Review of Golf de Saint-Saens
In the heart of the Eawy Forest, the biggest beech plantation in France, is the charming Golf de Saint-Saëns, a very popular golf venue with British clients.
The course is surprisingly quite technical, with three distinct parts all offering different challenges making the course a real test from start to finish. ‘La Rivière’, the River, runs from holes 1 to 5 and criss-crosses with the River Varenne on the lowlands. The second part is called ‘La Fôret’ involving holes 6 to 10, which weaves through the century old oaks and beech trees, with holes 11-18 being called ‘Le Plateau’, where the course opens up slightly more and big-hitters can finally let loose.
Throughout these three segments of the course, a different approach is required; careful course management on the first 5 holes to avoid the water, consistent unaggressive straight striking through the middle section to avoid the trees with the last section being played very much dependent on how you fared in the first two parts!
The focal point to the course is the Château du Vaudichon, which is a delightful clubhouse, come reception, come hotel, offering a stereotypical French backdrop on the 18th hole. The terrace is a great place to relax, enjoying something from the Brasserie menu and a cold beer or glass of wine.
The venue offers a warm welcome to all guests and is the archetypal French chateau product. The hotel offers some really good value for money packages and being just 2 hours from Calais, you can understand why this is such a popular venue.
- Designer: ?
- 18 holes
- Par 71
- Length: 6,009 metres (6,571 yards)
- Slope ?
- Golf club website: https://www.golf-de-saint-saens.com/en
- Phone number: 02 35 34 25 24
- Address: Chateau du Vaudichon, 76680 Saint-Saëns