Rating: 4 out of 5.

Rating 4/5

Review of Golf de Granville

In an isolated spot on the French Norman coast, the Golf de Granville is in a select group of golf courses, one of the few true links golf courses in France. Designed by the great architectural partnership of Colt & Allison back in 1912, the course is a unique links very much in the mould of classic links from Kerry, Connemara and parts of Scotland. 

What is even more pleasing about playing Granville, is the way the course has been looked after and maintained over the years. Although it has enjoyed considerable maintenance and work to the greens and bunkers, none of this work has taken anything away from the original design. 

In fact, quite the opposite, the idea here is to emphasise the features which initially gave the course such a good reputation and a reputation it still upholds with those in the know in the French golf industry. The undulating fairways cut through wild gorse and the spectacularly exposed tee boxes and rolling greens all add to create a superb layout.

It is the elements here which can help make or break a round, and being right in the bay of the Mont-Saint-Michel, strong winds blowing off the Channel can have a very detrimental effect on most scorecards. But anyone used to playing links will appreciate how this makes the site much more authentic to its roots and naturally, you will enjoy the stunning views out across the sea, particularly the view from the 6th hole across to Jersey.

The course was described by a very famous French amateur golfer as, “magic, tradition, subtlety, passion and pleasure”. He very much hit the nail on the head and if you are ever staying in Saint-Malo or travelling down into France from Cherbourg, we couldn’t recommend playing the course enough. 


  • Designer: Harry Colt & Allison
  • 18 holes
  • Par 72
  • Length: 6,054 metres (6,621 yards)
  • Slope 137
  • Golf club website: http://www.golfdegranville.com/
  • Phone number: 02 33 50 23 06
  • Public
  • Address: 50290 Breville sur Mer