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Top Five for Northern France

12.01am 11th March 2013 - Travel - This story was updated on Sunday, March 10th, 2013

Golfholidays websiteOnline golf holiday tour operator, has announced their most popular courses in Northern France.

Morgan Clarke, Company Director commented: “Northern France is a great destination for the golf holiday maker, there are a number of courses of real quality and its just over the other side of the Channel. In fact, just 110 miles from London. It’s been one of our most popular regions for some time, year after year it remains the first port of call for all levels of golfer looking for great golf, French style and so close to home.”

The top courses detailed are:

Each of the courses have been selected based on different aspects and highlights. Hardelot Les Pins is a must visit with every hole presenting a ‘death or glory’ dilemma and a particular favourite for all at AA Saint Omer golf club was included for its pretty views and its ability to offer golf for all abilities… Including the best of the best when it hosts its annual European Tour event in June.

Arras golf course offers reasonably good value but the front nine is the reason for its inclusion: “the front nine at Arras is packed with water features and protected greens that make pars, let alone birdies hard to come by. In contrast the back nine gives you the opportunity to make your scorecard more respectable.”

Belle Dune golf club offers a rather tricky course especially if the wind is strong and it can be hard to concentrate as you navigate the beauty of a course set amid a nature reserve.

Finally, Le Touquet La Mer, an outstanding course and a wonderful links golf experience even if the inexperienced golfer may find it quite unforgiving.

Long weekends and even daytrips are the most popular golf holiday in Northern France. But many clients also take a week with three or four rounds and the rest of the time used to explore the beaches, resorts and restaurants.

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