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Secrets of inland Normandy

12.15am 18th August 2004 - Travel

Throughout inland Normandy, from Rouen to Versailles, something exciting is
happening! The opening of several very private courses and the construction
of some great new layouts means there are now three areas that could host
even the most serious golfing tour in this area.
The inland region is still largely undiscovered by tourists but in the new brochure from French Golf Holidays there are more choices in this region
than ever, including a selection of historic inns and chateaux, mixed with
some fine golf courses just waiting to be discovered!
A manor-style hotel with fantastic views over the river Seine, Chateau de
la Corniche is close to Monet’s gardens at Giverny as well as the local
golf courses, including Golf Parc and Golf National.
The chateau near to Golf Parc is being converted into a 30 bedroom golf hotel. This will open in 2005, making an excellent play and stay destination.
European top 100 rated and host to the French Open, Golf National is a
favourite of the pros and presents a tough test from the 1st to the 18th.
The Albatros is the championship course, but the Aigle can offer an easier
round with an ego-reviving score.
Converted from farmland and buildings, Domaine de Rebetz is in a lovely
setting. The 17 bedrooms are all different, with character beams, views across the courtyard and the rolling French countryside. Family-owned and managed, Rebetz exudes a real sense of pride. Adjacent to the hotel, the carefully maintained Rebetz golf course has fast greens and some very testing holes.
Designed by Trent Jones Junior, Golf Chateau de Chouette is always in good
condition. The first nine throw up a fair few water hazards and the second
nine are hilly, so some players may require a buggy. One of the highlights of Chouette is the clubhouse – friendly staff and a very helpful, quick service combined with good food.
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