Le Touquet and Hardelot are popular choices for golfers based in the South East of England. Just 35 minutes via Eurotunnel from Folkestone and you are in France. Both Le Touquet and Hardelot are under an hour from Calais via a new Autoroute A16 (Motorway) and each boast two first class championship standard courses.
Belle Dune Golf Club is just 30 minutes drive south of Le Touquet and is fast achieving a reputation as the best course in the area.
For the less ambitious there is Wimereux Golf Club, located on the coast between Calais and Boulogne. Also the pleasant Nampont St Martin golf courses, complete with 15th century chateau are not to be overlooked.
Close to the Belgium border is the wonderful hidden course of Dunkerque where most of the holes have a water hazard attached. A recent addition of nine new remarkable holes at Dunkirque makes it a must play course.
Further inland there are two more wonderful courses. Aa St Omer is a test of stamina as well as golf, and its elevation to the PGA European tour has put this course firmly on the map.
Aa Saint Omer Golf Club has been chosen by the Opus Golfs label which select the top 40 best quality golf courses in France.
The Championship course at Arras has recently staged the LPGA French Ladies Championship and the addition of Hotel du Golf on site has made this a great alternative to golf at Le Touquet
Here are just some of the golf courses in the Channel coast region of France:- Belle Dune, Hardelot, Le Touquet, Nampont, Aa St Omer, Wimereux, Dunkerque, Arras and Nampont St Martin.