland and half links so 2 for the price of 1! A superb challenge. Favourite Hole: 6th.
Golf de Val Quéven
Designed by Yves Bureau, the Quéven-Lorient course runs around the gently undulating Scorff valley, with holes beautifully landscaped around oak and chestnut trees. There's not a lot of water to worry about but there are plenty of bunkers and the relatively large but tricky greens. The clubhouse is warm and welcoming and has panoramic views.
Our opinion: A good challenge with the back 9 wrapped around outside the front 9. Worth a visit. Favourite Hole: 13th.
Golf de Baden
This delightful seaside course skirts the pretty estuary of the River Auray, not far from Vannes, and is a relatively forgiving and very pretty course. There are open parkland fairways bordered by oak, pine and gorse as well as a sprinkling of sand and water to keep you on your toes; there's also some good practice facilities. You'll be well looked after at the 19th hole and whilst here, try to visit Carnac's standing stones, Auray's delightful old port or the medieval charms of Vannes - just some of the many delights of this corner of Brittany.
Our opinion: This parkland is a top class course with superb views over the river Auray. A good challenge for all golfers. Favourite Hole: 13th.
Golf de Saint-Laurent
This Michel Fenn design hosted the French Professional Championships in '88 and '89 along with the National Open in '95. The tree-lined fairways are fairly generous and not too long, making this a very enjoyable rather than daunting challenge.You can warm up with 9 holes before tackling the championship course. After your round a modern clubhouse awaits you.
Our opinion: A championship venue not to be missed. Favourite Hole: 6th.
Golf de Rhuys Kerver
An attractive links course set in natural surroundings with flat fairways, water hazards and the superb scenery of the nearby coast. It has had extensive work done in recent years which has ensured its condition is good all year round and this, together with the benefit of a lovely, mild climate, ensures a course which is a popular with all standards of golfer.
Our opinion: A very underrated course this is certainly worth the drive. Favourite Hole 12th.
Hotel Ibis, Dinan***
In a delightful setting high above the river Rance, the ancient walled town of Dinan with its cobbled streets, medieval buildings, 14th century ramparts and many historical attractions is visited by thousands every year. And right in its centre is the Hotel Ibis, an imposing stylish building that has been renovated into this pleasant hotel. Spacious bedrooms are double glazed and air conditioned and all have en suite shower room/wc, plus there is a breakfast room and comfortable bar lounge. The restaurant is right next door although there are others within walking distance if you wish to have a choice and there is public underground parking opposite. Pleasant staff and good service help make this a good-value-for-money three star hotel. Free Wi-Fi.
Hotel d'Europe, Morlaix***
Close to the imposing viaduct in the centre of this sheltered yacht haven, friendly staff welcome you to the d'Europe, an old hotel that is homely and full of character with lots of dark wood and lovely carvings. Bedrooms are more contemporary and are individually furnished with comfortable beds, and a continental buffet is available each morning in the breakfast room. Be sure to explore the cobbled streets and medieval buildings of this old Breton port and climb the steep stairway to the dramatic pink granite railway viaduct. Free public parking 500m. Free Wi-Fi.
A supplement of £5 per room per night applies to this hotel.
Hotel Ibis Plage, St Malo***
This convenient, modern hotel overlooks St Malo's beautiful beach which stretches for 2k and is aptly named the Grande Plage. The walled city is about 10 minutes walk along the promenade and a stroll around its ramparts gives you the best view over the old town. Bedrooms are simply but comfortably furnished and a buffet breakfast is served in the breakfast room facing the sea. Hotel parking approx. 15 euros/night or free street parking and the ferry terminal is a good half hour walk. Free Wi-Fi.
Hotel de l'Univers, St Malo***
On a lively square overlooking the Hotel de Ville (town hall), the Hotel de l'Univers is approximately 1k from the ferry terminal and is a favourite with our passengers. The attractions of Intra Muros are on your doorstep through the cobbled streets and with the beach nearby there is little need to travel further afield. This pleasant hotel is in an excellent location within the old city walls and is full of charm - the bedrooms are all furnished in tones of red and brown and the cosy bar, which has a good old British maritime feel, is one of the best in town so we're told! Additionally, there is now a restaurant too, 100m away. Free Wi-Fi.
Hotel Escale Oceania, Vannes***
This modern hotel is just 5 minutes walk from the centre of this historic city with its cathedral and ramparts. Wander around the old quarter and the narrow cobbled streets lined with old half-timbered houses, or visit pretty Auray which is just a short drive away. The hotel has a spacious, airy reception and bar, and during the week there is an evening restaurant. Additionally the comfortable, air conditioned bedrooms all have a shower as opposed to a bath and are sound-proofed to ensure a restful night's sleep. Please note that this is a non smoking hotel. Garage parking approx. 10 euros/night or free public parking 200m. Free Wi-Fi.
Restaurant only open Mon-Thurs evenings. A supplement applies to this hotel.
Hotel Escale Oceania, Quimper***
Perhaps the most intrinsically Breton of all the region's cities, Quimper is the place where you are most likely to hear the Breton language. Close to the river, the centrally located Oceania is ideally placed for gentle exploration on foot to the Breton museum, cathedral, covered market hall, and the fascinating little streets packed with picturesque shops. It has modern and stylish bedrooms all with a shower as opposed to a bath and there is a pleasant evening restaurant. Free Wi-Fi.
Restaurant closed Fri/Sat/Sun except in Jul/Aug. A supplement applies to this hotel.
Hotel de Diane, Sables d'Or les Pins***
Established in the 1920s, Les Sables d'Or is a small family summer resort on Brittany's Emerald Coast close to the spectacular Cap Fréhel. Nestling amongst sand dunes and delightfully scented pine forests, it has a huge sandy beach which is considered to be one of the finest in the region and both its golf course and casino are popular with visiting Parisiens. The charming Hotel de Diane is in the village centre just a 5 minute walk from the beach and has a cosy bar with a lovely friendly atmosphere. The elegant restaurant extends out into a conservatory and a pleasant garden whilst contemporary bedrooms are comfortable and staff are welcoming. Superior rooms, which are larger in size, are available. Free Wi-Fi.
A supplement applies to this hotel.
St Malo Golf Resort, St Malo - Le Tronchet***
Only a short drive from St Malo, this hotel is a 'T' shaped continuation of the clubhouse on the 27 hole Golf de St Malo-Le Tronchet course. The air conditioned, contemporary rooms, all with balcony or terrace, look out towards the 18th hole or lake, and the great benefit of staying here is that you can be teeing off in next to no time! As well as this, there is gym plus a friendly bar lounge and restaurant in the clubhouse where you can relax and watch other golfers at play. A supplement of £5 per room per night applies to this hotel. Free Wi-Fi.
A supplement applies to this hotel.