2018 Ryder Cup & France Tour

START DATE: 26 Sep 2018
END DATE: 13 Oct 2018
France
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Vive La France

Ryder Cup 2018 – here we come!

Welcome to the PaR nz Golfing Holidays fully hosted 2018, 5-star Ryder Cup and Grand France Golf tour – we hope you’ll join us.

The following details the exceptional line up of courses that we have included, a list which features a round at Le Golf National Paris, and Fontainebleau.

Our tour starts in Paris with a special 5-night package that includes accommodation at a 4-star Ryder Cup property, breakfast daily, 4-day admission to the Ryder Cup, return transfers from Thursday 27 – Sunday 30 September, special Ryder Cup gift and a special Ryder Cup Celebration evening inclusion.

When Paris hosts the Ryder Cup next year, it will only be the 2nd time that Continental Europe has done so – the 1st being at Valderrama, Spain in 1997.   Europe won by one point, 14 ½ to 13 ½ - will history repeat in 2018?

We then travel onto Brittany staying 3 nights at the Grand Hotel Dinard with golf planned for Dinard Golf Club and Pleneuf Val Andre’.

The itinerary then takes in 3 nights at Deauville with golf at the course of the same name, Deauville Barriere, and Omaha Beach before we travel on to Lille.

3 nights in Lille, that includes a day’s sightseeing the WW1 Memorial Sites of Fromelles, Arras and The Somme.

We play St Omer while in Lille and then on to Versailles, staying at the Waldorf Astoria Trianon Versailles for 3 nights.  Golf at the acclaimed Fontainebleau is included and our finale round at Le Golf National, the Ryder Cup’s Albatross course before our final dinner and fond farewells.

Please preview the course line up and our itinerary and then do book with us!  It is a fantastic tour that we would love to show you around these regions of France and to give you a Ryder Cup experience!

ITINERARY

Wednesday 26 September - Arrive in Paris, transfer to Ryder Cup Hotel

Thursday 27 September - Daily admission to the Ryder Cup included for four days - Practice Day

Friday 28 September - Daily admission to the Ryder Cup - 4 Foursome and 4 Four-ball Matches

Saturday 29 September - Daily admission to the Ryder Cup - 4 Foursome and 4 Four-ball Matches

Sunday 30 September - Daily admission to the Ryder Cup - 12 Single Matches          

Monday 1 October - Depart Paris and travel to Dinard.

Tuesday 2 October - Play golf at Dinard

Wednesday 3 October - Play golf at Pléneuf Val André

Thursday 4 October - Travel to Deauville through Mont Saint-Michel Beauvoir. 

Friday 5 October - Play golf at Deauville Barrière

Saturday 6 October - Play golf at Omaha Beach

Sunday 7 October - Travel on to Lille. Check into the Resort Barrière Lille for 3 nights

Monday 8 October - Optional sightseeing day including The Tunnels of Arras, Fromelles and the Somme War Memorials

Tuesday 9 October - Play golf at St Omer

Wednesday 10 October - Travel back south, around the ‘City of Love’ and on to Versailles. 

Thursday 11 October -Play golf at Fontainebleau

Friday 12 October - Play golf at Le Golf National Albatross. Final dinner and farewell drinks included tonight

Saturday 13 October - Farewells and transfer to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport

For a Detailed Itinerary / Registration / Terms & Conditions / Full Pricing contact Denise +64275662385

OUR 2018 FRANCE GOLF LINE UP

Dinard - www.dinardgolf.com/english - Established by Tom Dunn (1887) since then the course has been modified numerous times

Interesting fact: Dinard is the second oldest golf club in France and is set amongst a natural environment home to rare animals and plant species. Be sure to pick up a copy of “Dinard Golf Autrement” (The other Face of Dinard Golf Club) which lists all the animals and plants in the area – it was designed for players to be aware of the environment and to encourage them to take care of it. Location: Saint-Briac-sur-Mer, Bretagne

 

Pléneuf Val André - www.pleneuf-val-andre.bluegreen.com/en - Established: 1992, designed by Alain Prat

Interesting fact: In the past being a farmland and coastal scrubland, this cliff top course has much of the character of a links style course. Both the land and seascapes stretch as far as the eye can see from your first swing. The 11th hole is known to be one of the greatest golf holes – with its panoramic sea views. Its technical qualities make Pléneuf Val André one of the best courses in France and one of Prat’s best designs. Remember to keep an eye on the ball and negotiate many uneven lies.Location: Pléneuf-Val-André, Bretagne

 

Deauville Barrière - www.hotelsbarriere.com/en/deauville/l-hotel-du-golf - Established: in 1929 Red & White courses by Tom Simpson, and 1964 for the blue course by Henry Cotton.

Interesting fact: This course has three 9-hole courses giving a diversity of experiences and challenging all who play. Thankfully there is no water on the courses but many strategically placed bunkers to make up for it. The Red and White courses are deceptively simple and become complicated as the sea breeze comes in, whilst the Blue course consists of thick roughs, fast greens and numerous bunkers. During WWI this land was an army base for British troops. Location: Saint Arnoult, Deauville

 

Omaha Beach (La Mer Course) - www.omahabeachgolfclub.com - Established: 1986, course designed by Yves Bureau

Interesting fact: The La Mer course is scenic with holes overlooking the sea and Port en Bessin fishing village. Par 4, 6th hole is their signature hole that takes you to the cliff’s edge looking down to the beach itself. Each hole is dedicated to a major D-Day leader that reminds players of what took place on 6th June 1944. It is internationally known for its technically challenging course, and is sure to test your skills. Location: La Ferme Saint Sauveur, Port-en-Bessin-Huppain

 

Aa Saint-Omer - www.golfsaintomer.fr - Established: 1990, course designer: Dutch architect, Johan Frederick Dudok van Heel

Interesting fact: Overhanging the Aa Valley, St Omer is considered as a challenging course offering spectacular views for both beginner and experienced golfers. The course layout was designed with the natural curves of the undulating, wooded site in mind making this a hilly course. Be sure to keep an eye out for the bunker hidden near the 6th green – a concrete bunker that was used by the Germans in WWII. Location: Chemin du Bois, France

 

Fontainebleau - www.golfdefontainebleau.org - Established in 1909 originally designed by Frenchman Julien Chantepie, later redesigned by Tom Simpson (1920), then further changes were made by Fred Hawtree

Interesting fact: Fontainebleau was ranked as the 8th best course in continental Europe in the Golf World ranking 2016. This course is undulating and has heavily wooded terrains – some fairways lined with trees that are hundreds of years old. The area is filled with history and royal association and the course is situated within an ancient walled boundary that adds to the historic ambiance. Location: Fontainebleau, Ile-de-France

 

Le Golf National (Albatross Course) - www.golf-national.com/en/ - Established in 1990 by course designer Hubert Chesneau, with Robert von Hagge’s support

Interesting fact: Host to the 42nd Ryder Cup in 2018 for the first time in France and the HNA Open de France, this course is considered as one of the best and toughest courses in Continental Europe. With a links environment and undulating terrain this course is like many of Paris’s flatter tree-lined layouts, although of recent times a number of trees have been removed. Location: Guyancourt, Ile-de-France

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