Review of Dieppe Golf Club
The Dieppe Golf Club is the 7th oldest course in France built on an impulse by the English and Scottish visitors to the area so they could practise the “old game”. The course was built in 1897 by the famous golf architect Willie Park Jr, also known for having designed the Sunningdale Old Course and having won the Open twice.
Designed and laid out on 60 hectares of undulating land, the course is sat on an elevated plateau just outside the town of Dieppe, overlooking the Channel and beaches of Pourville. Although not quite hugging the cliffs, the location is superb and with great cliff-top views like these, comes the promise of strong winds!
The course is varied with water obstacles, narrow and wide fairways and small valleys to contend with, particularly on the Par 4 fifth, Dieppe’s signature hole. A big drive is needed and although the fairway runs downhill, the second shot across the valley to the sloping green is daunting! To remind you that you are on the Norman coast, the tee box for the Par 3 6th hole is placed on top of an old world war bunker.
A very pleasurable course, which won’t necessarily trouble the lower handicap players but they will certainly enjoy it. The Clubhouse has strong British influences, especially in the bar area. The facilities are basic although at the time of writing (August 2012), there are plans to completely redevelop the Clubhouse to bring it in line with more modern structures.
A very family and community orientated club where you can be assured of a friendly welcome.
- Designer: Willie Park Jr.
- 18 holes
- Par 72
- Length: 5,695 metres (6,242 yards)
- Slope 131
- Golf club website: https://golf-dieppe-normandie.com/
- Phone number: 02 35 84 25 05
- Address: 51, Route de Pourville, 76200 Dieppe